The Van Buren County SAFE Coalition is continually looking for volunteers who are interested in making Van Buren County a SAFE place to live.
The Van Buren County SAFE Coalition came together originally in 1993, after the floods, as a way to get community members together to work on a specific issue. This group was organized to assist with flood efforts and clean-up after the flood. The group met sporadically over the next few years. It was not until December of 2002 that the group became organized. There were 11 members at the first organized meeting, and the group has now grown to over 60 members.
The coalition is currently working on strategies to address tobacco prevention, Rx and OTC medication abuse, underage drinking and underage binge drinking in Van Buren County with Community Partnership Funds, Community Grants, and the Iowa Partnership for Success Funds. This work requires input from all areas of the community. If you are a parent, business owner, concerned citizen, faith based representative, young adult, youth worker, youth, or anyone else who wants to make a difference, the coalition needs you. Your input is valuable and we want to hear from you.
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 join! Coalition meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 9:00 am at the VBCH Community Services Center Conference Room in Keosauqua.
November 21, 2017
VBCH Community Services Center Conference Room
If you are interested in joining but not able to attend the meeting, please contact us at 319-293-3334 ext. 1017 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and you can be added to our member list.