Last Wednesday, Gov. Cuomo announced that the state is providing $10.5 million in funding over five years to support the establishment of six new Recovery Community and Outreach Centers to provide health, wellness and other critical support for individuals and families who are recovering from a substance use disorder or are seeking recovery services.
The six sites, which were selected through a competitive state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), will be located in Staten Island, Long Island, Saratoga Springs, Buffalo, Watertown and Newburgh. Each will respond to the area’s specific needs relating to substance abuse treatment services and addiction recovery supports. The centers will promote long-term recovery through skill building, recreation, wellness education, employment readiness, civic restoration opportunities, and other social activities.
Gov. Cuomo said:
“Addiction devastates the lives of far too many New Yorkers and their families. These new centers will provide the necessary resources and support to those seeking recovery and will help us build a stronger and healthier New York for all.”