Communities that Care

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Payson City
439 W. Utah Ave.
Payson, UT 84651
(801) 465-5200

Payson City Hours of Operation

Mon.-Thurs. 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

After Hours Emergencies:


CAASA-Communities Acting Against Substance Abuse

Empowering Families

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Communities That Care


CAASA  - Communities Acting Against Substance Abuse

Communities That Care guides communities through a proven five-phase change process. Using prevention science as its base, CTC promotes healthy youth development, improves youth outcomes, and reduces problem behaviors.

Goals:   Lower Risk Factors:

Low Commitment to School (School)

Depressive Symptoms (Peer/Individual)

Low Neighborhood Attachment (Community)

Raise Low Protective Factors:

Rewards for pro-social involvement (Family)

Pro-social involvement (peer-individual)

Rewards for pro-social involvement (school)

Top four substances that are abused are:   alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana, e- cig. & chewing tobacco

Prevention Process

CTC helps communities prevent problems before they develop. Many see dramatic reductions in levels of youth alcohol & tobacco use and crime & violence.

The CTC process begins with a youth survey to identify a community’s risks and strengths. Based on these data, CTC helps communities select and implement tested & effective prevention programs and policies. CTC also helps amplify programs already working.

CTC’s Social Development Strategy is employed throughout, to foster positive youth development.


Opportunities. Skills. Recognition.

The Social Development Strategy fosters the success and health of young people from before birth through every stage of development. It’s easy to use, easy to remember, and it works!

Providing young people with opportunities, skills and recognition strengthens bonding with family, school and community. Strong bonds motivate young people to adopt healthy standards for behavior.

This strategy has been tested and proven effective. It is a foundation of CTC.


Payson Area CTC was organized in July 2011, we have completed the training processes and have implemented several programs.  We have implemented Strengthening Families Program and the Mayor Recognition Awards.  We serve Payson, Santaquin, Genola and Goshen.


We are run by a Key Leader Board and a Community Board and are always looking for new board members who are interested in improving the lives of our young people.


Learn more at Communities That Care and Parents Empowered.


For more information please contact:

Kim Lefler  Coordinator
439 W. Utah Avenue
Payson, Utah 84651
801 465-5226 office
801 921-9779 cell


CTC Champion:  Bill Wright-Mayor

Key Leaders:

Dave Tuckett


Lisa Taylor

Dora Edvalson

Bill Wright

Ben Reeves

Rodney Hurst


Community Board:

Jessie Sorenson

Kay Westwood

Robbie Adams

Lou Ballimas

Carol Barker

Wendy Dimond

Monica Hullinger

Kay Isacson

Noreen Jensen

Donna Gay

Malyce Warner

Kendall Call

Brett Williams

Jenna Worthen

Suzy McDowell

Pam Raleigh

Josh Grace



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