Up North Prevention
About Up North Prevention
Substance use in northern Michigan continues to be a significant threat to the region's quality of life. Catholic Human Service's Up North Prevention initiative was developed to provide a unified approach to reducing substance use disorders in northern Michigan.
Up North Prevention carries out its work in two ways:
1) Education. Up North Prevention hosts a variety of classes both in-person and virtually to schools, employee groups, and communities. If you are interested in scheduling a class for your workgroup or organization, contact us today.
2) Community organizing. Substance abuse is a complex community problem that requires cooperation and collaboration among unrelated groups to organization effective prevention efforts. Catholic Human Services provides staff and a structure to facilitate the creation of community coalitions.
Several local coalitions are in place and running. If you are passionate about improving your community, consider joining one of our coalitions today. You will find the list and contact numbers here.
If you want to start a coalition in your community, call us. We will help you get it started.