Havana Area Prevention Team is a non-profit organization that seeks to promote:
Healthy, happy, and responsible lifestyles for area youth and families.
Awareness of positive alternatives and support of positive actions and activities for youth and families. Awareness of positive alternatives and support of positive actions and activities for youth and families in and around the Havana Area.
Havana Area Prevention Team promotes comprehensive community-wide prevention efforts to empower youth and families to develop and lead healthy lifestyles.
Why Have A Coalition In Havana
To influence people’s behavior (for example, reduce the number of youth who are using illegal substances).
To build a healthy community.
To bring about more effective and efficient delivery of programs.
To use resources more efficiently and eliminate duplication of services.
To increase communication between groups and break down barriers and stereotypes.
To launch community-wide efforts on a variety of topics.
The coalition continues to assess community needs and resources in the Havana area. This information is vital for prevention planning purposes.
HAPT is committed to the idea that there is great power in partnering with other people and groups to benefit the community. All residents and community groups are invited to be a part of the planning, communication, and action.
HAPT is dedicated to raising awareness of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug issues in the community and providing healthy alternative activities for youth in the Havana area.
Some of these activities include:
Project Sticker Shock
Red Ribbon Week
Promotion of the Illinois Youth Survey
Semi-Annual Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Youth & Adult Health Fairs
Programs We Support
Members of HAPT recognize other groups and causes that benefit the community. Listed below are programs we sponsor and/or support each year:
Drug Take Back
D.A.R.E. (Drug Awareness Resistance Education)
Illinois Youth Survey Promotion
Too Good For Drugs
Alcohol Prevention Campaign targeted to Parents/Caregivers
Free Swim Nights
Hidden in Plain Sight
Supporting Community Partners
Havana Public Library District
Mason County Sheriff’s Department
Havana School District
Mason County Health Department
Mason County Democrat