Working together to make homes safer
To meet a greater need for safe and convenient home storage for prescription and over-the counter medications, Prevent Coalition formed a 19-member stakeholder committee to incorporate a new phase under the Locks Save Lives initiative which is called Locks Save Lives Home.
Stakeholder Committee Members
The committee is comprised of home builders, property managers, realtors, healthcare, education and prevention professionals and represent Clark, Skamania and Klickitat counties in Southwest Washington.
Marcy Sprecher, Rocksolid Teen Center & Prevent Together Battle Ground Prevention Alliance
Jim Jensen, SWACH
Kris Soske, La Center United
Mercedes Zahler, La Center United
Karen Douglass, One Prevention Alliance
Anasha Gates, Coalition for Preventing Abuse in Klickitat County
Katherine Zavala, Central Vancouver Coalition
What We’re Doing
A series of resources have been created and can be used to build partnerships with residential builders, property managers and real estate professionals who agree to purchase and install a locking cabinet or drawer in each home they build, manage or sell. Partners are encouraged to download, print and disseminate educational and marketing materials to inform and promote safe medicine storage and disposal as well.
The committee meets monthly via Zoom. Stakeholder participation is voluntary and by invitation.