Who We Are
In January of 2019 Tumwater HOPES became one of 80 Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) coalitions in the State of Washington. Tumwater HOPES is a local, community-based coalition with community-based solutions that believes a comprehensive, collaborative approach is best when solving a problem. Therefore youth substance use is tackled from a variety of angles.
Alone we can do so little;
together we can do so much
Erin Dafoe, Coalition Vice-Chair 2019/2020
What We Do
The Coalition meets once a month to learn, share and problem solve the challenges of youth substance use and youth mental health concerns. In addition to directing prevention funding for the State we also work to engage the larger community in prevention activities. We aim to increase what is protecting our youth while figuring out how to decrease their risks.