Mission StatementVallejo's Fighting Back Partnership is a non-profit collaboration that partners with business, residents, and government to improve neighborhoods, strengthen families, and support youth development creating a safe, healthy and thriving community.
History of Fighting Back PartnershipIn 1988, at the alarming increase of the use of alcohol and drugs in the community, concerned Vallejo citizens and the City Council formed a Red Ribbon Committee to address to explore programs and initiatives that could potentially result in a meaningful reduction of substance abuse.
That same year, representatives from this committee: Jane Callahan, Tony Pearsall, Henry Elliott and Cynthia Kay, went to Nashville to learn more about an opportunity offered by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The group helped secure a 2 million dollar grant aimed at uniting the community to comprehensively address its substance abuse problems. This sparked the creation of Fighting Back Partnership. The agency was formed initially for the purpose of orchestrating Vallejo's fight against drug and alcohol abuse and the resulting impacts.
Since that time, Fighting Back Partnership has broadened its community problem solving initiatives to include family support services, neighborhood revitalization, youth development, and coalition support.