About Us

Mission Statement

Empowering adolescents and families to live a life free from the disease of addiction through community outreach, education and early intervention.

Kids Escaping Drugs (KED) is witnessing an incredible shift in the landscape of alcohol and drug addiction among our youth in Western New York. As a result, we have expanded our facilities and programming on the Renaissance Campus to not only include rehabilitation, but stabilization (detox), reintegration (half-way house) and community education (Face2Face Program) for adolescents and their families. We are now the only facility in New York State to provide these levels of care to adolescents under the age of 18. Unfortunately, the stigma associated with addiction deters people from getting help. Only 1 in 10 individuals suffering from substance abuse receive treatment. While our organization works tirelessly to meet the treatment needs of our chemically dependent youth, our scope and focus have increased to tackle the devastating consequences of drug abuse through community outreach and education. We offer our no-cost Face2Face programming throughout Western New York. This Peer2Peer community education program teaches adolescents about the dangers and consequences of substance use as well as educates parents about the signs, symptoms, and trends of substance abuse. Each year the Face2Face program reaches over 40,000 adolescents and their families. For 30 years, Kids Escaping Drugs and the Renaissance Campus have lead the fight to end the disease of addiction among our adolescents and young adults. We are committed to continuing this fight as long as addiction impacts our community.

We are proud members of the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce!

We extend our sincere appreciation to our community partners. Their support is what helps to make our programs possible. We invite you to support these community-minded organizations.

Interested in becoming a community partner?

For more information please contact:
Jennifer Szustakowski (716) 827-9462 x307 jszustakowski@ked.org