We know that community coalitions are effective in helping prevent substance abuse among youth. The Western New York Prevention Resource Center (WNY PRC) was created to provide assistance and guidance to community coalitions throughout the eight-county Western New York area.
The WNY PRC works closely with providers and community leaders to build and create new coalitions. Established coalitions such as the Genesee County Drug Free Communities Coalition are eligible for training and technical assistance to help maintain coalition efforts.
WNY PRC staff train coalition members and prevention providers in the Strategic Prevention Framework, the cornerstone of coalition work. The main purpose of the PRC is to assist in coalition development and to work closely with the regional providers to continue their prevention education programs.
The WNY PRC serves as Genesee, Orleans, Wyoming, Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, and Alleghany counties and serves as a liaison to the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services.
Anita Strollo, Julie Franko, Sheila Harding, Shellye Dale-Hall, Sharon Koenig pictured at CADCA Forum in Washington DC, February 2015.
Contact Sharon Koenig, Coordinator at 585-815-1844 or email@example.com to learn more about coalition work in your community.