Governor Hochul Announces Award of More Than $3.7 Million to Support Addiction Services Across New York State

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced more than $3.7 million to expand evidence-based addiction prevention services across New York State. The funding has been awarded to providers in each of New York State’s ten economic development regions and will support prevention providers whose services have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) administers this funding.

“Like many New Yorkers, my family has been affected by addiction,” Governor Hochul noted. “Expanding support services for people struggling with addiction is more vital than ever as we fight the opioid crisis. We will continue to work with local partners to strengthen preventative measures and treatment in order to help New Yorkers recover.”

OEAS Commissioner Chinazo Cunningham said: “Prevention is an important pillar of the OASAS continuum of care, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, our prevention service providers have faced unprecedented challenges in delivering their services. Providers who receive funding through this initiative have the opportunity to significantly increase their prevention infrastructure and make the changes they need to continue providing these vital services in the communities they serve.

Throughout the pandemic, many providers have had to shift from in-person services to using remote and virtual services, which has presented challenges in continuing to reach people and communities in need. Providers can use these grants either as seed funding to create new services or to support the continued delivery of existing services and update programs. It can also be used to upgrade computer systems and video conferencing platforms.

Senator Peter Harckham said, “Increasing state funding for prevention programs for residents with substance use disorders will save lives. More resources in the fight against the overdose epidemic will allow providers and advocates to continue to work on reducing easy access to substances and empowering communities through education and awareness of the risks of substance use. Once again, I commend Governor Hochul for his tireless work to protect our residents and ensure that important public health initiatives like this are properly funded.

Assemblyman Phil Steck said: “The introduction of telehealth and videoconferencing has enabled people in addiction treatment during COVID-19 to continue to receive outpatient services for addiction and mental health disorders, as well as provide prevention services. However, it is well known that private and public organizations in this field are woefully underfunded. This funding will allow these fellows to expand their services beyond the people on site. I am very pleased that this award was given specifically to “evidence-based” drug prevention services and to see that many organizations in the Capital Region are receiving these funds.

Information on the types of evidence-based programs endorsed by OASAS can be found here.

Winners are listed below by region. All eligible suppliers who applied received funding.

Capital District

  • Albany Inc. Addiction Care Center: $54,173
  • University of Albany Center for Behavioral Health Promotion and Applied Research: $70,000
  • Rensselaer County Department of Mental Health: $61,000
  • Franklin Community Center, Inc.: $8,990
  • Saratoga County Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Council: $70,000
  • Council for Prevention, Inc.: $19,960

NYC Center

  • Cortland County Family Counseling Services, Inc.: $49,000
  • Madison County Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Inc.: $70,000
  • Contact Community Services, Inc.: $10,000
  • Onondaga Council on Alcoholism/Addictions, Inc. d/b/a/ Prevention Network: $51,197
  • Farnham, Inc. d/b/a Farnham Family Services: $69,968

Finger Lakes

  • Genesee Council on Alcoholism and Drug Addiction, Inc.: $39,417
  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rochester d/b/a Catholic Family Center: $8,700
  • De Paul Community Services (NCADD-RA): $70,000
  • Delphi Drug and Alcohol Council, Inc. d/b/a Delphi Rise: $9,722
  • Ibero-American Action League, Inc.: $70,000
  • The Center for Youth Services, Inc.: $48,575
  • The Community Place of Greater Rochester, Inc (Prevention Services): $13,804
  • Seneca County Community Services Commission: $55,679
  • Wyoming County Department of Mental Health: $33,751

Long Island

  • COPAY, INC. : $15,000
  • Family and Children’s Association (FCA): $70,000
  • Long Beach Coalition to Prevent Underage Drinking, Inc. d/b/a Long Beach AWARE: $50,336
  • National Society of Hebrew Day Schools: $38,000
  • Addiction-Free Environment (SAFE Inc.): $25,000
  • Youth Environmental Services, Inc. d/b/a YES Community Counseling Center: $30,762
  • East Suffolk BOCES: $69,249
  • Hope For Youth, Inc.: $46,428
  • Human Understanding and Growth Seminars (HUGS Inc): $63,852
  • Huntington Youth Bureau Youth Development Research Institute, Inc. (HYBYDRI): $70,000
  • PSCH Inc. d/b/a WellLifeNetwork: $10,752
  • Riverhead Community Outreach Program: $36,603
  • City of Smithtown-Horizons Counseling and Education Center: $13,480
  • West Islip Youth Enrichment Services, Inc.: $70,000

Mid Hudson

  • Dutchess County Addiction Prevention and Education Council, Inc.: $29,965
  • Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Catholic Charities: $34,285
  • Warwick Community Bandwagon, Inc.: $43,874
  • The Putnam Prevention Council: $63,000
  • Community Outreach Network for Drug-Free Living and Environment, Inc. (CANDLE): $33,700
  • Rockland Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependency (RCADD): $58,720
  • Haverstraw Village Drug Prevention Council: $45,000
  • Family Services, Inc.: $9,833
  • City of White Plains Youth Bureau: $34,907
  • Harrison Youth Council, Inc.: $40,000
  • Student Aid Services Society: $63,398

Mohawk Valley

  • Herkimer County Catholic Charities: $44,094
  • HFM Prevention Council $40,972
  • Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc.: $70,000
  • Fulton and Montgomery Counties Catholic Charities: $37,500
  • Leatherstocking Education on Alcoholism/Addictions Foundation, Inc. (LEAF, Inc.): $70,000
  • Schoharie County Council on Alcoholism and Drug Addiction, Inc.: $59,000

New York City

  • Department of Education, Archdiocese of New York (ADAPP): $69,300
  • CAMBA, Inc.: $10,000
  • Federation of Italian American Organizations of Brooklyn, Ltd. : $45,000
  • Hebrew Educational Society: $45,000
  • National Committee for the Advancement of Jewish Education: $65,650
  • Riseboro Community Partnership, Inc.: $19,822
  • The Brooklyn Diocese Department of Education (PDHP): $19,822
  • Immigrant Social Services, Inc.: $42,596
  • Lesbian and Gay Community Service Center Inc. : $20,000
  • SCAN-NY Association of Volunteer Parents-Caregivers. (SCAN Harbor, Inc.): $12,707
  • Single Parent Resource Center: $48,749
  • The Educational Alliance, Inc.: $28,074
  • Elmcor, Inc. youth and adult activities: $36,850
  • Western Queens, Inc. Mental Health Providers: $43,509
  • CASA-Trinity Inc. (Trinity of Chemung County): $69,941

Northern country

  • Champlain Valley Family Center for Drug Treatment and Youth Services, Inc.: $60,526
  • Essex County, Inc. Drug Prevention Team: $32,712
  • Citizen Advocates, Inc. doing business as North Star Industries: $67,400
  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling of Jefferson County, Inc. d/b/a Pivot: $34,897
  • Mountain View Prevention Services, Inc.: $44,162
  • Seaway Valley Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Inc.: $69,894

South level

  • Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital: $35,000
  • United Activities Unlimited, Inc.: $70,000
  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rochester d/b/a Catholic Charities of Steuben County: $35,701
  • Family Service Society, Inc.: $70,000
  • Hornell Area Concern for Youth, Inc.: $3,500
  • Tompkins County Alcohol and Drug Council, Inc.: $14,310

Western New York

  • Allegany Council on Alcoholism and Drug Addiction, Inc: $27,004
  • Addiction Recovery Services Council, Inc.: $69,054
  • Chautauqua Substance Abuse Council (CASAC): $70,000
  • EPIC – Every Person Influences Children: $45,000
  • Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Inc. (Erie County Prevention Council): $45,000
  • Preventionfocus, Inc.: $10,679
  • West Side Community Services: $25,994
  • Western New York United Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse, Inc.: $21,825
  • Board of Northpointe, Inc.: $70,000

Over the past several years, New York State has implemented an aggressive, multi-pronged approach to addressing the overdose epidemic and created a nationally leading continuum of addiction care with comprehensive services prevention, treatment and recovery. To combat this epidemic, the state has worked to expand access to traditional services, including emergency departments, inpatient, outpatient, and residential treatment programs, as well as drug treatment and mobile processing and transportation services.

Governor Hochul was a member of the NYS Heroin and Opioid Task Force, which in 2016 recommended new non-traditional services, including recovery centers, youth clubs, expanded peer services and free access centres, which provide immediate assessments and referrals to care. . These services have since been established in many communities across the state and have helped people in need access care closer to where they live.

New Yorkers struggling with addiction, or whose loved ones are struggling, can find help and hope by calling the state’s toll-free 24/7 HOPEline. at 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369) or by texting HOPENY (short code 467369).

Available addiction treatments, including crisis/rehab care, inpatient, residential, or outpatient care, can be found using the NYS OASAS Treatment Availability Dashboard at FindAddictionTreatment.ny.gov or by the NYS OASA website.

If you or a loved one has experienced insurance hurdles related to treatment or need help appealing a denied claim, contact the CHAMP Helpline by phone at 888-614-5400 or by e-mail to ombu[email protected].

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