About Us

Barry County Substance Abuse Task Force

  • The mission of the Barry County Substance Abuse Task Force is to prevent, reduce, and address the consequences of existing and emerging substance use and abuse issues through collaborative efforts for youth and adults in our community.

Working With You

Our Task Force is a community coalition that prevents substance abuse in Barry County. Over 30 members work together to address the problems and issues that substance abuse causes, while also collaborating to bring change to how our residents think and behave in everyday situations. SATF membership is strong and dedicated with representation from law enforcement to parents and health and human service agencies.

Become A Partner

An SATF partnership is a collaborative effort to restructure how mental health and substance use disorder services are delivered locally. The Partnership's efforts are directed at finding ways to better meet the needs of Barry County residents affected by addictive disorders, alcohol abuse and mental illness.

Partnership Application

Our History

In 2004, a group of dedicated, hard-working, busy people came together to find solutions to the methamphetamine epidemic. Everyone wanted action — and no one wanted meth and its horrible problems. Together, a plan was made and projects implemented to change what was happening in our county. Strange and new partnerships formed. Farmers talked with police officers, who worked with CPS workers, who partnered with school administration, who talked with firefighters, who worked side by side with health department workers — and everyone worked together to spread the same messages about methamphetamine awareness and prevention.

Out of something horrible, something wonderful was born. Instead of blaming someone else, people and agencies helped each other. Over 3500 county residents participated in meth awareness trainings and SATF members impacted their community in positive ways.

Our Grants

2016: DFC Funding Years 6-10

SATF has been awarded another five years of DFC (Drug-Free Communities) funding for years 6-10. This means that our hard work throughout Barry County that has benefited our youth can continue for the next several years!

2012: STOP Act Grant

In 2012, SATF members applied for an received the STOP Act Grant to prevent and reduce alcohol use among youth age 12-20 throughout Barry County, Michigan.

2009: Drug Free Communities Grant

In 2009, SATF members applied for and received the prestigious Drug Free Communities Grant — which allows the SATF to continue the good work of prevention today.

2007: Purpose Expansion

In 2007, SATF expanded its purpose to include alcohol and other drugs, and the wonderful work continued.


  • Our monthly meetings are open to the public and we would love your help!
    Every 4th Monday of the month, 9:00 am — Barry County Central Dispatch Community Training Room, 2600 Nashville Rd., Hastings, MI