Your generous gift will help us fund our mission to help those in need. Together, we can make a difference.
Our vision is to provide a community in which all area youth feel safe and connected;
a community in which youth are empowered to be healthy, resilient, and compassionate members of society;
and a community in which young people positively contribute and impact future generations.
Our mission is to promote healthy lifestyles and choices throughout our communities to benefit our youth and their families. We do this by focusing on adolescent substance use including alcohol, tobacco products, marijuana and prescription drug use by reducing youth and community risk factors, and building protective factors.
Communities that Care (CTC) and Healthy Youth Coalition of Marinette & Menominee Counties would like to extend our appreciation to The FarmHouse Restaurant LLC, Luigi's Pizza & Pasta, Corner Grille, Scoops Sports Cafe', East Side Bar & Grill, Pirate's Cove, Murray's Irish Pub and Grille, Ogden Club, Real Pizza, Wausaukee Bowl, Red Brick Inn, and Dan and Tim's Riverside for supporting CTC’s “Sticker Shock” campaign this summer.
Restaurants throughout Marinette and Menominee Counties who serve pizzas to go were asked to add our Sticker Shock label that contained our “Tori” message of the importance in not providing alcohol to minors to their boxes. The project arose from results of a local survey given to students in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12 indicating over 60% of our youth report they’ve received their alcohol willingly from a parent. The statistic on the sticker and flyer read, “I am 10 years old. If I drink before the age of 15, I am four times more likely to become an alcoholic” and showcased a picture of a girl named “Tori”. The support from these businesses helped us spread important messaging and education to those in the community.
Underage drinking rates throughout Marinette and Menominee Counties is above the national average. Not providing alcohol to minors under the age of 21 can protect brain development and decrease the likelihood of addiction later in life.
CTC would also like to acknowledge UW-Extension Marinette County and Nicklaus Counseling Center, S.C. for assisting in the effort.
Communities That Care of Marinette and Menominee Counties (CTC) has been awarded a $125,000
grant from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) DFC Support Program which is part of
the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC). This grant will be available to CTC for five years, totaling $625,000. At that time,
CTC will be eligible to extend the grant for an additional five years, making the total grand award
With these funds, CTC will address underage alcohol and tobacco product use in both Marinette and
Menominee Counties. The work plan will include projects that will impact both youth and adults as
well as address environmental and policy change around these two substances. Our organization
currently has over 40 active members who volunteer to sit on various work groups around preventing
youth problem behaviors such as substance use.
For more information or to get involved with CTC, please visit our website
www.ctcmarinettemenominee.org , search for us on Facebook, or call us at 906-863-5665 ext.1033.
Here is our most recent video created from the Data Workgroup about "Underage Drinking", coming from one of our identified risk factor priorities of "Favorable Attitudes towards Drug Use" and our community's top youth problem behavior identified. How can we, as a individuals and as a community, change this?
Check out this great video from our Data Workgroup about "Poor Family Management", our top risk factor priority and what it ACTUALLY means for the youth of our community!
Please view the PDF below regarding updated information for substance abuse and mental health resources in our community due to the COVID-19 crisis.
You can also find more information for local COVID-19 resources at https://marinette.extension.wisc.edu/covid-19-resources/
In regards to the current status of CTC meetings and events due to precautions being taken due to Coronavirus (COVID-19),
All monthly workgroup meetings are being held "virtually" at their regularly scheduled times unless otherwise notified by email from your Chair(s) or Coordinator(s). In advance of each scheduled meeting, workgroup members should receive an email with login details to connect by video or phone. Please contact your Chair(s) or Coordinator(s) if you have any issues or questions.
While limiting in-person events and fundraisers, any that are held will be done so with safety precautions and social distancing in place.
As always, we thank you all for every minute you selflessly give to CTC and to our youth and our community. You are all so appreciated, more than you will ever know.
Be well today and always!
CTC is a non-profit organization made up of a group of concerned and caring community members. These members joined various workgroups that meet once a month to work together on making Marinette & Menominee Counties a better place to live. We focus on root causes of many different problem behaviors based off of what the youth survey and o
CTC is a non-profit organization made up of a group of concerned and caring community members. These members joined various workgroups that meet once a month to work together on making Marinette & Menominee Counties a better place to live. We focus on root causes of many different problem behaviors based off of what the youth survey and our community tells us. This only works if the COMMUNITY is involved and doing the work! No special skills or job positions are required. We just need YOU. Please consider joining us!
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. Please check out the 7 different workgroups to see which one you'd like to get involved in! No specific or required skill is needed - just wanting to
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. Please check out the 7 different workgroups to see which one you'd like to get involved in! No specific or required skill is needed - just wanting to make the community a better place for our youth is all you need to possess!
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you!
Our workgroups usually meet once a month for about an hour...check out the workgroups tab to see when each group currently meets, check our workgroup tab, or contact us to let us know when you have availability or where you would like to help!