©2019 by The Friends of Prevention Coalition of Richmond

Our Story

The FOPC works in an innovative and creative manner to develop environmental strategies and solutions to promote and improve health wellness and resilience in the City of Richmond.


We use targeted strategic objectives and associated activities to achieve our mission of creating and sustaining safe, healthy, and drug-free communities.

The strategies for 2019 are:


  • Capacity Building

Providing assistance to build capacity in the community and among service providers supports in developing and implementing a comprehensive community plan.Capacity building aids the community on all levels to be that catalyst of change.


  • Round Table Discussion (actions that improve effectiveness)

    • Round table discussion is an excellent strategy for public engagement.  It brings together voices from every stratum of concerned citizenry. To that end, the FOPC will serve, as a conduit between organizations, other local entities and citizens.  FOPC will convene round table discussions as requested.


  • Coordination of Quarterly Town Hall Meetings


  • Enhance and Promote Awareness (To inform, not offend)

  • Development of Public Service Announcements with various media outlets

  • Development of the Quarterly “Prevention Corner”

    • This will be a quarterly informational section in the various city publications, i.e. Free Press, Richmond Times Dispatch, Style, etc., that focuses on prevention efforts in alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD), etc.

  • Sponsoring Youth/Young Adult Socials and other engagement activities to increase awareness of tobacco, underage drinking, drug use, and suicide, as well as to promote overall wellness

Contact us to learn more and get involved!