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The mission of the Olathe Communities That Care Coalition is to encourage positive youth development while preventing problem behaviors including substance abuse, academic failure, unplanned pregnancy, school dropout rates and violence.


This coalition of stakeholders from local schools, law enforcement, social services, healthcare, parent groups, students, businesses, and city and county agencies works together to use existing resources and evidence-based practices effectively and efficiently to address youth risk factors in our community and to positively impact youth development.



What Are Our Goals?

  • Expand research-based alcohol and drug prevention programs and policies.
  • Increase the number of students receiving research-based mentoring services.
  • Increase timely access to at-risk youth and their families in need of mental health services.
  • Research and implement programs, policies, and practices to decrease favorable attitudes toward anti-social behavior.
  • Increase partnership to build seamless “family friendly” early identification, screening and referral systems for at-risk
    youth and their families.

Communities That Care Coalition is accepting grant applications to help fund local community initiatives aimed at preventing or treating alcohol and/or drug use.

Proposals must demonstrate a resolve to face these challenges and affect change in the City of Olathe. By working together, we can use our existing resources and evidence-based practices to address youth risk factors and positively impact youth development.

View this year's Request for Proposal (RFP) to find out more about eligibility and requirements.