Step Up Anderson Township
We are dedicated to the prevention of substance misuse through education and awareness and focusing these efforts to initiate conversations between parents and students.
Our goal is for the community to reinforce this message through whatever means they have available. Churches, businesses, community organizations, schools, and concerned parents/ caregivers will Step Up and spread the message that substance abuse is a serious concern and that our children who experiment at an early age are most at risk for adult problems.
This coalition will impact the lives of the community by bringing awareness, providing services, and directing to other agencies when help is needed. To ensure sustainability we will need to plan, re-plan and change with the threats. Coalition building doesn’t happen overnight but is an ongoing effort to bring all the aspects of the community together for one single purpose and with one single message. Together we can change the narrative.
We want Anderson Township to be a place where:
- Everyone in our community – parents, youth, friends, neighbors, teachers, coaches, schools, churches, businesses and community leaders – is committed to stepping up for the health, safety and well-being of our young people.
- All in the Anderson Community are working together to help our young people become responsible, productive and passionate adults.
- Preventing substance abuse is our # 1 priority!
- Help and support are readily available.
WHY WAS Step UP Anderson Township FORMED?
Substance misuse is, unfortunately, impacting communities across the United States and particularly Ohio which is ranked #2 in the nation. It is unrealistic to think that our beautiful Anderson Township would be immune to it. This coalition was formed to provide a healthy, safe and drug-free community. We know that addiction is preventable and treatable. The urgency to address this issue prompted a group of community leaders to act. This coalition was formed to impact the lives of the whole community by bringing awareness, providing services and directing to other agencies when help is needed.