The Foothills Drug-Free Coalition (FDFC) was one of 147 grant recipients across the country to receive a Drug Free Communities Program (DFC) grant in 2012. FDFC will receive $125,000 a year, for five years in DFC grant funds to involve and engage their local community to prevent substance use among youth. Coalition volunteers of Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation will match grant dollars with in-kind resources increasing the grant total to $250,000 per year.
Foothills Drug Free Coalition is a group of community members from many sectors of our neighborhoods working to educate, communicate and collaborate for youth, adults and families of the Plateau to prevent youth alcohol and illegal drug use and encourage healthy choices within our communities. Our coalition meets once monthly on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 3:00-4:00pm at Green River College, Enumclaw Campus. Visitors welcome!
The FDFC provides information at many community events including the Wine Walk, Enumclaw Street Fair and the Health and Wellness Expo. The FDFC also collaborates with our local law enforcement agency to provide retail tobacco and alcohol compliance checks, DUI emphasis patrols and the Sticker Shock Campaign.
The FDFC provides education and training throughout the community about Prescription Drug abuse.
Currently there are two permanent drop boxes in Enumclaw (98022):
and one in Buckley (98321):
This statement spread across the community for two weeks in May. The Rainier Drug-Free Coalition rolled out the message as part of National Prevention Week. Over 100 business owners and employees participated in the social media campaign by displaying a poster in the window of their business and by wearing the t-shirt that illustrated the healthy lifestyle they all chose. The campaign received a lot of buzz and created conversation. With Prom and Graduation parties right around the corner, the timing made a powerful message to our youth.
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Prevention Week brought together our full community, including businesses, school districts and community members. We had the same message of “I choose a life without drugs.”.
Over 33,000 hits on the social media campaign prove that our message made an impact.