To Prevent and Reduce Substance Abuse






Mission -

     To empower communities to create positive changes in attitudes, behaviors and policies to prevent and reduce at-risk behaviors in people of all ages with a unified focus on alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs.


Vision -

     Community members uniting to create a safe environment for families to nurture and protect youth and adults through education, awareness, and prevention activities.


Who is VOICES?


VOICES (Volunteers Offering Involvement in Communities to Expand Services) is a community coalition funded by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) that is comprised of people concerned about how young people in Hockly County, Texas use and abuse addictive substances.  Our coalition exists for the purpose of assisting Hockley County communities in developing policies, procedures, and activities to prevent youth from using alcohol, marijuana, and prescription drugs.  We are actively seeking community-minded people to serve our coalition.


Members have the opportunity to:

  • Advocate for community needs that relate to substance abuse and chemical dependency issues among Hockley County youth.

  • Provide support to change/implement local policies and ordinances.

  • Participate in various prevention conferences statewide.


VOICES Community Coalition includes:



Community Involvement



Agenda


Monthly Meeting -

Every third Monday of the month at Covenant Health Levelland from 12PM to 1PM.

Covenant Health Levelland is located at 1900 College Avenue in Levelland, Texas.


On the Agenda -

  1. Evaluate Back to School Kickoff August 5th, 2017.

  2. Update Social Host Ordinance.

  3. Plan our strategies for next year's Logic Model.

  4. Review our CCP Final Program Report due in September.

  5. Update on the Texas Targeted Opioid Response project.


Upcoming Events


  1. Guest Speaker Taiya Jones-Castillo at Levelland Middle School - September 15th, 2017.  Starts at 8:30AM and 9:30AM

  2. Coalition Monthly Meeting - September 18th, 2017 12-1PM

  3. Red Ribbon Week - October 23-31st, 2017

  4. DEA/Medication Cleanup - October 28th, 2017



Donations



Hockley County VOICES Coalition is a non-profit 501 (C)(3) organization.  Without the kind help of our friends, we would not be able to provide the services to our area.  Your donation today may be claimed as a tax deduction.  Our tax ID is #45-3640104.  Thank you for your generosity and support.  Give us a call at 806-780-8300 and ask for Sipriano Gutierrez, Coalition Coordinator to learn more about donations.