Intensive Preventive Program (IPP)
878 State Route 37, Akwesasne
Weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Mission: To provide cost effective home and community based alternatives for the care and protection of “at risk” youth and families who are at risk of placement out of the home. The program operates on the premise that even the most troubled youth and families have strengths, capabilities, preferences, and values that can and must be fully developed.
The major goal of the Intensive Preventive Program is to provide the Social Services Division, the future Tribal court, and families of the community of Akwesasne, cost effective alternatives to residential care and other forms of out-of-home care. Intensive Preventive Program achieves this through a mix of individualized in-home and community based services developed around each family’s unique circumstances. Connecting families with resources that accommodate specific needs of the family.
IPP operates with the premise that even the most troubled youth and families have strengths and capabilities that can and must be developed. The core features of our program are designed to guide the development of these strengths and capabilities, so youth and families can function positively in their homes and community. Flexibility is a trademark of the Intensive Preventive Program; the basic service delivery system is adaptable to the specific needs according to court orders and Service Plan recommendations.