Birmingham Bloomfield
Community Coalition
Working to Keep Prescription Drugs Away from Our Youth

Village of Franklin Police Department and Bloomfield Hills Police Department each installed prescription drug drop boxes with the help of  Operation Medicine Cabinet and the Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition on Thursday, December 18, 2014.

Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard, Chief Dan Roberts from Franklin PD & Chief David Hendrickson from Bloomfield Hills PD attended the ceremonies.

Detroit Jewish News Blog: "Tragic Reality"
"Addiction is a family disease, and it's progressive," said Lisa Kaplan, education program director for Maplegrove Center and Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities Board member. "Early intervention is the key. Young people need to know they will never become addicted if they don't start using."

In this article, Julie Buckner, a West Bloomfield mother who lost her son Josh to an overdose, describes the events leading up to his death.  Ms. Buckner is also scheduled to speak at a Greater West Bloomfield Community Coalition event on February 11th, 2015.

North Oakland Community Coalition
Hosts Prayer Breakfast  

North Oakland Community Coalition held their 5th Annual Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, January 10th at the beautiful Scripps Mansion, in Lake Orion.  Among the guest speakers were Orion Township Supervisor Chris Barnett, the Honorable Judge Nancy Carniak of 52/3 District Court, Lake Orion Schools Superintendent Marion Ginopolis, and keynote speaker Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard. 

Drugs 101: What Parents Want to Know

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System partnered with NOCC for an informative educational program designed to teach parents about the signs, symptoms, and current trends in teen drug use.  The highlight of the program was a "teen room" display with over 60 items that can be a warning sign of teen drug or alcohol use.    
Bloomfield Hills High School Awareness Day

Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition teamed up with the staff of Bloomfield Hills High School and Families Against Narcotics (FAN) for Awareness Day on December 9, 2014. They were joined by clinical psychologist Dr. Susie Gross, and keynote speaker David Clayton of FAN. Both spoke about their personal stories and experiences surrounding substance abuse. Students and parents were able to discuss substance abuse, peer pressure, and available resources in the area.  

Local Bands Battle for Top Title at
Youth Action Board's Annual Event

The Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition
YAB's hosted their annual Winter Battle of the Bands on Friday, January 16th at the First Baptist Church of Birmingham.
  Pictured is this year's winning band Sail. 


Upcoming Meetings

  • Central (Waterford, Pontiac, White Lake, Clarkston and surrounding cities):
    Launching February 2, 2015 Covert Center, 1150 Scott Lake Road, Waterford 7:00-9:00pm

  • South Central (Novi, Farmington, Southfield, West Bloomfield, and surrounding cities):
    1st Friday of every month Woodside Bible Church, 28301 Middlebelt Road, Farmington Hills - 7:00-8:30pm
  • North East (Oxford, Lake Orion, Rochester Hills, Auburn Hills, and surrounding cities):
    2nd Thursday of every month Orion Township Offices 2525 Joslyn Road - 6:30-8:30pm
  • South East (Troy, Clawson, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Royal Oak, Berkley and
    surrounding cities):
    3rd Monday of every month, Clawson Municipal Building, 425 N. Main Street, Clawson - 7:00-9:00pm
  • South West (South Lyon, Milford, Wixom, Walled Lake, Commerce, and surrounding cities):
    3rd Thursday of every month, New Hudson United Methodist Church - 56730 Grand River Avenue - 6:30-8:30pm 
For more information, contact Tracy Chirikas

Friday, January 30, 2015 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
WMU Cooley Law School Auburn Hills Campus

See the acclaimed documentary about the 23.5 million Americans in long-term recovery and the movement that is changing the way addiction is perceived and treated. Followed by a dynamic panel discussion with experts in the field. 

How to Navigate Your Way Through Today's Teen Challenges:  
Sexting, Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Seaholm High School Wagner Auditorium 

A panel of experts will help families navigate their way through troubled times, working out issues and concerns that will best serve the needs of family and community.  Parents, grandparents, guardians, high school teens, and other community members who want to be in the know and a part of the solution are encouraged to attend. To register contact Leanne at  or (248) 203-4615. The program is free, although donations are welcome.
Royal Oak Community Coalition
Holistic Health and Wellness Expo

Coming this March 2015. 
For more information,
 visit the event page
For more information, please visit the
 Greater West Bloomfield Community Coalition website.

17th Annual Taste of Waterford
Beat the mid-winter blues and follow the yellow brick road with the Waterford Coalition for Youth! The WCFY invites you to the 17th annual Taste of Waterford. Thursday, February 26, 2015, from 6:00 to 9:00 at the Oakland Schools Conference center, 2111 Pontiac Lake Road, Waterford.
  • Over 30 Culinary Vendors - Sample from all of them!
  • Amazing Raffle and 50/50 Opportunities!
  • Outstanding Entertainment!
  • Meet Dorothy, the Tin Man, The Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion and Toto!
  • Best Dressed Oz Costume Awards!
  • Exciting Children's Activities!
  • Complimentary Shuttle Service and so much more to enjoy!
  • Join together with the community to support our youth!
Click here to buy tickets!

Keep Kids Safe, Keep Kids Healthy
We could use YOUR help in funding essential prevention programs to help keep the kids of Oakland County safe and healthy! Please consider an end-of-the-year donation. 
Click here to go to our GoFundMe fundraising site
The ACHC is tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization. Thank
you for your support!

Youth Survey
Parents, grandparents, and guardians of students from 6th through 12th grade in Oakland County, Michigan, please share this survey with your kids.  It asks important questions about alcohol, marijuana, and prescription drugs.  All information will remain entirely anonymous and will assist the ACHC in program development. Please ask them to answer honestly.
For a full list of the 15 coalitions in Oakland County and our partnerships,
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