United Way of the River Cities fights for the health of every person in our community.

By forging partnerships, by mobilizing both human and financial resources, and by inspiring people to join us to create solutions, we change the game around these three critical issues:

Cabell County Substance Abuse Prevention Partnership

The Cabell County Substance Abuse Prevention Partnership (CCSAPP) is a coalition of various agencies, organizations and individuals working together to reduce local substance abuse with strong collaborative partnerships and community ownership, using awareness, education and community-wide solutions.

Why Prevention?

The social, health and criminal consequences of substance abuse are costly to the community, devastating to families, and highly preventable. Research shows that prevention efforts comprising multiple strategies throughout a community can reduce substance abuse in that community.

CCSAPP works to:

Coalition Goals

<p>Goal One</p>

Increase community

<p>Goal Two</p>

Reduce youth and
adult substance abuse by
addressing underage
drinking, prescription
drug misuse, heroin and
the illegal use
of marijuana.


  • Too many students are reading below their grade level.
  • Too many students are leaving high school without graduating.
  • Too many adults lack basic life skills that promote independence and employment.
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Health Funded Partners

Multi-prong educational program targeting tobacco use in Cabell County

Counseling services for individuals and families

Nutrition education and exercise for members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Huntington

Nutrition education and exercise for children served by Ironton Metropolitan Housing Authority

Provides interactions with a caring adult and promotes positive parenting

Substance abuse residential recovery services for men

CCSAPP is primarily funded by the Drug Free Communities Grant #SP021658-06 from ONDCP and SAMHSA. Additional funding is provided by a sub-grant of the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant administered through the WV Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Executive Office of the President, the Office of National Drug Control Policy, or the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.