Orange Partnership for Alcohol and Drug Free Youth


Local Orange County youth are doing their part through ADAPT

Learn what they are doing.


Talk Early and Often

Talk with your children often about alcohol, prescription drugs not prescribed to them by a doctor and other harmful substances. Parents are still one of the MOST reliable sources of information for their children. More


Partner With Us

Join ADAPT — a committed group of Orange and Cedar Ridge high school students who are a voice to advocate for alcohol and drug free lifestyles for all youth in the Hillsborough and Orange County area. More


Safe Stores Initiative

Make the commitment to responsible alcohol sales. Learn how your establishment can be recognized as a Safe Store and receive public recognition, positive PR, and helpful tools and resources. More

We envision a community where young people live safe, healthy and productive lives free from alcohol and drugs. We hope to accomplish this through collaboration, education, advocacy and empowering youth.

We are a partnership between community members and various agencies, schools and organizations in Hillsborough and rural Orange County concerned about the issue of underage drinking and drug use. Using an environmental perspective, we address youth access to alcohol, policy enforcement, youth empowerment and social norms.

The Partnership is an initiative of Healthy Carolinians of Orange County and is housed at Freedom House Recovery Center. It is supported through community donations as well as local and federal grants, including the Orange County ABC Board and the Drug Free Communities Support Program.


Underage drinking and drug use is not a rite of passage. Early use of substances hurts our young people and hurts our community. By working together, we can help youth succeed and reach their true potential.

Do your part Report underage drinking and adults who provide: 1-888-888-TIPS
Your tips are anonymous and confidential.

Freedom House Recovery Center

The success of the Orange Partnership for Alcohol and Drug Free Youth relies on grants and private donations.

We are thankful to Freedom House Recovery Center for providing administrative support for our fundraising efforts. When donating online, please be sure that Orange Partnership is selected from the Program section.

Continue to our secure donation page
Our donation page under Freedom House is hosted by

You may also donate by check.

Note: Your check should be made out to Freedom House Recovery Center.
Please write Orange Partnership on the memo line.

Mail to:
Orange Partnership for Alcohol and Drug Free Youth
c/o Freedom House Recovery Center
104 New Stateside Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Thanks for your support!


Help keep our community’s youth safe by sharing information with local law enforcement about:

Tipline calls are anonymous and confidential and may be used to prevent illegal activities before they occur.

Call 1-888-888-TIPS (8477)


Join the Safe Homes Network

The Safe Homes Network is a community of parents and other adults who have pledged NOT to provide alcohol, tobacco or other drugs to youth. They are promising to make reasonable efforts to ensure that youth are not obtaining or using these substances in their home or on their property.


The partnership gives network members a directory of others who have signed the pledge. We will also keep members
up-to date on the issue of youth substance abuse through a bi-annual e-newsletter where you can learn how to encourage others to join our efforts. Click the button below to join the Safe Homes Network. For more information, contact Gayane Chambless at  You can also check out the conversation on our Facebook page.

Sign the Safe Homes Pledge