IMPACT Garland is a community coalition of concerned citizens working together to reduce and prevent youth substance use. The coalition meets monthly to develop drug prevention programs that reduce access to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. The coalition offers parent resources that raise awareness about signs and symptoms of drug use, and about how adults can educate themselves about underage drinking, tobacco use, prescription drug abuse, and other issues facing our youth.
The coalition works through partnerships with local law enforcement, media campaigns, and strategic policy changes that make the community safer. Programs of IMPACT Garland include Crazy For My Kids and the semi-annual prescription drug take-back.
Learn more about IMPACT Garland by contacting Summar Thomas-Mosby, email@example.com, 214-766-8969.
Date: Third Tuesday of every month
Time: 8:00-9:00 am
Meeting Address: Garland Fire Department, 1500 Hwy 66, Garland, TX 75040
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.
Cedar Hill - Police Department, 285 Uptown Blvd., Building 200
Navarro County - P&S Pharmacy, 829 N. Main Street
Ennis - 207 South Sonoma Trail
Italy - 101 W. Main Street
Midlothian - 1150 N. US Hwy 67
Red Oak - 547 N. Methodist St.
Waxahachie - 216 N. College
Crazy for My Kids
IMPACT Garland is an IMPACT Communities coalition funded by Drug Prevention Resources, whose mission is to create a drug-free generation through collaboration, education, innovation and advocacy.
CRAZY FOR MY KIDS is a group of Garland parents, grandparents, educators, officers, and community members who are, to put it simply, crazy for their kids. They support strong youth by making sure kids are safe, healthy, and drug- and alcohol-free. They know where their kids are, who they are with, and what they are doing at all times. These adults actively supervise youth who gather at their homes. They set appropriate expectations and consequences for their children’s behavior, and the behavior of children they are responsible for supervising. And they never allow the possession of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs by youth in their homes or under their watch.
Want to Be Crazy With Us?
Use the CRAZY FOR MY KIDS DIRECTORY to see if the home your child is visiting is pledged to be safe. If the home is not listed below, don’t be shy! Tell the adults in charge that you don’t allow your child to drink. Ask if alcohol will be available and if youth will be supervised. If you aren’t comfortable with the response, make other arrangements for your child.
Our IMPACT Communities coalitions are always looking for new members willing to raise awareness around cohesive drug-free prevention messages while taking positive actions and changing social norms. Whether you're a parent, grandparent, member of law enforcement, the faith community or work in the school district, we need your voice to keep the prevention message alive. Our kids deserve it!
Contact one of the community coordinators listed below or Josie Prachyl at firstname.lastname@example.org, director of coalitions.