Substance Abuse

Join IMPACT Waxahachie

IMPACT Waxahachie is currently seeking excited and motivated community champions to help affect positive change in our community regarding alcohol and other drugs.
Dec 15, 2017
15 Hours
25 Needed
Volunteers Who Stepped Up
  • Grant McSwain
  • Jennifer Keller
  • Maecy Bruner
  • Shelby Robinson

More Details

The purpose of IMPACT is to eliminate and prevent alcohol and other drug use and abuse in the City of Waxahachie and surrounding communities. The coalition is designed to inform the public through prevention initiatives by:
 

·       Increasing community awareness of the legal and health consequences of drug use and abuse;

·       Strengthening community collaboration and building the prevention infrastructure;

·       Enhancing community efforts to promote and deliver effective drug prevention education among multiple sectors of the community through coordination and collaboration;

·       Mobilizing Waxahachie and surrounding communities to address negative social norms and create a positive change in regard to prevention initiatives;

·       Engaging key stakeholders at state and local levels to plan and implement successful prevention strategies that are sustainable over time; and

·       Improving the overall wellness of the community

 

You can support our coalition by: 

·       Attending monthly meetings                             

·       Providing space, services, or in-kind donations

·       Serving on a workgroup                         

·       Providing information on Waxahachie

·       Recruiting or greeting new members              

·       Assisting with special events

·       Providing data for assessments                         

·        Displaying information on events

·       Sharing the mission with your peers 

·       Advocating for community change


Volunteer Opportunities include:


Office Volunteer: Help with assessment and research. Good for those interested in community-wide assessments


Intern: Data entry, present data, and prepare handouts


General Volunteer: Assist at upcoming events with pre-set up (such as stuffing goodie bags or prepping equipment), event setup, booths/activities, and break down


October 28th: Rx Drug Take Back Event (Waxahachie) 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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