Established in 1987, Shelby Prevention has grown to a membership of over 150 representing youth, parents, business community, media, school, youth-serving organizations, law enforcement, religious/fraternal organizations, civic and volunteer groups, healthcare professionals, state and local government and other community organizations involved in reducing substance abuse. Funding has been provided through various grants, allocations and appropriations.
The Council is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, incorporated in 1993. Membership is open to all members of the community regardless of race, color, creed, age, gender, religion, or national origin who subscribe to the mission and vision of Shelby Prevention.
Shelby Prevention meets every 6 weeks from 11:30-1:00 p.m. at the Shelby County Cooperative Extension office at 1117 Frankfort Rd. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. Our 2017 meeting dates are:
Finding Your Role A variety of roles define members of the Shelby Prevention Team.
- Attend Coalition meetings
- Serve on a committee
- Become a member of the Board of Directors
- Advocate for Shelby Prevention within your sphere of influence
- Volunteer to help with activities
- Donate to enable the efforts of Shelby Prevention to be sustained into the future
This is not an exhaustive list but is designed to help you recognize the vital role you play in the coalition. The staff and coalition chairperson are always available to help you identify your role.