Our Vision: Ontonagon County Communities That Care (CTC) supports opportunities that strengthen our area through collaboration, education, and programs that focus on the needs of our youth, thereby benefiting the entire community.
CTC helps communities prevent problems before they develop.
CTC is evidence-based to help lower rates of youth problem behaviors, including:
substance use | violence | delinquency | school drop out | teen pregnancy | depression
Communities That Care (or CTC) guides communities through a five-phase change process using prevention science. Many communities that use the CTC process see dramatic reductions in levels of youth alcohol and tobacco use, crime and violence.
We want to break the multi-generation cycles of depression, substance use, and other issues that keep our young people from flourishing. When healthier teens become healthier adults, every aspect of our communities improve!
Ginny Machiela, UP CTC
Anyone in the community is welcome to join CTC! We hope to have people from all sectors:
education | law enforcement | tribal | faith-based | government | medical | social services | parents | grandparents | youth
CTC members typically attend a one-hour meeting per month with their designated work group. Check out our members page for more info, or contact us.
Ontonagon CTC's Action Plan