Prevention Programs

GCASA’s prevention services department strives to reduce the incidence and prevalence of substance use for people of all ages. Our philosophy is based on prevention science; using programs that are research based, data driven, and outcome focused.

A needs assessment is administered to youth throughout Genesee and Orleans Counties biannually, helping us identify appropriate strategies to address the community need. GCASA Prevention Educators are available to deliver a variety of services and certified programs in schools and the community. Our programs and presentations can be tailored to meet the needs of your classroom or group.

Prevention offices are located in Batavia and Albion. If your questions about our prevention services and programs are not answered on our website, contact Assistant Director of Prevention Sheila Harding at 585-815-1872 or

Prevention Services

Programs are delivered in school and community settings. 

Prevention services range from one-to-one support services for youth, evidence based programs, and community presentations.  Prevention educators cover a variety of topics related to the prevention of substance use disorders to include presentations on current drug trends and gambling prevention, Narcan training, and direct services through Accountability Circles, DWI Victim Impact Panel and Responsible Server Training.

Our service area is primarily Genesee and Orleans counties, however some programs extend to Wyoming, Alleghany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Livingston counties.

Accountability Circle

Accountability Circles focus on providing coaching and education for youths who have been ticketed for underage drinking or violating their school code of conduct. Learn more about the benefits of the program.

DWI Victim Impact Panel

DWI Victim Impact Panels are held at The Recovery Station every other month and allow victims of DWI or their family members to share with those charged with DWI how drinking and driving impacted their lives.

Responsible Server Training

Responsible Server Training is a state-certified program that teaches anyone who serves alcohol for on-site or off-site consumption how to serve and sell responsibly. Find out how the program can benefit your business.

WNY Prevention Resource Center

The Western New York Prevention Resource Center was created to offer support, guidance and assistance to schools and community groups throughout the eight counties of WNY. Learn more about the PRC.

Genesee-Orleans-Wyoming Opioid Task Force

Working collectively to help reduce opioid and heroin addiction, prevent overdose deaths, and improve the quality of life in our community.

Naloxone & Opioid Overdose Prevention Training

GCASA Prevention Educators host monthly Naloxone & Opioid Overdose Prevention Trainings, in-person and virtually.  Individuals will learn about the disease of addiction, a brief history of the opioid crisis, sign and symptoms of opioid overdose, and how to administer the overdose reversal drug, Naloxone.  Participants will receive a free Naloxone kit upon completion of the training.

Click here for a schedule of trainings held at The Recovery Station and Albion Outpatient Clinic.

Active Parenting

GCASA Prevention Educators host Active Parenting twice per year at each Prevention site.  Learn how to effectively communicate with your children, while building their self-esteem and redirecting misbehavior.

Click here for a schedule of trainings held at The Recovery Station and Albion Outpatient Clinic.

Anger Management Education Group

GCASA Prevention Educators host Anger Management Education Groups twice per year at each Prevention site. Learn how to manage anger effectively, stop violence or the threat of violence, and develop self control to avoid acting on anger in an inappropriate way.

Click here for a schedule of trainings held at GCASA’s Batavia Outpatient Clinic and Albion Outpatient Clinic.

Core Values

GCASA promotes an atmosphere of generosity, hope, empathy, respect, encouragement and empowerment.

GCASA values behavior that promotes self-awareness, encourages honesty, balance, consistency, collaboration, and trust and utilizes humor, mutual respect and reciprocity of good will.

GCASA's culture is rooted in loyalty to patients, community and staff, creating an environment where people share knowledge freely and endeavor to bring out the best in each other.

GCASA is committed to cultivate and manage resources to ensure our services are available for generations to come.

Donate Today

GCASA serves residents of Genesee and Orleans counties, as well as the greater Western New York region, providing a full range of treatment, prevention and support options for individuals dealing with drug, alcohol or substance abuse. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, our agency relies on the support of local, state and federal agencies, as well as donations from community members and businesses like you. Make a tax-deductible donation today and help us continue to provide support and care to those in need right here in our region.

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Batavia Office &
OTP Clinic

430 East Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020

Phone: 585-343-1124
Clinic fax: 585-343-1197
Admin fax: 585-343-9622

The Recovery Station & Prevention Offices

5256 Clinton Street Road

Batavia, NY  14020
Phone: 585-815-5248

Albion Office

249 East Avenue
Albion, NY 14411

Phone: 585-589-0055
Fax: 585-589-1501


Atwater Community Residence & Detox Center

424 East Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020

Phone: 585-343-8330
Fax: 585-815-1815

The path to recovery begins here. Prevention. Treatment. Recovery. Support.