The Stand in the Gap Coalition (SIGCO) is a 501(c) (3) faith-based organization founded in 2010 in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee,
Specifically, SIGCO by prayer and the Lord’s guidance, seeks a remedy for the addictions of harmful substances, such as various illicit/illegal drugs, nicotine, alcohol abuse, and misuse of prescription medications. Our main focus is in the Tri-State area.
Today, the spirit and goals of SIGCO remain alive through the efforts of a small core of volunteers, donated resources and a grant from the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. SIGCO is honored to be the designated Drug Prevention Coalition for Claiborne County, by resolution of its county commissioners. The SIGCO office is located at 325 Straight Creek Road, New Tazewell, TN 37825.
Currently provided free to the public by SIGCO are saliva-based drug testing kits, training for other distribution points, education for prevention of substance abuse. Our Claiborne County Jail Ministry offers and provides the Holy Bible and eyeglasses to all that request them, along with periodic in-facility Baptisms for inmates (Pre Covid-19). We also provide gifts for their children at Christmas and information and applications for halfway homes.
SIGCO is currently holding a weekly support, transition and recovery training (START) group meeting each Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the SIGCO Office.
SIGCO has hosted law-enforcement meetings in past years for enhancing better communications with law-enforcement and drug task force agencies.
Is there more we can do? Is there more we should do?
Our communities are in a critical need for rehabilitation facilities, Christian counseling, and foster parents as a result of rampant substance abuse. These are all symptoms of a larger problem. That problem is a nation whose God is not the Lord Jesus Christ anymore.
The Stand in the Gap Coalition remains committed to the citizens and families of the Tri-State area and its foundational message of II Chronicles 7:14 to “heal our land”.
Can You Stand in the Gap?
For more information, visit our Contact page. Let us know your needs, questions, information or how you would like to help.