Coalition for



Dayton School District
Columbia County Health Systems
Blue Mountain Counseling
Columbia Cares
Columbia County Health Department
Port of Columbia County
Education Service District 123
Columbia County Sherif’s Department
Touchet Valley Ministerial Association
City of Dayton
Columbia County Commissioners
First Congregational Church
SHEO – Students Helping Each Other of Dayton High School
Blue Mountain Foundation
Columbia County Dayton Fund
Crime Victims Assistance Program
Columbia County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
The Waitsburg TimesType your paragraph here.

For information on helping resources, contact one of the following resources: 

Blue Mountain Counseling                           382-1164
Coalition for Youth and Families                  382-1511                                          
listing of Al Anon and AA Meetings  
Coalition for Youth and Families website 


Media Committee 
2nd Thursday of each month@ 10:00 am
The Port of Columbia Office, 1 Port Way, Dayton

Monthly Coalition Meeting
3rd Thursday of each month @ 7:45
with a light breakfast, meeting time 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
The Delany Building 111 S. 3rd Street Dayton, WA

Contact Us

Peggy Gutierrez, Director
1002 S. 3rd Suite 2
Dayton, WA 9932
Office: (509) 382-1511
Cell: (509) 301-2953

To reach us, please fill out this form, or send an email to

The Coalition for Youth and Families meetings are open to anyone who wants to get involved. Our meetings are on the third Thursday of every month at 7:45 a.m. in the Delany Building.  A light breakfast is provided.  For more information contact Peggy at 382-1511

Get Involved!

Creating Communities that Care

In September of 2012 the Coalition for Youth and Families was awarded a five year federal Drug Free Communities Grant.  The grant is awarded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). 

The purpose of the grant is:

  •  to establish and strengthen collaboration among community partners to support the efforts of community coalitions and
  • to reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, among adults.

Funds from the grant will be spent to increase awareness of the harm of alcohol and marijuana use by youth and to inform and educate the public on substance abuse.

Vision Statement

A safe and healthy Columbia County 
Mission Statement

OUR MISSION is to educate and inform people about the dangers of substance abuse by educating and sharing information.  We encourage youth to abstain from using alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.  By providing information and education we encourage parents to talk with their children about the harmful effects of substance use and to set safe and healthy expectations of living a drug free lifestyle.