Who are we?

Foundations for Franklin County is a community based, not for profit organization dedicated to creating a safe, healthy, and drug-free Franklin County. Our group is led by a volunteer board, made up of representatives from all over the county, and from all walks of life.

What do we do?

  • Build connections with other resource providers to create a strong foundation for families in crisis.
  • Provide engaging activities that empower youth to make positive choices that lead to healthy, drug-free lives.
  • Educate adults about the impact of their choices and behaviors on the young people around them.
  • Serve as the central resource for those individuals and families who have been impacted by substance use and the related issues that often follow.

How do we do it?

  • Our substance use prevention initiatives, led by the HOPE for Franklin County Coalition, with employees and volunteers housed at the Foundations for Franklin County office.
  • Educational programs which are provided in schools, churches, community organizations, and at our facility.
  • Coordinated financial support for activities for youth that they would otherwise be unable to participate in.
  • Our website,  featuring a searchable database of Franklin County providers, with contact information and website links where applicable.

Why do we need your help?

  • The average age of first use of alcohol in Franklin County is 12 years, 10 months old.
  • Substance use disorder is present in the majority of cases of child endangerment, intimate partner violence, mental health crises, and many health related issues in our county.
  • People experiencing these and other situations are often unsure where to go to find the many resources available to them. Foundations for Franklin County can help.