Founded in 2002, the mission of the Natrona County Prevention Coalition (NCPC) is to prevent substance abuse by promoting healthy and positive choices. NCPC is a collaboration of over 40 members made up from community agencies, business, and concerned citizens. NCPC is responsible for conducting and holding multiple substance-free events for the community through the year. Mercer Family Resource Center is the lead agency for NCPC and acts as the Coalition's fiscal agent.
For more information contact the NCPC Chair: Whitney Lamb 307-233-4263.
Community Baby Shower event
After school programs
Substance-free education campaigns
Family Game Night
Local prevention strategies
Family Day (after the annual parade in July)
Policies that promote healthy and positive communities
Celebrates drug-free businesses
Funded through the 21st Century Community Learning Center federal grant - Cohorts 10 and 12
Provide a healthy and positive place for youth and children. Each center promotes learning and leadership, provides enrichment activities, and encourages family engagement.
Boys and Girls Club of Central Wyoming - Journey Elementary Branch
Casper Family YMCA - Cottonwood Elementary program
The Science Zone - Design Team middle school program and the Idea Lab high school program
VIBES Fine & Performing Arts- VIBES Tribe drumming middle school program
Youth Leadership programs:
Through the efforts of the Youth Empowerment Council and in coordination with NCPC's community needs assessment, youth in Natrona County are provided with alcohol-free and other drug-free events year round.
NCPC Ongoing Subcommittees:
Family and Parenting:
Meets at 10 A.M. the 4th Thursday of the month at Mercer Family Resource Center.
Addresses the needs of Natrona County children, parents, and families.
Tasked with planning:
Family Game Night - February 8th, 2019 at the Nicolaysen
Family Day - July 9th, 2019 at Washington Park
Community Baby Shower - April 13th, 2019 at the Boys and Girls Club
Community Prevention Strategies Group:
Meets at 2 P.M. the last Wednesday of the month at Mercer Family Resource Center
Addresses substance abuse prevention throughout the community.