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About Us

About the HFM-Prevention Council

Mission

The HFM Prevention Council is a non-profit agency funded by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services.

Our mission is to prevent, through education, the abuse of, and addiction to, alcohol, other drugs and gambling in Hamilton, Fulton and Montgomery Counties.

History

The Hamilton, Fulton and Montgomery Prevention Council was formed in 1987 by concerned citizens from all three counties.
Originally named the Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Council of Hamilton, Fulton and Montgomery Counties, the mission of the council has always been to reduce the rate of substance abuse in our area.

In 2006 we changed our name to the HFM Prevention Council to help clarify the services and programs we offer. Cooperating with local agencies, we strive to provide quality educational programs, services and healthy alternatives to our counties’ youth and families.
ASSAP's Promise
Fulton County

To promote and support healthy lifestyle choices of those who live and work in Fulton county through strengthening collaboration among ocmmunity partners and mobilizing community-wide prevention efforts.

Four Rivers Aliance
Hamilton County

To prevent youth substance use and to promote and support healthy lifestyle choices of those who live and work in Hamilton County.

MCAP
Montgomery County

To prevent youth substance use and to build a
healthier Montgomery County through collaboration among our community partners.

Rob Constantine Recovery Community and Outreach Center

HFM Prevention Council operates a Recovery Community and Outreach Center to help prevent relapse and sustain long-term recovery. The Center facilitates recovery of individuals and their families by providing a substance-free environment. Included is a meeting location, substance-free social functions, prevention, and resource/referral center for services in the area. The center focuses on building the recovery community, and providing a positive outlook for individuals seeking help with addiction and throughout the recovery process.

Creative Connections Clubhouse

The Creative Connections Clubhouse provides equal access for all adolescents ages 12-17 and young adults 18-21, who have or are at risk of developing an addiction.

Education Programs

Educational programs that meet NYS education standards, are low cost or no cost, and are presented by trained prevention professionals.

SAMHSA Model Programs:

SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

Strengthening Families
Too Good for Drugs
Teen Intervene
Reconnecting Youth
Life Skills Training
Too Good for Violence

Other services include:

Rob Constantine Recovery Community and Outreach Center
Creative Connections Clubhouse
The Choices Program
High Disguise
Alcohol and other drug awareness programs
Consultation and referrals
Victim Impact Panels
Smoking Cessation
Information Displays
Trainings

$468
billion spent
38,000
overdose deaths
40 Million
addicts nationally
80 Million
risky substance users

Addiction is America’s most neglected disease. According to a Columbia University study, Read More

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