about us


The Middletown Cares Coalition will influence community-specific risk and protective factors by utilizing collaborative, science-based initiatives to build a healthier, drug free community for youth.



The Middletown Cares Coalition is a group of people from our community who live, work and/or serve the Middletown community and are committed to developing an alcohol and drug free environment for our youth. The coalition was established in 2007 and has been the recipient of the Drug Free Communities grant each year to help fund the coalition and its efforts.  With the help and support of our community partners, through outreach and community events, it is our common goal to educate and inform the youth about the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol. We strive to offer the youth of our community healthy alternatives to keep themselves drug and alcohol free.

The Coalition is always looking for new ideas and creative solutions to promote our mission and goal. We welcome all residents of Middletown as well as anyone who works or serves in the community to join us. The Middletown Cares Coalition meets the second Thursday of every month at City Hall, 16 James Street, Middletown New York,  in the Council Chambers from 6:00 – 7:00.

Our current partners include many young people as well as adult community members, local business owners, faith-based organizations, youth-serving groups, civic organizations, social service agencies, local government, healthcare organizations, the Middletown Police Department and the Enlarged City School District of Middletown.



Kelly Ocasio- Program Coordinator

Steering Committee

Christine Brinckerhoff, Matthew Covell, Linda Jansen, Pamela McLean, Jean Sexton


Community Partners   

City of Middletown  –  www.middletown-ny.com

Middletown Police Department – www.middletownpolice.com

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Orange County – www.adacinfo.com

Orange County District Attorneys Office – www.orangecountygov.com

Enlarged City School District of Middletown – www.middletowncityschools.org

Orange County Youth Bureau – www.orangecountygov.com/youthbureau

Independent Living – www.myindependentliving.org

Voices United for Change – www.voicesunited4change.org 

Dolson Avenue Medical – www.painreliefteam.com

Power Against Tobacco – www.powragainsttobacco.org/

Planned Parenthood – www.plannedparenthood.org