Hays-Caldwell Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, a private non-profit corporation, was formed in 1984 by a grass roots coalition of community and substance abuse professionals concerned about substance abuse and related problems. Originally established to provide prevention and education services, the agency has broadened its focus to include outpatient treatment, counseling, intervention, and treatment referrals.
As a non-profit, 501(c)3 community health organization, HCCADA’s mission is to promote community and family enrichment through substance abuse education, prevention, and treatment. The Council provides a comprehensive coordinated system of programs that provide information, education, prevention, assessment, referral, and advocacy for the community. In Hays and Caldwell counties, the Council is recognized as a major provider of prevention and treatment services. The Council is staffed by a multidimensional team of professionals, including chemical dependency counselors, educators, social workers and therapists.
Our Mission - The Council is dedicated to promoting community and family enrichment through substance abuse education, prevention, intervention, and treatment.
State of the Problem - Substance abuse knows no racial, age, or gender boundaries. The consequences and costs impact our homes, communities, and wallets. Alcohol and drugs are directly connected to poor school performance, high dropout rates, automobile accidents, family violence, poor mental health, lost job productivity and higher insurance costs.
Funding - The Council, a private nonprofit organization, is funded through a variety of sources. The majority of the funding is provided through grants from the Department of State Health Services, formerly known as the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Each grant must have 5% matching local funding from groups like the United Way, county and city governments, civic groups, corporate grants, and fundraising efforts. The Council is also supported by members who assist through donations of time and talent in addition to financial contributions. Additionally, the Council receives revenue from contracts for services and client fees.