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LEE COUNTY COALITION FOR A DRUG-FREE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INC Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 03/05/2014: LEE COUNTY COALITION FOR A DRUG-FREE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INC

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: LEE COUNTY COALITION FOR A DRUG-FREE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INC

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Fort Myers, FL

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LEE COUNTY COALITION FOR A DRUG-FREE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INC Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 03/05/2014: LEE COUNTY COALITION FOR A DRUG-FREE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INC

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: LEE COUNTY COALITION FOR A DRUG-FREE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INC

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Physical Address: Fort Myers, FL 33906 
EIN: 59-3052892
Web URL: www.drugfreeswfl.org 
NTEE Category: W Public, Society Benefit
W99 Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C.
B Educational Institutions
B20 Elementary, Secondary Ed
F Mental Health, Crisis Intervention
F21 Alcohol, Drug Abuse (Prevention Only)
Ruling Year: 1991 
How This Organization Is Funded: Florida Department of Children and Families - $55,444
Sheriff's Office of Lee County - $5,000
Lee Memorial Health System - $2,500


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Mission Statement

Reduce drug abuse by empowering families to raise drug-free children and by training drug abuse counselors to effectively treat people with drug abuse problems.

Legitimacy Information

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Fiscal Year Starting: October 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: September 30, 2013

Total Revenue $145,349
Total Expenses $170,235

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Fiscal Year Starting: October 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: September 30, 2013

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Ms. Deborah Comella

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Highest Paid Employees & Their Compensation (IRS Form 990)

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People information was last updated by the nonprofit in March 2014

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Programs

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Program Description:

Drug Free Living Initiatives Community-wide substance abuse prevention initiatives reaching up to 50,000 people o Drug House Odyssey o Red Ribbon School Week o Red Ribbon Community Celebration Luncheon o Town Hall Meetings Professional Education Top quality training for professionals in the latest and best methods to prevent and treat substance abuse reaching more than 600 people. Professional Continuing Education Units awarded. o Florida Addictions Institute o Conference Community Education Initiatives to educate the community about the extent and consequences of substance abuse, as well as how to prevent the problem, reaching up to 50,000 people. o Public Speaking o Website Links

Program Long-Term Success:

50,000 Florida families viewed Coalition's Televised program on reducing underage drinking.

Program Short-Term Success:

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Program: Drug House Odyssey - A Lee County Prevention Event (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$10,000
Category:
Communications & Public Education
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified
Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Adults

Program Description:

This Walk Through Play illustrates the deadly consequences of drinking and driving

Program Long-Term Success:

This event has provided important prevention information to Lee County for 21 years

Program Short-Term Success:

2,400 Lee County children and adults visited this event in 2013

Program Success Monitored by:

Attendance at the event, participant exit interviews

Program Success Examples:

"I'm sure that at least one kid thought that taking drugs was cool until now" "I hope everyone in the world is safe and making the right choices" From fifth graders who attended Drug House Odyssey 2013

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More Children Live Drug Free Lives. More and more of Lee County’s children are living drug free lives, and drug use is declining across the board. (Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey,2010.)• Cigarette use dropped from 21% in 2000 to 9.2% in 2010.• Marijuana use declined from 15.6% in 2000 to 12.9% in 2010.• Use of “hard” drugs, steroids, and club drugs dropped to less than 2%.As good as this is, it is only a first step. Our children still have some serious drug abuse problems:• Alcohol is the most commonly abused substance among Lee County students.• More than one in ten youth have taken prescription pain relievers for non-medical reasons.
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