Drug Free DeSoto Coalition Inc
310 W WHIDDEN ST
ARCADIA FL 34266-4193
Mission
To facilitate community collaboration, connect resources, develop innovative strategies and align actions to eliminate substance abuse in DeSoto County.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Asya Shine
Board Chair Mike Provau
Board Chair Affiliation Community Volunteer
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2015
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes June 2017
State Registration 0
IRS Letter of Determination
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Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $60,000.00
Projected Expenses $60,000.00
Impact Statement

Accomplishments

  1. DFDC was able to host a Youth Spring Break Camp that focused on youth embracing their inner leadership skills by making the right choices in life.  Throughout the week of the camp we had up to 18 students present. The youth received presentations on Drinking and Driving; Protective Factors and Influences; Making the Right Choices; Bullying; Self-Esteem; MADD; and Drugs and the Law. They participated in group activities and one-on-one assignments that will help them develop into confident, encouraged, and determined young men and women. At the end of the week, the youth shared what they learned with their parents by making presentations, skits, and showing off their picture walls.

  2. DFDC assisted D-fy through sponsored events to add over 50 new members to the organization

  3. Becoming recognized as a 501(c)3 organization


Goals

  1. Increase the perception of harm regarding drugs and alcohol among parents and youth

  2. Increase general membership of the coalition

  3. Develop a solid sustainability plan allowing for additional grant funding so that we can employee additional staff to meet the needs of the community and organization.

Needs Statement
  1. Increase awareness through social media as well as print media. Build Web page and maintain. 3,000 
  2. Promote drug prevention in Elementary school.2,000 
  3. Expand Teen Friday Night Done Right. 2,500 
  4. Expand summer programs and Camps. 3,000 
  5. Support prevention through Recovery. 5,000
Background Statement

Drug Free DeSoto Coalition was established in 2010 by a group of community members who were concerned about the substance misuse among teens in our county. The primary was to Drug Free connect non-profit, governmental, community-based organizations, and local businesses together to promote system and community improvements for the benefit of youth and families in DeSoto County, by working to reduce and eliminate illegal substance use. 

By responding to community conditions, DFDC will implement evidenced-based strategies that lead to measured, population-level reductions of substance abuse problems. By increasing awareness of the effects of drug use, strengthening collaboration among community partners, and mobilizing community-wide prevention efforts, it is our hope to become a wholesome outlet and resource for children, teens, and families who seek lives free from the burdens of drug and alcohol abuse.

Due to DeSoto County being a small rural town it lacks many of the social outlets and opportunities that allow for or provide positive entertainment for youth. With this in mind the Coalition began a partnership with Drug Free Youth (D-Fy) to reward youth for their positive behaviors and offer positive events and outings for their commitment to be drug and alcohol free.

In October of 2015 Drug Free DeSoto Coalition obtained 501(c)3 status and became an independent Coalition July of 2016.

Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- DeSoto
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Community Improvement, Capacity Building
Secondary Org Type
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

Substance abuse affects us all in some way. It is a rarity to not find a family that has not been infected by the disease of substance abuse. Prevention must start with children, guiding children to make the right choices before the peer pressure begins and the physical addiction begins. Our prevention starts with children and we continue our programs all the way through adulthood. Recovery is what I refer to as late term prevention, we do not give up when early prevention has not prevailed. Our Mission statement: “To facilitate community collaboration, connect resources, develop innovative strategies and align actions to eliminate substance abuse in Desoto County.”

Our nonprofit serves as facilitator for more than 25 partners including other nonprofits, faith based organizations, City and County government health and law enforcement agencies, civic and youth focused groups, parents, educators and treatment providers with a board consisting of these dedicated sectors of the community.

Programs
Description Parent campaign to reinforce that parents are "the Wall" between teens and alcohol. The campaign provides training and tips for parents to build their communication skills with their teens. The campaign also provides community awareness to everyone's role as "the Wall" and that most youth do not use drugs or alcohol. The campaign will begin the Summer of 2016 and will consist of "Be the Wall" days held at local businesses; collection of pledge cards from parents at community events, and social marketing throughout the community.
Budget $12,000
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Families Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Short Term Success 200 pledge cards will be collected annually from adults in Desoto County who pledge to "Be the Wall" between teens and alcohol.
Long Term Success Percentage of teens reporting they obtained alcohol from their parents, or the parents of friends, will decrease as reported by the Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey (FYSAS).
Program Success Monitoring

The program will be monitored by the number of pledge cards collected.

Data collected from the FYSAS (conducted every 2 years in Desoto County)

Community Roundtable Discussions with teens
 
Number of teens that join Drug-Free Youth and pass drug/alcohol screenings 
 
Program Success Examples The "Be the Wall" campaign has been active in surrounding counties for over 5 years with great results in the decrease of teens consuming alcohol. This campaign will be new to Desoto County, but we are enthusiastic of the positive results to come.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Asya Shine
CEO Term Start Nov 2014
CEO/Executive Director Email asyashine.dfdc@gmail.com
Experience

Educational Background - B.S. Healthcare Administration, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL (2007); M.S. Healthcare Services Management, Argosy University (2011)

Prior Professional Experience: Lead Customer Service Agent, CHS-Shared Services Center (2013-2014) 

Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 15
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation No
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
Collaborations
Drug Free Desoto Coalition has collaborated with School District of Desoto County, Arcadia Police Department, Desoto County Sheriff's Office, Drug Free Sarasota and Drug Free Manatee on community programs for youth and parents, as well as mandatory reporting agencies.
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Years 4
Strategic Plan Adopted Dec 2015
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures Under Development
Comments
Planning & Policies Comments by Organization DFDC is still going through the organizational process with certain policies and procedures. The Board and general membership is working on strategic planning guidelines and developing committees to take on certain tasks. At this time, the Coalition has 1 employee who is responsible for the entire operation of the organization other than Board matters. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Mike Provau
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Term June 2014 to June 2017
Board Chair Email mprovau@icloud.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Craig Aument DeSoto County Sheriff's Office
George Beard Retired
Leslie Bickett Project Graduation
Whitney Browning TransPower
Susan Coker City of Arcadia - Mayor
Deborah DeKeulenaere Healthy Families
Jodie DeLoach QuitDoc Tobacco Free Partnership
Mike Provau Community Volunteer
Brian Russell Pine Level United Methodist Church
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 4
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 4
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 8
Board Meeting Attendance % 39
Board Self-Evaluation No
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Under Development
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 0
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 0
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $60,000.00
Projected Expenses $60,000.00
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$81,963$61,561--
Administration Expense$0$0--
Fundraising Expense$0$0--
Payments to Affiliates$0$0--
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.001.20--
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%100%--
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%--
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$0$0--
Current Assets$0$0--
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$0$0--
Total Net Assets$0$0--
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment Grants - Local $81,897Government Grants - Local $73,584--
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $0--
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $0--
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $0 - $50,000
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets------
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization Drug Free DeSoto Coalition (DFDC) became a registered entity in February of 2014 under the direction of the DeSoto County School District. Beginning June 2014, DFDC entered into a contract with Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance (HCADA). On behalf of DFDC, HCADA receives contracted funds, estimated at $60,000/yr with $25,000 incentive (funding based on performance) from Central Florida Behavioral Health Network from Florida Department of Children and Families for prevention efforts.

DFDC is required to provide HCADA an estimated operating budget for the year. All funds remain with HCADA and disbursed to vendors and/or employees of DFDC when necessary.

Beginning July 1, 2016, DFDC will no longer be under contract with HCADA as we have become a recognized 501c3 organization and will receive funds directly from CFBHN for operation of the Coalition.

Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from compilations.  No balance sheet information has been provided.
Nonprofit Drug Free DeSoto Coalition Inc
Address 310 W WHIDDEN ST
ARCADIA, FL 4193
Phone 863 993-1333 345

THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY, INC. IS A REGISTERED 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT CORPORATION. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE (1-800-HELP-FLA) OR FROM THE WEBSITE: WWW.FRESHFROMFLORIDA.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT (100%) OF EACH CONTRIBUTION IS RECEIVED BY THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SARASOTA COUNTY. REGISTRATION #SC-02471.