Public, Society Benefit

LEE COUNTY COALITION FOR A DRUG-FREE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INC

  • Fort Myers, FL
  • www.drugfreeswfl.org

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.

Main Programs

  1. Lee County Celebrates Red Ribbon Week
  2. Drug House Odyssey - A Lee County Prevention Event

ruling year

1991

chief executive

Ms. Deborah Comella

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Keywords

Drug House Odyssey, Drug Prevention, Alcohol Prevention, Underage Drinking Prevention, Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention

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EIN

59-3052892

Physical Address

3763 Evans Avenue

Fort Myers, 33901

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Alcohol, Drug Abuse (Prevention Only) (F21)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

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.

Programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Program 1

Lee County Celebrates Red Ribbon Week

The Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida coordinates community observances for Red Ribbon Week, each year October 23-30. The Red Ribbon Awards Ceremony honors local high school students for their athletic and academic achievements, and the Red Ribbon Celebration showcases Lee County's Drug Free Kids.

Category

Substance Abuse Prevention

Budget

$500.00

Population Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

General Public/Unspecified

None

Program 2

Drug House Odyssey - A Lee County Prevention Event

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

Category

Communications & Public Education

Budget

$10,000.00

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Adults

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    1. Provide families with the tools needed to raise and nuture resilient children
    2. To provide Drug House Odyssey - A Lee County Prevention Event to at least 2,000 Lee County fifth graders
    3. To continue the Lee County Safe RX Campaign to reduce prescription drug abuse
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Work with community partners, including the media, to support families as they work to raise drug resilient children who are able to make good choices

    Work with a broad based community coalition to provide Drug House Odyssey - A Lee County Prevention Event to the community

    Work with the Safe RX Task Force to continue to train physicians in responsible prescribing practices regarding opiates
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    1. The Coalition has a broad base of community support
    2. The Coalition has a strong and stable Board of Directors
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    The Coalition will use the Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey and other metric devices to measure effectiveness in Lee County
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Drug House Odyssey has been an effective prevention event for 21 years in Lee County

    The Coalition is able to mobilize the media and community partners when necessary to inform families of current issues

    The Coalition has a well organized educational outreach program that includes educational conferences and events to reach families, teachers, addictions counselors and others in Lee County who work with children and families

Social Media

@pages/Lee-County-Coalition-for-a-Drug-Free-Southwest-Florida/153607584675006

@drugfreeswfl

@drugfreeswfl

Funding Needs

The Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida depends on donations from individuals and businesses in Lee County to continue to provide prevention education and events for its citizens.  Specific sponsorship and membership information is available by calling (239) 931-9317.

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The Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida, Inc.
Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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LEE COUNTY COALITION FOR A DRUG-FREE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA INC

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Ms. Deborah Comella

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Jonathan Engh

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Term: Oct 2013 - Sept 2018

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