"Prevention 5 is a group of highly engaged citizens who strive to raise awareness on substance use,mental health, and overall wellness of the community. "



Meetings are on the 2nd Monday of each month from 12:00–1:00 p.m. 

Meetings are currently held at  Crestwood High School District Conference Room

 1000 Schroder Dr, Cresco, IA

 Virtual option is available. 

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend!

Events Expanding Prevention In Your Community

One way to help others learn more about ERASE and it's mission is by attending events in your community.

(If your agency has an event coming up or you know of an event you would like Prevention 5 to be involved in, please send us an email.)

Please join us for an upcoming training!

Prevention 5 has many members who bring different opportunities to the community of Howard County. These opportunities include trainings to further educate the community on different topics including substances, substance misuse, gaming/problem gambling, and how to talk to youth.  


There are youth in your area that need YOU!

Can you spend 4 hours a month hanging out with a youth doing things you already like to do with a youth in your community? Mentoring is Simple! Become a mentor to a youth like Kathy. Contact mentoring@helpingservices.org or visit www.helpingservices.org/youth-mentoring


High school youth work on many initiatives to prevent and end alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use. Their efforts—such as Red Ribbon Week, the Great American Smokeout, Drug Facts Week, Through with Chew Week, and Kick Butts Day—promote awareness and education among their peers and community.

Mock Crash Event

A Mock Crash Event was held on Thursday, April 20th. The crash took place at the Crestwood High School, and displayed what can happen when you drink and drive. Mark Bigler, the guest speaker, told his family's tragic story of loss caused by a drunk driver. His story  reminded us all how fragile life really is.  #CourageForDrake