Get Your 2015 Drug Free Calendar

The Seminole Prevention Coalition has lots of 2015 Drug Free Calendars that we want to share with our community.

The FREE, fun and informative calendars feature colorful student artwork and thoughtful essays from the 20th Annual Seminole County Poster and Essay Contest.

If you would like to pick up these wall calendars, call us at 407-212-8040.


Prevention starts with knowledge. Our informatonal resources for parents, educators, students and policy makers provide tools for positive growth and lead to effective prevention.

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

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Spotlight on our Member of the Month

The mission of Informed Families/The Florida Family
is helping kids grow up safe, healthy and
drug free. The statewide nonprofit focuses on reaching,
educating and involving
youth, parents, schools and community members in prevention.

Thanks to its army of volunteer ambassadors, Informed Families reaches youth and families through: Family Day™, Red Ribbon Week®, Lock Your Meds® and Safe Homes Smart Parties®. To sign up as an ambassador and get online training, click here. For additional information, visit or call 321-321-0587.

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