Keeping Youth Safe and Drug Free

What Is Communities That Care?

Communities That Care (CTC) is a risk-focused approach to reducing adolescent drug use and violence through community mobilization and planning. Local citizens and community leaders work together as the CTC for Youth Board to identify the risk factors that increase the likelihood of problem behaviors developing, and enhance the protective factors that can shield youngsters from problems. The risk and protective factors are used to implement a comprehensive plan to step ahead of problems with far-reaching and long-lasting solutions.

The CTC Vision

Norristown Area Communities That Care for Youth (CTC) brings together community residents and leaders to prevent substance use and violence in order to secure a more safe, caring and educated environment in which youth can live and grow to be productive members of our community.

CTC Service Area

Norristown Area Communities That Care focuses on reducing risk factors for youth in the Greater Norristown Area (East Norriton Township, West Norriton Township and the Municipality of Norristown) in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

What's New at Norristown CTC

Our e-mail based Google group, Norristown Positive Youth Network, shares local news and events from greater Norristown area organizations. Have an event to share? Want to receive the e-mails? Contact Viviann Schorle at

Read the Norristown CTC Fact Sheet (updated February 2016).

Have you heard about our Don't Smoke Your Future campaign? Read the English and Spanish information to find out how marijuana can impact your future.

Marijuana Campaign Poster...Debunk the Myth

Study after study supports the fact that parents are the most powerful tool in keeping their children alcohol and drug free. As parents, you do not need to spend money to accomplish this goal. It is spending time together that truly makes a difference. Not sure where to start? Click here to find out what other Norristown area families are doing.


The Youth Subcommittee of Norristown Area CTC For Youth, in partnership with Norristown Area Fight Against Drugs at Norristown Area High School, replicated the national anti-drug media campaign highlighting local youth leaders at community locations with personalized messages. A variety of substance abuse prevention posters focusing on youth and parents are available in English and Spanish. To request a poster to be displayed at your community or business location in the Norristown Area, please contact Viviann Schorle at 610-630-2111 ext. 257 or

Upcoming Events

Norristown CTC/NVPI Steering Committee Meeting
Thursday, August 18, 2016
10-11:30 a.m.
Montgomery County-
Norristown Public Library
1001 Powell Street
Norristown, PA 19401

See the calendar page for a complete list of upcoming events.

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