About Kids Escaping Drugs
Mission: Raise, manage and distribute funds for the development and support of facilities, community education, and advocacy programs for adolescents and their families in Western New York suffering from alcohol and drug dependency/addiction.
The foundation is governed by a volunteer board of directors and pursues charitable gifts from foundations, individuals, and corporations. The need for these facilities has been strongly supported by local and state lawmakers.
The Campus consists of three buildings that house up to 62 chemically-dependent youths ages 12 to 20. Renaissance House is a 30 bed intensive treatment facility for boys, Stepping Stones is a 16 bed girls’ residence which combines both inpatient and continuum of care programs while Promise House is a 16 bed continuum of care residence for boys. For more information on the program services available, click here.
The Campaign staff and a dedicated group of volunteers host events that range from golf tournaments and ski races to appearances at summer fairs and festivals to raise funding for the Campus. Year round activities culminate in the spring with the annual Kids Escaping Drugs Telethon on WGRZ-TV Channel 2 On Your Side, an original partner and continuing sponsor of the Campaign.