Health Services Building
404 State Route 37
Weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturdays: when activities are scheduled
Phone: 518-358-2967 or 518-358-9291
Mission: To increase awareness about chemical dependency and related issues while recognizing and respecting the cultural distinctions of the Akwesasne community, by providing quality services that focus on increasing protective factors and decreasing risk factors. By providing prevention services that promote a safe and healthy lifestyle for individuals, families and community through education, presentations, resources, referrals, and school based intervention/prevention services.
The A/CDP specializes in educational presentations and curriculum in Head Start through grade 8. Prevention activities and support are the main focus of the program. This program has enabled us to get out into the community to help educate our people on how drugs and alcohol have affected their lives.
The school/intervention programs were designed to help our young Native people whose lives have been affected by drug and alcohol use and provide opportunities for education, support, crisis intervention and prevention in the school system. Referrals to outpatient treatment or inpatient treatment are also arranged as needed. The prevention counselor works with other programs to help facilitate the best possible service for our future generations. The Prevention Program offers one trip each month during the school year to expose the youth in Akwesasne to new, exciting, and challenging culturally diverse activities. The goal is to increase self-esteem, social skills and to reduce the onset of alcohol and drug use. All trips and meals are paid for by the prevention program.