• A New Partnership with Lisa, Inc.!

    STEPS & Southington Youth Services are proud to partner with Lisa, Inc. to expand ways to make substance abuse prevention a priority here in Southington!   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:ツツ NOVEMBER 1, 2017 CONTACT:ツ Elizabeth Hyattツ 860.426.0946ツ ehyatt@lisainc.org ツ       LOCAL AGENCIES TEAMツUP TO TACKLE SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN SOUTHINGTON   1-2-3 Prevention, Intervention and … Read More

  • Welcome Frank Stamilio!

    Please join us in welcoming Frank Stamilio as our newest STEPS Advisory Board member! As a proud Southington resident and SHS football coach, we know that Frank will be a real ASSET to our Coalition! Welcome, Frank!

  • Starting Tough Conversations…

    Having difficult conversations with kids isn’t always easy.ツ Our coalition recently created conversation cards for adults in the community to start the tough conversations on risk-taking behaviors and substance abuse prevention.ツ Contact us today to pick up a deck!

  • Meet Gina Tremaglio!

    Please join us in welcoming Gina Tremaglio, our newest STEPS Advisory Board member! Gina is already an active member in our community and joins us representing the youth serving sector. A Southington resident and Board of Education employee, we know that Gina will make an amazing addition to our Coalition!

  • The 2017-2018 STEPS Youth Council

    The STEPS Youth Council is excited to start the year off with our 33 members – our biggest Youth Council yet! The STEPS Youth Council is led by Co-Chairs Ev Ciaburri, A.J. Garstang and SHS Senior, Julia Brilla. Please join us in welcoming the following 2017-2018 Youth Council: Kelly Bergland Christopher Bray Julia Brilla Aniela … Read More

  • A Message From Our New President, Chris Palmieri

    Achievement Motivation, Resistance Skills, Adult Relationships, Planning and Decision Making, Cultural Competence, Reading for Pleasure, Service to Others, Positive View of Personal Future, and Responsibility. I hope these all sound familiar as they are our assets of the month for this year. Once again, STEPS will continue to strengthen and grow our developmental assets. Research … Read More

  • Welcome New Advisory Board Members!

    The STEPS Coalition is proud to have six new Advisory Board members joining us for this exciting 2017-2018 year! Please join us in welcoming: Deputy Chief William Palmieri, Southington Police Department, Law Enforcement Sector Sgt. Brian Leppard, Southington Police Department, Law Enforcement Sector Kelsey Opozda, New England HIDTA, Substance Abuse Prevention Gabe LeBlanc, Grade 9, … Read More

  • STEPS welcomes back our Educators!

    STEPS was proud to welcome back our Educators and help kick off the 2017-2018 school year this morning at Convocation! Local celebrity and STEPS Advisory Board Member, Mr. Steve Nyerick, was on hand to deliver an important message about making prevention a priority! The teachers in our Asset Building Classrooms initiative help us play a … Read More

  • Making a Smooth Transition to High School

    On Thursday, May 25th and Friday, May 26th, staff members from Southington Public Schools and the Southington STEPS Coalition hosted the eighth-grade classes from both DePaolo and Kennedy for the Middle School Transition Days.ツ This year these important days were held at Southington High School so that the eighth-grade students can get a feel for … Read More

  • Parents Gather to Make Prevention a Priority in the Southington Community.

    Adults from the Southington community gathered to learn about the dangers and realities our kids are facing today. Presenters included Officer Kevin Naranjo from the Southington Police Department, Lt. Chris Bartolotta from the State Police, Patricia Rehmer from Hartford Healthcare and Martha Galligan representing a partnership with the US States Attorneys Office. After the presenation, … Read More

  • A PROMising Community

    Look at all of the community members PROMising to keep our Southington kids alcohol and substance free during Prom!!  Here in Southington, we are proud to make substance abuse prevention a priority!