The Santa Cruz County Drug Free Community Coalition is being represented by two strong, beautiful and hard-working women.
Chair Aissa Acuña, Program Director of Boys & Girls Club, and Co-Chair Melissa Gallegos, from Santa Cruz County Superintendent's office Los Padres Program / 0s3 Movement.
The Santa Cruz County Drug Free community coalition formed in 2013. Coalitions provides a framework for organizations, families and individuals to address substance abuse issues in the community. Coalitions are made up of sectors of a community, in which each group retains its identity, but all agree to work together toward the common goal of a safe, healthy and drug-free community. Coalitions have a deep connection to the local community and serve as a catalyst for reducing local substance abuse rates.
To empower Santa Cruz County’s communities to live a drug-free lifestyle by providing substance abuse prevention education, establishing support to local government agencies, and empower parents and youth for success! Our mission will create a safe environment which promotes equality, healthy lifestyles, and communication between communities.
To reduce drug abuse in the community, strengthen community partnerships, and maintain healthy and drug-free lifestyles by establishing community values.