Marshfield Area Coalition for Youth

Building a healthier community

Marshfield Area Coalition for Youth (MACY) is working to make Marshfield the best place to raise a family.

Formed in 1990, MACY is currently striving to reduce and prevent underage drinking, prescription drug abuse, and herion use by Marshfield youth. The coalition's work is supported by Marshfield Clinic Center for Community Outreach.

The mission of Marshfield Area Coalition for Youth (MACY) is to unite and educate diverse community organizations and members in order to prevent yoiuth substance use and foster healthy, resilient youth and families. (January 2013)

Guided by a Steering committee, consisting of a Chairperson,  Vice-Chair and future Vice-Chair, MACY is working on several activities to reduce substance abuse among youth in the Marshfield area including:

Marshfield Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Program – a program designed for school-aged youth who have committed an underage drinking violation. First time offenders are given an opportunity to participate in a comprehensive program in lieu of more severe consequences.

Marshfield C.A.R.E.S. (Community Alcohol Resources for Establishments and Servers) – an underage drinking prevention program that recognizes effort of local establishment practices to prohibit youth from accessing alcohol and to promote responsible alcohol use among adults.

Marshfield Area Parent Network (MAPN) – unites over 940 parents, the community and local schools in an effort to promote and maintain a safe and healthy, alcohol and drug free environment for youth.

Media – develops newspaper articles and public service announcements; conducts service announcements; conducts community presentations; and shares information to highlight MACY initatives and communit problems.

Parents Who Host Lose the Most – an annual awareness campaign developed by Ohio Parents for Drug Free Youth. Campaign materials are designed to educate parents and other adults about the legal consequences of serving alcohol to an underage person.

Drug Task Force – develops and implements an annual pescription drug abuse & heroin use plan.

Wood County Crime Stoppers Tip Line – a tool to report underage alcohol or drug use, violence, weapons or other crimes. It is marketed by MACY and uses four forms of communication:

Youth Initiatives – Youth representatives from the public and private high schools develop and implement an annual substance abuse prevention plan in their respective schools.