Prevention Services

Prevention Services educate and counsel individuals and groups about substance abuse and its consequences, while also raising awareness in the broader community of these issues. As a participant in the Steuben Prevention Coalition, our prevention service surveys the community about knowledge and attitudes concerning substance use and other factors, and helps to formulate community-wide responses.
For questions and additional information on any of these programs, please call 607-776-8085 ext 2207 or 607-968-4123.  

Our office is located at 23 Liberty Street, Bath, NY 14810 and the program office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Here is the list of programs available in Steuben County:

Prevention Education

This program provides the general public with relevant substance abuse information through community events, advertising, and publicity. The program also visits schools and adult community groups to help participants build knowledge and skills for substance abuse prevention. There is a wide range of courses to choose from and custom workshops are also available. We educate on a range of topics including, but not limited to:

  • Life Skills
  • Bullying Prevention
  • Self-esteem
  • Active Parenting
  • Click here for a more in-depth look at programs available

Please contact us.

How to Enroll
Please contact our office to schedule a program for your group, school, or agency.

For parent, student and educator resources to help educate youth on drugs and alcohol, visit our Resources page at Educator & Parent Resources

School Based Prevention Counseling

Our counselors provide one-on-one and small group counseling in schools to youth identified as being at risk for substance abuse. Evidence-based curriculums are used that help students boost “protective factors” such as family attachment, pro-social involvement, academic participation, sense of right and wrong, and association with pro-social peers. Services are confidential and available to children in the Haverling and Hammondsport districts.

There are no fees for youth to participate in the program.

How to Enroll
Children who are identified as being at-risk for substance abuse are referred by their schools to the program.

Impaired Driver Program

The Impaired Driver Program (IDP) is a seven-week, evidenced-based curriculum that is approved by the New York State DMV. The course material includes, but is not limited to:

  • driver safety
  • alcohol and drugs as an impairment factor on driving performance
  • alcohol and drug use and abuse

There is a $234 registration fee.  ONLY mailed in money orders are accepted. Registration fee must be paid in full prior to the first class.

How to Enroll
Those convicted of impaired driving are mandated to enroll by the court system and may sign up at the DMV. You will then be notified by mail of your course.

John Southard Youth Recreation Commission

The John Southard Youth Recreation Commission (JSYRC) Summer Youth Program engages youth in physical, artistic, and mental/social interaction while providing alternative, drug-free activities. The program includes field trips, arts and crafts, carnival days and more. It is completely free to all Bath (Town & Village) youth, ages 5-15, and a great way to keep them busy doing safe and fun activities throughout the summer.

JSRYC also hosts in Halloween and Easter activities.

The program is sponsored by the Village of Bath. There are no fees charged to youth participants.

How to Enroll
Contact our office to inquire about registration night in the JSYRC Summer Youth Program for youth aged 5 – 15.


Catholic Charities Steuben/Livingston Prevention programs are funded through the NYS Office of Addiction Services And Supports, Steuben County Youth Bureau and the United Way of the Southern Tier.