West Marin Coalition for Healthy Youth
The West Marin Coalition for Healthy Youth was created to change community norms with respect to underage use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Our mission is to mobilize across all sectors of the community and work collaboratively to significantly reduce the incidence of underage use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
- Develops and partners with local policies and initiatives
- Mobilizes our West Marin communities to take action
- Provides information and educational materials for youth and adults
- Creates public awareness
- Convenes educational workshops and forums
- Offers referrals for health and support service
The West Marin Coalition for Healthy Youth is part of a County-wide initiative to address underage use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in Marin County. We meet every two months in communities throughout West Marin.
The West Marin Coalition for Healthy Youth meetings are for community partners representing 12 sectors including Youth, Parents, Businesses, Media, Schools, Youth Serving Organizations, Law Enforcement, Religious/Fraternal groups, Civic/Volunteer Groups, Healthcare Professionals and Local Government Agencies. If this capacity building appeals to your organization, please join us.
Our mission is to mobilize across all sectors of the unincorporated West Marin Community and work collaboratively to significantly reduce the incidence of underage use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Our goal is to improve the overall health and wellness of our community by raising awareness of current mental health and substance abuse issues, identifying and implementing strategies for reducing risk factors and advocating for increased positive youth engagement in West Marin.
Community Café • San Geronimo and Nicasio
January 23, 2018
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The four West Marin Coalition Cafe events will function as a needs assessment for youth and young adult services in West Marin. There are four community forums: One in Tomales, Point Reyes Station, Bolinas Stinson Beach and San Geronimo Valley. We will bring together school district leaders, youth and young adults, parents, community organizations, and government representatives. West Marin Coalition for Healthy Youth’s mission is to work together to reduce underage drinking and drug use; The community Cafe process will help the WMCHY and our Sector Partners coordinate existing services and identify gaps in services to address in our next fiscal year.
Guiding questions for our evening will be:
Coalition Café events will follow a World Café model. The event involves multiple tables; each table has a host. Hosts will be sector partners who support youth services. Participants will engage in 3 rounds to discuss guiding questions. Your voice in the conversation matters. Please join us.
1. Introduce the goals of Marin Prevention Network (MPN) in West Marin:
2. Identify Gaps in Services and Coordinate Existing Services
3. Witness and contribute Community Voices, Stories, Insights, Opinions, Wisdom:
4. Share findings with community via WMCHY website, newsletter, follow-up meetings.
5. End Goal: Deliver prevention services equitably across West Marin: