How Livingston County Community Alliance (LCCA) Started:
The Livingston County Community Alliance (LCCA) began as the Livingston Student Assistance Coordinators (LIVSAC) in October 1986. The group joined forces with school personnel from the five county school systems, health services, and law enforcement, to implement a plan to deal effectively with youth substance use in the county. As a result of bimonthly meetings, a consortium was formed. The group aimed to develop and implement a broad community plan to address substance abuse in Livingston County. Local leaders met to conduct strategic and organizational planning for the consortium. From this, a community-based group was formed and took the current name, “The Livingston County Community Alliance (LCCA).” The kick-off meeting of the LCCA was held on December 6, 1991, and included over 125 participants. In 1992, the LCCA became legally incorporated as a 501(c)3. Throughout the past 25 years, the LCCA has stood strong when faced with multiple obstacles. In addition, the LCCA and county prevention agencies implemented an on-going campaign that drew attention to a substance each month. By using Livingston County statistics, LCCA sheds light on local youth substance use problems in the area.
The LCCA is a broad-based community coalition, its mission statement is: To unite the Livingston County community to reduce and prevent youth substance use and to live a safe, drug-free lifestyle.