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Our members are united by a shared interest
in preventing substance abuse in Seminole County.

Learn about membership and
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Spotlight on our Member of the Month

The mission of Boys Town Central Florida, in Oviedo,
is to change the way America cares for children,
families and communities by providing and promoting
an Integrated Continuum of Care that instills Boys Town values
to strengthen body, mind and spirit.

Boys Town Central Florida serves abused, abandoned and neglected youth from all over the state with its Family Homes Program, Intervention and Assessment Center, and In-Home Family Services. Last year, Boys Town started a Common Sense Parenting Program and a Behavioral Health Clinic for youth and families. For more, please call (407) 588-2170. Click for website

Coalition Meetings

Help strengthen our community. Both members of the coalition and county residents are encouraged to attend our meetings. Coalition meetings offer an excellent opportunity to network with Seminole County residents and to learn more about the health
of our county.

Next meeting:
Feb. 20, 2015

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Seminole County Sheriff's Office
100 Bush Blvd., Sanford, FL 32773
(First floor community room)

Get Directions here!

In Seminole County

Sanford Police Chief Cecil Smith, left, Melissa Dohmeher, Melissa’s sister and Officer Kate Walsh helped wrap up Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October with a candlelight vigil on Historic Goldsboro in Sanford.

Sanford Vigil Shines Light
on Domestic Violence

SANFORD – The Sanford Police Department ended Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October with a candlelight vigil.

The event, coordinated by Officer Kate Walsh, was attended by members of the Sanford Police Department, Seminole County Sherriff’s Office, State Attorney’s Office, Safe House and citizens from local and neighboring communities.

During the vigil, guest speaker Dohmeher described the nearly fatal attack from her ex-boyfriend, who stabbed her 32 times because she was breaking up with him.

“He said he just wanted a hug," she recalled. "It’s all he wanted … a final goodbye. All he wanted was closure and I basically, you know, walked outside to my murder.”

Dohmeher’s story has been featured on “Good Morning America,” “48 Hours,” and in the “National Enquirer.”

Please report domestic violence to your local law enforcement agency or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE).

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Guest Speaker Sheriff Don Eslinger

Seminole County Sheriff Don Eslinger talks about the dangers of marijuana to young people and the community during the October meeting of the Seminole Prevention Coalition.

Got Sharps?

Seminole County offers a variety of options for safe, easy and free disposal of your used sharps.

Click here for a list of fire stations which accept used hypodermic needles and lancets.

Learn more about Seminole County's Sharps Program here

Find the Help You Need

Programs and Services for Children & Families

The Seminole County Resource Directory is a comprehensive listing of local, state and national resources available to Seminole County families. Please feel free to copy and distribute this publication as needed.

Thank you and remember, “Primary prevention interrupts the cycle of violence.”

Click to download the free Seminole County Resource Directory


Holiday Stress Overwhelming?

Stress in our daily lives often feels like walking a tightrope. The holidays can add even more tension that intensifies that feeling.

Get help before you potentially take it out on your kids! Call 2-1-1. The United Way of Central Florida’s free, 24-hour information and referral helpline. It is staffed by caring, highly trained, multilingual operators, who can link you with assistance from more than 2,000 local health and human service programs.

The Seminole Prevention Coalition and The Seminole County Child Abuse Prevention Task Force want you to know that help is there, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Before that stress reaches a boiling point:

  • Call 211 (trained professionals are there to help and callers can be anonymous).

  • Text your zip code to 898-211.

  • Chat by logging on to and clicking the link for 2-1-1, or click the logo, right.

    For additional websites to help with stress management, click here.