Family Matters

Family Fun and Information

Aspire HOPE NY, Teen Zoom Meeting held everyday from 4-5pm. Parents can register their teen at 607-776-2164.

Benchmark Distance Learning Facebook: Live literacy blocks twice a day.

Catholic Charities’ Modified Services and Programs

Catholic Charities’ Tools for Emotional Wellness

Clarity Wellness Center

Dear Parents a digital well-being resource from teens to parents

Family eBook Subscription for K-8 Grades English and Spanish

Great Backyard Bird Count February 12 to 15, 2021

Highlights@Home: Content Bundles including puzzles, videos, games, etc.

I Bird Challenge

New York’s Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer

New York’s Parent Portal

New York State Trauma-Informed Network

Operation Parent Webinars

Parent University 2021

Reycraft Books: read aloud twice a day at 11am and 3pm.

Sesame Street in Communities.


Surviving at Home with Youth: Activities to Stay Occupied

Univera COVID-19 Resources

Virtual Youth Leadership Forum Registration

Virtual Youth Leadership Forum for Caregivers/Parents Registration

Wellsville YMCA’s Youth Activity Center

Zane-Bloser Free Learning Resources: handwriting, grammar, and reading.

Family Matters is a subcommittee of Partners for Prevention in Allegany County(PPAC). This subcommittee focuses on the families of Allegany County. Their mission is to celebrate families and offer support, providing parents with tools and information to help them raise healthy, responsible children!

The group is composed of mostly youth serving agencies in the Allegany County that includes:  ACCORD Corporation, the Allegany ARC, the Allegany Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, Inc,(ACASA),  the Allegany County Department of Health, the Allegany County Department of Social Services(DSS), Berkshire Farms, Cattaraugus Community Action, Directions in Independent Living, Literacy West, Kinship, Reality Check, VOICES, and the Wellsville YMCA. Anyone is welcome.

Family Matters acts as an outreach committee to serve youth and families in conjunction with other community activities. It was formed to promote the importance of supervision and rules in the home, in order to decrease risky behaviors in children and teens.  Family Matters is always looking for community organizations and events to partner with, to reach out to families in need.

Why Family Matters?

Family Matters was formed in response to the outcomes of the Risk and Protective Factors Survey, which students in Allegany County schools are asked to complete in sixth, eighth, tenth and twelfth grades. One area of importance which came to light from the survey is supervision and rules in the home. The results of the survey showed that there is a disconnection between the perceptions of the parents and their children regarding state or implied rules in the home. The Family Matters group believes that the family unit is the most important for teaching core values to children, in order to decrease engagement in risky or harmful behavior.

Information presented by the Family Matters Group focuses on encouraging parents to create clear and consistent ruled in their home, and to spend quality with their children in order to strengthen family bonds. We share ideas and strategies to best help parents with this.

Chalk the Walk at the 2018 Balloon Rally

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Spend Time with Your Children

The most important way to connect with your kids and talk with them about important issues is to spend time with them.  Even with busy schedules, families should always find time to spend together!

Contact Us:


Phone: (585) 593-1920 ext.720

Facebook: PPAC Family Matters

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