Communities That Care (CTC)

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

Our Vision

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, Colorado Construction Careers, Council of Neighbors and Organizations, CPCD Head Start, Fountain Fort Carson School District 8, Fountain Police Department, Fort Carson, Peak Military Care Network, Pikes Peak Library District, Pikes Peak YMCA, Reading Success Matters, Salvation Army, Security Library, Widefield School District 3 and The Colorado Trust.

Get Involved

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, our Strategy Implementation Teams, or our Funding work group.

  • No experience is necessary
  • Members are asked to attend meetings, share your ideas, and assist in an area that meets your interest 
  • Members will benefit from free training and workshops

Contact the Fountain Valley CTC Facilitator for more information:

Taryn Bailey
Youth Substance Use Prevention Planner
El Paso County Public Health
[email protected]

Follow our Teen Advisory Board on Facebook at @fountainvalleyctc 

Fountain Valley Community Services

Fountain Community Services serves the Fountain community through the recognition, enhancement and strengthening of community resources by providing collaborative, local, personalized services. This group brings over 50 agencies together to meet and share information, updates and resources, led by a vision to provide a safe and supportive environment for all individuals.

Fountain Community Services meets the third Wednesday of every month from 2- 4 p.m. at the Fountain Library, 230 S Main Street, Fountain, CO 80817.