The Kent County Prevention Coalition offers a variety of resources for youth and adults, and the community. Choose one of the categories below.


By making teens more aware of the influences around them, Above the Influence better prepares them to face these influences, including the pressure to use drugs, and alcohol.

ati-kc-logoThe Above the Influence [ATI]-Kent County Youth Coalition is community of teens committed to thinking critically about personal choices and future ambitions, related to underage substance use/misuse, and the power community teens have individually and collectively to impact peers, family and community norms and the world by making a personal commitment to live Above the Influence.

Kent County’s premier theater destination, Celebration Cinema believes that its’ theatres exist to create space where story happens!


GVSU TRiO Upward Bound is committed to helping students build the academic skills, motivation and self-confidence necessary for success in a college setting.


Students Against Destructive Decisions provides students with the best prevention tools possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking, other drug use, risky and impaired driving, and other destructive decisions.






Arbor Circle‘s mission is to transform the lives of children, adults and families facing mental health, substance use and family concerns in a caring partnership with our clients and diverse community.


Camp Fire West Michigan 4C‘s purpose is to provide opportunities for young children and youth, and those who care for them, to realize their potential and become caring, self-directed individuals, responsible to themselves and others; to provide resources and support for continuous program quality improvement; and improve those conditions in society that affect children, youth and their families.

celebration-cinema-color-logoKent County’s premier theater destination, Celebration Cinema believes that its’ theatres exist to create space where story happens!


cherry-health-logoCherry Health improves the health and wellness of individuals by providing comprehensive primary and behavioral health care while encouraging access by those who are underserved.

community-family-partnershipCommunity Family Partnership is Kent County’s System Of Care for youth with a serious behavioral, emotional or mental health challenge who are also involved with the child welfare, juvenile justice, or special education systems.


D.A.Blodgett-St.John’s provides comprehensive services to children and families, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, foster care, adoption, and family support, as well as, residential treatment and emergency shelter care.

elnc-logoThe Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative will create and provide targeted neighborhood collaborative partners with technical, developmental and educational support in order to increase the accessibility of early educational resources for vulnerable children”

famfutures_logoFamily Futures believes every child deserves a chance to thrive. It all starts by building strong families – and that’s what our services do.


Family Outreach Center‘s mission is to lead the way in promoting healthy family living by reaching out to underserved populations and those who are low-income in our community.


graahi-logo-3_cGRAAHI‘s mission is to promote health care parity in the Grand Rapids African American community through advocacy, education and research to achieve positive health outcomes.


Grand Rapids Public Schools aims to ensure that all students are educated, self-directed and productive members of society!


GVSU TRiO Upward Bound is committed to helping students build the academic skills, motivation and self-confidence necessary for success in a college setting.

kchd-logoThe Kent County Health Department provides information and services to citizens of Kent County in an effort to promote public health.

accesskent-logoThe Kent County Sheriff’s Department provides an indication of the number of Kent County youth experiencing encounters with law enforcement for substance use-related offenses.


Kent School Services Network brings health and human services into the school building to serve students and families.


lakeshoreregionalentityLakeshore Regional Entity is the public behavioral health plan for people with mental illness, developmental disability, and substance use disorders in Allegan, Kent, Lake, Mason, Muskegon, Oceana, and Ottawa counties.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving works “to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking.”


The Michigan Education Association


The Michigan Profile for Healthy Youth (MiPHY) is an online student health survey offered by the Michigan Departments of Education and Community Health to support local and regional needs assessment. The MiPHY provides student results on health risk behaviors including alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.

The Michigan State Police


mdhhs-logoMichigan Substance Use Data Repository

national-survey-logoThe National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)
offers comparisons to similar behaviors among youth on the national and state levels.


n180-logonetwork180 is inspiring hope, improving mental health, supporting self determined lives, and encouraging recovery – every day.


The Partnership for a Drug-Free America offers science-based resources, lead community education programs, and create public awareness campaigns to help parents prevent, intervene in and find treatment for drug and alcohol use by their children.

pr-logo-no-web-colorPine Rest Christian Mental Health Services is called to express the healing ministry of Jesus Christ by providing behavioral health services with professional excellence, Christian integrity, and compassion. has links to a variety of parent tools and gives parents the chance to hear and share experiences, techniques, and advice with other local parents on how they can educate their children.

wedgwood-christian-svcs-logoWedgwood Christian Services extends God’s love to youth and families through professional counseling and educational services.