The name of this coalition is the Friends of Prevention Coalition of Richmond, also recognized as FOPC.


The Friends of Prevention of Richmond is a catalyst for promoting wellness in the City of Richmond to create and sustain safe, healthy, and drug-free communities.


To create healthy, resilient citizens in the City of Richmond.

The overall purpose of the coalition is to develop and implement systems-level strategies to improve health, wellness, and resilience among community members in Richmond, Virginia. This is accomplished through community collaboration and by leveraging local, state, and national resources. These partnerships provide education and community engagement activities that address alcohol, tobacco, substance misuse, suicide, gaming/gambling, violence, and overall promotion of mental and physical wellbeing.

FOPC Strategies

Prevention and early intervention strategies can reduce the impact of substance use and mental disorders in America’s communities.

Capacity Building

Provide technical assistance to aid the community and service providers to be a catalyst of change.

Round Table Discussion

FOPC will serve as a conduit between organizations, other local entities and citizens. FOPC will convene round table discussions as requested.

Youth/Young Adult Engagement Activities

These engagement activities are designed to increase awareness of alcohol, tobacco, alcohol, suicide, other high-risk behaviors and to promote overall wellness.  


 “Prevention Corner”

 An electronic informational newsletter promoted monthly to inform the community of events, resources and other prevention activities.

Town Hall Meetings

Assist with the coordination of town hall meetings (as requested).

Enhance and Promote Awareness

Utilizes a variety of techniques to inform and not to offend the Richmond community, through the  development of Public Service Announcements (newsletter, social media, television, etc.)                                                                                                                                               


For more information about the coalition, please contact FOPC Coordinator Denisha Potts at