We partner with community organizations and all seven Whatcom County school districts to coordinate and support prevention coalitions and community groups. These coalitions work with schools and others to increase connections and support healthy youth and families.
Get involved in your local coalition to support:
Youth prevention coalitions in Whatcom County consist of multiple sectors of the community, including youth, parents, law enforcement, businesses, schools, and family and youth-serving organizations.
Key stakeholders come together to support various healthy community initiatives in the Blaine, Birch Bay, and Point Roberts communities. BBB Thrives supports strategies that create important family, school, and community connections. The narrative of BBB Thrives is about possibilities, hope, compassionate courage, and support.
The Ferndale Community Coalition envisions a courageous community, where all young people thrive. The mission of the Ferndale Community Coalition is to engage the community to promote healthy youth development by addressing equity, safety, and substance use issues.
The mission of the Mount Baker Community Coalition is to strategically build a strong community that offers well-being to all by focusing on youth and families, through substance use/abuse prevention strategies and mental health promotion. We work together to provide education and resources, reduce risks, increase protective factors, and leverage community strengths and assets.
The mission of the Whatcom Prevention Coalition is to build safe and healthy communities by providing leadership, promoting prevention, and building partnerships that mobilize youth, families, and neighborhoods to reduce substance use and other harmful behaviors among youth and the broader community.