Welcome

Here in Deschutes County, we have a strong sense of independence along with a shared interest in a safe, healthy and prosperous community. The Shared Future Coalition contributes to the well-being of our County and reducing substance abuse by empowering youth and young adults to make safe, healthy, and legal choices through community education, collaboration and policy. We invite you to become more informed about the negative impacts of substance abuse and the powerful opportunities we have to prevent substance abuse. Join our efforts and start making a difference today!

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Our Vision & Mission

Our Vision

A safe, healthy and prosperous community.

Our Mission

To reduce substance abuse by empowering youth and young adults to make safe, healthy and legal choices through community education, collaboration and policy.

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We Value…

The Shared Future Coalition recognizes that substance abuse impacts all aspects of Deschutes County, from the individual to the family to the community. With accessibility, diversity, and cultural responsiveness in mind, the following values are embedded into all of our prevention efforts:

safe, healthy, and legal behaviors
involving substances of abuse.
our community’s future
by creating sustainable practices which reduce health and societal costs stemming from alcohol abuse.
health and well-being of all citizens and visitors
by recognizing that the health of our community and economy is dependent on the health of individuals.
community stewardship
which fosters safety, economic development, a productive workforce, and a higher standard for alcohol environments, both public and private.
healthy, fun, and active lifestyle
in Deschutes County and the economic leverage gained from healthy behaviors.
civic and social accountability
of citizens, organizations, agencies and businesses.
our primary, secondary and post–secondary education and training opportunities
and the ability for children, youth and adults to succeed academically and socially.
a strategic approach
to preventing underage and binge drinking which maximizes the return to our community.
relationships among individuals
within and among families, and between varied arrays of community partners.
the responsible consumption of alcohol
as defined by

  • no alcohol use by minors,
  • no binge drinking by adults (binge drinking is defined as 5+ drinks on one occasion for males; 4+ drinks on one occasion for females)

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