San Juan County Partnership was established in 1991, through a grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services, to form a coalition to address substance abuse prevention. Realizing that substance abuse affects many aspects of community issues, the purpose of the Partnership was expanded to include community wellness. An initial community wide, comprehensive needs assessment was completed for release in 1996. This document served as the framework for strategic planning and as the basis for SJCP’s work in the County. The survey has been conducted every four years since 1996.
After the initial grant that established the Partnership expired, the organization continued to apply for grants and contracts to support the work being done. Federal, State, County and private sources have sustained the Partnership through the years.
The Partnership has enjoyed a collaborative relationship with San Juan College, providing services to staff, faculty, and students, and over the years has established strong working relationships with local government entities, school districts, law enforcement, health care providers, businesses, agencies, organizations, and the general public.