The Livingston County Community Alliance (LCCA) is a county-wide, grassroots, anti-drug coalition which aims to unite the Livingston County community to reduce and prevent youth substance use and to life a safe and drug free lifestyle. We mobilize community members to become partners in prevention for youth and adult alcohol, marijuana, and prescription drug misuse/abuse.
The Livingston County Community Alliance (LCCA) began as the Livingston Student Assistance Coordinators (LIVSAC) in October 1986. The group joined forces with school personnel from the five county school systems, health services, and law enforcement, to implement a plan to deal effectively with youth substance use in the county. As a result of bimonthly meetings, a consortium was formed. The group aimed to develop and implement a broad community plan to address substance abuse in Livingston County. Local leaders met to conduct strategic and organizational planning for the consortium. From this, a community-based group was formed and took the current name, “The Livingston County Community Alliance (LCCA).” The kick-off meeting of the LCCA was held on December 6, 1991, and included over 125 participants. In 1992, the LCCA became legally incorporated as a 501(c)3. In 2017, the LCCA was awarded the federal Drug-Free Communities Grant which provides $125,000 per year for community-based drug prevention activities.
Collaboration is Key
The LCCA recognizes the value of collaboration in preventing youth substance use. We partner with 12 key sectors to reduce youth substance use, including: youth, parents, businesses, media, schools, youth serving organizations, law enforcement, civic/volunteer organizations, religious organizations, healthcare professionals, local government, and other organizations that specialize in reducing youth substance use. It is through these partnerships that we can provide and implement effective, widespread drug awareness campaigns and activities.