Asset Display at the Southington Public Library

STEPS Materials and information on the 40 Developmental Assets are located in the Teen Section of the Southington Public Library (2nd Floor).  Stop by and check it out.  Materials are updated regularly.

2011 Polar Plunge STEPS Team Needs Volunteers

STEPS is looking for volunteers to participate in the YMCA's 2011 Polar Plunge! More »

Southington Parents Encouraged to Take Survey, Host or Attend Workshops

(SOUTHINGTON, Conn.) – The Southington Parents Raising Healthy Teens Initiative, a collaboration between Wheeler Clinic and the STEPS (Southington’s Town-wide Effort to Promote Success) Coalition, is asking parents of middle and high school students in Southington to take a brief survey to assess their knowledge of local underage drinking and its effect on teens, and their families. The nine-question survey is available at   More »


(Washington, D.C.) – Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), today announced the awarding of $21 million in new Drug Free Communities (DFC) grants to 161 communities across the country.  The Southington Townwide Effort to Promote Success Coalition (S.T.E.P.S.) from Southington, Connecticut was one of the grant recipients, and will receive $125,000 in DFC grant funds to involve and engage their local community to prevent and reduce alcohol and other drug abuse among youth.   More »

STEPS Youth Council on the move

 Southington's youth are leading the way for STEPS.

 How can kids be invovled in STEPS?  Well many already are! More »

A Message from Our Board President

Our Southington community was tragically awakened a few years back when within a 12 month period of time five of our local young people took their own lives.  

It was a call for help.  It was a call for action. 

Over a short period of time town leaders and representation from all community sectors came together and formed S.T.E.P.S, Southington’s Town-wide Effort to Promote Success. More »

Where do we stand as a community

In order to develop healthy and successful youth, we first need to see where we stand as a community and figure out what “level of readiness” we are at. Community Readiness is a prevention concept that reflects a community’s understanding of substance use and abuse prevention issues; the community’s acknowledgement that these issues are problems for their community; and the support for community action to solve or minimize the negative impacts of these problems. More »