With A Dose of Education, Your Dreams Can Become Reality.
A call to those who want to make a difference...
Hub City Outreach Center is now accepting requests to come to your school/site for Spring, Summer & Fall 2021.
We always work around your schedule.
HCOC is able to come to your site and provide prevention education for 5, 6, 10 or 12 sessions. We also provide single or series presentations if you need supplemental education on a particular topic!
We will work around your schedule, holidays and conflicts. Stress free!
**DISCLAIMER: We hold the right to immediately terminate services or refuse providing services with any entity that does not abide by laws pertaining to youth under the age of 18 and/or other critical laws.**
The 2021 National Prevention Specialist Conference
March 29 - April 2!
Our very own Jonathan Edwards & Adam Barrera will be presenting for their SECOND year in a row! Pencil us in for Wednesday, March 31st at 10:30am-12:00pm! [Workshop #8]
These guys are the most entertaining, insightful and caring men around Lubbock, TX.
They bring in their life experiences from traveling all over the world in many different capacities. This presentation is one you do not want to miss!
With all the things that make us truly unique in our lives, there is so much more that makes us similar.
Be part of the National movement. Tune in to get the scoop. Go forth and change the world!
Empowerment Through Prevention Education!
You can save a life!
Hub City Outreach Center ensures there are multiple medication take-back events in Lubbock County each year.
Whether we're hosting our own event, collaborating or volunteering with other organizations, we can prevent medication misuse, abuse and poisonings TOGETHER!
UPCOMING MEDICATION TAKE BACK EVENT:
HOSTED BY: Medication Cleanout
DATE: Saturday, March 20, 2021
LOCATION: 3601 4th Street Physicians Medical Pavilion (adjacent to UMC)
DETAILS: Drive Thu Event. Please wear a mask.
IMPORTANT: Keep medications in original containers!
Environmental Wellness Matters!
A few ways Hub City Outreach Center is committed to keeping Lubbock beautiful is by developing ongoing new partnerships with frontline environmental entities for education and events, honoring our two-mile stretch of highway-62 E, making Deterra Pouches available 365 days/year and advocating for a healthier community!
Our future is in our hands.
Clothing Closet Spring Cleaning Event
Spring is in the air! Drop by our Spring Cleaning Event, where you get to by-pass our voucher form, and obtain the items your child(ren) need for school, summer and even preparing for future cold weather.
We have it all, free of cost to students in West Texas.
STAY TUNED FOR THE DATE!
Four times a year we publish an easy-to-read, short newsletter which gives insight to the world of Prevention in West Texas.
From local events and dates to remember to local entity gems and local superheroes to relevant resources and a joke or two.
We make a newsletter digestible for youth and adults.
Subscribe to get four newsletters a year...
and maybe an invite to our free events... only if you're nice though!
Our friends at SAMSHA Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disasters. The Disaster Distress Helpline is staffed by trained counselors from a network of crisis call centers located across the United States. These counselors provide:
- Information on how to recognize distress and its effects on individuals and families
- Tips for healthy coping
- Referrals to local crisis call centers for additional follow-up care and support
When you call or text, crisis counselors will listen to what’s on your mind with patience and without judgment. There is no need to give any identifying information when you contact the Disaster Distress Helpline. The counselor may ask you for some basic information at the end of the call, but these questions are optional and are intended to help SAMHSA keep track of the types of calls it receives.
A few examples of stressful situations that bring emotional distress:
- Tornadoes and Severe Storms
- Hurricanes and Tropical Storms
- Incidents of Mass Violence
Talk to a professional 365/24/7: 1-800-985-5990
Annual Winter Coat Drive
Each year we host a winter coat drive from mid-September to mid-January. During this time we focus our donation requests on winter-wear for our youth. Our youth clothing closet is available year-round, by appointment. During covid, we are accepting requests and will gather items for the families, instead of having families come to our site- unless otherwise approved. Our rough 2020 Coat Drive numbers were: 30 coats from Pecan Ridge; 14 blankets from community member, countless winter wear from Hispanic Association of Women; 68 jackets, gloves, beanies from Monterrey High School; 100 coats from Crunch Fitness and an abundance of coats from Aldersgate Church + many more from other amazing community members. Thank you all so so much for making an impact in our youth's lives! Every donation counts!!!
Prescription Drug Misuse & Overdose Prevention Efforts
Molly, YPS and Emily, YPI have taken charge of community outreach and were able to distribute about 1,841 Deterra Pouches prior to Winter Break!
Deterra Pouches are the eco-safe and our recommended way to get rid of your unused prescription medication. Its easy as 1-2-3.
1. Open pouch, add medication
2. Add water, seal shut
3. Throw away!
Deterra pouches unsure prescription medication doesn't get into the wrong hands. They also ensure our environment stays safe! We don't want to ruin our precious drinking water or soil! If you want some pouches, let us know!
Thank you Molly and Emily for going above and beyond to ensure our community stays safe!!!
We took our 2020, put it in a spinach wrap and served it right to you!
For the all-in-one place for you to reminisce on your favorite events:
click HERE to see all the fun we had!
In case of emergency, dial 911
Experiencing a crisis?
24-Hour Youth Crisis Hotline WILL Help: 800-530-4740
Need someone to talk to? Text 'HOME' to 741-741 (Crisis Text Line)