One of the major community voices to improve the quality of life is the Lawton/Fort Sill Community Coalition (LFSCC), which began in 1988 as the Lawton Public School’s Substance Abuse Committee. Later it was the Citizen’s Task Force for Drug-Free Community and later the Mayor’s Commission for a Responsible Drug-Free Community. These name changes reflect the current needs of Lawton/Fort Sill and the growth and development of our projects and their volunteers. Since its foundation, the Coalition has served the cities of Lawton, Fort Sill, and the overall Comanche County area. The primary mission of the LFSCC is to identify and implement proactive programs and strategies that will empower the community to develop healthy, responsible and involved individuals. Partnerships with local organizations, countless hours of volunteer time, and strong membership commitment fuel the successful and effective activities of the LFSCC.
Our goals are to reduce substance abuse in youth and adults and build a dynamic and effective collaborative effort with broad representation from all sectors of the community.
We partner with Lawton Area Prevention Resource Center Sickle Cell Disease of Oklahoma, Lawton Public Library, Great Plains Tech Center, United Way of Lawton/Ft. Sill, NAMI, LPS PTA Council, Roadback, Inc., Southwestern Medical Health Center, Crimestoppers, OSU Extension, SAFY, Great Plains Resource and Referral, Comanche County Juvenile Bureau, OCCY, Lawton Public Schools, Lawton Police Department, Lawton City Council, Lawton Parks and Recreation, Treasure Lake Job Corp, Lawton Ft. Sill Youth Coalition, Local Churches, Cameron University, Local Businesses, CASA, Comanche County Health Department, Lawton Housing Association, Comanche County Memorial Hospital, and Jim Taliaferro Mental Health Center.
Our Community-Based Efforts
We raise awareness, inspire people by imparting information and education, and improve the quality of life for both adults and youth.
Increasing awareness of LFSCC goals, objectives, and successes.
Unifying organizations to meet community needs.
Developing strategic plans that coordinate with relevant stakeholders within the community.
Reducing underage drinking and prescription drug abuse.
In order to serve the community better, a subcommittee was created, LFSCC Community Advocates for Sober Teens (LFSCC-CAST). The goal of this committee is to decrease underage drinking among individuals under the age of 21 in Comanche County. Learn about their Sequins & Sirens initiative.
LFSCC's meetings are open to the residents of Comanche County. If you would like to participate in our prevention efforts, please join us at our meetings. Meetings are held quarterly. Please check our upcoming events for more information on the location and time of the meeting.
LFSCC-CAST's meetings are open to the residents of Comanche County, If you would like to participate in our prevention efforts, please join us at our meetings. Meetings are held bi-monthly. Please check our upcoming events for more information on the location and time of the meeting.
Turning Point Conference LFSCC Community Champion Award.
LFSCC Group at Lunch and Learn.