Community Coalition Partnership (CCP)



The Community Coalition Partnership is a program that partners with a local coalition to address substance use issues which affect youth and young adults such as underage drinking, marijuana, tobacco & nicotine products, and prescription drug misuse. The Council's CCP is partnered with the Taylor Alliance for Prevention (TAP).

TAP was formed to create healthier and safer communities. The coalition serves the population of Taylor County—this includes the communities of Abilene, Buffalo Gap, Lawn, Tuscola, Merkel, and Trent.

The coalition is designed to reduce youth access to alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs by:

  • Increasing community awareness of the legal and health consequences of substance use;
  • Mobilizing Taylor County citizens to make institutional and policy changes;
  • Working with law enforcement and local businesses to improve enforcement of existing laws; and
  • Improving the overall health of the community.
The coalition needs the help of all community members in order to effectively address issues related to substance use. Can you find yourself in this list? If so, please contact the coalition to find out how you can help.

  • Law Enforcement
  • Faith Based Group
  • Parent
  • Schools
  • Media
  • Youth
  • Healthcare Professional
  • Civic or Volunteer Group
  • Prevention/Recovery
  • Recovering Individual
  • Youth-Serving Organization
  • For Profit Business
  • Government
  • Higher Education

Resources

The coalition offers free educational presentations on topics such as underage drinking, tobacco, marijuana, and prescription drug misuse. Literature is also available on these topics.

Please visit TAP's website for more information or contact Ashley Simpson, CCP Coordinator, at 325-673-2242, ext. 127 or

24 Hour Crisis Hotline (800) 621-8504


For other resources on Mental Health, please visit mentalhealthtx.org.

Regional Resource Guide

location

MAIN OFFICE:
Alexander Building
104 Pine Street, Suite 205
Abilene, Texas 79601

location

SATELITE OFFICE:
Pyramid Center
2910 Kemp Boulevard, Suite 214
Wichita Falls, Texas 76308