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About Hub Coalition Porter County

The Hub Coalition of Porter County, founded under the name Porter County Substance Abuse Council in 1989, was created to address the rising numbers in substance use and dependence. 


Currently, we are continuing to work towards the reduction of substance misuse and associated negative consequences through community-led coalitions represented by service providers, civic leaders, parents, students, and residents. Our efforts are focused on community education, substance misuse awareness, and providing prevention programs to youth throughout Porter County. The Hub Coalition utilizes the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) to assess community needs; build capacity for prevention work; select evidence-based programs, practices and policies within the community; evaluate program efforts within a culturally competent framework; and focus continual efforts towards sustainability after the grant cycle. Data collected from focus groups and surveying throughout the county help assess local conditions and determine preventive measures. In addition, there are four coalitions, under the purview of Hub Coalition Porter County, that inform the agency on what strategies and programs best respond to the needs of the community.


Dawn Pelc

Executive Director

Carley Samayoa

Project Director

Meet Our Staff

Betsy Stearns

Community Coordinator

Jesse Sarowicz


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