About Us

The Alliance for Wisconsin Youth (AWY) believes that substance use prevention is complex and requires more than a singular strategy or approach. 

AWY’s purpose is to enhance and support the capacity of member coalitions in their substance use prevention work. Over 100 coalitions belong to AWY. 

AWY is a program of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Care and Treatment Services. Learn more about the Division of Care and Treatment Services.


The objectives for AWY are to: 

  • Encourage and empower communities to organize local coalitions.
  • Establish and facilitate a statewide network of local coalitions.
  • Link local coalitions to information about effective substance use prevention strategies.