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Local Coalitions

The Tiverton Prevention Coalition is an organized group of voluntary members, representing and serving the constituencies of our community, concerned with the development, implementation, and support of effective community-based prevention programs. The TPC envisions a community that embraces and promotes the health and safety of all its residents, and is working toward achieving that vision through education, partnerships, and community collaboration.

Coalition has made it a goal to foster and engage community awareness of our substance abuse issues and to introduce and support recognized effective prevention programs and strategies in Portsmouth by working closely with our School Department, Police Department, Town Government, neighboring communities, The Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals, the newly formed Newport County Prevention Coalition, our local and national elected representatives, students and parents.

The Newport Prevention Coalition, originally known as the Newport Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force, is an all-volunteer board tasked with substance abuse prevention in the City of Newport. The NPC is funded by federal grants and Rhode Island State Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals. We work with different sectors of the community to develop strategies for addressing local problems. The Coalition strives to build a healthier community in which the use of substances will be reduced through healthy alternatives and activities.

The Middletown Prevention Coalition is a community based coalition comprised of individuals representing various public and private sectors of the Middletown community. The role of prevention is to create healthy communities in which people have a “quality of life” through healthy environments at work and at school, supportive neighborhoods, connections with family and friends, as well as creating drug-free and crime-free communities.

The Little Compton Prevention Coalition is a non-profit organization that focuses on promoting activities and behaviors that lead to a healthier community. Within the next 3-5 years, the Little Compton Prevention Coalition strives to create a safer, more harmonious community by educating, engaging citizens, and providing access to resources to support healthy lifestyles and decision making.