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Mission Statement
To empower communities to create positive changes in attitudes, behaviors and policies to prevent and reduce at-risk behavior in youth with a unified focus on alcohol, marijuana and prescription drug prevention.

Vision Statement
Community members uniting to create a safe environment for families to nurture and protect children and youth through education and awareness.

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StarCare Specialty Health System/Lubbock VOICES Community Coalition
3804 I-27
Lubbock, Texas 79412
Phone:  806-766-0307
Email:  Community Coalition Director
  • To prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth in the community.
  • To strengthen collaboration in the community.
VOICES involves
  • Businesses
  • Churches
  • Civic/Volunteer Groups
  • Community Organizations
  • Health Care Organizations
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Media
  • Parents
  • Schools
  • State/Government Agencies
  • Youth/Young Adults
  • Other organizations involved in reducing substance abuse
Lubbock County VOICES Community Coalition is funded by the Texas Department of State Health Services, established for the purpose of assisting the community in developing policies, procedures and activities to prevent youth from using alcohol, marijuana, prescription drugs and other drugs.
Coalition Volunteers
  • Amerigroup
  • Bliss Dental
  • Catholic Charities
  • Communities in Schools
  • Children's Connections, Inc.
  • Community Health Centers of Lubbock
  • Greater St. Mark Baptist Church
  • Healthy Lubbock (TTUHSC Garrison Institute on Aging)
  • Holiday Inn Park Plaza Hotel
  • Hombres Nobles-Tomorrow's Leaders
  • Hope Community of Shalom
  • Lutheran Social Services (Foster in Texas)
  • Mae Simmons Community Center
  • Managed Care Center, Inc.
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • National Center for Parenthood Enrichment (LYLA)
  • Optimist Boys & Girls Club
  • Region 1 Prevention Resource Center
  • Rising Star Baptist Church
  • South Plains Community Action Association
  • Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission
  • Texas Department of Transportation
  • Texas Tech University Department of Human Development & Family Studies HDFS
  • West Texas Smoke-Free Coalition
Coalition Member Opportunities
  • Advocate for community needs that relate to substance abuse and chemical dependency issues among youth.
  • Provide referrals for youth affected by substance use/abuse and chemical dependency.
  • Participate in statewide conferences and training.
  • Be a representative of the coalition in the community.
  • Offer leadership opportunities.
  • Deliver community presentations that focus on the state’s three priorities of alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs.
Coalition Community Activities
  • Annual Drug-Free Back-To-School Kickoff
  • Collaboration with Youth/Youth Sponsors in Zero Alcohol For Youth Campaign/Social Host Accountability Campaign
  • Collaborate with Texas Tech School of Pharmacy to host bi-annual medication cleanouts
  • Involved with local planning committees for health fairs and conferences
"Never doubt that a small, group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
    - Margaret Mead


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