Youth Alliance Works with St. Joseph Police Department to Promote Anonymous Underage Drinking Hotline

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The St. Joseph Youth Alliance encourages the community to report underage drinking with the Underage Drinking Hotline at 816-344-4488. The hotline is a resource for anonymously alerting the local police to the occurrence of underage drinking.

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The next time you experience a situation where you suspect teens are using alcohol, we want you to pick up the phone and make that anonymous call.

The St. Joseph Youth Alliance encourages the community to report underage drinking with the Underage Drinking Hotline at 816-344-4488. The hotline is a resource for anonymously alerting the local police to the occurrence of underage drinking. A call to the hotline could save the life of a St. Joseph youth.

The Underage Drinking Hotline is a way for the community to help address the issue of underage drinking in the St. Joseph region. The St. Joseph Youth Alliance obtained a grant for promotion of the hotline, in addition to working with the St. Joseph Police Department for immediate response to anonymous calls to the hotline by their specialized Underage Drinking Taskforce.

The St. Joseph Youth Alliance will promote the Underage Drinking Hotline through a variety of marketing channels in the hopes that it will be memorized or prominently displayed in homes. The community can expect to see the number advertised on billboards, through social media and a variety of other promotional materials in an effort to make the number easily accessible.

“You should consider the Underage Drinking Hotline as a way to save a teen’s life. The next time you experience a situation where you suspect teens are using alcohol, we want you to pick up the phone and make that anonymous call. Your call will always be answered, because we have a 24-hour response team,” says Robin Hammond, Executive Director of the St. Joseph Youth Alliance. “Help us keep the teens and children in our community safe by calling the Underage Drinking Hotline.”

Youth advocates can also proactively encourage teens to choose to live free of substance abuse through the Drug Free Community Coalition. The group is made up of volunteers and any concerned community member is welcome. Meetings are held at 12:00pm the last Monday of each month at the St. Joseph Youth Alliance.

About St. Joseph Youth Alliance:

Founded in 1991, the St. Joseph Youth Alliance engages community partners to benefit children and families in the region. The St. Joseph Youth Alliance offers resources to help children succeed in school and assist youth seeking to enter the workforce. It also disseminates information critical to the health and well-being of young people living in St. Joseph. The Youth Alliance provides a wealth of opportunities for youth of all ages, from hands-on learning to access to community resources, as well as peer support and educational outings. For more information about the St. Joseph Youth Alliance visit http://www.youth-alliance.org.

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Amy Vaughan
St. Joseph Youth Alliance
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