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Who We Are

Since 1957, Partners4Wellness (formerly NCADD-OC) has led the effort to reduce alcohol, tobacco, and drug use among youth in Orange County. Our success is built on fostering collaboration, advocating for policy changes, developing grassroots partnerships, and providing the highest-quality community, school, and family programs.

Through our Connect-OC program, we are taking a more holistic approach to well-being with services and programming aimed at enhancing mental wellness and emotional competency.

Education + Advocacy + Partnerships = Change

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What We Do

We provide programs and resources through community leadership, education, and collaborative partnerships to prevent substance use and mental illness in young people.

  • Collaborating with school districts, county agencies, law enforcement, community leaders and the medical community in developing specialized programs on substance use prevention, skill building, and mental health.
  • Empowering and mobilizing communities to take on these issues to create happier, healthier kids and families.
  • Advocating for state and local policy changes with elected officials and policy makers.
  • Educating youth, families, and the community on current and emerging substance and mental health issues.
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For over 21 years, Partners4Wellness staff have successfully implemented county, state, and federal prevention grants and provided substance use prevention presentations to over 200,000 middle/high school and college students, 100,000 adults/parents, and 12,000 school administration personnel.

Our state-licensed DUI program has been providing alcohol education and substance abuse classes to individuals 18+ since 1975.

Partners4Wellness. Developing Partnerships to Create Healthier Communities.

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