In 2015 Taos Alive Coalition decided to assist communities around Taos County to develop Drug Free Coalitions to better serve Taos County residents.
- We successfully mentored Northern Taos County (Questa, Amalia, Costilla, Cerro) to develop a Drug Free Coalition "Vida del Norte" and receive federal funding this fiscal year. Vida del Norte is now hiring a Coalition Coordinator. (Job description LINK ) If interested please email Simon Torres at firstname.lastname@example.org
- We are also very happy to announce that Taos Alive applied for and received funding to Mentor Taos Pueblo to develop a Drug Free Coalition. Taos Alive/Taos Pueblo was one of only 3 coalitions around the country to receive this funding. Click Here to view grant awards from SAMHSA We are also currently looking for a Mentee Coordinator from Taos Pueblo to Coordinate a Drug Free Coalition at Taos Pueblo. (Job description attached). Deadlines for application is December 8, 2017. If interested please email resume and letter of interest to Julie@taosalive.org.
The Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program, created by the Drug-Free Communities Act of 1997, is the Nation’s leading effort to mobilize communities to prevent youth substance use. Directed by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the DFC Program provides grants to community coalitions to strengthen the infrastructure among local partners to create and sustain a reduction in local youth substance use.
Recognizing that local problems need local solutions, DFC-funded coalitions engage multiple sectors of the community and employ a variety of environmental strategies to address local substance use problems. DFCs involve local communities in finding solutions and also helps youth at risk for substance use recognize the majority of our Nation’s youth choose not to use substances.