Walk Away From Drugs

Walk Away From Drugs was a huge success!

Over 200 community members joined us at London Bridge Beach for a one mile walk to support recovery from mental health & substance use disorders.

The walk began at Wheeler Park  and ended down near the London Bridge in the Channel.

For more information about future events, please visit our Facebook page.


Make a difference

Join the YADAH Dog and work for the benefit of Lake Havasu youth.

YADAH will be meeting at 5:30 p.m., Monday, March 12, suite D430 at the Shops at Lake Havasu. Join the YADAH Dog’s mission to steer local youth in positive directions and away from drugs and alcohol. There will be only one more meeting prior to the Do Hobbies, Not Habits event on April 21. Got other ideas? Want to be a positive influence on the lives of Lake Havasu’s youth? Join us!

Havasu Mall Halloween Event

What fun on Friday afternoon. The Havasu Mall hosted a halloween event. Mostly for fun, but folks were on hand to answer any questions and handed out informational bags along with candy and other goodies. Take a look to see some of the costumes floating around in 2017. Visit and Like us on Facebook for entertaining and educational information.

Question, Persuade, Refer & CPR/1st Aid/AED Certification

We are excited to announce an addition to our Professional Training Series.

Question, Persuade, Refer & CPR/1st Aid/AED Certification
Monday, May 8, 2017
1:00 to 4:45 pm

As you share the attached flyer with friends, families and colleagues, please remind them of our purpose: a safe, drug-free Lake Havasu City.

Also – please mark your calendar and invite a friend to the YADAH meeting that Monday. We will begin at 5:00 pm. We will have a guest speaker – a former EMT – who will talk about early response and early warning signals for youth risky behavior.

Thank you for your service to the youth and families in Lake Havasu City!

Flyer Download: Question. Persuade. Refer. CPR Training (PDF download)

Question. Persuade. Refer. CPR Training

Upcoming Leadership Workshop & Updates

Leadership Workshop
I am excited to report we plan to hold the required Leadership Workshop this coming Saturday – 02/11 from 9 to 3. At this time we have ten confirmed attendees. We have room for up to 20. Is there anyone who you want me to invite? Is there anyone outside of the coalition that we should include, even at this late date? Please call me at 928 565 0160 cell / text.

Lunch will be provided by Lin’s Little China (Thank You!! Michele and family).

I am pleased to report that our DFC-Me Report is substantially complete. We also received approval for the Arizona Youth Survey-16 questions by the DFC Evaluators.

The mall installed the remaining baseboards last week.

We have a volunteer who has been re-sanding and re-painting the walls! I think it looks great!

We have successfully posted a request for funds with Walmart Foundation and The Safeway Foundation. We have been provided a verbal ‘yes’ from the LHC-Walmart store manager; he wants to support our upcoming Youth Summer Series. We are hopeful the local Albertson’s will support the expansion of our youth leadership skills building.

We will be hosting the following groups in our facility:
Wednesday, 02/15 – Arizona Children’s Association will be using our facility to conduct a staff training from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Thursday, 02/16 – Veteran’s United will be using our facility for a community meeting from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm

Thursday, 02/16 – Arizona Children’s Association will be using our facility to provide respite care and fun activities to local foster children from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Thursday, 02/23 – Leadership Havasu will be using our facility to hold their annual meeting and training from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Trainings – please review the attached lists of upcoming trainings and presentations and share with your networks.

Finally, again – thank you for all that you do to make Lake Havasu City safe for our youth and families!

Tammany McDaniel
Director of Community Initiatives
Arizona Youth Partnership
1902 Pacific Ave
Kingman, Az 86401

Download PDF Flyer: https://yadahlhc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/February-14-through-April-11-2017.pdf

Professional Trainings, Workshops, and Presentations

Download PDF Flyer: https://yadahlhc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/AdolescentCopingWithStressFlyer2017.pdf

Adolescent - Coping with STRESS

Leadership Workshop – February 11th

Good afternoon,
As many of you are aware, we have a grant requirement to hold a leadership retreat or workshop this February. Coalition leadership has been handing out invitation letters and cards. If you have not been personally contacted, please let me make amends – I will call you and deliver an invitation! YOU are important to our success in Years 4 and 5 of this funding.

Our goal is to have 10 adults and at least 5 youth attend this dynamic leadership event; we can host up to 22 in comfort. Our morning will be a time to get to know one-another and learn how we communicate. We will have lunch brought in (Schlotzsky’s or Lin’s Little China). The afternoon will be a time to focus on crafting a new Mission and Vision for the Young Adult Development Association of Havasu (YADAH).

I’d like to invite those of you planning to attend to e-mail me with the number of people you will be bringing on Saturday, 02/11.

Thank you for your service to the youth of Lake Havasu City and thank you for committing a Saturday to fulfill a grant requirement. We appreciate your time.

Coalition Meeting and Announcements – February

Please mark your calendar for our Monday, February 13, 2017 Coalition Meeting. Also, please invite a friend or colleague.

POSTPONED – Digital Story Telling / Script Writing / 02/4/17 (this Saturday)
We have 0 (zero) youth sign-ups for this event. When we hold our 02/13 meeting, I will have the youth review their calendars and determine their 2-best dates. I will then speak with the script writer to see if there is a match for holding this at a later date. I will ask the youth if it would be feasible to do one after school or if we will keep it on a weekend.

Arizona Youth Survey – 2016 / LHC Zip Codes
We received the AYS16 for Lake Havasu City Zip Codes. We are in the process of printing the pages and compiling a report for your review. Look for this as an agenda item in March.

To date, we have only received 1 (one) RSVP for our mandatory Leadership Training Workshop on Saturday, 02/11/17. This is a grant deliverable. We welcome your RSVP’s OR suggestions on how to accomplish this task. We are required to bring together at least 10 coalition members and some of our youth. HELP? ADVICE?

I hope to receive your thoughts and see you at the 02/13 meeting. Thank you for your service to youth in Lake Havasu City.

Download PDF File of Agenda: https://yadahlhc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/YADAH-021317-Agenda.pdf

YADAH 02-13-2017 Agenda

Hooked: Tracking heroin’s hold on Arizona

As the drug pours into the state, an epidemic of addiction threatens a generation of young people, their families and friends.