January 2016
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Happy New Year! 

This year, resolve to get involved... 
with your local community Coalition!

Volunteer your time, your talents, your passions toward growing healthier communities.  With 15 Coalitions in Oakland County - and more coming this year - there is sure to be one located near you.

Visit achcmi.org to find one in your area!  

Waterford Coalition for Youth Helps Kids "Shop with a Hero" during the Holidays
The Waterford Coalition for Youth, in collaboration with Meijer and the Waterford Township Police Department, helped 96 children in need in December at the annual "Shop with a Hero" event.

The more in this Oakland Press  article. 

Youth Marijuana  
Prevention Toolkit 
now available online! 
Town Hall & Panel Discussion: 
Recovery Happens -  
Pathways to Hope 
This town hall, brought to you by the North Oakland Community Coalition, the ACHC, and Oakland County Families Against Narcotics, will feature:
  • Sheriff Michael Bouchard - Oakland County Sheriff's Office
  • Dave - Families Against Narcotics speaker
  • Lauryn Ferro Barnett - Specialty Court Probation Officer and assistant to the Executive Director for the Michigan Association for Treatment Court Professionals
  • Honorable Judge Kirsten Neilson Hartig - Troy sobriety court
  • Dr. John and Diana Kitzmiller - Bald Mountain Behavioral Health treatment professionals
  • Orion Township Supervisor Chris Barnett will moderate

All are welcome, and encouraged to attend! 

Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition Youth Action Board's First Annual Teen Talent Palooza & Fundraiser

Mark your calendars for Friday, January 15, from 7:30 - 10:30 p.m. at the new Bloomfield Hills High School. This will be a super fun, family-friendly event for the whole community!

There is still room for teens who want to perform and compete.  Sponsorship and raffle prizes are still being accepted.  Please contact lmckenzie@bbcoalition.org (Leanne) if you would be willing to attend, participate, or help.
6th Annual Prayer Breakfast 
"Power of Youth Voices"

Join the North Oakland Community Coalition and Miss Oakland County, Kaitlyn Krizanic at Scripps Mansion for this special annual celebration. Special prayers by community leaders includes breakfast from Great Harvest Bread Company and Starbucks. Music provided by St. Joseph Middle School Choir.

All are welcome. Youth encouraged to attend. Register at noccmi.org.

Covey 7 Habits of Highly
Effective Teens Training

The Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition will offer this training, Saturday, February 6th from  12:00 - 4:30 p.m. at Bloomfield Township Library for 9th and 10th graders and student athletes.  Visit bbcoalition.org for more information. 
The Waterford Coalition for Youth cordially invites you to join them at the 18th Annual Taste of Waterford on Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. at the Oakland Schools Conference Center in Waterford!

Mail-in ticket orders and table reservation options can be found at wcfy.org and can also be purchased online at   2016tow.eventbrite.com
The Holistic Health and Wellness Expo will take place on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Royal Oak High School from 10am-3pm. Admission is free and all members of the community are welcomed. 

Practitioners, don't miss the opportunity to promote your health and wellness practice in front of more than 800 consumers or connect with over 70 holistic practitioners and vendors!

Call or email for more information:
Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities
(248) 221-7101
895 N Opdyke, Suite D
Auburn Hills, MI  48326