WNY Prevention Resource Center

Western New York Prevention Resource Center (WNY PRC) 

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 area of Western New York.

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 trains coalition members and prevention providers in the Strategic Prevention Framework, the cornerstone of coalition work.

WNY PRC Mission

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 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 (OASAS). 

To learn more about WNY PRC, contact Dawn Sagerman, project director, at (585) 815-1879 or dsagerman@gcasa.org, or visit the WNY PRC website and discover more about coalition work in your community.


Dawn Sagerman, Kelley Potter, Sarah Stendts, Cassandra Cannon, Lisa Peterangelo, Charlotte Peneda (Congressman Chris Collin’s staff member), Samantha Little, Maria Cibella, Alessandra Duarte, and Gwen Bork at the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) Forum’s Capitol Hill Day in Washington. D.C. in February 2018.

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.

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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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