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Our mission is to involve the community in building a local service support system for children and their families that addresses the needs of early childhood, alcohol and other drug prevention and treatment, and juvenile crime prevention.
  1. That Coos County is a caring Community.
  2. Open communication between individuals, groups and agencies.
  3. Being supportive of each other, families, systems, individuals and community.
  4. Being supportive of systems that create productive people who are service oriented, emotionally stable, physically fit, socially well-adjusted, aware and involved.
  5. A peaceful resolution to problems.
  6. Honoring and respecting diversity.

In 2009 the Commission in collaboration with the Coos County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council received a five-year $625,000 Drug Free Communities Grant to fund programs in our local communities. The goal of this grant is to decrease youth substance abuse and to strengthen collaborations within the county. The partners in the collaboration include:

Local Police Departments
State Police
Community Corrections
Juvenile Department
Mental Health
Public Health
Business Representatives
Media Representatives
Religious Organizations
Civic Groups

We are proud to be a part of the campaign to reduce substance abuse among Coos County Youth. Congratulations to our partners for their many successful activities.

All 36 counties in Oregon have a Commission on Children and Families and collectively they, plus a State Commission that is appointed by the Governor, have selected Goals to work on.
Coos County Commission on Children and Families has written a Comprehensive Plan that includes the following goals:
  1. Strong Nurturing Families
  2. Healthy, Thriving Children
  3. Positive Youth Development
  4. Caring Communities

Why should I worry about my child experimenting?

Adolescence is the critical time when kids are at risk of experimenting with drugs, alcohol and tobacco.

In fact:

  • Nine out of 10 Americans who meet the medical criteria for addiction started smoking, drinking, or using other drugs before age 18.
  • Addiction is a disease that in most cases begins in adolescence.
  • Preventing or delaying teens from using alcohol, tobacco or other drugs for as long as possible is crucial to their health and safety.

Get involved!
Coos County Youth Council

For more information contact  Barbara Bassett, Prevention Coordinator at


Community Comprehensive Plan Update for 2010

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(541) 297-4448

Contact Us

Barbara Bassett, Director
1975 Mcpherson Suite 205I
North Bend, OR  97459
Phone: 541-751-2576