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Programs and Services

Our IMPACT Community coalitions in Dallas, Ellis, Rockwall and Navarro counties are designed to have widespread community impact. We measure outcomes such as past 30-day use of alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs and perception of risks (parents and youth). In one community, we helped reduce past 30-day use of alcohol by 60 percent. In another, we are seeing a steady decrease in past 30-day use of alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs.

If you have a stake in one of these communities and a commitment to creating a safe and healthy place for youth, please contact us here. We always need and appreciate new volunteers! Learn more here.


You may not be as familiar with our agency name as you are with the programs we have designed, funded, implemented and sustained in Dallas, Ellis, Navarro and Rockwall counties, including:

IMPACT Dallas County - Garland

IMPACT Ellis County - Waxahachie

IMPACT Ellis County - Red Oak

IMPACT Navarro College

IMPACT Rockwall

IMPACT Rural Opioid Collaborative


DRUG FREE COMMUNITIES

The goal of the Drug-Free Communities grant, which funds prevention in Ellis County, is to establish and strengthen collaboration among communities to prevent and reduce substance use among youth.


SOCIAL HOST ORDINANCE

IMPACT Waxahachie is working with their community to implement a social host ordinance. This will hold 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.


About one-third of youth in the communities DPR serves report it is easy to gain access to prescription drugs not prescribed to them (IMPACT Prescription Drug Survey, 2017). Yet many in these same communities do not see prescription drug misuse as a pressing issue (IMPACT Community Survey, 2018). Our goal is to increase awareness through education to help prevent youth access to prescription drugs and save lives.


TAKE IT TO THE BOX - PRESCRIPTION DRUG RETURN DROP BOX LOCATIONS

Drop off your expired or unused prescription medication at one of the locations below. For more information please contact: IMPACT Communities at 972.518.1821.

Cedar Hill - Cedar Hill Police Department - 285 Uptown Blvd, Building 200, Cedar Hill, TX 75104

Ferris - Ferris Police Department, 111 Ewing St., Ferris, TX 75125

Italy - Italy Police Department, 101 W. Main St., Italy, TX 76651

Maypearl - Maypearl Police Department, 104 E 2nd St., Maypearl, TX 76064

Red Oak - Red Oak Police Department, 547 Methodist St., Red Oak, TX 75154

Corsicana - P&S Pharmacy, 829 N. Main St., Corsicana, TX 75110

Garland - Garland Police Department, 1891 Forest Ln, Garland, TX 75042

Rice - Rice Police Department, 205 E. Calhoun St., Rice, TX 75155

Ennis - Ellis County Constable, 207 South Sonoma Trail, Ennis, TX 75119

Garland - Sundance Behavioral, 2696 W. Walnut St., Garland, TX 75042

Milford - Milford Police Department, 107 S. Main Street, Milford, TX 76670

Waxahachie - Waxahachie Police Department, 630 Farley St., Waxahachie, TX 75165

 


Thank yous and Testimonial

Our Impact in the Last Decade

  • People Helped

    130,000

  • Kids Helped

    50,000

  • Sites Served

    50

  • Volunteer Hours

    110,000

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