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Promotes comprehensive county-wide prevention efforts.

Empowers youth & families to develop and lead healthy lifestyles.

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Est. 1988

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Our Vision

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.

Our Mission

Havana Area Prevention Team promotes comprehensive community-wide prevention efforts to empower youth and families to develop and lead healthy lifestyles.

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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.

Our Projects

Information Gathering

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

Post Prom

Red Ribbon Week

Alcohol Campaign

Promotion of the Illinois Youth Survey

Semi-Annual Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Youth & Adult Health Fairs

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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

Atwater Agency

Mason County Democrat


P.O. Box 431 Havana, IL 62644

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