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Steele County Safe and Drug Free Coalition is dedicated to keeping our community and its youth free from the harmful effects of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco use.

We’ve been protecting individuals in Minnesota for 5 years. We use education, real life stories, activities, and events to show young people the dangers of these substances so they can avoid peer pressure and negative consequences.

There are many myths our there surrounding illegal substances, especially marijuana and statistics don’t lie—1 in 6 teens who try it will become addicted. By presenting facts, involving teens in valuable discussions, and providing volunteer opportunities, we strive to provide support and break through fear or misinformation in a healthy, non-threatening way.

Our team is a resource for parents as well. We will keep you up to date on features in the news and upcoming events. Our organization also provides resources for drug testing, assessment and treatment. Our goal is to make Owatonna a safer place to be by lessening the influence of drugs and alcohol.

The Steele County Safe and Drug Free Coalition is funded by a Drug Free Communities Grant through SAMHSA. We have our own leadership and membership structure and our own staff Project Coordinator. However, we would not have gotten our start without the United Way of Steele County.

The United Way helped write our original grant application and continues to administer the grant money for us, The coalition also maintains its office within the United Way building. We are proud of our close relationship and partnership with the United Way of Steele County.