The Birmingham Coalition acts with the goal to establish and strengthen the collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies, as well as federal, state, local, and tribal governments. It is with this collaboration that they seek to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use and misuse among youth and, over time, among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increases risk and promoting those that minimize the risk of substance use and misuse. To learn more contact, Adrienne Coleman.
Connection is a vital piece of APC’s mission and focus on the elimination of addiction. Through the community of Birmingham, APC identifies needs and formulates a plan to meet them. Two major ways this can be seen is through the Annual Backpack Drive- and Pop-Up Resource Fairs. To see how you can get involved and volunteer in these events and more, join us.
Pop Up Resource fairs play a vital role in our efforts for awareness, prevention and connection. Local resource providers partner by displaying resource tables in prominent areas in Birmingham. Our resource fairs provide those in need with support to combat Substance Use, mental illness, and grief, all while cultivating community and connection. These resource fairs aim to prevent substance use disorder and relapse through linkage between providers and those in need.
The Backpack drive is an annual event that is done as a back-to-school drive in the Birmingham City School system to help children in need have all the supplies necessary to be successful in the upcoming school year. It is with the help of donors, volunteers, and staff that we are able to impact over 250 kids with backpacks filled with necessary school supplies each year along with prevention packets for the family.