Our Vision: We want to create an inclusive environment for our youth that bonds together the families, schools and community. We envision a community in which the youth, families and schools work together to create a safe and healthy environment, instilling respect, life skills, increased community involvement and positive interaction promoting positive life decisions and decreased problem behaviors.
CTC helps communities prevent problems before they develop.
CTC is evidence-based to help lower rates of youth problem behaviors, including:
substance use | violence | delinquency | school drop out | teen pregnancy | depression
Communities That Care (or CTC) guides communities through a five-phase change process using prevention science. Many communities that use the CTC process see dramatic reductions in levels of youth alcohol and tobacco use, crime and violence.
We want to break the multi-generation cycles of depression, substance use, and other issues that keep our young people from flourishing. When healthier teens become healthier adults, every aspect of our communities improve!
Anyone in the community is welcome to join CTC! We're looking for people in the following sectors:
education | law enforcement | tribal | faith-based | government | medical | social services | families | youth
CTC members typically attend a one-hour meeting per month with their designated work group. Check out our membership page for more info, or contact us.
September 14 @ 3pm - 8pm
The North Farm in Chatham
This event includes farm to table dinner, basket items, pie/cake auction, kids' area, music by Granny Fox and the Farm Hands Band, and dancing! Click here for tickets.
Last weekend of September
We're collaborating with the other CTCs in the UP for this walk/run/ride event. Click here to learn more.
September 30 @ 3pm - 4pm EST
Join Gery Shelafoe, Certified Prevention Consultant, for information about the Youth Involvement Work Group. Click here to register.