HEALTHY Tekoa is a volunteer and community led youth substance use prevention & mental health promotion coalition.
Our mission is to promote healthy, positive choices in Tekoa youth by working together to reduce substance abuse.
Join us at our meetings:
2nd Tuesdays of the month at 9am
Tekoa Community Center and Zoom.
We are always looking for volunteers to help with our mission and family events.
HEALTHY Tekoa Coalition is a formal arrangement for cooperation & collaboration between groups, or sectors, of our community. Each group retains its identity, but all agree to work together toward a common goal of bulding a safe, healthy, and drug free community.
Representatives from 12 community sectors make up the coalition:
* Youth * Parents * School *
* Law Enforcement * Businesses *
* Civic/Volunteer Organizations *
* Healthcare Provessionals *
* Youth Service Orgs. * Media *
* Religious/Fraternal Orgs. *
* State/Local/Tribal Government *
* Other Substance Use Recovery Orgs. *
Student Assistance Professional (SAP)
A Certified Prevention Professional, or other behavioral health professional, high school staff. Performs prevention & intervention programs and supports with students. Position provided because of CPWI coalition in the community.
A Certified Prevention Professional support staff to the coalition that manages the processes of strategies, planning & implementation.
Tekoa has a rich heritage and history. This small farming community is surrounded by mountains and farms of wheat barley, lentils, bluegrass and cattle. It is in the heart of the Palouse, but still only a 45 minute drive to several metropolitan areas. Tekoa was incorporated in 1889, with fewer than 300 people. By 1910, partly due to the railroad industry, the population swelled to 1,694. Over the next 60 years, Tekoa’s population began to decline with the increase of mechanized farming equipment and the automobile age. Today, Tekoa is a small but thriving, tight knit community in the northeast corner of Whitman County.
Community Prevention & Wellness Initiative (CPWI)
CPWI is a community and school-based model for delivering prevention programs and strategies to reduce underage misuse and abuse of alcohol, marijuana, opioids, tobacco, and other drugs.