Friday, March 15, 2013

Do you want a SAFE community?

It’s not just about drugs! The Van Buren County SAFE Coalition is always looking for volunteers who are interested in making Van Buren County a SAFE place to live. They want to ensure that this is a community that is safe in many ways- free of drugs, alcohol and tobacco for youth, safe from violence in our schools and communities, safe from the growing obesity epidemic; we want an all-around safe community. The Coalition’s mission is to stimulate community involvement to promote responsible behaviors among youth and adults, leading to SAFE and healthy communities.

The coalition strives to address the needs of the community in order to make it a safe place for our children to grow and live. In order to stay current with changing times the coalition is online. They have a Facebook page and an up-to-date website for members of the community to get information about the coalition, coalition events and activities, as well as resources for how to talk to your kids about using drugs and alcohol. Check out the website at or like us on Facebook “Van Buren County SAFE Coalition”.

If you are passionate about keeping this community the great place that you have grown to love, we encourage you to join us. Meetings are held on a monthly basis, but meeting attendance is not required you can become a member and receive monthly updates via email and join us for events and projects as your schedule allows. We know everyone is busy and adding one more meeting to your plate may not work for you- but you can still join us!

If you are interested in finding out more about the coalition or think that you would like to get involved the coalition would love to have you. Coalition meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 2:00pm, location changes based on availability.

Next Meeting: March 19th, 2013, 2:00pm, Van Buren Community Services Building (New Building at the Hospital) – Keosauqua.

If you are interested in joining but not able to attend meetings, please contact us at 319-293-6412 or via email at and you can be added to our member list.

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