It’s our mission to partner with all members of the community to achieve resilience against substance use, reductions in violence and promote a healthy and safe environment for our youth and families.
Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley was founded in 2003 by a coalition of concerned organizations and community members. The Coalition was alarmed by the negative impact of Drugs and Alcohol on the youth and families of the Santa Maria Valley. Over the years the focus of the 501(c) 3, non-profit has expanded to include reducing violence and promoting a healthy and safe environment.
Santa Maria Valley includes: Santa Maria, Orcutt, Guadalupe, Los Alamos, Sisquoc, and Casmalia. There are five school districts in the community with close to 30,000 enrolled students. Fighting Back’s strategy is to continue to partner with others in the community by leading our Coalition to build a Drug-Free Community. Fighting Back also provides direct services with our focus on developing resiliency through a child’s relationship with a caring adult. This purpose allows Fighting Back to fight against drugs, alcohol, gangs, and all other negative influences, one kid at a time.