SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION
The Wall Las Memorias (TWLM) spearheaded the development and funding of a series of methamphetamine task forces by submitting more than 10,000 signed petitions demanding action from the L.A. County Board of Supervisors. Through its leadership in the Act Now Against Meth Coalition, the agency developed the Greater East Los Angeles Meth Task Force—an effort which generated national attention for its work in mobilizing the Latinx community to address the meth epidemic. In 2018, TWLM led a successful campaign to defeat SB-58, a bill pushed by nightlife lobbyists that would have harmed our communities by giving some California cities the ability to extend last call at bars, restaurants, and clubs.
Today, TWLM currently works in collaboration with the L.A. County Department of Public Health Substance Abuse Prevention and Control to reduce underage drinking and marijuana misuse among youth/young adults residing in Southeast L.A. We continue to work to address other harmful policies, like the illicit selling of drugs and alcohol and over-licensing of establishments that impact our marginalized low-income communities across the county.
>>Alliance for Change Campaign - A community led collaborative campaign which addresses harmful use of alcohol and other drugs by encouraging healthy lifestyles,building community leadership, and advocating for local and state policy change.
>> Linkage to Care - All of our programs offer linkages and warm connections to appropriate general health and mental health care.
>> Community Engagement - Look out for our next event for the Southeast L.A. community where we aim to build community by encouraging each other to live healthy and balanced lives.
>> Peer Counseling - Peer health specialists are available to provide culturally competent counseling and support to our community members regarding misuse of alcohol and other substances.