Welcome to West Haven Prevention Council
The coalitions’ mission is to involve and engage the local community to prevent alcohol and substance use among youth
A grant has recently been awarded to Bridges Healthcare and Milford Prevention Council (MPC) to create the West Haven Prevention Council (WHPC). View the press release
WHPC is tasked to develop programs and initiatives to prevent and reduce alcohol use among youth and young adults ages 12-20 in West Haven.
Monthly Meetings will be held via Zoom the 3rd Thursday of every month at 3pm.
We are in the beginning stages of development – if you are interested in learning more about the council or how you can get involved please complete this form.
Visit the website at www.preventionwesthaven.org
“Educating our youth about the dangers of substance use is critical. Local communities are, and should be, at the forefront in the fight to prevent youth from using alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. We are committed to strengthen West Haven’s capacity to develop innovative, community-based programs that do just that,” said Wendy Gibbons. Program Director of MPC and WHPC. “We’re excited to partner with the West Haven community and build on the progress we’ve made in Milford preventing substance use among youth”
“I am proud to commend Bridges Healthcare and Milford Prevention Council for working together to secure this critical funding to educate young people on the pitfalls of substance use and tackle underage drinking in West Haven,” Mayor Nancy R. Rossi said. “I also applaud the creation of the West Haven Prevention Council, an important initiative that will give hope to those seeking help from drugs and alcohol while helping our young people contribute to a healthier and stronger community for us all.”