Mission & Vision

Linn Together is an evidence-based, community coalition that equips partner organizations, parents, and teachers in Linn County, Oregon, with information and tools to guide positive youth choices around behavioral health including drug, alcohol, and tobacco use.

Our vision is to create a healthy, safe, and supportive community.

What does Linn Together do to reduce youth alcohol and other drug abuse?

Linn Together provides education, resources and support to the community that promotes the physical and emotional well-being of youth and their families living in Linn County. This includes:

  • Community education and training
  • School-based activities
  • Parent education
  • Media campaigns
  • Youth council

Linn Together Members include:

  • Educators
  • Parents
  • Business Leaders
  • Health Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Youth
  • Local Government
  • Law Enforcement
  • Civic Groups
  • Faith Community
  • Youth-Serving Organizations
  • Media

Coalition Member Spotlight

Angie Jansen
Addictions Recovery Team Coordinator at DHS Child Welfare

I joined Linn Together to support prevention strategies that increase awareness about the negative effects substances can have on our youth.

Dar Merrill
Linn County Commission on Children and Families (retired)

I was involved with Linn Together since 2001 and decided to continue volunteering after I retired. One of the things I enjoy most about Linn Together is the opportunity to connect with parents and youth at community and school events. We provide information and toolkits that help parents talk to kids to prevent alcohol and other drug use. It’s great to see how they react and are grateful for the information. I also speak Spanish and enjoy the opportunity to talk with Spanish-speaking parents at these events.

Michael Mattingly
Linn County Sheriff’s Office

I have found it very rewarding working on the Youth Marijuana Prevention Campaign. Having kids of my own, I know how important it is that we spread the correct information on the dangers of youth substance abuse. The sooner we can educate our kids about these dangers, the better. Providing schools, families and the kids with these facts is helping, and I am proud to be a part of that. I look forward to continuing my work on behalf of the Sheriff’s Office and the continued support that Linn Together provides in helping our counties families.