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Our Regional Programs

Through oversight of the East Bay Regional Coalition, the BAY team has implemented a number of evidence-based strategies employed in our neighboring communities of Warren, East Providence, and Bristol, as well as participation in several statewide initiatives.

Developed in 1982 by Dr. Karol Kumpfer, Ph.D. and associates, with funding from the National Institute of Drug Abuse. It is an evidence-based parenting program designed to help parents and teens develop happier family relationships, improve mental health outcomes, and decrease youth alcohol and drug use, violence, and delinquent behavior. Visit StrengtheningFamiliesRI for more information.

Party Patrols

Law Enforcement Support

East Bay Regional Coalition provides support and funding for law enforcement officers that respond to reports of unruly parties in residential areas and cite underage youth in possession of alcohol and the adults who provided the alcohol.

Support and funding is also provided to law enforcement for alcohol and tobacco compliance checks, to ensure local alcohol retailers and bars do not provide alcohol to minors.

Project Alert

Project Alert

The Project ALERT curriculum was created and tested by the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization. Developed over a ten-year period, Project ALERT addresses the pro-alcohol mindset of today’s teens and effectively increases their likelihood to remain alcohol-free.

Through a SAMHSA grant, we offer several courses for community members to learn about mental health and practice better ways to respond to a friend, family member, co-worker, or customer in mental distress. For more information, visit eastbaymhat.com or contact Laura Cooke at EastBayMHAT@gmail.com.

Retailer Education

Stores that sell alcohol or tobacco receive education about the importance of following the laws. Alcohol retailers also receive training to ensure servers and sellers use best practices to avoid serving underage customers or overserving adults.

Tobacco 21

Changing the tobacco purchase age to 21 was a priority of health advocates in Rhode Island and nationwide, including the BAY Team.

Drug Safety/Overdose Prevention

We participate in DEA Drug Takeback events, in addition to promoting permanent disposal boxes at police stations and distributing lock bags and education at events. 

Naloxone, an opioid reversal medication, is available at all RI pharmacies.

Parenting is Prevention

A series of short videos to raise awareness of a variety of parenting challenges from how to handle stress, help your child follow their passions, or learn about marijuana and vaping.

Visit the YouTube Channel here

Project Sticker Shock

Youth leaders from the Students Taking Action Against Negative Decisions (STAAND) of Mt. Hope Highschool and the East Bay Regional Coalition, working together to create a safer, healthier lifestyle, want to combat the East Bay’s growing problems of underage drinking.

Media Ready is an evidence-based program for middle school students designed to give youth the ability to analyze media messages, recognize unhealthy behavior, and prevent substance abuse through the power of media literacy education. Register to receive news about the next class by filling out this form.


The BAY team is working with Rhode Island Parent Information Network to offer free classes for older adults that cover a variety of topics such as healthy living, chronic pain management, and powerful tools for caregivers.

The Incredible Years

The Incredible Years® evidence-based programs for parents, teachers, and children reduce challenging behaviors in children and increase their social emotional learning and self-control skills.

The programs have been found to be effective in strengthening teacher and parent management skills, improving children’s social emotional competence, emotion regulation, and school readiness, and reducing behavior problems.

Anonymous Text-A-Tip Line

Tip411 is an anonymous text-a-tip line provided to police in Bristol and Warren, Rhode Island. This tip-line allows anonymous communication with local law enforcement by the community, and also allows community members to receive emergency alerts.

Download the Bristol PD App for Android or Apple. You can also send anonymous messages through the Bristol PD website.

Download the Warren PD App for Android or Apple. You can also send anonymous messages through the Warren PD website.

The Rhode Rules state-wide campaign aims to educate and inform Rhode Island residents about the Social Host Law, which states it is illegal to buy, provide, supply alcohol, or provide a place to consume alcohol to anyone under the age of 21. The campaign also raises awareness of the health and social consequences of underage drinking, including impacting brain development and decision-making skills.

Want to help share our Rhode Rules for RI? Check out our Partner social media toolkit which includes tips for success, sample messages, and images that will support communication of the Rhode Island Social Hosting Law.

You can also follow us on Facebook!

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