To learn more about the chronic disease of drug and alcohol addiction, visit:

The following Web sites are resources for individuals and families with alcohol and substance abuse issues:

In Westchester County there exists a network of Community Drug and Alcohol Prevention Coalitions whose mission is to decrease the number of children using drug and alcohol, decrease the risk factors and increase the protective factors associated with substance abuse use in children. To find out more information or to become a member of the coalition in your community, contact one of the coalitions below.



Area Served

Contact and


Alliance for Safe Kids Yorktown Liz Talbert
(914) 736-1450
Ardsley-Supporting Ardsley Youth and Family Ardsley Theresa DelGrosso
(914) 263-2016
Bedford Drug Abuse Prevention Council Bedford, Lewisboro
Pound Ridge
Patty Warble
(914) 234-3227
Blind Brook Coalition Blind Brook Pat Renz
(914) 937-3600 X 3400
Cortlandt Community Coalition Town of Cortlandt Colleen Anderson
(914) 734-1052
Croton Community Coalition Croton Laurie Dean
(914) 261-6365
Dobbs Ferry Youth Services Council Dobbs Ferry Taryn Phelan
Hastings Coalition Hastings JoAnn Reed
Healthy Harrison Harrison Perry Savino
(914) 835-7500
iASKCAB Irvington Lisa Tomeny
Larchmont-Mamaroneck RADAR Larchmont and Mamaroneck Janet Buchbinder  
Mount Kisco Partners in Prevention Mount Kisco Domingo Maceira  

Mount Vernon Community That Cares

Mount Vernon Claudette Coote
New Castle United For Youth New Castle Lea Barth  
New Rochelle FOCUS (Families Organized to Curb the Use of Substances) New Rochelle Linda Fosina
North Castle Cares North Castle Janet Fonte  
Ossining Communities That Care Ossining Alice Joselow
(914) 329-1304
Peekskill Agencies Together Peekskill Danielle Satow
(914) 734-2946
Pleasantville Strong Pleasantville Nicole Malgarinos pvillestrongcoalition
Pelham PACT Coalition Pelham Laura Caruso
(914) 738-0482
Port Chester Cares Community Coalition Port Chester Alex Payan
(914) 255-4856
Rye ACT Rye Nancy Pasquale
Scarsdale Drug Abuse Task Force Scarsdale    
Somers Partners in Prevention Somers    
Westchester Coalition for Drug and Alcohol Free Youth Westchester County Pat Tomassi
(914) 995-4115
White Plains Community That Cares White Plains Bhavana Pahwa
(914) 422-1378
Yonkers Coalition for Youth Yonkers

Edith Cepeda

(914) 332-1300