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Home » Uncategorized » Youth Substance Awareness and Prevention Coalition of Grant County (YSAPC)

Youth Substance Awareness and Prevention Coalition of Grant County (YSAPC)

YSAPC at the newly installed MedReturn drug disposal unit located at 1106 N. Pope Street in Silver City, NM. Circa 2016.

Founded in 2013, the The Youth Substance Awareness and Prevention Coalition (YSAPC) works tirelessly to curb youth access to alcohol, opioids and tobacco through  initiating social projects and guiding public and school policy for greatest impact.  Formerly known as the Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, the group updated the mission and name in 2021.

The Coalition is composed of representatives from 12 county sectors to have the greatest impact possible with funding provided by the New Mexico Office of Substance Abuse Prevention.

Service Area: Grant County, New Mexico

Mission: To raise awareness in Grant County about youth substance misuse thereby creating an environment that cultivates healthy productive lifestyles through policy and advocacy change that promotes resilient and empowered youth.

Facebook Page: Visit the YSAPC Facebook page for news on our latest efforts.

Currently, YSAPC is efforts are focused on:

Grant County’s April 2019 National Drug Take Back Day broke the record for pounds collected. Pictured here are part of the YSAPC team (from left to right) Silver City Police Department Community Resource Officer Manny Jaure, New Mexico Department of Health’s Michele Giese and Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition’s Corina Castillo at the Silver City WalMart Super Center.
  • With input from the residents, YSAPC created A Handbook for Keeping Families Safe from Prescription Pain Killers with vital information to aid families preventing painkiller misuse and locate available resources for treatment of substance misuse in Grant County.
  • Prevention LIVE! Our weekly Facebook Live series shares information on how we can create a healthier and safer environment for our youth. Nuestra serie semanal de Facebook Live comparte información sobre cómo podemos crear un ambiente más saludable y seguro para nuestra juventud.

Previously, YSAPC has worked on:

Our fiscal agent is the Center for Health Innovation. Previously the Coalition has been managed by the Town of Silver City , and prior the Coalition was founded by the Grant County Community Health Council.

For more information please call (575) 597-0024 or email

YSAPC is a program of the Center for Health Innovation, New Mexico’s designated Public Health Institute, and funded by the New Mexico Office of Substance Abuse Prevention.