Kent County Prevention Coalition

Coventry • East Greenwich • Exeter West Greenwich • Warwick • West Warwick

About Us

The Kent County Prevention Coaltion is an amazing group of talented and dedicated community members.

 Our Mission is to prevent and reduce youth substance use and promote wellness across the lifespan. 

Our vision is a region where agencies and leaders collaborate for the wellness of all. 

We are grateful for representation from parents, youth, schools, law enforcement, the YMCA. the Warwick Boys & Girls Club, THRIVE, the Central RI Chamber of Commerce, the Warwick Police Department and more!

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2023 Strategic Plan

2023 Needs Assessment

Building Connections! - Podcast

Hidden in Plain Sight!

Hidden in Plain Sight allows parents a unique interactive opportunity to look into a teen’s mock bedroom. The room is full of common household items that could be used to hide or disguise drug, alcohol, tobacco use or other “risky” behaviors.  

Please take the time to talk to your teen about the items you see – use this as a way to launch a conversation about substance use among peers.  Check it out here!

Check Out these PSAs!

We are so excited to bring back our It Starts With You Campaign! This campaign started 7 years ago and is being brought back with a new generation of kids! The message is the same: It still starts with you at home to talk and listen to your children. This was all possible due to a strong community partnership! Thank you to all who helped create this Cali Cranston PD Page, Cranston Substance Abuse Task Force, Kent County YMCARI Dept. of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals, Cranston, RI Police Department, Sky Sabin Productions LLC  

Talk Early. Talk Often and Listen.

It could be as simple as talking early and talking often.  The campaign is organized to educate and empower parents and caregivers to have ongoing conversations with the young people in their lives around drugs and alcohol. 

Thanks to Dr. Paul Mangino, Jr, his daughter Sofia, Maureen Gouveia and Izzy Boullier  – all coalition members!   Credit to SkySabin productions

#Stay In Your Lane!

Our Coventry Task Force Leaders, Dana Daverna and Katelyn Bianco, worked to create this amazing PSA reminding youth about the risks of impaired driving.

Big shout out to the cool folks at Gnarly Bay! for this gem!

The Staff Team (amazing folks!)

Regional Director
Kathy Sullivan
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Partnerships For Success
Grant Manager
Ireland Judge
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Drug-Free Communities
Grant Coordinator
Danielle Jahnke
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Monthly Meetings

KCPC Monthly Meetings (2)

Our Community Coalitions

The Collaborative

Mike Fratus
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West Warwick Prevention Coalition

Astrid Meijer, M.Ed, APS
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Coventry Substance Abuse Task Force

Dana Daverna
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Exeter West Greenwich Wellness Coalition

Paul Mangino, Jr
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East Greenwich Academy Foundation

Bob Houghtaling 
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