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The SAPC is funded through the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services' (DMHAS) Local Prevention Council (LPC) grant program. As of September 30, 2016 the SAPC was awarded a Drug Free Communities support grant through the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

The Coalition has also received funding as part of Connecticut’s Strategic Prevention Framework, State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG) along with Youth and Family Services of Haddam-Killingworth and East Haddam Youth and Family Services as well as from ONDCP's Drug Free Communities Support Program.

Click below for the SAPC organizational chart.

SAPC Organizational Chart

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The Tri-Town Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (SAPC) seeks to mobilize and empower the community to reduce substance abuse through action, education, and collaboration.

The Tri-Town SAPC envisions the communities of Chester, Deep River, and Essex, CT as safe, healthy and free of substance abuse.

Formed in 1984 as the Substance Abuse Task Force, this body soon became the Substance Abuse Prevention Council. The SAPC is made up of people from our communities who share a common concern about substance abuse and an interest and commitment toward its prevention. An excellent forum for parents, students, educators, clergy, and people from the business community, law enforcement, and local government also participate.

In January 2013, membership voted to change their name to Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition to more accurately reflect their level of community collaboration.

Tri-Town Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition

Like to get involved?

The SAPC welcomes all who may be interested. 
The Coalition meets five times per school year at:

Tri-Town Youth Services, 56 High St., Deep River, CT 06417

Call our office at 860-526-3600 for the next meeting date.