Reducing alcohol and other drug use begins with prevention. Our Advocacy programs work with youth, parents, schools and community organizations to build a common vision: the health and safety of our community.

Prevention Education trains youth to become health advocates, helps parents establish a safe and drug-free neighborhood, and supports leaders and politicians in policy enforcement. We work alongside teachers to implement a prevention education curriculum to be taught at our local schools.

  • Youth Drug Abuse Prevention Program (YDAPP) is a 10-month leadership program that trains youth advocates to raise substance abuse awareness among their peers in Koreatown and neighboring communities. Youth advocates participate in alcohol and drug-free events, such as community clean-ups, health fairs and educational outreach, throughout the year. For more information, please contact Aida Martinez at or (213) 365-7400 Ext.5125.
  • Prevention Community Council (PCC) consists of several parent groups that helps reduce substance abuse in youth 12-20 years old in Koreatown, Pico-Union and Westlake. Parent representatives will also help guide prevention efforts and speak on behalf of the communities they live in. For more information, please contact Deisy Gutierrez at or (213) 365-7400 Ext. 5149.
  • The Coalition to Prevent Alcohol-Related Harms in Metro Los Angeles (CoPALM) is a coalition launched by a group of concerned community leaders and stakeholders, with the support of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, to address the impact of alcohol and other drugs on communities and to devise strategies to protect youth from alcohol and other drug abuse. CoPALM serves communities within the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Service Planning Area 4. CoPALM meets monthly at Pico-Union Project. For more information, please contact Rica Blanks at or 213-365-7400 ext. 5113 or visit