Kids Escaping Drugs
Since 1986, Kids Escaping Drugs has been raising money to build adolescent treatment facilities for families throughout the Western New York Community. Before that time, no facilities existed locally for this age group. Young people had to be treated in an adult setting, be sent to facilities out of of town or worse get no treatment.
The Kids Escaping Drugs mission is to raise, manage, and distribute funds for the development and support of facilities, education and prevention programs for adolescents and their families in Western New York Suffering from alcohol and drug dependency/addiction.
Kids Escaping Drugs supports the Renaissance Campus, a long tern residential treatment facility for teens with drug and/or alcohol additions.
Today the Renaissance Campus has expanded to a 62-bed residential treatment program offering a continuum of care for chemically dependent adolescents. The Campus consists of three treatment facilities: Renaissance House for Boys ages 12-17; Promise House for Boys ages 18-20; and Stepping Stones for Girls ages 12-20. The facilities offer a safe and supportive environment where adolescents can recover, learn responsibility and re-center the community with the tools to live a drug-free lifestyle. Renaissance Campus is growing and so are the adolescent drug and alcohol problems.
In addition, Kids Escaping Drugs has been offering prevention and outreach to the community since 1996 through various programs such as: Face to Face, Vocational Outreach Program and Art therapy.