What I liked most about Arbor Circle is that when I was in need most they were there for me, and helped me stay warm throughout the night when I barely knew them.
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.view our interactive virtual teen room
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:
We’ve found something wonderful in sharing our lives with foster kids, and we are so glad that Arbor Circle has been there to guide us through it all.
I love that I can be honest and open with every difficult situation I face and receive positive feedback. I always feel welcome and comfortable. My recovery process has been so much easier with the help I receive here.
I like that this program gives me room to grow and learn as a parent and be therapeutic for my child.
The therapists and counselors at Arbor Circle have done an outstanding job at helping me stay focused and actively involved in my recovery.