PASS Prevention Coalition
"The PASS Prevention Coalition ("PASS") was founded in October of 2017 by parents who were concerned with drug issues in their community schools. PASS is a local non-profit organization with a mission of bringing together individuals and organizations in the community to promote substance abuse prevention and provide support to families struggling with addiction. PASS operates based on four principles: Preventing addiction, Acting in faith, Supporting our community, and Serving with love. The goals of PASS are to implement strategies to prevent youth from using drugs, offer resources and programs for youth who are struggling with addiction, and promote policies that generate consequences for the exploitation of drugs. Within the coalition bylaws, membership is expected to consist of multiple sectors and communities.
PASS has the following sector representation and community partners: Media (KBLC Radio); Law Enforcement (Lindsay Police
Department), School (Lindsay Public Schools); Business (The Lindsay Chamber of Commerce and Parker Financial Services); State, Local, and Tribal Government Agencies (Mayor of Lindsay, State Representative, and Oklahoma National Guard Counter Drug Task Force); Religious/Fraternal Organizations (Calvary Southern Baptist Church); Other Organizations involved in reducing substance abuse (Ambrosia Treatment Center and the Oklahoma State Department of Health).
Our Community-Based Efforts
PASS members assess gaps with membership and services, striving to increase capacity as an ongoing effort. PASS understands the continuous need to improve effectiveness within the current infrastructure. PASS created an assessment for the community to determine any areas of improvement needed to implement, sustain, and improve substance abuse prevention services. This assessment process allowed PASS to look at opportunities for member growth and responsibility and understand what efforts and resources were needed for continued improvement."
Our meetings are open to residents of Garvin County. Our meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every month at noon at the South Central Medical and Resource Center located at 217 South Main Street, Lindsay, Oklahoma, in the conference room.
Please contact us using the email link below if you would like to join our prevention efforts in Garvin County.