Prevention Programs

Prevention program services aim to reduce the incidence and prevalence of substance use among people of all ages. Our philosophy is based on prevention science — programs need to be research based, data driven and outcome focused. The Prevention Needs Assessment (PNA) survey is administered to youth throughout Genesee County biannually. The prevention dashboard provides an interactive visualization of 10 years of youth use and risk and protective factors. Prevention program staff is available to deliver a variety of services and certified programs in the community and schools.

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 Sherri Bensley at 585-331-8742 or sbensley@gcasa.org.

Prevention Services

Programs and services range from presentations on drug trends and media literacy to 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, Monroe, Erie, Chautauqua, Alleghany 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 Genesee Community College each 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.

Orleans United DFC Coalition

Orleans United Drug Free Communities Coalition promotes a healthy community by working to reduce the incidence and prevalence of alcohol, tobacco and drug use by youth and young adults through education, policies and environmental strategies.

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.

Core Values

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

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

Dedication
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.

Sustainability
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

430 East Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020

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

Albion Office

249 East Avenue
Albion, NY 14411

Phone: 585-589-0055
Fax: 585-589-1501

Atwater Community Residence

424 East Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020

Phone: 585-343-8330
Fax: 585-343-8720

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