Tri-Community Coalition Presents at
CADCA Ideas Fair
Tri-Community Coalition intern Dana Ocker presented at the 2015 CADCA National Leadership Forum Ideas Fair.  "Prevention Starts with Y.O.U.: Young, Optimistic, and United Against Substance Abuse" focuses on how to engage youth in community development.  Tri-Community Coalition hopes the materials and resources in the presentation will help other coalitions and organizations empower young people and remember that our youth are our communities' strength!
Waterford Coalition for Youth Prepares for Annual Fundraiser

The 17th annual Taste of Waterford event promises to provide guests of all ages with "delicious cuisine to sample, generously donated by more than 30 featured area culinary establishments," said Heather Halls, Coalition executive director. Oakland Press article. The event includes music, activities and entertainment opportunities, photos, auction and raffle, 50/50 opportunities and the chance to mingle with the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man, Scarecrow, Dorothy and Toto. There's plenty of parking, said Halls, but complimentary shuttle service in the parking lot is provided for those who would prefer.   Tickets are still available.
ACHC, Birmingham Bloomfield, North Oakland, and Tri-Community Coalitions
Attend 2015 CADCA National Leadership Forum
Members of the ACHC and three Oakland County coalitions traveled to Washington D.C. this month for the 25th Annual CADCA National Leadership Forum.  The weather was bad, and there were some travel delays, but that didn't stop them.  It really was Mission: Possible! 

Holly Area Community Coalition Launches Distracted Driving Campaign

The Holly Area Community Coalition Youth Action Board (YAB) encouraged kids to "strive for a safer drive" by not texting and driving.  Students signed pledges promising not to text and drive.  The campaign also included a billboard and postcards that were sent to all high school families.

Upcoming Meetings
  • Central (Waterford, Pontiac, White Lake, Clarkston and surrounding cities) -  Launching March 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

Greater West Bloomfield Coalition Heroin Forum

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Heroin in West Bloomfield?  Believe it, it's true!  Come to this public forum and hear a panel of experts discuss the growing heroin problem in West Bloomfield.  


For more information, contact the Greater West Bloomfield Coalition at 248-928-4942 

Parent Group Networking Breakfast
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. 
Meet with members of the Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority, get information on family support organizations, join with other public mental health advocates.  To register, email

Annual Comedy Fundraiser for
Tri-Community Coalition
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. 
This year's event features Comedian Kevin McPeek and M.C. Dave Misiewicz.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance. Tickets are also available at the door.

Royal Oak Holistic Health and Wellness Expo
Saturday, March 7, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Royal Oak High School 1500 Lexington Blvd. Royal Oak 
Meet 60 wellness practitioners, try mindful exercise, and learn about
alternative healthy practices from 24 speakers.
See the Facebook event page for more information.

The Dark Secret of Teen Mental Illness
Sunday, March 1, 2015
1:00 - 3:30 p.m. 
An afternoon for parents, teachers, mental health professionals, youth professionals, and all adults who care for our teens.  This conference has been created by numerous caring community partners to raise awareness and address the stigma surrounding teen mental illness and health.  There is a cost to attend this event.  More details on the registration page.

Community Workshop: Addiction 101
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 
Learn the basics about addiction in this free workshop, presented by Meridian Health Services and Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority's Offices of Substance Abuse Services.
Click here to register.

52nd District Court, 3rd Division 5th Annual Court Night  
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 
700 Barclay Circle, Rochester Hills

The Honorable(s) Julie Nicholson, Lisa Asadoorian, Nancy Carniak and local law enforcement discuss teen drinking, house parties, illegal and prescription drug use including consequences and effects on our kids and communities. All are welcome. Teens encouraged to attend. For more info, email

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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