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The Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition's (BBCC) mission is to raise awareness and mobilize the entire community to prevent the abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, with a primary focus on our youth.


BBCC, a 501(c)(3),was founded in 1994, and incorporated in September, 1995 by a group of Seaholm High School parents who recognized the need for a community wide approach to prevent the abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD). Bloomfield Hills officially joined the Birmingham Coalition in September 2005 and was renamed the Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition. The Coalition is overseen by a Board of Directors, has part-time staff of the Executive Director, Youth Project Coordinator and Office Administrator and an active volunteer base.

The Coalition service area includes those who live, work, play, worship, and attend public and private schools within the boundaries of the Birmingham and Bloomfield School Districts. This includes the municipalities of Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, and Village of Franklin and portions of Orchard Lake, Southfield, Troy and West Bloomfield.

The Coalition works with 12 sectors in the Birmingham Bloomfield Community including: Youth, parents, business, media, schools, youth-serving organizations, law enforcement, religious/fraternal organizations, civic/volunteer groups, healthcare professionals, state/local government, other substance abuse organizations. The Coalition also collaborates with other area substance abuse prevention coalitions, including the Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities (ACHC) and national organizations such as Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA).

The Coalition is funded by a Federal grant, county grant, municipalities, businesses, schools, and private donations. Our Federal money is the Drug Free Community Support Program Matching Grants (DFC) from the Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy which requires a yearly non-federal match of financial and in-kind donations, services and volunteer time totaling $125k in the first year, $156,250k in the second and third years and $187,500k in the fourth and fifth years. The Coalition’s fiscal year runs October 1-September 30.

The Youth Action Board (YAB) is a volunteer high school youth group representing the 12 public and private high schools in the Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills School Districts. YAB members meet on a regular basis to dialogue on substance use and abuse trends, as well as other important issues teens face today. Based on this information, they plan and organize safe, fun, alternative community-based and supported events and leadership opportunities for teens.

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Board of Directors

Rob Herner,

President of the REH Group
Cheryl LaKritz,
Vice President
Jewish Federation of Detroit
Marybeth Reader, R.N.
Detroit Country Day
Kathleen Jenkins,
Jenkins, Magnus, Volk & Carroll, CPAs
Othamian Peterson
Assistant Principal, Groves High School


Advisory Council

The Honorable Diane D’Agostini,
48th District Court
Kimber Bishop-Yanke,
Founder of Girls & Boys Empowered
Kids Empowered
Cory Donberger,
Bloomfield Township Police Department
Kelly Johnson,
Senior, Seaholm HS
Co-President Youth Action Board (YAB)
Kelly Haapala,
Nikki Keller,
Birmingham Youth Assistance
Beth Lamont Tetrault
Birmingham Public Schools

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