Page Alliance for Community Action (PACA) is a community coalition of agencies, parents, youth and concerned citizens that promote healthy life choices for the youth and families in Page County, Virginia. Our volunteer coalition focuses our attention on preventing substance abuse among our youth and combating childhood obesity with physical activities and nutritional education.
What We Do
PACA strives to implement environmental strategies to impact our community and to provide real solutions that promote positive changes.
Some of our activities and accomplishments include:
-Facilitate Over the Counter Medicine Safety for 6th Grade Students
-Partnering with Page County Sheriff's Office to conduct saturation patrols and compliance checks
-Distributed over 1000 Deterra drug disposal bags and 100 lock boxes to promote safe storage and disposal of prescription medications
- Provide leadership training to our high school youth
-Instituted an anonymous tip line
-Increased the number of alcohol free events available to youth
-Provide education and outreach at senior centers and assisted living homes around safe storage and disposal of prescription medications
-Assisted the towns of Stanley, Shenandoah, and Luray in implementing tobacco free park lands
-Helped to implement the revised tobacco policy in Page County Public Schools to become 24/7 tobacco free
-Provide free community run registrations for Page County youth in middle and elementary schools
-Provide free swim lessons for disadvantaged youth in Page County
- provide prevention messaging via social media, radio, billboard, and print