March 13, 2017 By Comments Off on Resources

Check out a few of our favorite resources. Click on the name of the organization to visit their website for more information.


Upper Des Moines Opportunity
Upper Des Moines Opportunity is dedicated to building partnerships within Iowa communities to alleviate conditions and causes of poverty.  By responding to our request to acquire and manage Drug Free Communities Support grants and a Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking grant Power Up YOUth grew from a good idea into a strong coalition.


ACEs 360 Iowa
The Central Iowa ACEs Steering Committee is a broad-based coalition of business, education, nonprofit and philanthropic entities that are leading efforts to raise awareness of the life-long impacts of childhood trauma and to support initiatives working to prevent or mitigate its effects.


Partnership for a Drug Free Iowa
The Partnership (PDFI) is a nonprofit coalition dedicated to promoting healthy families and safe communities by preventing substance abuse in Iowa. We believe that if we Face It Together, we can provide our youth with a better future. is a web resource provided and funded by Advanced Recovery Systems. Since 2015, the website has provided researched, fact-based resources for free. Readers can learn about risks of various substances, the latest approaches to treatment and real stories of recovery on


Alliance of Coalitions For Change
The Alliance of Coalitions For Change is a statewide network seeking to increase the synergy of substance abuse prevention efforts in Iowa.


Smart Approaches to Marijuana
At the local, state, Tribal and federal levels, SAM seeks to align marijuana policy and attitudes about the drug with 21st-century science, which continues to show how marijuana use harms the mind and body.


Hamilton County Health Ranking
Find out how healthy your county is and explore factors that drive your health.


Building Families
Building Families is a nonprofit that dedicates its resources to the support and education of parents, the quality, availability and accessibility of child care and preschool, building positive mental health, the increase in accessibility of early childhood services, and to the positive health and development of teens.


Hamilton County Extension 4-H
In 4-H, youth develop healthy physical, social, and emotional behaviors and life skills. We develop community capacity to promote healthy environments and as a result increase the ability of youth to demonstrate positive contributions to their families, schools, and communities.


SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator (for Substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems)
The Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator is a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems.


Mothers Against Drunk (Drugged) Driving
Founded by a mother whose daughter was killed by a drunk driver, Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) is the nation’s largest nonprofit working to protect families from drunk driving, drugged driving and underage drinking. MADD also supports drunk and drugged driving victims and survivors at no charge through local MADD victim advocates and our 24-Hour Victim Helpline 1-877-MADD-HELP.
Drug Rehab: A Guide for Addiction and Mental Health
Tools and scripts to improve communication with your college student
Preventing teenage drinking and drug abuse can limit the amount of negative consequences facing teens and society as a whole.

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