Healthy GP/HW Coalition

The Family Center is proud to lead the Healthy Grosse Pointe/Harper Woods Coalition.


To prevent substance misuse and promote mental health through action, education, and collaboration.


Coalition Resources


Nicotine Pouches are Growing in Popularity.  Are They Safe?


Dangers of Vaping

To learn more about the dangers of vaping, click here to watch an informative
video with Dr. Varun Vohra and Marlene O. Joshi.

• Dr. Varun Vohra, Academic Director and Clinical Toxicologist, Michigan Poison & Drug Information Center
at Wayne State University presents on the dangers of vaping.

• Marlene O. Joshi, MA, LPC, CAACD, Adolescent Addiction Recovery Center, discusses the Center’s
resources for teens struggling with addiction.


Prescription Drugs

Mental Health/Suicide Prevention

SAMHSA “Talk They Hear You” Campaign

The Coalition includes representation from 12 sectors of our community: youth, parents, businesses, the media, schools, youth-serving organizations, law enforcement, religious and fraternal organizations, civic and volunteer groups, healthcare professionals, and state and local agencies.
Our monthly meetings serve as working sessions focused on understanding substance misuse, reducing harm, promoting prevention, and improving mental well-being in our communities.

More Information

For more information please call MaryJo Harris, Director of Programs & Administration and Coalition Chair at (313) 447-1374.

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