About Us

 San Marcos Prevention Coalition Goals:

  1. Establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies, and federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth.
  2. Reduce substance use among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse.

 San Marcos Prevention Coalition Vision:

  • To build synergy amongst individual organizations invested in San Marcos.
  • To create a culture of prevention in our community.
  • To get out in front of our community’s substance abuse problems.

 Prevention is:

  • The promotion of constructive lifestyles and norms that discourage destructive behavior; it is an ongoing process that must relate to each emerging generation.

 Intervention is:

  • Any outside process that has the effect of modifying an individual’s past and ongoing behavior, cognition, or emotional state.
In San Marcos there are a plethora of intervention resources.  Individually they are doing an adequate job of responding to issues regarding alcohol, drugs, tobacco, violence and bullying. We agree that as a community we could do a better job by identifying San Marcos’ needs and providing valuable, results driven prevention programs.

 

Coalition Survey Results – Top Three Needs for San Marcos :

  1. Resource Awareness & Database
  2. Youth Prevention Programs
  3. Parent Education

 San Marcos Prevention Coalition Co-Founders:

Audra Wallace is a San Marcos resident, wife and mother.  Audra has been a School Counselor for 15 years, working with youth’s social-emotional issues, academics, and post secondary planning.
K.C. Strang is a San Marcos resident, husband, and father of 2 children, with a background in public policy and government/community relations.  He is an appointed board member of the County’s Behavior Health Advisory Board and Vice-chair of the San Marcos Palomar Health Community Action Council.
Letty Robles is a San Marcos resident, wife, and mother of 2 children. She has a background in prevention in the north coastal San Diego county communities and media advocacy for prevention. Letty is a member of the site council at Paloma Elementary and the district president of the English Language Advisory Committee.