Community Prevention

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Program Overview:


Through education, networking, and linking of services and resources, The COAD Group’s Community Prevention services are designed to support individuals, organizations, and communities in developing and promoting healthy and substance free lifestyles.

All of the following drug and alcohol prevention and education services are offered free of charge:


Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Resource Library:


The COAD Group provides the Chester County community with one (1) Central Resource Library and (9) additional Satellite Resource Libraries where the public can access current, factual, and culturally diverse information on alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and abuse and treatment; addiction and recovery; parenting skills and strategies; and information related to problem gambling. Materials are available for a variety of populations and in a variety of formats including books, pamphlets, brochures, slide guides, activity books, coloring sheets, posters, and videos. Material may be available in Spanish and are available in bulk by request.

(Click here for Resource Library Catalog)

Community Events and Speaking Engagements:


The COAD Group is available to attend community-based events and to deliver drug and alcohol prevention presentations tailored to your audience’s needs.


Telephone Information and Referral (I&R) Line:


The Information and Referral line is a toll free number that is open and available through The COAD Group during normal business hours throughout the year. On average, the agency processes 800 calls per year. This toll free line is provided by the Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services and is answered by trained employees of The COAD Group. It is the responsibility of these team members to assist the caller with drug and alcohol information pertaining to accessing treatment, as well as other support services, and to respond to general inquiries regarding drug and alcohol prevention, intervention, and treatment services available in Chester County.

The Drug and Alcohol Information and Referral Line can be reached at 1-866-286-3767.

All calls are private and confidential.


Program Contact Information:


For more information about the Community Prevention Services available,

Please contact Jacquelyn Taylor, Executive Director, by phone at 484-713-1101 or by e-mail at