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Prevention Efforts

Our vision is to inspire our youth to see the endless possibilities available in their lives and the community in which they live.

When we are successful, youth learn how to make good decisions and set the highest of expectations for their peers and their community.


Substance Use Prevention Department

  1. We bring the community together to build our community-wide approach to preventing underage substance abuse.

  2. We utilize the voices and perspectives of youth in prevention conversations and support them in becoming peer leaders.

  3. We work to reduce youth substance use by promoting safety, enhancing beautification, and providing education.

  4. We protect our youth, community, and environment with Prescription Drug Take Back Drop Boxes that promote the safe disposal of unused medication.

Got Meds?

Drop them off at your Local Perscription Drug Drop Boxes!
Easy, Free, Safe, and Anonymous!


  • Nasal sprays

  • Tablets and capsules

  • Unused and expired prescription & over-the-counter medications

  • Liquid medications, creams & ointments in packaging


  • Needles/ Sharps

*35% of Coatesville youth who have misused prescription drugs took them from family members living in the same home. 17.6% took them from other relatives or other people. *PAYS 2017


Prescription Drop Box Locations

City of Coatesville Police Department (PD)

1 City Hall Place, Coatesville, PA 19320

CVS (Caln Township)

101 Reeceville Rd, Coatesville, PA 19320

East Fallowfield PD

2264 Strasburg Rd, Coatesville, PA 19320

South Coatesville PD

134 Modena Rd, Coatesville, PA 19320

Valley Township PD

1145 W. Lincoln Hwy., Coatesville, PA 19320

West Brandywine PD

721 West Kings Highway, Wagontown, PA 19376

West Caln Township PD

721 W Kings Highway, Coatesville, PA 19320


  • 19 jun 2024, 8:00 – 18 ago 2024, 16:00
    Location is TBD
    The Coatesville Youth Initiative’s ServiceCorps program was created to provide a positive summer activity for Coatesville teens while also giving participants a dynamic experience in which they learn the importance of community engagement, develop leadership capabilities, and grow as young adults.
  • 08 jul 2024, 9:00 – 12 jul 2024, 16:00
    Coatesville, 545 Lincoln Hwy E, Coatesville, PA 19320, USA
    A fun, 1-week outdoor, water & nature based day camp for Chester County youth in grades 4–6.
  • 26 oct 2024, 12:00 – 15:00
    Location is TBD
  • Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
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