Community Coalition Development
In addition to United General Hospital serving as a fiscal agent for community coalitions, CHOP actively participates in coalition development and operations.
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CHOP Supported Coalitions
Skagit County Child and Family Consortium
The Skagit County Child and Family Consortium brings together community coalitions, service providers, and school districts serving children and families in Skagit County. It empowers Skagit communities to support and respond to the needs of individual families and children and to improve the responsiveness of services for children and families by:
Providing community education and discussion opportunities,
Forming partnerships to strengthen existing resources,
Identifying gaps or overlaps in services for children and families most at-risk of academic failure, dropping out of school, drug and alcohol abuse, violence, and homelessness in Skagit County,
Developing the means to fill those gaps and increase service capacity, and
Promoting best practices.
Contact Lyndie Case at (360) 856-7387 for more information.
Skagit Prevention Council
The mission of the Skagit Prevention Council is to promote safer and healthier communities through collaborative efforts, education, and alternative activities.
Since 1989, Skagit Prevention Council (SPC) has served as an umbrella organization of coalitions, tribes, and agencies representing the diverse communities within Skagit County. SPC is an action group organized for the purpose of supporting local substance abuse and violence prevention efforts. SPC is unique in that it represents a cooperative partnership of 13 different communities/agencies/tribes within Skagit County, each with specific community strengths and challenges. SPC partners include diverse representatives such as youth, police, public works, business, parents, grandparents, schools, faith communities, tribes, human services, community agencies, and health care providers. The partners not only support substance abuse and violence prevention efforts and activities in their own communities, but also work together in a coordinated approach to solving problems countywide. Half of SPC members are volunteers who have chosen to commit their time, energy and resources to safe and healthy communities.
SPC currently receives funding from the Community Mobilization program through Washington State's Department of Commerce.
Current SPC Projects
Power in Numbers– A social norms campaign to reduce underage drinking
Providing insurance coverage to support Strengthening Families programs throughout Skagit County
Annual Very Important Prevention Person (VIPP) event to promote and recognize exceptional prevention people and programs in the Skagit County
Contact Alyssa Pavitt at (360) 856-7785 for more information.
Sedro-Woolley Community Partners
The Sedro-Woolley Community Partners (SWCP) brings people together to create, share, and increase access to resources for children and families. The group meets on the 4th Friday of each month from 8:30 to 10:00 am at the SWSD Support Services building.
Contact Marjorie Bell at (360) 856-7388 for more information.