Young Adult Development Association of Havasu

We are a community coalition working to prevent the onset of substance use by our youth. Our goal is to engage community partners in making positive change for the Lake Havasu City community.


Learn more about our local efforts in Lake Havasu City.


Volunteer your time, experience, and expertise.


A reference list of papers, infographics, and authority websites.

We are looking for Youth and Adult Volunteers alike

How can you help?

We can use your strength and expertise. Do you have skills in…

  • Organizing
  • Public Speaking
  • Event Planning
  • Working Events
  • Creating posters, fliers, brochures
  • Social Media Wizardry
  • Financial Support

We exist to further address youth needs

What is YADAH?

Founded in 2009, Young Adult Development Association of Havasu (YADAH) is a community coalition formed in Lake Havasu City to address the needs of our youth.

YADAH addresses community specific problems while also collaborating with nearby community coalitions to form a unified front toward increasing protective factors and decreasing risk factors for youth in the greater Lake Havasu City area and Mohave County.

It’s time to take action!

Our Mission: Our mission is to bring knowledge and activities to LHC through active engagement of community members to facilitate the maintenance of healthy lifestyles for our youth and their families.

Our Vision: A drug free community that empowers and enriches the lives of our youth and families.

Parents are the best defense!

Resources for Parents & Youth

Contrary to popular belief, youth report they do not want to disappoint their parents.  Talk to your youth about substance use…

Talk early—talk often.  They are listening!

Coalitions Work

The Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) are accepting applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grants. By statute, the DFC Support Program has two goals:

  1. Establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies, as well as federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth*.
  2. Reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse.

Meet Your Coalition Members!

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