Project S.T.O.P
(Smart Techniques of Prevention)

Project Smart Techniques of Prevention (S.T.O.P.) was developed by the Community Advisory and Resources Education Council (CARE) coalition. Members of the CARE Council noticed a need to increase youth prevention and intervention efforts in the cities of Whittier and Santa Fe Springs.

Project S.T.O.P. seeks to accomplish four goals:

  • Reducing the number of students reporting past 30 day use of alcohol and marijuana.
  • Increasing perception of harm of alcohol and marijuana use among students.
  • Decreasing the availability and accessibility of alcohol and marijuana to students.
  • Educating and empowering the community with the knowledge and skills to address substance abuse with their children.

Please contact for further information regarding partnerships, donating to Project S.T.O.P. and other ways to get involved.

Hotline Information

  • LA County Health & Human Services 2-1-1
  • Life Threatening Emergencies 9-1-1
  • LA County Substance Abuse Treatment Center (800) 564-6600
  • The Parents Toll-Free Helpline 1-855-DRUGFREE (1-855-378-4373)
  • Monday – Friday, 7: 00 am – 3:00 pm Pacific time, in English and Spanish
  • Didi Hirsch’s 24-hour Suicide Crisis Line (877) 727-4747 Toll-free in Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Imperial Counties.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255.
  • TEEN LINE, a confidential telephone helpline for teenaged callers. It operates every evening from 6:00pm to 10:00pm PST and is toll-free from anywhere in California. Call 310-855-HOPE (4673) or text “TEEN” to 839863

Project Fatherhood

  • Project Fatherhood 10-12 weeks: In collaboration with the Children’s Institute, this group centered therapeutic program focuses on giving fathers the tools to regain custody of their children with a certified counselor from the Children’s Institute.
  • Project Fatherhood helps fathers to be better parents through:
  • Individual and family counseling
  • Group support
  • Significant others group
  • Therapeutic activities for children
  • Preventing child abuse and neglect
  • Helping fathers to make healthier decisions in relationships

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