Who We Are

Prevention In Action

The Prevention Alliance of Greater Prince William was founded in 1996 by a group of concerned residents and professionals focused on preventing substance abuse and promoting mental health and healthy behaviors. All members are dedicated to the achievement of a united mission and vision through cross-sector collaboration and action-oriented collaboration.


The Prevention Alliance of Greater Prince William members work collaboratively to promote mental health and decrease substance use in ways that are measurable, research-based, and culturally appropriate to improve the quality of life and health of the residents in our community. 


A healthy community that encourages and supports lives free of harmful substances and promotes mental health.   

The Prevention Alliance makes it our priority to ensure each voice is heard from every corner of our county and all have a platform to share the concerns and needs they are experiencing within our region related to substance use, mental health and co-occurring disorders. Through active collaboration and solution-driven discussion, the Alliance seeks to empower our grassroots community to initiate change with the support of our organizational partners in order to address community needs and concerns in real-time. The Alliance is an equal opportunity action-network who welcomes representation from all 12 Drug-Free Community sectors. 

12 Drug-Free Community Sectors

  • Youth
  • Parents
  • Law enforcement
  • Schools
  • Businesses
  • Media
  1. Youth-serving organizations
  2. Religious and fraternal organizations
  3. Civic and volunteer groups
  4. Healthcare professionals
  5. State, local, and tribal agencies
  6. Other public serving organizations

The 12 Drug Free Community sectors are recognized by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) under the premise that communities around the country must be organized and equipped to deal with their individual substance misuse problems in a comprehensive and coordinated manner.

The Alliance’s robust platform for collaboration and support allows our diverse member organization and individuals to protect and promote the health of all people residing within Greater Prince William, the City of Manassas, and Manassas Park. We aim to achieve equitable access of services and resources by collectively supporting coordinated essential public health services within our county that seek to eliminate health disparities and inequalities which can lead to poor mental health, substance use, suicide, risky behaviors, and co-occurring disorders.