Who We Are
Established in January 2019, Tumwater HOPES is one of 100 Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) coalitions in the State of Washington. Tumwater HOPES is a local, community-based coalition using community-based strategies to determine root social and emotional factors that predict problem behaviors. Tumwater HOPES believes a comprehensive, collaborative approach involving youth, parents, educators, and other caring adults is best for solving the problems facing youth. We tackle critical issues with a variety of programs to promote health and prevent youth substance use.
Alone we can do so little;
together we can do so much
Erin Dafoe, former Coalition Vice-Chair 2019/2020
What We Do
Meeting monthly, the Coalition works to learn about, share knowledge and resources, and problem-solve the challenges of youth substance use and youth mental health concerns. The Coalition recognizes youth substance use as a symptom of larger issues and works to impact the root causes contributing to kids using drugs and alcohol.