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Sallisaw NOW

SALLISAW NOW COALITION
"SNC"

The Sallisaw NOW Coalition is a community based coalition that strives in making positive changes throughout Sequoyah county. SNC works with the community to help change the environment, social norms and actions of the citizens of Sequoyah county. SNC seeks to provide opportunities and resources for organizations and individuals to help identify and develop plans of actions to address the needs and wants of the community. SNC works with the community to assess, develop and refer persons to programs which cover the needs of the individual such as (but not limited to):

*General Health of Youth Substance Abuse Programs  for Youth and Adults
*Social Concerns
*Economic and Rural Concerns


How is the Sallisaw NOW Coalition Involved in Our Community?


*Providing Education Regarding Under Aged Drinking to Youth and Students

*Providing Education Regarding Prescription Drug Abuse

*Teaching in the Sallisaw School District the Curriculum "Too Good 4 Drugs" which is an Evidence Based Study on Making Good Decisions

*Hosting Town Hall Meetings

*Providing a Prescription Drug Drop Safe at the Sallisaw Police Department for Citizens of Sequoyah County to Drop off out of Date and un-needed Prescriptions

*Providing Support and Education for Area School Districts

*Gathering Data from Numerous Sources Concerning the Problem of Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Sequoyah county

*Supporter and Funder of Municipal Juvenile Court


SALLISAW YOUTH COALITION
"SYC"

The Sallisaw Youth Coalition is made up of a group of 12-19 year olds who are dedicated to serving their community in hopes of making a positive change. SYC is working to lower risk factors and raise protective factors associated with drug problems within our communities youth population. The Sallisaw Youth Coalition partners with the Sallisaw Now Coalition and other community groups and organizations to help prevent the illegal use of Alcohol and illicit drugs of under-aged youth. Members of the Sallisaw Youth Coalition help create prevention and awareness by organizing and working events and activities such as:

*Prevention Block Parties
*5K (Color Run & Glow Run)
*Safe Teen Driving Rally
*Community Garden
*Town Hall Meetings
and more!!

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DFC Grant
is a Drug-Free Community Grant from SAMHSA and works with communities to help reduce substance abuse among youth using the Strategic Prevention Framework. We work with at least 12 sectors from the community such as Youth, Civic groups, Business, non-profits etc. and invite all community members to join us. Monthly meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each Month at the Sallisaw Civic Center Located at 115 N. Elm at 2:00 p.m.

Chairman: Charles House

For more information you can contact: Sharon Day----Project Director for the DFC GRANT/Certified Prevention Specialist @ sday@peopleinc.org
918-775-7787 ext. 2331 or on the SYC's Facebook page.

The SNC Coalition was founded in 2007 by a group of concerned citizens who were supportive of the goals of improving life in the Sequoyah County/Sallisaw area. The operations of the SNC coalition are funded through a SPF-SIG grant given to Cherokee Nation by the federal government. SNC operates through elected community officers which serve on the board to help provide and encourage leadership throughout the coalition and community.