The Road to Being Substance Free

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!

History

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.

School Collaboration

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.

Community Collaboration

The FDFC provides information at many community events including the Wine Walk, Enumclaw Street Fair and the Health and Wellness Expo.

Law Enforcement Collaboration

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.

Drug & Alcohol Resources
Prescription Drug Prevention

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.)

Drug-Free Workplace Initiative

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:

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Prevention Week May 14 – 23

We will have activities in the community as well as at all the schools.  

Drugs 101 – Senior Presentation on May 17
Not One More Parent Panel – Opioid Overdose Event
May 16, 6:30 – 8:00p EHS Library
Panel of parent-speakers who experienced losing their kids to addiction educated the audience on the challenges they faced.
“I Choose” Campaign – Students created a pledge for making healthy choices. Pledges were posted on a pledge wall at elementary schools.
Lunch Activity at TMMS, EMS and EHS – Students were encouraged to make positive and healthy choices.

Sponsored by:

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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Third Thursday of month, 3:00-4:00 Green River College, Enumclaw Campus

For more information please contact
Monica Robbins Youth Substance Abuse Coordinator
monicar@rfwellnessfoundation.org
Phone: 360-802-3206