PCSAC is a community grassroots organization consisting of two coalitions that are working to reduce substance abuse in porter county.
Each coalition has separate plans and funding streams.
Anyone can be a member of either coalition. We do not discriminate against anyone wishing to help in the fight again substance abuse. Members must complete a Membership Commitment Form and a Membership Information Form. Both of these can be found in our Membership Guidebook. The Guidebook includes more information about what it means to be a member.
The porter county substance abuse council is comprised of two coalitions: LCC and DFC
LCC Coalition - This coalition works to ensure that the LCC state requirements are met. Anyone in the community interested in receiving funds from PCSAC must be a member of this coalition. The coalition meets as a whole every other month on the second Thursday.
Committees of the LCC Coalition:
LCC - Education/Awareness
Members – Ana Brocksmith, Donna Golob, Jenny Harkel, Rick McCall, Tom Moeller
LCC - Treatment/Intervention
Chair –Tracy Traut
Members – Jim Berman, Kathy Flores, Tom Moeller, Marty Vagena, Kate Vena, Allen Wright
LCC - Law Enforcement/Justice
Chair – Tim Beach
Members – Larry LaFlower, Jamie Erow, Laurie Jolley, Robert Nichols, April Russ, Ann Wojas, Dolores Mueller, Chris Pomroy, April Russ, Jason Szemes
LCC - Law Enforcement/Justice - Drunk Driving Task Force (DDTF)
Chair – Tim Beach
Members – Tim Beach, Jamie Erow, Mike Grennes, Robert Nichols, Chris Pomroy, April Russ, Tracy Traut
LCC - Comprehensive Community Plan
Chair – Chris Buyer
Members – Chris Buyer, Jennifer Hippie, Larry Baas, Joy Sunday,
DFC Coalition - This coalition works to ensure that the DFC Federal requirements are met. Anyone in the community interested in working on community-wide environment strategies to reduce youth substance use can be a member of this coalition. The coalition meets as a whole every other month on the second Thursday. The DFC Coalition is lead by the DFC Sector Leaders.
DFC Sector Leaders: Tyler Goodman, Kaye Frataccia, Leslie Rowan, Mark Jones, Michael Newhardt, John Scheibel, Robert Nichols, Connie Rudd, Tracy Traut, Rick McCall, Kevin Glisic, Chuck Harris
Committees of the DFC Coalition:
DFC Youth Leadership
Chair –Mark Jones
Members – Kaye Frataccia, Ana Brocksmith
DFC Youth Leadership - Red Ribbon
Chair – Stephanie Stephenson
Members – Ana Brocksmith, April Russ
DFC Parent Connection
Chair – Kay Frataccia
Members – Doris Amling
DFC Speakers Bureau
Chair – Gina Pike
Members – Jim Berman, Amber Chaffer, Donna Golob, Kevin Glisic, Jennifer Harkel, Jennifer Hippie, Rebecca Hurni, Rick McCall, Rachel Niemi, Joy Sunday, Kate Vena
Red Ribbon Scholarship Application for 2017 can be found here.
Red Ribbon Contest Rules for 2017 can be found here.
Prescription medication and over-the-counter medication drop-off locations, addresses here:
Chesterton Police Department, Hebron Police Department, Portage Police Department, Porter County Sheriff's Department, Porter Police Department, and Valparaiso Police Department
November 2017 Coalition Meeting Presentation