The Prevention Council leads local efforts to reduce the harm of addiction across Saratoga County, with prevention programs, trainings and services. Across Saratoga County, The Prevention Council works to reduce the harm of addiction in our communities. Our staff is in the community on a daily basis, assisting youth, parents, business and community leaders in responding to the challenges we all face in preventing and treating alcohol and other drug addiction. By supporting parents, families, and schools we create environments that lessen risk and enhance resiliency in our youth.
At its core, our programs are about life skills. Skills that are not just learned in the classroom but are observed and modeled through everyday life in our communities. We strive to bring awareness to parents and all adults in our communities of the vital role they play in communicating to young people how to live a healthy life.
Each year, the programs and initiatives we have delivered include:
- Victim Impact Panels for 908 DWI and DWAI offenders in collaboration with Saratoga County Youth Bureau and District Attorney’s Office.
- In-school Student Assistance Counseling and general counseling for 200 students seeking mental health support services.
- Alcohol and Substance Abuse Education Course and Risk and Responsibility Classes reached 126 participants between the ages 15-21.
- TIPS responsible beverage training for 20 retail establishments.
- 40 people attended Bridges Out of Poverty to learn about the economic environment of poverty and how to assist individuals to move out of the poverty environment.
- Cool Out of School summer youth program provided to 661 youth.
- Problem Gambling outreach to 4,982 people with billboard impressions reaching over 10,o00 people.
- Training to 70 volunteers resulting in 1,051 hours of service to Healing Springs Recovery Center.
We proudly present our 2017 Annual Report-please click the link below.