SAPC CONNECTION Fall/Winter 2022

Prevention Partners Working Together

The Coalition Receives Generous Donation from Warren County Drug Task Force

New Coalition Secretary and Treasurer Named


The Executive Committee is pleased to announce 2 new members to the committee. Katie Wolf will take over as Secretary and Michele Robinette will be the new Treasurer. The Coalition is appreciative of those who give their time voluntarily. Welcome Katie and Michele!

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Coalition Advisory Member, Ann Brock, named as a recipient of 2022 Women of Excellence Award

Ann serves as the Chair of the Safe Communities Coalition. She is a great partner in prevention work and is an asset to SAPC and our community. Congratulations, Ann on this wonderful achievement!
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Faith-based Committee Update

Members of the Coalition from our faith-based sector have joined together to work on expanding prevention in the community from a faith-based lens. The November Coalition meeting had a record turnout! It was held at Faith Building Church in Lebanon, who graciously opened their doors to partner with the Coalition. Special guest speakers included Ohio State Police, Lebanon Police, Warren County Drug Task Force, Warren County Juvenile Court, and the regional SADD chapter. Pastor Wade gave a prayer blessing over the Coalition and to the work being done in the community. If you missed the meeting, you can watch it by clicking the following link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy8ePKUj3ns. A catered breakfast was sponsored by Ethan Crossing Addiction Treatment.


Goals of the committee:


  • Pray for the Coalition and our community
  • Serve as a protective factor/resource/presence in the community
  • Be present at Coalition meetings and events as able
  • Partner with the Coalition to host events in their places of worship
  • Support anyone who comes to the Coalition in recovery/parent/youth who needs spiritual support
  • Connect their already existing programs for substance abuse related issues (Celebrate Recovery, 12-step groups, youth of those in recovery, etc.) to the Coalition
  • Connect their youth to the Coalition (youth being another one of our sectors). There is the youth summit at Rivers Crossing every year, youth focus groups, youth working in leadership roles in their community and schools from a faith-based perspective


The committee will meet quarterly, more often as necessary. Training for development of the committee will be provided from PreventionFirst! on December 2, 2022 from 11:00-12:30 at Faith Building Church. Lunch will be provided. If you are interested in attending, please contact Shelley at shelley.brown@talberthouse.org. The committee would love to have more members! Please consider joining in this exciting opportunity to make a difference in our community. Contact Chair, Joel Jacobs at joel@buildyourfaith.org.

Red Ribbon Week 2022

Mason, Little Miami and Fenwick High Schools host Pop-Up Prevention

Pop-Up Prevention is about bringing prevntion into the schools in a fun way. Members of the coalition spend time with students at tables set up over the lunch periods or at special events. Often times we partner with other coalitions for all kinds of prevention information. Students can play educational games, pick up literature, have conversations with trusted adults, and take home give away candy and prizes. The goals of the events are to be present in the schools, provide education, encourage youth-led prevention efforts and connect students to resources. Similar events can be set up for church youth groups, community events and businesses. If you have worked a pop-up event in rhe past, we need your help as we have been asked to schedule some after the first of the year. If you have never worked one, please consider signing up. They are always awesome. You won't be disappointed! If you would like to schedule a pop-up event, please contact shelley.brown@talberthouse.org.

October 2022 Drug Take Back Day

The Coalition is proud to partner with local law enforcement for Drug Take Back Day events. We provided support at 3 locations - Kroger in Lebanon, Countryside YMCA in Lebanon and Kroger in Mason. Thanks to all who worked to make this event possible. There were many other locations throughout the county with an incredible amount of unwanted medications collected. Below are the totals as reported from Warren County Drug Task Force:



Carlisle PD: 10.5 pounds

Franklin PD: 75 pounds

Hamilton Township PD: 71 pounds

Lebanon PD: 74.5 pounds

Springboro PD: 185.5 pounds

Warren County SO: 150 pounds

DTF/Mason PD and WCSO Deerfield Post: 1,398 pounds

December Coalition Meeting and Holiday Breakfast

Thursday, Dec. 1st, 8:45-10:30am

406 Justice Drive room 350, Lebanon, OH/Zoom option

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Annual Teen Alliance Council Freshman Youth Summit at River's Crossing Church

Thursday, Dec. 8th, 8:30am-1:30pm

5937 Kings Island Drive

Mason, OH

The Coallition is proud to partner with Safe on Main for the annual Teen Alliance Council Youth Summit at River's Crossing Church in Mason. Freshman students from Warren County Schools will be attending this all-day event. Workshops will include "Who Are You?", speed prevention, red and green flags in healthy relationships and much more. Breakfast and lunch is provided. This event takes a LOT of work and volunteers. Please consider signing up to work a shift at this link https://forms.gle/NoVEV4xwraRt3RqVA or by going to the SAPC website https://sapcwarrencounty.org/upcoming-events/#top.

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