In the Autumn of 1967, a group of twenty-nine reformed drug addicts, and a few professionals began operation of innovative drug prevention and rehabilitation program in East Los Angeles. The federally funded Narcotics Prevention Project (NPP) opened its doors to a community noted for high unemployment, substandard housing and, most treatment in the community, while working with probation and parole to treat addiction not as a crime but as a response to a social and personal deprivation was met with much resistance. During the Project’s first few months, services were for the most part improvised and uneven but were delivered with idealism and enthusiasm. The Project had obviously tapped a pressing community need. The caseload grew quickly to several hundred clients. The need for specialized services became apparent. Counselors were trained to attend to case management issues relating to job development and employment preparation, networking with the medical community, corrections and law enforcement. Through time and perseverance, procedures were refined and service strategies settled into place.
Today, NPP also known as Narcotics Prevention Association, Inc. continues to provide services. A board of directors continues to oversee it’s operations and both an Executive and Medical Director provide the day-to-day management of the organization.
The NPP promotes wellness in our community by providing compassionate treatment and prevention services of the highest quality to impact the disease of addiction.
The NPP envisions a community where the impact of addiction is significantly reduced because its members recognize addiction as a disease affecting the entire community, know where to turn for help, and have access to the highest quality of care. The NPP strives for a continuum, of care that is barrier-free and culturally competent.
The NPP is committed to collaborating and partnering with substance abuse service recipients, providers of services, public and private organization and funding sources to provide prevention, education, advocacy, intervention, assessment and treatment services.
The NPP values:
Our Clients and Participants
The NPP mission statement will be the driving force for service delivery.
Copies of the mission statement, vision and values will be displayed at prominent location in NPP facilities.
Discussion of the mission statement, vision and values is a component of orientation for new Board of Director members and staff.
The mission statement, vision and values will be actualized in the strategic planning process.
The mission statement, vision and values will be discussed or referenced in each weekly staff meeting.
External presentations related to this agency’s service delivery would contain the mission statement when appropriate.
Having a big sale, on-site celebrity, or other event? Be sure to announce it so everybody knows and gets excited about it.
Are your customers raving about you on social media? Share their great stories to help turn potential customers into loyal ones.
Running a holiday sale or weekly special? Definitely promote it here to get customers excited about getting a sweet deal.
Have you opened a new location, redesigned your shop, or added a new product or service? Don't keep it to yourself, let folks know.
Customers have questions, you have answers. Display the most frequently asked questions, so everybody benefits.
Sign up to hear from us.
Please contact us directly with any questions, comments, or scheduling concerns.
Fax any documents to (555) 555-5555.