CADCA began working on community coalition development in the San Pedro Sula metropolitan area of Honduras in 2011. The first phase of coalition development was held in conjunction with the non-government organization (NGO) FUNADEH and other government agencies and NGOs in Chamalecón, a suburb located in the greater metropolitan area of San Pedro Sula.
During the second and third phase of coalition development, CADCA began a completely new initiative and approach for building community coalitions in Honduras. In 2013, CADCA started organizing directly with local coordinators and key community sectors affiliated with the municipalities of Choloma, El Progresso and La Lima. Due to the successful development of coalitions in these three municipalities, CADCA engaged in a third phase of coalition development in 2015 expanding efforts to the municipalities of Puerto Cortés, Villa Nueva, San Pedro Sula and Omoa in the Department of Cortés.
During the third phase, local coordinators began to establish a regional network of community coalitions in the Department of Cortés where a total of seven coalitions were actively operating. In 2016, the Honduran Community Coalition Network (HCCN) was formed to organize and strengthen the community coalition development of community coalitions in Honduras and to help equip communities with the capacity to address and reduce substance use and misuse and associated problems.
In the third quarter of 2017, CADCA initiated a fourth phase of coalition development in collaboration with HCCN, focused on the municipality of San Pedro Sula. The communities selected and trained were Chamelecón, Rivera Hernández, Colonia Cabañas and Colonia Aurora. Currently there are 11 community coalitions in Honduras that constitute the HCCN. These coalitions are located in the following communities:
- La Lima
- El Progreso
- Puerto Cortés
- Buenos Aires
- San Pedro Sula
- Las Brisas
- Rivera Hernández
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