History of CDFY
CDFY has been serving the communities of Central Missouri for over 40 years. The coalition began as a group of concerned parents in the early 1980s who wanted to ensure that youth in the community learned that a drug and alcohol-free life was not only possible but fulfilling. The initial group of parents sought community members, business leaders, law enforcement, healthcare providers, and schools to collaborate and create an organization that provides the youth of our community with information and education regarding the consequences of drugs and alcohol. They researched best practices for prevention programs and engaged youth in the discussion to ensure the efficacy of the information.