The residents of Fountain Valley are taking important steps to address youth substance use and abuse by implementing Communities That Care (CTC), a prevention system that has been proven to reduce alcohol and tobacco use, crime and violence among youth.
The Fountain Valley is part of a statewide CTC effort that seeks to promote healthy youth development, improve outcomes, and reduce problem behaviors among youth through achieving the following objectives:
- Reduce risk or increase protective factors commonly associated with underage use or abuse of substances
- Delay initiation and reduce current use of marijuana, alcohol, and opioids among middle and/or high school students
Fountain Valley is a collaborative community that prepares youth through opportunities in order to empower, promote resiliency, and strengthen family and community connectedness.
Meet Our CTC Community
With the help of a dedicated Communities that Care (CTC) facilitator, community leaders established the Fountain CTC Key Leader Board. The Key Leader Board is committed to supporting healthy youth development in Fountain, promoting the CTC process, and securing resources for implementing the community's chosen strategies.
Organizations and individuals from across Fountain, Fort Carson and Widefield/Security have come together to establish the Fountain Valley CTC Community Board*. The Community Board leads and participates in decision-making, promoting the the CTC process by informing others about this evidenced-based work, and ensuring the Community Action Plan is carried out.
*The Community Board currently includes citizens, parents and youth, as well as representatives from Alliance for Kids, City of Fountain, Community Health Partnership, CPCD Head Start, Fountain Police Department, Fountain Utilities, Fort Carson, Marathon Health, Peak Military Care Network, Pikes Peak Library District, Pikes Peak United Way, Pikes Peak YMCA, Reading Success Matters, Security Library, Widefield School District 3 and Fountain Fort Carson School District 8, Security Church of the Nazarene, and The Colorado Trust.
Community involvement is critical to the success of Communities that Care (CTC). We are looking for volunteers who know Fountain Valley and are committed to improving the wellbeing of youth to join the Fountain Valley CTC Community Board.
- No experience is necessary
- Members are asked to attend meetings, share your ideas, and assist in an area that meets your interest (community outreach, data analysis, resource assessment, youth involvement and more)
- Members will benefit from free training and workshops
Contact the Fountain Valley CTC Facilitator for more information:
Youth Substance Use Prevention Planner
El Paso County Public Health
Find us on Facebook at Fountain Valley Communities that Care
In the News
KRDO Channel 13- "Communities that Care program in El Paso Co."