The Royal Oak Community Coalition aims to promote, through collaboration, a healthy community: free of substance abuse for youth and those who live in, work in, and visit Royal Oak.
Our first priority is to create engaging prevention programming, giving youth and adults the information necessary to make better choices.
The Royal Oak Community Coalition (ROCC) is a grass-roots 501c3 organization seeking to create sustainable systems that curb illegal access and reduce use of alcohol, nicotine, and other drugs. Substance abuse is a complex social and health problem that requires community wide solutions.
Although the Coalition has experienced significant budget cuts, it is still an essential prevention education leader in the community. We are determined to uphold strong relationships with key community sectors and to remain Royal Oak’s premier prevention resource. The ROCC is a catalyst for building collaborations, leveraging resources, and providing technical assistance. We promote social norms and community conditions that help young people thrive while exposing the factors that weaken them.
Working with the community, we achieve measurable and sustainable change! This is overseen by a board whose representatives come from key sectors: law enforcement, education, the courts, and the faith community, among others. For 30 years, we have been actively supported by businesses, schools, the health community, and parents in our efforts to educate and advocate our way to a a drug-free community.
Established in 1983, the Royal Oak Community Coalition has grown from humble beginnings as a small group of close-knit volunteers to a dynamic organization serving Royal Oak and beyond. Now licensed by the State of Michigan Department of Community Health, the ROCC receives federal and county funding, and employs part-time staff, independent consultants, project partners and active volunteers, all of whom contribute invaluable time and energy to our cause.
Federal, State and/or County Funding has been provided through the Oakland Community Health Networks Office of Substance Use Disorders to support project costs.