In addition to the Bridge Project, IPS currently manages two other projects in Los Angeles County serving Santa Monica, Venice and West Hollywood. The ultimate goal of each project is to promote safe, healthy and thriving communities by preventing problems associated with alcohol abuse and illicit drug use.
The Westside Impact Project is a community-level prevention effort that aims to reduce alcohol problems in Santa Monica and Venice, particularly as they relate to retail access (over-service, sales to minors, outlet density) and social access (access to alcohol by minors at home parties). The project is guided by a coalition of community partners including law enforcement, members of the faith community, educators, retired community members and healthcare professionals.
The West Hollywood Project is focused on reducing community problems related to excessive alcohol consumption and meth use. The Project’s ultimate goal is to promote a healthier, safer West Hollywood. It is being supported by an active Community Advisory Board including appointed city officials, the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, AIDS Project Los Angeles, the Tweaker’s Project and other prominent members of the large recovery community in West Hollywood.
Currently, all projects implemented by IPS in Los Angeles County are funded by the County of Los Angeles, Department of Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control.