OUR VISION

Our vision is to promote hope, help and strength among youth in East Texas, so they can lead happy, healthy and productive lives. We aim to achieve this through the provision of comprehensive mental health services, training, education and evidence based substance abuse prevention strategies.

OUR HISTORY

Next Step Community Solutions is a 501 (c) 3 Texas incorporated non-profit organization and has been located in Tyler, Texas since our founding in 1984. We were originally established as Sister Communities Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (SCCADA) to address the issues of youth alcohol and substance abuse. In 2011, we responded to the communities’ needs and broadened our services to provide more resources to help build healthy communities. Simultaneously, we changed our name to Next Step Community Solutions to more accurately describe our role in helping individuals take that next step. Take a look at the mental health services and substance abuse prevention tabs for more information on our work.

OUR STAFF

GREG THOMPSON

Executive Director

BRANDON DAVIDSON

Director of Operations & Programs

SUSAN ANDERSON

Director of Strategic Planning & Engagement

LAUREN BARNES

Coalition Coordinator

East Texas Substance Abuse Coalition

REBECCA SMITH

Coalition Coordinator

Piney Woods Substance Abuse Coalition

BRAD JOHNSON

Coalition Coordinator

Northeast Texas Coalition Against Substance Abuse

DANIEL GRIFFITH

Program Specialist

KERRY ADAMEK, LPC

Lead Counselor (Juvenile Probation)

LEIGH HINES, LCDC, LPC

Lead Counselor (Schools)

LAURI ABERNATHY, MS, NCC, LPC

Counselor

NATASHA AMADOR, LCSW

Counselor

TAMEKA COOP, M.A, LPC

Counselor

LORI DUNAWAY, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Counselor

SIMONE KEY, LPC

Counselor

LESLEY MOSELEY, M.S, LPC, NCC

Counselor

APRIL NANCE, M.A, LPC Intern

Counselor

KAREN REEVES, LCDC

Counselor

KELLY SCOTT, LMSW

Counselor

YVONNEE TATUM, LPC-Intern

Counselor

Stuart Meisenheimer 

President | Citizens National Bank- Vice-President/Branch Manager

 

Robert Hancock

Vice President | Discount Power- Sales and Marketing

 

Melissa Carlson

Secretary | A4 Media – Account Executive

 

Rae Oakes

Member | Kelly Community Federal Credit Union

William Beasing

Treasurer | Northwestern Mutual Financial Network- Sales Executive

 

James McCraw

 Member | City of Tyler Police Department

 

Mark Roberts

Member | Suddenlink- Account Executive

 

Collin Phaup

Member | Collin Phaup-Goosehead Insurance

OUR FINANCIALS

VIEW OUR ANNUAL REPORTS

 

VIEW OUR MOST RECENT IRS 990 REPORTS

FUNDING PARTNERS

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Arp ISD
Brookshire’s Pharmacy
Cass County Juvenile Probation
Chapel Hill ISD
Church on the Rock Daingerfield
Community Health Core
Cumberland Academy
Creating Opportunities in Marion County
Daingerfield-Lonestar ISD
Daingerfield-Lone Star ISD Police Department
East Texas Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Elysian Fields Middle School
First Baptist Church of Daingerfield
First Baptist Church of Kilgore

Glen Oaks Hospital
Grace Counseling

Harrison County Public Health Department
Hughes Springs ISD
Kilgore ISD

Kilgore Police Department
Lone Star Specialties
MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)
Marshall EMS/Fire Department
Maximus
Miller-Bowie County Health Coalition
Mount Pleasant ISD
Northeast Texas Community College
Ounce of Prevention
Pay Attention East Texas
Pewitt CISD
Prevention Resource Center 4

Rusk County Health Department

Steel Country Bee
Texans Standing Tall

Texas Department of State Health Services
Texas Department of Transportation
The Andrew’s Center
Titus County Juvenile Probation
Tyler Junior College Student Support Department
Tyler Police Department
United Way of Smith County
University of Texas at Tyler College of Pharmacy
Van Zandt ISD
Van Zandt County Juvenile Probation
Wellness Pointe
Whitehouse ISD
Wise Up Rusk County
Women’s Fund of Smith County