I feel especially good about the work I do each day and having the ability to give back to someone in need.
Ottawa Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (OSAP)
OSAP consists of community members, human service professionals, businesses, law enforcement, government officials, schools and school personnel who are working together to create change regarding youth substance use. The OSAP mission statement is “We who live, work, and care about youth in Ottawa County will prevent substance abuse through effective, coordinated, and sustainable action.” Arbor Circle coordinates the OSAP coalition, which has a number of initiatives, subcommittees, and task forces.
OSAP Subcommittees & Task Forces
Building Resilient Youth (BRY):
BRY is a suicide prevention committee. The mission of BRY is to build resilient youth and provide help for teens who are struggling with depression and suicide. BRY provides education to youth and those who work with youth to understand and be aware of the signs of suicide. The two types of training we provide include Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) – a 60-90 minute suicide prevention training, and Mental Health First Aid – an 8 hour training. Request a QPR or Mental Health First Aid training.
ROADD works to prevent high-risk drinking and the consequences of drinking and driving in Ottawa County.
OSAP subcommittee working to reduce the negative impacts of unhealthy recreational marijuana use (addiction, impairment at work, etc.) and prevent underage or youth use.
Quadrant-based subcommittees are local subcommittees focused on prevention efforts in their specified town or city. Quadrants are based on where the population centers are located in Ottawa County.
• NW: Spring Lake/Grand Haven
• NE: Allendale/Coopersville
• SW: Holland/Zeeland
• SE: Hudsonville/Jenison
OSAP Coalition Structure
Drug Information Resource Page
Ottawa County Youth Assessment Survey
Community Organization Acronym List
LSD Overview & Risks
TED Health: Is Marijuana Bad for Your Brain?
TED Talks Kids & Family: What you Should Know About Vaping & E-Cigarettes
Screens and Teens:
OSAP Organizing Documents:
Arbor Circle has always embraced a diverse workforce, and I love how each individual is accepted and appreciated right where they are in their personal and professional journey.
The support and encouragement from my colleagues and supervisors has been tremendous.This is truly appreciated in our line of work.
Arbor Circle’s greatest strength lies with their incredibly passionate people, and the dynamic relationships shared with clients and co-workers alike. I’m grateful every day for the people I work with, especially for the support we’re able to offer to our clients and to each other.