Category: Blog Posts


November is STOP DWI Month

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has once again announced that Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has issued a proclamation that designates the month of November as STOP-DWI month. The New York State Special Traffic Options for Driving While…

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Fall Allegany County Pill Drop

Andover and Cuba– On Saturday, October 26 the Allegany County Fall Pill Drop was held in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Andover and Cuba were chosen for the fall locations.  The pill…

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National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

For many, October 1st signifies the first day that it is acceptable to decorate for Halloween, drink pumpkin spice lattes, and enjoy the cool sweater weather of fall. However, for agencies like Cattaraugus Community Action and ACCORD, October 1st signifies…

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Be a Family Day STAR!

Monday, September 23rd, marks the 19th anniversary of Family Day: Making Every Day Special, founded in 2001 by the Center on Addiction.  Research by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University has consistently found that…

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30th National Recovery Month

This September marks the 30th National Recovery Month, sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  According to this year’s toolkit, one facet of this year’s theme,…

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International Overdose Awareness Day

This August 31 marks the 19th International Overdose Awareness Day, started in Melbourne, Australia, in 2001. Sally Finn, a manager of the Salvation Army syringe program, saw the sorrow that families experienced when they lost their loved ones to a…

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Tobacco Litter STILL #1

Summer means outside activities such as, hiking, biking, kayaking, boating, and enjoying many local festivals. Participating in any of these events also means you probably come across the most littered item in the world, cigarette butts. Even though smoking traditional…

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June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month

Adult Protective Services (APS) is the division of Social Services that investigates reports of suspected abuse or neglect of vulnerable adults in the community. This includes financial exploitation. Financial exploitation occurs for a number of reasons; sometimes the motive is…

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Enjoy the Outdoors Safely in Allegany County this Summer

We are fortunate here in Allegany County to be surrounded by over 60,000 acres of public lands, all of which are available for both residents and visitors to experience year round, but become even more accessible during the warm late…

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Allegany County Suicide Prevention Coalition Supports National Prevention Week

Ever wonder how you can help prevent suicide in Allegany County? In support of SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week, and as a member of Partners for Prevention, the Allegany County Suicide Prevention Coalition strives to educate community members about suicide prevention,…

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