About Us

Who We Are:

The Northwestern Prevention Collaborative covers the Lord Fairfax Planning District, encompassing the City of Winchester and the counties of Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah, and Warren. NPC focuses on education around opioids, marijuana, juuling, and alcohol, with dual goals of preventing young people from misusing drugs and reducing the number of overdose deaths. The Collaborative is a partnership between Page Alliance for Community Action, Family Youth Initiative, Warren Coalition, Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition, and the Prevention Department of Northwestern Community Services.

Meet our participating coalitions:

Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition 

The Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition (NSVSAC) is a coalition of law enforcement, health care, substance abuse treatment and youth advocacy organizations and families impacted by substance abuse and addiction in the Winchester region. The group formed in May 2014 following a community heroin summit in Winchester convened by the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug Task Force.

Mission

To promote healthy life choices and provide a healthy, drug-free environment for youth and families in Page County. 

Family Youth Initiative

The Family Youth Initiative (FYI) was originally established in 1987 by concerned community members. It wasn’t until 2002 that Shenandoah County adopted the name, “Family Youth Initiative.”

In 2010, FYI received a Drug Free Communities (DFC) Grant which has been and will continue to be utilized to provide prevention and education surrounding alcohol and substance misuse in families in Shanandoah County. Through the grant, FYI is able to establish more prevention and education programs by networking with community partners and volunteers.

Mission

To promote drug-free, healthy and positive development of local youth and families through community collaboration an prevention based initiatives.

Page Alliance for Community Action

Non-profit coalition of agencies, parents, youth and concerned citizens. Our main goal is to promote healthy life choices for the youth and families in Page County. We work to provide a healthy, drug-free environment for those in our community. With the volunteers in our coalition, the funding from state and foundation grants, we have focused our attention on preventing substance abuse among our youth and combating childhood obesity with physical activities and nutritional education.

Mission

To promote healthy life choices and provide a healthy, drug-free environment for youth and families in Page County. 

Warren Coalition

Warren County Community Health Coalition – Warren Coalition – is a nonprofit agency established in 1994 to help fill the gaps in health care and substance abuse awareness to the community. The Coalition began under the guidance of Warren Memorial Hospital as an outreach project, but has since grown and was incorporated in 2001.  The office is currently located in the Warren County Community Center.  We continue to work towards making Warren County a safe, healthy, and drug free community through the many programs we provide.

Mission

Partnering to support a safe, healthy and drug-free community for our youth.

Northwestern Community Services Board

Mission

To prevent substance misuse and suicide and to promote mental wellness in the Lord Fairfax Planning District