Making Tippecanoe County a safer and healthier place to live, learn, and work.

The Drug-Free Coalition of Tippecanoe County
Invites you to the May Meeting
Wednesday, May 4th at 4:00 p.m.
100 Saw Mill Road Conference Room


April Meeting Minutes are available on our website.  Please review the minutes prior to attending the meeting. 


For a complete list of upcoming meetings and events, please


Accepting Youth Applications for RISE Program

The Drug-Free Coalition of Tippecanoe County is accepting applications for youth who will be in grades 6-12 during the 2016-2017 school year. RISE stands for Role Models Impacting Student Excellence.   

Youth selected will appear in a community campaign that promotes the value of positive peer influence.  Mall ads, posters, and other media promotions will be made available to area schools and businesses throughout the community.  For additional details about the RISE program, click here.  

Nomination Forms, letters of recommendation, and Student Information Forms must be submitted electronically to Jennifer Swartz ( by Friday, April 29, 2016. 

Click here  for a Nomination Form
Click here for a Student Information Form 

2016-2017 Community Grants

Applications are due via electronic submission by 4 p.m. on 
Wednesday, May 4th.  Click here
to download the application.

Each year, the Drug-Free Coalition of Tippecanoe County provides grants to help local organizations develop and implement local prevention, treatment, and law-enforcement programs.  Our granting priorities are guided by our 2016 Comprehensive Community Plan as approved by the Indiana Governor's Comission for a Drug-Free Indiana.   Review of this document will be required for the 2016-2017 application process.   

Parents Can Make a Difference in Teen 
Alcohol Use

It can be daunting to talk with your children about alcohol use, but well worth the efforts parents put into it.   In fact, research shows that kids who have conversations with their parents and learn a lot about the dangers of alcohol and drug use are 50% less likely to use alcohol and drugs than those who don't have such conversations. 

You have more influence over your kids' attitudes and decisions about alcohol than you think!    

According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, here are some guidelines to assist you with these conversations:

Listen Before You Talk -  In our anxiety to share our wisdom, we sometimes forget to listen. For kids, knowing that we are really listening is more important than knowing "all the answers."

Talk to Your Child and Ask Open Ended Questions -  Talk to your child regularly - about their feelings, their friends, and their activities.  Try to avoid questions that have a simple "yes" or "no" answer.  

Be Involved - Get to know your child's friends and continue to educate your child about the importance of maintaining good health. 

Set Expectations, Limits, and Consequences - Make it clear you do not want your child drinking or using drugs and that you trust them not to.  Talk about possible consequences, both legal and medical, and be clear about what you will do if the rules are broken.  

For additional resources on how to talk with your children about alcohol, visit  SAMHSA's Talk.  They Hear You.  

Drug-Free Coalition of Tippecanoe County, 100 Saw Mill Road, Suite 2204, Lafayette, IN 47905, 765-471-9916,