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Jones County Safe and Healthy Youth Coalition Endowment Fund

At a Glance

  • Youth binge drinking down from 52% to 7%!
  • Youth marijuana use down from 16% to 5%.
  • Recognized as a model coalition in Iowa.

About Us

The Jones County Safe and Healthy Youth Coalition is a group of local residents and professionals who have come together for a common goal--the safety and well-being of our communities and children. The Coalition is concerned about how drugs and alcohol affect our youth and adults, and is taking action so Jones County can be an even better place for our families to live, work and play. This action is accomplished through a strong strategic plan that incorporates seven strategies to effectively address our goals of collaboration among the community and reduction of substance abuse.

Mission

Engaging our communities in efforts to reduce substance abuse through creating and maintaining a safe and healthy environment for youth and adults in Jones County.

Basic Information

Address

110 S. Williams St Anamosa, IA 52205

Director

Jennifer Husmann

Director Email

jhusmann@asac.us

Success Story

In response to tragedies and overwhelmingly high rates of underage drinking, the Jones County school districts began a project in the 2004-2005 school year that included community efforts to reduce underage drinking through coalition work. Those efforts, which became the JCSHY Coalition, have contributed to the decrease in underage drinking and youth marijuana use in Jones County. In 2008, the Coalition expanded its focus to include marijuana and other drugs. Education and advocacy for and by youth to officials have aided in polices that protect children and encourage adults to create a healthy environment for youth and the whole community.

Fund Details

Fund Name

Jones County Safe and Healthy Youth Coalition Endowment Fund

Year Founded

2014

Here for you. Amy Manternach Chief Operating Officer amy@dbqfoundation.org 563-588-2700

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Jones County Safe and Healthy Youth Coalition Endowment Fund