June 27, 2018
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Announces $4 Million Expansion of Residential Addiction Treatment Services in New York City

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Five Providers Will Add a Total of 156 New Residential Treatment Beds in the Bronx and Brooklyn

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomotoday announced the award of approximately $4 million to expand residential addiction treatment services in New York City. Five providers were awarded funding, and will add a total of 156 beds in the Bronx and Brooklyn. Funding for these projects is being administered through the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. 


"As the opioid crisis continues to devastate communities across the country, New York remains vigilant in the fight against the disease of addiction." Governor Cuomo said. "By expanding services, we are giving residents the ability to find the treatment they need somewhere close to home."

  

The following providers are receiving funding to add treatment beds:

 

Bronx

  • Odyssey House, Inc. - 1264 Lafayette Avenue: $1,230,000 for 41 Beds
  • Argus Community, Inc. - 226 East 144th Street: $302,060 for 25 Beds
  • Light of Hope Services, Inc. - 3876 Park Avenue: $1,500,000 for 50 Beds

 

Brooklyn

  • Anchor House, Inc. - 1041-47 Bergen Street: $450,000 for 20 Beds
  • Dynamic Youth Community, Inc. - 1808 Coney Island Avenue: $482,182 for 20 Beds

 

The addition of these beds is part of the State's efforts to provide a full residential continuum of care for people who are undergoing treatment for addiction, and ensure they receive the proper services. OASAS is working with providers and stakeholders to refine and redesign residential services to incorporate three essential elements of treatment: stabilization, rehabilitation, and re-integration. Residential programs may be certified to offer any or all of those elements.   

 

"This funding is critical to expanding treatment services and ensuring New Yorkers struggling with addiction have the resources they need to follow the path to recovery," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Chair of the Heroin and Opioid Abuse Task Force. "The additional beds at treatment facilities in the Bronx and Brooklyn will ensure residents in these communities are given the access they need to help better their own lives and the lives of their families."

 

"With this expansion, Governor Cuomo continues to show his commitment towards fighting addiction and ensuring that everyone is able to access the care that they need," OASAS Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez said. "These new beds will allow us to serve more people in New York City, and support the Governor's efforts to bring vital, lifesaving services to every community in New York State."

 

The award of this funding is part of Governor Cuomo's innovative multi-pronged approach to address the opioid epidemic by expanding and enhancing services including treatment facilities, recovery centers, youth clubhouses, Health Hubs, and regional addiction resource centers, which provide services and information in a stigma free and supportive environment. The Governor has expanded the range of services and supports aimed at harm reduction and has launched targeted initiatives to enhance access to life-saving addiction medication. Other recovery supports include investments in Certified Recovery Peer Advocates and recovery coaches. These efforts have led to the creation of the largest recovery support network in the country. Additionally, under Governor Cuomo's leadership, New York State has developed one of the most comprehensive opioid overdose prevention programs in the country. Over 300,000 individuals have been trained on opioid overdose prevention and equipped with naloxone, the medication used to reverse an overdose. The Governor has also changed the insurance laws to make immediate access to all addiction treatment a reality in New York State, and has taken action to crack down on patient brokering. To learn more about services in your region, click here.

 

New Yorkers struggling with an addiction, or whose loved ones are struggling, can find help and hope by calling the State's toll-free, 24-hour, 7-day-a-week HOPEline at 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369) or by texting HOPENY (Short Code 467369). 

Available addiction treatment including crisis/detox, inpatient, community residence, or outpatient care can be found using the NYS OASAS Treatment Availability Dashboard at FindAddictionTreatment.ny.gov or through the NYS OASAS website. Visit CombatAddiction.ny.gov to learn more about the warning signs of addiction, review information on how to get help, and access resources on how to facilitate conversations with loved ones and communities about addiction. For tools to use in talking to a young person about preventing alcohol or drug use, visit the State's Talk2Prevent website. 

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