Community

Partners

Alcohol Enforcement Team (AET)
Our Alcohol Enforcement Team (AET) is a specialized group of law enforcement officers dedicated to enforcing underage drinking laws. The AET incorporates specialized training and strategies to focus on reducing access and use of alcohol by underage persons. The strategies include any or all of the following: compliance checks, casual contacts, party patrols and controlled party dispersal, traffic safety checkpoints and enforcement, on-premises or bar checks and shoulder taps. The team may perform a single strategy or multiple strategies during the course of a shift.

The AET serves all areas of York County.
Enforcement efforts conducted by the team include:
  • Compliance Checks (sending underage youth into retail establishments to attempt to purchase alcohol)
  • Party Patrols (monitoring communities for underage alcohol parties)
  • Casual Contacts (a community policing effort to create awareness of the risk associated with underage alcohol use)
  • Traffic Enforcement (routine traffic patrol and traffic checkpoints looking for underage alcohol use)
  • Public Presentations (speaking to youth, parents, businesses and other community members about underage alcohol use).
  • Boat Patrols (patrolling Lake Wylie)

AET Participating Agencies
The following agencies in York County participate on the Alcohol Enforcement Team:
  • York County Sheriff's Office
  • Rock Hill Police Department
  • Winthrop Police Department
  • York Police Department
  • Clover Police Department
  • Tega Cay Police Department
  • Lake Wylie Police Department
  • Fort Mill Police Department
  • York County Solicitor's Office

All on Board 
Keystone is a partner with the York County All on Board Coalition.  "All on Board" is a York County initiative to help save lives by urging the entire community to keep our youth safe and sober.
When people hear "underage drinking," they often think of older teenagers using alcohol. However, by the time adolescents reach the eighth grade, nearly 50 percent have had at least one drink, and 20 percent report having been "drunk."
Adolescent's bodies and brains are still maturing and studies indicate that alcohol damages brain development. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, young people who begin drinking before age 15 are five times more likely to develop alcohol dependence than those who begin drinking at age 21.
Underage drinking poses serious public health consequences. The leading cause of death among young people is automobile crashes. Recently our community has experienced an unprecedented number of alcohol-related automobile crashes involving young people. Some have resulted in death.
The eighth grader who starts drinking today may become the alcoholic of tomorrow. Young people who drink are more likely to be involved in date rape incidents, crimes, and accidents. Students who are heavy drinkers often fare poorly academically and may be disruptful.


Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS)

The South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS) is the cabinet-level agency charged with ensuring the provision of quality services to prevent or reduce the negative consequences of substance use and addictions.  DAODAS partners with public, private and social sector organizations to provide quality prevention, intervention and treatment services for the citizens of South Carolina


Quit for Keeps if an initiative the the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control.  South Carolinians have access to a range of tobacco treatment services through the S.C. Tobacco Quitline, the only statewide evidence-based telephone cessation program.  For more information about this program click here.

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United Way of York County
United Way of York County, SC was established in 2005, as a result of the merger of United Way of Fort Mill-Rock Hill-Tega Cay and Western York County United Way. United Way of York County, SC conducts an annual campaign of more than $1.3 million, and supports 35 partner agencies that impact critical health and human service issues of York County.



Tobacco Free York County Coalition  The goal of the York County Tobacco Free Coalition is to reduce tobacco use in York County by mobilizing and collaborating community programs aimed at tobacco prevention, cessation, advocacy and education.United Way of York County, SC was established in 2005, as a result of the merger of United Way of Fort Mill-Rock Hill-Tega Cay and Western York County United Way. United Way of York County, SC conducts an annual campaign of more than $1.3 million, and supports 35 partner agencies that impact critical health and human service issues of York County.

 


York County Interagency Coalition
York County Interagency Coalition is a monthly gathering of representatives from local agencies, businesses, government, and faith-based organizations to educate, inform, network, and build collaborations.  United Way of York County, SC organizes speakers and presentations to benefit the community and health and human service providers.  Meetings are held at noon on the third Monday of each month at Jacksons Cafeteria, 1738 Heckle Blvd. in Rock Hill, SC.  Meetings are open to the public.  For more information about YCIC contact Debbie Hayworth at dhayworth2@gmail.com.  



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Battered Not Broken operates The House of Magdalene in Chester.  This is a transitional/recovery house 

for women that will provide a stable, recovery oriented home.