Newaygo County Partners in Prevention and Recovery



The Newaygo County Partners in Prevention and Recovery Affiliate meets monthly to discuss various topics concerning suicide & substance abuse as it pertains to Newaygo County.  The Affiliate meetings are open to all community members and representatives of agencies who want to make Newaygo County free from the abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs among youth and adults.  In turn, communities will be safer for our children, families and citizens.  Efforts are funded through the Clinton-Eaton-Ingham Community Mental Health located in East Lansing, MI.


NCPPR meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Newaygo County Community Mental Health in White Cloud, MI. 


Lt. Chad Palmiter

Newaygo County Sheriff's Office




NC RESA Prevention Staff

Kaleigh Haase - NC RESA Health & Prevention Coordinator

Denise Roesly - NC RESA Assistant Health & Prevention Coordinator


  • Jane Dezinski - NC RESA Director of Intervention & Prevention
  • Data to Support Our Efforts

    • 22% of the traffic fatalities in Newaygo County involve the use of alcohol and peak during the months of May through September
    • Of the 11th grade students surveyed, nearly 27% have drank alcohol within the past 30 days and 191% of all 11th grade students have binge drank (5 or more drinks in a row)
    • 23% of adults smoke in Newaygo County, and 26.8% of women smoke while pregnant
    • Adult suicide rates are nearly 30% higher in Newaygo County compared to the state average
    • Nearly 1 in 5 youth in Newaygo County consider attempting suicide