Promoting Healthy Attitudes and Behaviors of Youth in Southeast Missouri

History

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 level change while also providing direct services to young people and families in the community to reduce substance use. EPIC recieves the support of many community organizations including local law enforcement agencies, Missouri Children’s Division, Southeast Missouri State University and other local schools, and the United Way of Southeast Missouri.
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 currently receives funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) through a STOP Act grant and a Strategice Prevention Framework Partnership for Success grant.  EPIC is a funded partner of the United Way of Southeast Missouri and EPIC contracts with the Missouri Department of Social Services to provide services for local families.