Community Programs and Initiatives
We offer drug prevention programs that are designed to have widespread community impact toward our goal of creating a drug-free generation. These community programs help to create healthy and safe environments in which to raise young people as well as educate parents and families on the dangers of substance abuse. Our drug prevention programs and initiatives are the cornerstone of what we do at DPR, and empower both families and youth to take a strong drug-free stance. Please take a look and let us know how you’d like to get involved in our community impact programs.
You may not be as familiar with our agency name as you are with the programs we have designed, funded, implemented and sustained to address gaps in prevention services in Dallas, Ellis and Navarro counties. Here are some of the programs DPR has created:
IMPACT Dallas County - Garland
IMPACT Ellis County - Waxahachie
IMPACT Ellis County - Red Oak
IMPACT Navarro College
DFC Ellis County
Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (HRSA)
Partnership for a Drug-Free Texas (PDFT)
DRUG FREE COMMUNITIES
The Drug Free Communities grant program takes a comprehensive, multi-sector and data driven approach to prevent and reduce youth substance use/abuse in communities throughout the United States.
SOCIAL HOST ORDINANCE
The ordinance holds individuals responsible for hosting, or knowingly providing a place for underage drinking and/or other substance use to occur. A “Social Host” refers to a person(s) who knowingly allows the possession or consumption of alcohol and/or other substances by underage youth on property that he/she owns, leases, or otherwise controls.
CRAZY FOR MY KIDS
Crazy for My Kids is a community-wide campaign that urges parents to sign a pledge that no alcohol or other drugs will be available in their homes. When parents make this pledge, their names are added to a directory of safe homes. When their child asks to visit a friend, parents can check the directory to be sure that home is on the safe list. Crazy for My Kids is currently operating in the communities of Cedar Hill, Garland and Waxahachie. For more information about the campaign.
TAKE IT TO THE BOX - PRESCRIPTION DRUG RETURN DROP BOX LOCATIONS
Drop off your expired or unused prescription medication at one of the many locations below. For more information please contact: IMPACT Communities at 972-937-1531.
Cedar Hill - Cedar Hill Police Department - 285 Uptown Blvd, Building 200
Ferris - Ferris Police Department, 111 Ewing St.
Italy - Italy Police Department, 161 W Main St.
Maypearl - Maypearl Police Department, 104 E 2nd St.
Red Oak - Red Oak Police Department, 547 Methodist St.
Corsicana - P&S Pharmacy, 829 N. Main St.
Garland - Garland Police Department, 1891 Forest Ln.
Rice - Rice Police Department, 205 E. Calhoun St.
Ennis - Ellis County Constable, 207 South Sonoma Trail
Garland - Sundance Behavioral, 2696 W. Walnut St.
Milford - Milford Police Department, 107 S. Main Street
Waxahachie - Waxahachie Police Department, 630 Farley St.
Thank yous and Testimonial
The Garland Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department