Town Partners (LPC)

Local Prevention Councils

ERASE works closely with 13 Local Prevention Councils (LPCs) in our region to promote substance abuse prevention and early intervention at the local level. LPCs are made up of volunteer community members from diverse sectors in the community including the local Youth Service Bureaus, youth, parents, business leaders, educators, law enforcement personnel, religious organizations, healthcare professionals, concerned citizens and other organizations involved in prevention activities.

Local Prevention Councils work in each ERASE community to raise awareness about substance use and its impact on the community, families, older adults and youth development. They plan and implement educational sessions or local media campaigns for various groups in their communities. In addition they look to address local policies that can contribute to an environment permissive of risky behaviors.

LPC membership or volunteer work is an opportunity to make positive changes in your community, meet other committed community members and participate in engaging activities ranging from program planning to positive youth development activities.

ERASE administers small grants to each of the LPCs made available by The Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. The ERASE staff attends LPC meetings regularly providing guidance and support for these community coalitions on capacity building, needs assessments and environmental prevention strategies.


Contact your Local Prevention Council:

Andover, Hebron and Marlborough 

Local Prevention Council: Coalition for a Healthy Empowered Community
Contact: Michelle Hamilton

Andover, Hebron and Marlborough Youth & Family Services
25 Pendleton Drive
Hebron, CT 06248
Visit Online
Phone: (860) 228-9488
Fax: (860) 228-1213

Town Websites: Andover | Hebron |Marlborough


Local Prevention Council: District Safety Committee
Contact: Paul Smith

Town Website: Bolton

East Hartford 

Local Prevention Council: East Hartford Drug Free

Contact: Cephus Nolen

East Hartford Department of Youth Services
50 Chapman Place (Lower Level)
East Hartford, CT 06108
Visit Online
Phone: (860) 291-7179
Fax: (860) 282-4862

Town Website: East Hartford

East Windsor 

Local Prevention Council: East Windsor Wellness Coalition 

Contact: Melissa maltese

East Windsor Department of Human Services
25 School Street
East Windsor, CT 06088
Visit Online
Phone: (860) 623-2430
Fax: (860) 623-7327

Town Website: East Windsor


Local Prevention Council: Developing Positive Youth Culture

Contact: Diane Lasher-Penti

Ellington Youth Services
31 Arbor Way
Ellington, CT 06029
Visit Online
Phone: (860) 870-3130
Fax: (860) 870-3198

Town Website: Ellington


Local Prevention Council: Enfield Together Coalition 

Contact: Jean Haughey

Enfield Youth Services
19 North Main Street
Enfield, CT 06082
Visit Online
Phone: (860) 253-6380
Fax: (860) 253-5145

Town Website: Enfield


Local Prevention Council: Glastonbury Alcohol & Drug Council 

Contact: Laura Zeppieri

Glastonbury Youth & Family Services 

Emily Reyes

321 Hubbard St Glastonbury, CT 06033
Visit Online
Phone: (860) 652-7672
Fax: (860) 652-7659

Town Website: Glastonbury


Local Prevention Council: Peer Advocate Team 

Contact: Sharon Kosey

Manchester Youth Service Bureau
63 Linden Street
Manchester, CT 06040
Visit Online
Phone: (860) 647-5213

Town Website: Manchester


Local Prevention Council: Somers Comes Together Coalition 

Contact:  Dr. Denise Messina

Gary Cotzin

Somers Social Services Department
600 Main Street
Somers, CT 06071
Visit Online

Town Website: Somers

South Windsor 

Local Prevention Council: South Windsor Alliance for Families

Contact: Liz Langevin

South Windsor Youth & Family Services
150 Nevers Road
South Windsor, CT 06074
Visit Online
Phone: (860) 648-6361
Fax: (860) 644-3951

Town Website: South Windsor


Local Prevention Council: Stafford Cares 

Contact: Shirley Allard

Sgt. Duncan

Stafford Youth Center
3 Buckley Highway
Stafford, CT 06076
Visit Online
Phone: (860) 684-3906

Town Website: Stafford


Local Prevention Council: Tolland Local Prevention Council 

Contact: Nancy Dunn

Tolland Youth Services
21 Tolland Green
Tolland, CT 06084
Visit Online
Phone: (860) 871-3612
Fax: (860) 871-3663

Town Website: Tolland


Local Prevention Council: Vernon Drug and Alcohol Prevention Council

Contact: Michelle Hill

Vernon Youth Services Bureau
9 Elm Street
Vernon, CT 06066
Visit Online
Phone: (860) 870-3555
Fax: (860) 870-3556

The Vernon Drug and Alcohol Prevention Council welcomes public comment/concern regarding substance use or abuse issues. Annually, the Council provides funds to the Vernon Police to conduct alcohol seller compliance checks – making certain that alcohol is not sold to underage buyers. We also distribute educational materials at school open houses.

Town Website: Vernon