Community Organizing To Prevent Youth Substance Use

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Lee's Summit CARES

Program Summary: 
Lee’s Summit CARES (LSC) serves as the only Lee's Summit community coalition addressing youth health and safety. The 35-year-old agency mobilizes community partners to develop a culture of physical and mental wellness for Lee’s Summit youth and families that inspires positive, healthy choices.  LSC serves Lee’s Summit and adjacent communities of the 117-square mile LSR7 School District, reflecting an agency service area of more than 100,000 residents, which is home to nearly 15% of Jackson County's population.

COMBAT funding supports LSC’s Community Organizing Program to mobilize youth and adults using Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) Seven Strategies for Community Change.These prevention strategies include activities focused on providing information, building skills, providing support, enhancing access/reducing barriers, changing physical design, and modifying/changing consequences, procedures and policies.

Program Addresses: 
Lee's Summit CARES Office • 1595 ME Rice Rd. • Lee's Summit, MO 64086

816-347-3298 •


    COMBAT funds other violence prevention programs—more than 40—offered by a variety of agencies thorughout Jackson County. These programs have been broken down into these sub-categories to assist you in finding services that meet your specific needs

    » Bully Prevention
    » Child Abuse
    » Counseling Services
    » Diversion Programs
    » Domestic Violence

    » Job Training Programs
    » Legal Services
    » Parenting Programs
    » Re-entry Programs
    » School Attendance/Truancy
    » Sexual Assault Programs
    » STRIVIN'
    » Victim Support Services
    » Youth-Orient Programs