Making Connections
That Last

Our Vision

Nurture a community where individuals make safe and healthy choices in an environment that promotes acceptance and support.

About Preventionfocus

Prevention is a proactive approach that keeps healthy people healthy and gives those at higher risk a better chance of avoiding dangerous and unhealthy behaviors. Underage drinking, substance abuse, problem gambling, bullying, obesity, violence, suicide, and a host of related problems can be reduced when the proper prevention strategies are implemented. Preventionfocus puts such strategies to work every day in an effort to stop problems before they start.

We give children, teens, and adults the skills and information they need to make safer and healthier choices. We also work to impact laws, policies, norms and beliefs that make those choices easier and more likely.

Contact us to see how we can make safe and healthy happen for you!

Meet Our Executive Director

“If we can teach kids how to stop, weigh pros & cons, and think before they act, we can prevent a lot of bad outcomes from happening.”

Supporting Our Efforts

Board Officers

John J. Riccardi, Esq. | Attorney at Law

Vice President
James LiPuma | Educational Consultant

Andrew Fretthold, CPA | Dansa D’Arata Soucia, LLP

Christine Proulx Grzyb | Lumsden McCormick, LLP

Board Members

Mary Haggerty | Educational Consultant

Roan Moncrieffe | AAA Insurance Company

Patrick Moses | Frontier Central Schools

Robert Sonnenberger, CPA | Delaware North Companies

Kimberly Wallace, Esq. | NYSUT

Our Government Partners and Collaborators

OASAS logo
Erie County Department of Mental Health logo
Suicide Prevention Coalition of Erie County logo
Western New York Chemical Dependency Consortium logo
Just Tell One logo
Just Talk it Over, PX21 logo
Best Self Recovery Community logo
Join the Conversation, Let's Talk Stigma logo
New York State Office of Children and Family Services logo
New York Council on Problem Gambling logo

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