It’s the holiday season! For many, the joys of the holidays bring family visits, school and office parties and gift-giving. Even with the excitement of the season, the year-end holidays can be difficult if you or a loved one has a concern about alcohol and other drugs. No matter the season, The Council is here to offer hope.
The Give Hope Campaign allows caring people, like you, to partner with us to provide prevention and intervention programs and services to children, youth and adults year-round.
Last year, your gifts to the Campaign helped us reach nearly 35,000 people in North Texas! We want to help 40,000 people next year, but we need your help.
Your support of the Give Hope Campaign will allow us to be there for the many people who urgently need our assistance.
The Give Hope Campaign started Dec. 1 and ends Dec. 31. Your gift to the Campaign will provide a hopeful future to many of our neighbors and children all across North Texas. Donate to our Give Hope Campaign today!
The Council is grateful to everyone who made this year’s Power of Prevention Luncheon a success: those who attended and those who underwrote the event through sponsorships, donations, table purchases, ticket sales, and purchase of auction items. Special thanks to Sarah Hepola, Featured Speaker, Marie Reyes, Honorary Chair, Scott Murray, Emcee, and Shari Nelson, Event Chair. The Agent of Change Award was presented to the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals, Dallas Chapter, and the Generosity Award to Tom Reddin.
Click here to see a few event pictures and a list of sponsors.
This year the Council proudly celebrates 70 years of service. Our commitment to improve the health, safety and productivity of our communities strengthens our efforts to: prevent problems with drug and alcohol abuse before they begin, intervene when they do, and promote recovery for those already affected.
Click here to read a full statement from Debbie Meripolski, Executive Director.
Click here to view of gallery of photos from 1946-2016.
Touching and Changing Lives
In the last year, The Council trained or provided direct services to nearly 35,000 people in our community. In addition, we reached tens of thousands more by
1) providing resources/materials to students, parents and teachers;
2) conducting public awareness campaigns via community events, billboards, public service announcements, and media coverage; and,
3) educating teachers, counselors and parents who pass on their skills and knowledge to countless others.
Thank you for helping us continue to touch and change lives!
Ways to Connect
Substance use disorder—known by many as substance abuse—is our country’s #1 health issue as contended by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids and other respected national organizations.
In Dallas, the volume of health-related stories involving adolescents and drugs and alcohol is staggering. Yet, we are not helpless. There are ways we can connect. There are mobilization efforts and community coalitions raising their collective voices every single day across all sectors.
There is a tangible return on investment that includes the health, safety and productivity of children, families, and communities throughout many Dallas-area counties.
Please connect with us—we’re on Facebook, Twitter and have a regular newsletter. We’re really social!
And our programs have their own web pages and connections; please check them out here:
Prevent. Intervene. Promote Recovery.
Join us as together we PREVENT problems with alcohol and other drugs before they occur,
INTERVENE when they do and PROMOTE RECOVERY for those who are already addicted.