Mobilizing community resources in an effort to reduce the harmful impact of alcohol, tobacco, and drug abuse within our communities.
We are a United Way Agency. BACODA is funded by TDSHS, United Way, fees for services, foundations, and donations.
BACODA has five community coalitions working to affect change: South East Harris County Community Coalition, Pasadena Community Coalition, Brazoria County Community Coalition, Galveston County Community Coalition, and Matagorda Community Coalition.
Who We Are
We are a group of committed individuals and organizations from sectors such as schools, after school programs, churches, health care providers, businesses, law enforcement, governmental agencies, parents and youth, united in a shared vision of a healthy county.
What We Do
Each coalition brings together individuals and organizations to prevent youth substance use. We do this by decreasing substance abuse risk factors in the community and strengthening protective factors that help youth thrive. We build community resiliency and promote positive social norms. We empower parents to talk to their kids about the dangers of substance use. We advocate for policy change for a safer and healthier community.