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Pensacola, FL 32591

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Community Drug & Alcohol Council, Inc.


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Name: Community Drug & Alcohol Council, Inc.
Phone: (850) 434-2724
Fax: (850) 432-1136
Address: 3804 N 9th Ave
Pensacola, FL 32503-2802
Report Creation Date: September 21, 2015
Report Expiration Date: September 30, 2017
Principal: Leashia Scrivner, Executive Director/CEO
Customer Contact: Leashia Scrivner, Executive Director/CEO - (850) 434-2724
Incorporated: FL
File Open Date: August 2003
Type of Business: Charity - Local

Stated Purpose

To support positive lifestyles and choices for families and communities through prevention and intervention.


Women and Family Intervention Services Program uses case management to support life changes and recovery. Case managers help clients remove the barriers to a drug-free life and assist families to remain intact, productive and healthy. WISE targets pregnant women and mothers with children under the age of 6 to ensure babies are born healthy and drug-free. FIS provides the tools for parents to develop substance-free lifestyles and strong family relationships. 1026 clients received services FY 13/14

Project Boost Program is designed to address the multiple risk factors facing individuals and families living in low income housing communities. Project Boost staff provides the Supporting School Success program to assist parents of youth in K through grade 5 to help their child succeed and bond with school. The Early Risers program serves youth and their families through after-school and summer programs, home visits and school collaborations. Special outreach to the large number of young mothers is provided through the education strategy called Mom's Morning Out. 206 residents received services FY 13/14.
Prevention Education and Awareness Program raises community awareness and knowledge regarding wellness, nutrition, alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse prevention to bring about positive environmental change; delivering current and accurate information; and providing Parenting Classes for high risk parents. 75 families completed parenting classes; over 10,000 residents received information at presentations and health fairs in FY 13/14
RISE (Resiliency Increasing Skills and Education) Program is an elementary and middle school-based program for 4th through 8th grade students who are facing multiple risk factors. The RISE program uses a Trauma-Informed Care framework while providing individual, group, and family support as well as academic assistance to counteract the various factors that make youth vulnerable to underage drinking, substance use, and violence. 850 students received services FY 14/15
ECHO (Education and Counseling for High School Opportunities) Program provides prevention services to high school students at risk for substance abuse as indicated by poor school performance, alcohol, tobacco or other substance use, and/or other adolescent problem behaviors. The ECHO program enhances protective factors among students by developing social competency skills, which involve improved communications, enhancement of positive peer relationships and behaviors, and resistance skills. 633 students received services FY 14/15


Chief Executive Officer:Leashia Scrivner, CEO/Executive Director
CEO Compensation:$76,000
Highest Paid Executive:Leashia Scrivner
Highest Paid Executive Compensation:$76,000
Chair of the Board:Andrew Raines
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:FL Institute for Human and Machine Cognition
Board Size:25
Paid Staff Size:48 full time and 4 part time Full Time.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:Fund raising methods include: Direct Mail Appeals, and Grant Proposals.

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.

Additional Contact Information

Additional Addresses
222 W Cervantes St
Pensacola, FL  32501-3130

Additional Phone Numbers
Tel: (850) 433-9800

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ID: 90002792
Report as of November 24, 2015 17:11
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