Promoting Healthy Attitudes and Behaviors of Youth in Southeast Missouri


Our Story

EPIC is a non-profit organization formed in 2000 to address the issue of youth substance abuse in our community. The EPIC Coalition works for community change to reduce substance use among youth ages 12-20. EPIC receives the support of many community organizations including the Community Caring Council, New Vision Counseling, local law enforcement agencies, Southeast Missouri State University and other local schools.
EPIC has successfully promoted and supported several programs and publications into our community, helping both children and parents realize the dangers of underage drinking and the negative effects it can have on a young person’s life. EPIC is a member of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America. EPIC currently receives funding from the Drug Free Communities Support Program, Missouri Division of Youth Services and Missouri Foundation for Health.