Port Chester Cares is a group of individuals, invested in the community, working together in the area of the Port Chester School District to promote positive, safe, productive and healthy lives for all. We achieve this through research, education, and advocacy and by focusing our resources to reduce youth substance abuse and other high risk behavior and promote positive outcomes.
Port Chester Cares
(GPS 55 South Main Street)
One Gateway Plaza, 4th Floor
Port Chester, New York 10573
Port Chester Cares – For a Healthy, Caring & Thriving Community
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Our committees are what make us tick; our events and best planning happens with the input of the diverse individuals who bring their experience and opinions to the table. Joining a committee is a great consideration for the dedicated parent or community member. Not only do you get to have a more active role in shaping local policy, but you also get to be a part of a larger commitment to valuing a healthy and thriving environment for yourself, your neighbors, your friends – and your future.
The Governance Committee is responsible for building and sustaining a healthy and effective coalition board by ensuring the organizational structure, establishing communication, and reporting protocols, by-
Community Outreach Committee
The Outreach Committee maintains contact with key leaders in Port Chester. They also identify outreach opportunities available to educate the community about Port Chester Cares. They cultivate opportunities for soliciting input, promoting the benefits, and announcing outcomes and efforts of the coalition. The Outreach Committee explores options to work with the media and other community constituents.
Community Profile Committee
The Community Profile Committee is responsible for collecting risk and protective factor data for analysis and then analyzing that data to identify the priorities in Port Chester. They present and facilitate that information to the rest of the coalition and community. The Community Profile Committee also takes an inventory and assessment of existing resources addressing the community’s identified priorities. They then take it to the next level by identifying the gaps in the current response to priorities in preparation for upcoming initiatives.
The Executive Committee is made up of the committee chairs, co-
The Youth Committee is primarily responsible for recruiting and engaging youth. The committee is made up of youth who act as advisers to the coalition. They help the coalition identify diverse roles for young people and help to identify necessary skills, training, and appropriate recognition for youth.
Adolescent Health Task Force
The Adolescent Health Task Force is responsible for creating youth-