TYSA at a Glance
Tackling Youth Substance Abuse (TYSA) is a data-driven collaboration aimed at leveraging the power of collective impact to decrease substance misuse and increase healthy choices for Staten Island’s youth and young adults. This coalition seeks to increase opportunities to access quality prevention, early intervention, treatment, and recovery services on Staten Island to change the dialogue around behavioral health issues.
TYSA is a dynamic partnership of private and nonprofit organizations, city and state government agencies, philanthropists, parents, teachers, and young people— many of whom have been working to combat alcohol and drug misuse for years. The TYSA coalition is different because all of its members work together to help one another, and the whole community, prevent substance misuse.