In 1988, concerned citizens of Vallejo and the Vallejo City Council formed a Red Ribbon Committee to explore programs and initiatives that would address the
alarming use of alcohol and drugs in Vallejo communities.
That same year, representatives from this Committee, Jane Callahan, Tony Pearsall, Henry Elliott and Cynthia Kay, secured a $2 million grant from the Robert Wood
Johnson Foundation to support the development of a comprehensive community-lead plan to curtail the substance abuse problems. This Committee and its strategic initiatives sparked the creation
of Fighting Back Partnership.
Since that time, Fighting Back Partnership has emerged as one of the leading social service and community development organizations in
Vallejo, providing crisis support and economic development for individuals and families and supporting under-served communities to increase safety, eliminate blight, and
curtail alcohol and tobacco use among youth.