McIntosh County Turning Point Coalition
The McIntosh County Coalition for a Healthy Community, also known as McCoCo was established in 2001. Since being developed they have brought much-needed resources to their communities including Drug Free Communities Grant, OCCY Grants, Systems of Care, Tobacco Control Grant, alternative activities for youth and the community, county resource directory, annual Resource Luncheon, and many opportunities for youth development and empowerment. This rural coalition has strived to bridge gaps and provide services and resources to the area.
Youth issues are a major priority of the group. McCoCo has always worked very hard to ensure that the youth of the community have a safe and healthy place to grow up. They offer activities such as After Prom Parties, July 4th events and the annual Halloween Trail of Terror to provide healthy alternatives for students. The coalition has established SWAT teams, 2 Much 2 Lose groups, and a PRIDE Youth Coalition to provide an opportunity for students to play an active role in improving the health of their community.
Because McIntosh County is a rural area with many small towns and few resources this coalition has gone above and beyond to partner, collaborate, and pull resources to make it a healthier place to work, play and live.
McIntosh County Turning Point Coalition meets every 3rd Tuesday at noon alternating between Checotah and Eufaula. For location information, contact Lisa Smith at 405-585-8535.