We are a community led organization and need you to achieve our goals. As a part of the Douglas County community, we want your voice to help create an environment free of youth substance abuse. Based on a community assessment and input from our members, we have identified four goals to help create a substance free environment for our youth: educate parents on youth access to substances, increase parent’s involvement in their kids’ lives through media campaigns, creating a positive culture in our schools by reforming discipline policies to include restorative practices, and creating prosocial activities for low income or Spanish speaking youth in our community. If you are interested in joining our coalition, please fill out the interest form below and member of our coalition will be reaching out to you soon.
Interest Form for DCHYC Coalition
(Douglas County Healthy Youth Coalition)
Thank you so much for your interest in joining the Douglas County Healthy Youth Coalition. Please take a moment to complete this quick form so the coalition can learn more about you!
Thank you again for your interest in the DCHYC Coalition! A coalition member will be contacting you very shortly to answer any questions you may have. We are looking forward to working with you to achieve our mission statement “to empower Douglas County youth, families, and the community by implementing positive change strategies that prevent and reduce youth substance use.”
DCHYC brings together a great group of committed and passionate individuals who want to make Douglas County a place of health and well-being for all youth. – Kavitha Kailasam
As a parent and resident of Douglas County, the purpose of this group to support our youth and families is vital to the success of my community. I am involved in the coalition to partner with the community to assess needs and provide prevention and intervention services. To be a community resource and partner. – Jenn Conrad, Denver Springs
As a professional in Douglas County, I love the opportunity to connect with other professionals focusing on similar interests. I also enjoy the chance to connect with families and parents to get a firsthand perspective. I appreciate this coalition’s effort to better Douglas County around the topic of substance use. – Anonymous
I’m committed to the group because I want to help create a change in the community and bring awareness. It gives a good feeling to know that you’re creating an impact. I’ve really enjoyed getting to talk to other youth from around the country and really openly discuss the current issues in our community. – Youth Leadership Board Member
The passion of this group is contagious. They are doing a lot of great things in the community. The youth engagement is also unique and sets this group apart from other coalitions that I sit on.– Anonymous
I am committed to the DCHYC because I want to have a positive impact on the community. I love helping out and I feel like this coalition can help me fulfill my needs. I’m always contributing to the board during each meeting believing that I am providing important ideas and comments/feedback. – Youth Leadership Board Member
As a Counselor for Prevention for Douglas County School District, I know that truly effective prevention work is done by involving all voices and perspectives. During both coalition meetings and community events I have the experience of partnership with a variety of organizations and ages present. When we have meetings, and I see a number of teens from across our school district, I see an exciting and hope filed future for prevention in Douglas County. – Jamie Montoya-Desmidt