Substance Abuse Treatment, Education and Prevention Services
Taking STEPS to Build a Healthier Community
PREVENTION and INTERVENTION SERVICES
STEPS Prevention and Community Education department provides a full continuum of services which include:
School Programs and Teacher Training
Our qualified Prevention staff is available to facilitate student groups and to give classroom presentations. Our staff can also provide training programs for school personnel on the latest information and resources about substance use and abuse.
Teen Institute (T.I.)
Students who are members of Teen Institute (T.I.) promise to be drug free and to work to prevent the abuse of alcohol and other drugs. T.I. Students pledge to promote healthy life choices among their peers and in their communities. There are T.I. groups in most Wayne County junior high and high schools.
Countywide meetings are held monthly during the school year along with special events for junior high and high school members. These meeting and events are coordinated by our Prevention staff.
Volunteer opportunities exist to assist the STEPS professional staff with a wide variety of tasks. Our volunteers are critical to maintaining the highest quality care and are an essential part of the continued growth of our agency. If you can spare just a few hours per month on a regular basis, you can make a difference by filling one of our volunteer openings.
We provide substance abuse education, as well as skills and policy training to all volunteers, so that each may find his or her service experience enriching and fulfilling.
Residential Program Support
We meet with each interested person to ensure that volunteer assignments match their interests.
We can be creative and flexible to accommodate YOUR schedule, talents, and ideas.
Volunteer Applications are available in our main lobby during these hours:
* After 8:00, doors are open for appointments only.
You may also contact our Volunteer Coordinator: Rhiannon Whalen – Phone: 330-264-8498 / Email: [email protected]
Our staff assists communities in Wayne and Holmes counties with the process of coalition building. Coalitions are designed to give residents a voice increasing and maintaining safe and drug free schools and communities. Members hold regular meetings and develop programs and special events. They also work to solve issues of concern in their communities. Each coalition forms an action plan and sets its own goal. STEPS staff members provide assistance to these coalitions. Please click here to learn more.
Advocacy and National Program Participation
We strive to keep substance abuse issues "on the front page" locally by joining a nation awareness and advocacy campaigns. Each October, the national Red Ribbon Campaign takes place. Red Ribbon honors a drug enforcement officer killed in the line of duty and is Ohio's largest prevention activity. Many local schools and community personnel join in this annual fall activity. Schools also embrace Prom Promise during the high school prom season. Prom Promise is an effort to raise awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving among high school students. Students sign alcohol and other drug free pledges, which are then posted at prom time. STEPS staff members help to coordinate these and many other awareness programs.
Wayne County Office 104 Spink Street / Gault Liberty Center Wooster, Ohio 44691 Ph. 330-264-8498 Fax 330-264-3777 Toll Free: 1-877-275-9227Open: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM*Wednesday & Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM *NOTE -- Doors open 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM, after 8:00 PM by APPOINTMENT ONLY
Holmes County - Millersburg
STEPS at Liberty Center - Holmes County
34-C South Clay St. Millersburg, Ohio 44654 Phone: 330-674-1020 Fax: 330-674-1047
Monday - Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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