January 21, 2022
Albany, NY

Governor Hochul Announces Award of More than $3.8 Million to Support Addiction Prevention Services Across New York State

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Governor Hochul Announces Award of More than $3.8 Million to Support Addiction Prevention Services Across New York State
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Funding Will Support Prevention Providers Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic and Allow them to Expand Evidence-Based Practices

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the award of more than $3.8 million to expand evidence-based addiction prevention services throughout New York State. Funding was awarded to providers in each of New York State’s ten economic development regions and will support prevention providers who had their services negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) is administering this funding.

“Like many New Yorkers, my family has been affected by addiction," Governor Hochul said. "Expanding support services for those dealing with addiction is as vital as ever as we battle the opioid crisis. We will continue to work with local partners to boost preventative measures and treatment to help set New Yorkers on the path to recovery."

OASAS Commissioner Chinazo Cunningham said, “Prevention is an important pillar of the OASAS continuum of care, and during the COVID-19 pandemic our prevention providers have faced unprecedented challenges in delivering their services. Providers awarded funding through this initiative have the opportunity to greatly increase their prevention infrastructure, and make the changes that they need to continue to provide these lifesaving services in the communities they serve.”

Throughout the pandemic, many providers have had to pivot from in-person services to using remote and virtual services, which presented challenges in continuing to reach individuals and communities in need. Providers can use these awards either as start-up funding to create new services, or to support continued delivery of existing services and update programs. It can also be used to upgrade IT systems and videoconferencing platforms.

Senator Peter Harckham said, “Providing increased state funding aimed at prevention programs for residents with Substance Use Disorder will save lives. More resources in the fight against the overdose epidemic will allow providers and advocates to continue work on reducing easy access to substances and empowering communities through education and risk perception on substance use. Once again, I commend Governor Hochul for her tireless work in safeguarding our residents and ensuring that important public health initiatives like this are properly funded.”

Assemblymember Phil Steck said, “The introduction of telehealth and video-conferencing has allowed for those in substance use treatment during COVID-19 to still receive outpatient services for both substance use and mental health disorders, as well as provide prevention services. However, it is well-known that both private and public organizations in this arena are woefully underfunded. This funding will allow these awardees to expand their services beyond just those individuals onsite. I am very pleased that this award went specifically to “evidence-based” addiction prevention services, and to see that many Capital Region organizations are in receipt of these funds.”   

Information about the types of evidence-based programs approved by OASAS can be found here.

Award recipients are listed below by region. All eligible providers who applied were awarded funding.

Capital District

  •  Addictions Care Center of Albany Inc.: $54,173
  • University at 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
  • The Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Council of Saratoga County: $70,000
  • Council for Prevention, Inc.: $19,960

Central NY

  • Family Counseling Services of Cortland County, Inc.: $49,000
  • The Madison County Council on Alcoholism and Substance 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 Substance Abuse, 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 Board: $55,679
  • Wyoming County Dept. of Mental Health: $34,001

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 for Hebrew Day Schools: $38,000
  • Substance Abuse Free Environment (SAFE Inc.): $25,000
  • Youth Environmental Services, Inc. d/b/a YES Community Counseling Center: $30,762
  • Eastern Suffolk BOCES: $69,249
  • Hope For Youth, Inc.: $46,428
  • Human Understanding & 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 Awareness Program: $36,603
  • Town of Smithtown-Horizons Counseling & Education Center: $13,480
  • West Islip Youth Enrichment Services, Inc.: $70,000

Mid-Hudson

  • Council on Addiction Prevention and Education of Dutchess County, Inc.: $29,965
  • Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan & Ulster: $44,323
  • Warwick Community Bandwagon, Inc.: $44,323
  • The Prevention Council of Putnam: $63,000
  • Community Awareness Network For A Drug-Free Life And Environment, Inc. (CANDLE): $33,700
  • Rockland Council on Alcoholism & Other Drug Dependence (RCADD): $58,720
  • Village of Haverstraw Drug Abuse Prevention Council: $45,000
  • Family Services, Inc.: $9,833
  • City of White Plains Youth Bureau: $35,000
  • Harrison Youth Council, Inc.: $40,000
  • Student Assistance Services Corporation: $63,398

Mohawk Valley

  • Catholic Charities of Herkimer County: $44,094
  • HFM Prevention Council $40,972
  • Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc.: $70,000
  • Catholic Charities of Fulton and Montgomery Counties: $38,000
  • Leatherstocking Education on Alcoholism/Addictions Foundation, Inc. (LEAF, Inc.): $70,000
  • Schoharie County Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, Inc.: $59,000

New York City

  • Department of Education, Archdiocese of New York (ADAPP): $69,330
  • CAMBA, Inc.: $10,000
  • Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Brooklyn, Ltd.: $45,000
  • Hebrew Educational Society: $45,000
  • National Committee for Furtherance of Jewish Education: $65,650
  • Riseboro Community Partnership, Inc.: $19,822
  • The Department of Education of the Diocese of Brooklyn (PDHP): $19,822
  • Immigrant Social Services, Inc.: $41,836
  • Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center Inc.: $20,000
  • SCAN-NY Volunteer Parent-Aides Assoc. (SCAN Harbor, Inc.): $19,424
  • Single Parent Resource Center: $69,359
  • The Educational Alliance, Inc.: $28,074
  • Elmcor Youth & Adult Activities, Inc.: $36,850
  • Mental Health Providers of Western Queens, Inc.: $43,509
  • CASA-Trinity Inc. (Trinity of Chemung County): $69,941

North Country

  • Champlain Valley Family Center for Drug Treatment and Youth Services, Inc.: $63,024
  • Substance Abuse Prevention Team of Essex County, Inc.: $32,712
  • Citizen Advocates, Inc. d/b/a North Star Industries: $67,400
  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse Council of Jefferson County, Inc. d/b/a Pivot: $34,897
  • Mountain View Prevention Services, Inc.: $44,162
  • Seaway Valley Council for Alcohol/Substance Abuse Prevention, Inc.: $69,894 

Southern Tier

  • 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
  • Alcohol and Drug Council of Tompkins County, Inc.: $14,310

Western NY

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

Over the past several years, New York State has instituted an aggressive, multi-pronged approach to addressing the overdose epidemic, and created a nation-leading continuum of addiction care with full prevention, treatment, and recovery services. To combat this epidemic, the state has worked to expand access to traditional services, including crisis services, inpatient, outpatient, and residential treatment programs, as well as medication assisted treatment, and mobile treatment 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 clubhouses, expanded peer services, and open access centers, which provide immediate assessments and referrals to care. These services have since been established in numerous communities around the state and have helped people in need access care closer to where they live.

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, residential, or outpatient care can be found using the NYS OASAS Treatment Availability Dashboard at FindAddictionTreatment.ny.gov or through the NYS OASAS website. 

If you, or a loved one, have experienced insurance obstacles related to treatment or need help filing an appeal for a denied claim, contact the CHAMP helpline by phone at 888-614-5400 or email at [email protected].

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