The YSUP Rowan coalition has been in existence since 2015, spearheaded by the Center for Prevention Services (CPS) and Rowan County Youth Services Bureau. In September 2017, YSUP Rowan was awarded a five-year Drug-Free Communities (DFC) grant from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Rowan County Youth Services Bureau serves as the grant’s fiscal agent and provides staff and direct project management. Since its founding, YSUP Rowan has worked to find local solutions to solve local problems involving youth substance use. All of the work we do is carried out with the idea that we cannot arrest or treat our way out of substance use issues. We understand that prevention is key to creating a healthy and safe community!
Our Coalition members
YSUP Rowan is growing with hard-working and passionate people. Community volunteers from all community sectors are essential to the success of our goal of reducing youth substance use in Rowan County. Sector Representatives are individuals who represent one of the twelve sectors in our community. These individuals serve as liaisons between YSUP Rowan and their respective sectors. They provide the coalition with relevant and necessary information and take information from the coalition to others within their sector. This model ensures that our efforts reach as many people as possible across the community, increasing the likelihood of reaching our goal of sustainable and positive change.
The 12 sectors represented in our coalition include: Faith-Based and Religious Groups, Youth, Youth Serving Organizations, Government, Civic and Volunteer Organizations, Parents, Healthcare, Substance Use Prevention Organizations, News/Media, Schools, Businesses, and Law Enforcement.
How to get involved
One of the best ways to get involved in our work is by attending our coalition meetings. We meet on the second Tuesday of every other month at 4 pm. Our meetings are held in the Fellowship Hall of the Maupin Avenue Presbyterian Church on S. Fulton St. in Salisbury. By attending our meetings, you will learn about and help us plan current and future projects. You will hear about volunteer opportunities and have the time to share your own thoughts and ideas about prevention. We are always looking for new members to join us in the fight against youth substance use in Rowan County!
If you have any questions about joining, are unable to attend a meeting but still want to get involved, send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org! The 12 sectors represented in our coalition include: Faith-Based and Religious Groups, Youth, Youth Serving Organizations, Government, Civic and Volunteer Organizations, Parents, Healthcare, Substance Use Prevention Organizations, News/Media, Schools, Businesses, and Law Enforcement.