BRIDGES partners with community coalitions in providing school-based programs, intervention services, and environmental change strategies.
The mission of Massapequa Takes Action Coalition (MTAC) is to prevent and reduce youth substance misuse to promote a healthy Massapequa.
MTAC proactively address the factors in our community that increase the potential for substance misuse, and they promote protective factors that help our youth grow up healthy and drug free.
MTAC works tirelessly to support and educate our community about the dangers and prevention of substance misuse. Working together, we utilize evidence-based strategies to promote healthy families
YES Community Counseling Center’s PACT (Partnering in Action and Change for Tomorrow) project is funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (SAMHSA-CSAP). The purpose of this grant project is to prevent the onset and reduce the progression of substance abuse through the strengthening of prevention capacity and infrastructure at the community level. The program is intended to address one of the nation’s top substance abuse prevention priorities.
LEVITTOWN COMMUNITY ACTION COALITION
In 2019, the Levittown School District was awarded the Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Grant Program through the Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for LCAC. The Levittown Community Action Coalition works to reduce underage drinking and substance abuse in youth, young adults, and their families through collaboration, providing prevention programs and education provided to youth and their families.
In 2022, YES Community Counseling Center was awarded the Special Populations Community Coalitions grant through the New York State Offices of Addiction Services and Support (NYS OASAS) for the Hispanic Alliance for Prevention Coalition (HAP). YES CCC, in partnership with Hispanic Counseling Center (HCC), are working collaboratively with community members and leaders to provide social, economic, educational, and health resources and support aimed at reducing the risk factors associated with substance use within the population of Hispanic youth ages 12-17 in Nassau County. HAP’s prevention efforts among Hispanic youth and families will be approached with linguistic and cultural competence fit for our Hispanic communities.