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 3rd Thursday of each month from 3:00-4:00pm at Green River College, Enumclaw Campus. Visitors welcome!
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.
We are involved in supporting many school-based substance abuse prevention efforts. We consult, collaborate and teach whenever called upon to educate and support our mission of keeping our youth drug and alcohol-free. During the spring we do Prevention Week, a week-long educational program specifically targeting our youth, during this week we also hold our annual Town Hall Meeting, inviting parents to come and learn about the issues of teen drug/alcohol abuse.
The FDFC provides information at many community events including the Wine Walk, Enumclaw Street Fair and the Health and Wellness Expo.
The FDFC 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 trainings throughout the plateau about prescription drug abuse, including our senior population. We also provide DEA takeback events to collect unused medications. The FDFC was integral in bringing a drug drop box into Enumclaw. We now have two drop box locations: Enumclaw Police Station (1705 Wells St.) and QFC (1009 Monroe St.)
Our Drug Free Workplace Initiative is designed to encourage our local business-owners to have drug-free workplace policies and to support them in implementing them. For more information click here:
Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation, Enumclaw School District, Washington State Patrol, Enumclaw Police Department, Enumclaw Fire Department, Mutual of Enumclaw and the Courier Herald.
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