About

Mission

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.


Today, BBCC
 takes a research driven, youth-led approach to substance abuse prevention, health and wellness. BBCC and the YAB provide education, tools, activities, and support to help youth rise above life’s challenges by making informed decisions about their safety, health and wellness, as well as encouraging adults to thoughtfully support them.
 
Overview

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 13 sectors in the Birmingham Bloomfield Community including: Youth, parents, business, media, schools, recovery, 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 (the Alliance), Oakland Community Health Network (OCHN) and national organizations such as Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA).

The Youth Action Board (YAB) is an inclusive, dynamic and diverse group of teen volunteers from 11 public and private high schools in the Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills community that bring about positive change for their peers. They work hard to support the BBCC’s mission and to bring its vital prevention programs to their schools and community with a relatable teen point of view and focus. The YAB also provides a positive voice and presence in the broader community on issues important to teens with a focus on substance abuse prevention, health and wellness.

Board of Directors

Cheryl LaKritz,
President
Advisory Board, Jewish Hospice & Chaplaincy Network

Rob Crosby,
Vice President
Victory Capitol

Kathleen Jenkins,
Treasurer
Jenkins, Magnus, Volk & Carroll, CPAs

Deborah L. Macon,
Director, Alliance of Coalitions for Healthy Communities

Lisa A. Mills,
National Realty Centers of Birmingham

 

 

Staff

Carol Mastroianni, MBA, RM
Executive Director

Kelly Michaud,
Youth Program Coordinator