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Our Mission

 

The mission of the Barry County Substance Abuse Task Force (SATF) is to prevent, reduce, and address the consequences of existing and emerging substance use and abuse issues through collaborative efforts for youth and adults in our community.

 

 

Join us Monthly

 

Our meetings are open to the public and we would love your help! Join us every 4th Monday of every month, at 9:00 a.m., at the Barry County Central Dispatch Community Training Room, 2600 Nashville Road, Hastings, MI 49058.

 

TalkSooner

 

We have the app for you! Conversation starters provided to help you break the ice and open conversation.

 

Welcome to the SATF

The Barry County Substance Abuse Task Force is located in Barry County, Michigan, a rural community of 56,000 residents in Southwest Michigan. The Barry County Substance Abuse Task Force (SATF) was established in 2004, originally to address rising methamphetamine issues in our community. In 2007, the SATF and its partners expanded its focus and mission to include all substance abuse issues in our community.

The SATF is a collaborative coalition of more than 30 member agencies and individuals working together to make Barry County a healthier and safer community for all residents. Special focus is given to the prevention of youth substance abuse risk behaviors. SATF membership is strong and dedicated, and includes representation from law enforcement, healthcare, schools, youth, businesses, court systems, emergency management, parents, other community coalitions, and health and human service agencies throughout our county.

 

Proud Partners:

 

Congratulations Sgt. Tony Stein on your Retirement!

 

We would like to thank Sgt. Tony Stein for not only his dedicated service to Barry County, but also for his support in our Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition.

We applaud Sgt. Stein in his effort to prevent crime, educate our local community and help prevent substance abuse.

Sgt. Stein- we wish you well in retirement!

 

PhotoVoice Project

 

Our Hastings High School 2016 PhotoVoice Project aims to empower our local youth to speak about the issues they are currently facing or seeing with alcohol and tobacco, ultimately leading them to action and community change.

 

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