About LEAF

Leatherstocking Education on Alcoholism/Addictions Foundation

LEAF is a private, nonprofit, volunteer health organization founded in 1982. Our goal is to reduce the serious personal, social and economic consequences of alcoholism, other drug addictions and associated problems. At LEAF, we identify community needs, advocate for policies that address local problems, and provide a range of quality programs that work right here in Otsego County.

LEAF’s mission is:

  • To prevent addictions and associated problems.
  • To educate the community about the risks of excessive alcohol and other drug use and about alcoholism and other addictions as treatable family diseases.
  • To encourage proper diagnosis, treatment and appropriate care for individuals and families.

Over the years, many Otsego County residents have turned to LEAF for help and found themselves on the threshold of recovery. More than ever LEAF remains committed to reclaiming lives, strengthening families and building healthy communities in Otsego County.

Mission, Vision & Values

LEAF Council on Alcoholism and Addictions is dedicated to helping create a community where children and adults can live in healthy environments that are free from the effects of alcoholism and other addictive diseases.

We accomplish this through provision or support of education, prevention, referral, treatment, collaboration, and advocacy.

The History of LEAF

The LEAF Council on Alcoholism & Addictions was founded in 1982 by Otsego County residents who were concerned about the effects of alcohol and substance addiction on the lives of susceptible individuals, their family members and the community as a whole.

LEAF’s founders dedicated our non-profit organization to helping create a community where children and adults could live in healthy environments, free from the effects of the diseases of alcoholism and other addictions.


LEAF Inc, 189 Main Street Suite 101, Oneonta NY

Office hours:
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Summer hours (July 1st to Sept 6th)
9:00am to 4:00pm

LEAF offices will be closed on the following holidays in 2019:
New Year’s Day – January 1
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – January 21
President’s Day – February 18
Memorial Day – May 27
Independence Day – July 4
Labor Day – September 2
Columbus Day – October 14
Veterans’ Day – November 11
Thanksgiving Day – November 28
Day after Thanksgiving – November 29
Christmas – December 25