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Review for Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida Inc, Fort Myers, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Coalition recently completed the Drug House Odyssey which is a walk through play for fifth graders about the choices they make and what the consequences are. It includes 5 scenes, party, dui traffic stop, court room, crash and Trauma room. the walk through play takes about 40 minutes to complete. It is held for three days with students during the day and one night open to the public. this year we impacted 1,723 individuals with the message. Not only is there a walk through play but at the end are static displays providing additional education to all who attend, various organizations donate their time to participate in this program. Including Local Law Enforcement, Hospital, States attorney Office, Fire and Ems. This program is done on donations from many members of the community. Not only does the organization provide Drug House Odyssey each year, it has also started a coalition in Lehigh Acres, Is working with the Cape Coral SADD group to start other SADD clubs in the area and works with FGCU fraternities.

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field
 

Review for Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida Inc, Fort Myers, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have worked with the Drug Free Coalition since 2008 and am currently a board member. As the Injury Prevnetion Manager for Trauma Services i became involved with the Drug Free Caolition with the Drug House Odyssey. This walk through play for 5th graders is educational for the children as well as parents. The lead agency is the Drug Free Caolition which has brought many agencies together to put this progrm on annually. Children in the area look forward to their turn to attend the play each year. As evidenced by the children talking about it at various health fairs and in the community. The Drug Free Coalition also plays an important role in providing and coodinating community needs assessments. Completing these community needs assessments to better sere our community and to bring in programs that are evidence based to help with edcuting the youth and parents of our community. This is accomplished with the Executive Director Deb. Comella having the ability to coordinate various groups and leaders in the community to work together. The Drug Free Coalition is actively working iwth our local youth to hear their concerns and solutions. Several Town Hall meetings have been down with Area youth on topics of alcohol and marijuana. These have been videoed for us by Street chicks in Recovery which is a local orgnization that wokrs closely with the coalition.

Role:  Board Member

Thank you Syndi, for your review. Your work in injury prevention in Southwest Florida is an inspiration - you are a true prevention superhero!

 

Review for Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida Inc, Fort Myers, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Drug House Odyseey is an exceptional program offered in Lee County. Each year we provide a walk through play, showing a group of teens, making choices along the way and how these choices affect not only them but others around them. The play is done with people in each scene who work in this area daily. The teens are students from our local high school drama club. We are able to provide this program to over 2600 students in Lee County and open it to the public one evening. The program has a profound effect on the youth. Many of the students this year commented on how it showed them to be a leader not a follower. As well as not to use drugs or alcohol. This year was the Drug House Odyssey 20th year. The program is done completely by donations. This program needs to continue for future generations.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field