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East Valley Community Coalition

EVCC is a Coalition in Spokane County that serves the East Valley School District and the Greater Spokane Valley community.

The East Valley Community Coalition formed in early 2013 in response to the statewide Prevention Redesign Initiative (PRI), now called the Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI). This initiative allowed the community of East Valley to maintain their diverse substance abuse prevention coalition and continue providing resources to East Valley families with continued funding. As a part of the initiative, the Northeast Washington Educational Service District (NEWESD 101) also places a full time Student Assistance Professional at East Valley High School to provide direct prevention and intervention services to students. The East Valley School District has also been a primary partner since the coalition’s inception, providing space for a full-time coalition coordinator and space for coalition activities.
Our Commitment

EVCC works to establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies, as well as federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalition work to prevent and reduce substance use and misuse among youth.


Using resources available in the community and the support of our members and sector representatives, the coalition tries to determine the root causes of risky behaviors, or behaviors that might indicate substance use, by analyzing data from sources like the Healthy Youth Survey, which is taken by high school students in Washington State. By looking at root causes the coalition can identify strategies, like prevention programs and community activities, to help support and protect youth and their families.


The East Valley Community Coalition empowers our community through education and substance abuse prevention to promote safe and healthy individuals in all families and neighborhoods.

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