Our Vision: Ontonagon County Communities That Care (CTC) supports opportunities that strengthen our area through collaboration, education, and programs that focus on the needs of our youth, thereby benefiting the entire community.
CTC is evidence-based to help lower rates of youth problem behaviors, including:
substance use | violence | delinquency | school drop out | teen pregnancy | depression
CTC helps communities prevent problems before they develop.
Communities That Care (or CTC) guides communities through a proven five-phase change process, using prevention science as its base. Many communities that use the CTC process see dramatic reductions in levels of youth alcohol and tobacco use, and 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!
Our CTC is coordinated by Copper Country Mental Health
Coordinator: Adriana Ruiz-Knack
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.