Drug Prevention Resources

A nonprofit organization

$8,275 raised by 15 donors

83% complete

$10,000 Goal

In the wake of the pandemic and so many school shootings, especially in Uvalde, we continue to hear from grieving parents and others deeply concerned about their children's mental health. We know there is a strong correlation between substance us and poor mental health. Nationally, there were more than 107,000 overdoses in 2021, a new record, and North Texas typically mirrors national statistics. 

We should all be worried for our youth. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed their lives at home, school and in the community, and the effect on their mental health is devastating. Any trauma they're experiencing now could have lasting implications for their futures. 

On a brighter note, we received federal COVID relief funding this year, so that we've launched a new Health & Wellness program.  It has been so rewarding to watch kids and adults alike receive much-needed stress relief this summer through our activities. Children are resilient, but we want to give them as much of a break as possible.

Health and safety is the foundation for our kids to make good decisions about whether to use alcohol and other substances. They rely on parents, teachers, coaches and other adults to help them. DPR provides direct services to youth in schools and in the community. We also have numerous tools and resources to help adults teach resiliency skills to the young people in their lives.

Your child. Your home. Your community.

DPR will work with you and your kids in schools, after-school settings and in the community to make sure your family is prepared to prevent substance use. While everyone is susceptible to the ravages of alcohol and other drugs, substance use disorders are 100 percent preventable.

Your support is the soil that germinates prevention in homes and communities.


Our mission is to ignite communities to work together to protect and strengthen the resiliency of our youth and that young people have a strong belief in themselves, the skills and support to make excellent life choices and the resources and resilience needed to grow into healthy adults.


1. Providing our youth with good physical and mental health is imperative. Ongoing financial support is needed to supplement our federal COVID funds so that we're at-the-ready to meet their needs.

2. Day-to-day general operating funds to help offset the cash-flow crunch that accompanies the reimbursement model of our state and federal grants.

3. We also need new board members with fresh ideas and creative spirits who are willing to serve with expertise in the following areas: finance, public relations, fundraising and human resources.

Organization Data


Organization name

Drug Prevention Resources

Tax id (EIN)




Mental/Behavioral Health, Social Services, Youth & Children

Operating Budget

$1,000,000 - $2,999,999

Counties Served

Dallas, Ellis, Navarro

BIPOC Serving

Black or African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latinx

BIPOC Leadership



201 Ferris Ave.
Waxahachie, TX 75165