Supporting, educating and helping youth and the community to build a positive and healthy future.
The coalition's regular meetings are the 3rd Monday of the month, 5:15 to 7:15 p.m., at Tenino Middle School.
The coalition also participates in other community events, such as Oregon Trail Days, Bucoda outdoor movie nights, and more. We also offer a Family Night Out every month.
Anyone can attend a meeting, or approach a coalition member for more information. You can also talk with any TOGETHER! staff member if you see their table at an event.
T/BHAT office in Tenino:
Coalition Coordinator Stacia Wasmundt
The Tenino School District community is supported by TOGETHER! through the Tenino/Bucoda Healthy Action Team, an alliance of local citizens that works to create healthier communities by keeping youth, young adults and others free from substance abuse.
Vision: A community that fosters a safe, healthy and unified environment for youth to grow, connect and build a positive future.
Goal: The coalition's long-term goal is to reduce underage drinking, problem drinking, and tobacco and other drug use.
If you share the spirit of our mission and goals, we'd love to have you join us!
Join the coalition. Attend meetings, discuss the issues, help find solutions.
Speak with your local governments (Rainier City Council, Thurston County Board of Commissioners) about issues and solutions you see.
Join a work group
Call or email us to learn more.
The Tenino/Bucoda Community Coalition uses a Strategic Prevention Framework to accomplish its goals.
Step 1: Understand the community's needs, resources, readiness and gaps.
Step 2: Develop and increase community awareness of the problems and increase involvement from community members.
Step 3: Create a plan for implementing effective programs, policies and practices.
Step 4: Put into practice the selected programs, policies and actions.
Step 5: Refine the plan as needed.