Our Mission

The Torrington Awareness & Prevention Partnership (TAPP) is a coalition of professionals, community members, and other vested individuals aimed at reducing youth substance use and abuse in the city of Torrington.



Our coalition is committed to working in partnership with organizations all over Torrington to address critical public health needs facing the city. With an approach grounded in evidence-based best practice, and the Strategic Prevention Framework, building a robust coalition will help us reach our goals.
A critical aspect of our coalition is to facilitate substance abuse interventions which are:

Community Informed
We will actively seek out the diverse perspectives of our community, and use those perspectives to drive our work.

Community Crafted
We will ensure that our work is appropriately tailored to best address the specific cultural needs of our community.

Community Championed
Our efforts will be delivered, and led, by members of this community to ensure that those most impacted by our work feel their needs are being represented.

With your help, we can create meaningful, effective, and lasting change within the community. With sustainable prevention and a keen awareness of the specific cultural needs of Torrington in mind, we can both reduce current youth substance abuse rates as well as prevent destructive behaviors from being developed in the future.

About Us

We are a partnership of individuals, organizations, and agencies from all over Torrington and the northwest corner. We purposely engage 12 identified sectors of the community – ranging from youth, to communities of faith, to healthcare professionals – to capture a diverse range of  views, opinions, and perspectives.

  • Parents
  • Youth
  • Business Community
  • Civic Organizations
  • Schools
  • Media
  • Law Enforcement
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Youth Serving Organizations
  • Local Government
  • Faith Organizations
  • Organizations Addressing Substance Use

Our Organization

Coalition Chair – Vacancy

TAPP is currently open to accepting nominations for the Coalition Chair position.

Coalition Youth Chair – Vacancy

TAPP is currently open to accepting nomination for the Coalition Youth Chair position. The Youth Chair will share authority over the coalition with the Coalition Chair, ensuring that youth maintain positive control over the direction and activity of TAPP.

Coalition Vice-Chair – Vacancy

TAPP is currently open to accepting nominations for the Coalition Vice-Chair position.

Coalition Coordinator – Andrew Lyon

Andrew has been with the coalition since 2017, after being hired to coordinate the DFC grant. Andrew has a Masters degree in Public Health from the University of Connecticut, and is also a veteran having served as an Infantryman with the CT ARNG.

Our Partners

Local Partners
  • Torrington Schools
  • Torrington Area Youth Services Bureau
  • Torrington Area Health District
  • Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
  • McCall Center for Behavioral Health
Statewide Partners
  • Connecticut Department of Public Health
  • Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
  • Chanana Consulting
Federal Partners
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Office of National Drug Control Policy
  • Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America

Visit Us

58 High Street
Torrington, CT 06790

Call Us

(860) 496-2139

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