The mission of the Southern New Castle County Communities Coalition [SN4C] is to prevent youth substance use and abuse in order to produce healthy, stable, family oriented communities.
With an initial focus on the neighborhoods in the Appoquinimink School District, the Southern New Castle County Communities Coalition [SN4C], convened when key leaders recognized a growing problem with substance abuse and crime by youth, aided by the rapid population growth in Middletown, Odessa and Townsend. The group formed with just 4 members meeting at a kitchen table, then in 2008 SN4C (formerly Middletown Community Coalition) came under the presidency of Howard Isenberg, former Executive Director of Open Door, Inc. In 2009 Open Door Inc.’s Board of Directors agreed to become SN4C’s fiscal agent making it possible for grant opportunities to carry out the coalition’s mission. Since its inception, the area of support has extended to also include southwest Bear and areas near Delaware City.
Approximately 23 members strong, SN4C includes sector representatives from high school aged youth, faith-based organizations, law enforcement, education, local businesses, government agencies, healthcare, substance abuse treatment, parents, youth serving organizations, and a civic association all focused on reducing youth substance abuse and use for healthy communities.
Actively involved in helping support healthy communities, here are some of the ways SN4C works to carry out its mission:
Health Fairs, Leadership Trainings, Youth Summits, Community Forums and Town Hall Meetings are a few additional ways SN4C upholds its mission in Southern New Castle County.
SN4C is composed of individuals who believe that in order to mold and shape the future, we must invest in today’s families. Here is a list of our 12 Sector Representation helping to ensure any change in our community is comprehensive and culturally competent:
SN4C meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 1:30-3pm. Contact SN4C staff for more information if you would like to attend.Download Volunteer Application
Effective prevention includes access to resources and knowing where to get help if needed.
On Monday February 5th, 2018 (6) Appoquinimink High School Y.E.L.L. [Youth Eliminating Loss of Life] members and their facilitating advisors, school nurse, Yvonne Camac and Assistant Principal, Brian Bell attended SAMHSA’s 14th Annual Prevention Day...
SN4C staff can be reached via email at SN4Cprevention@gmail.com.
Mailing Address: 254 E. Main Street Newark, DE 19711
Phone: 302-731-1504 Ext. 108 (ask for Prevention)
Sharon Apostolico – Prevention Director
Tamson Livanov – Prevention Specialist
Brandy Midzinski – Prevention Specialist