Governor Cuomo Announces $10 million in Funding to Support the Expansion of 84 New Detox Beds in Underserved Across Across NYS

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Governor Cuomo awards $10 million in capital funding to five providers across New York State for the development of 84 new community-based Medically Supervised Withdrawal and Stabilization Services beds. The detox programs will provide around-the-clock care to people who are under the influence of alcohol, opioids, or other substances, or suffering from withdrawal, and help stabilize them and connect them to long-term treatment services.

“Communities across the country have felt the impact of the opioid epidemic and New York will continue to combat this scourge until this crisis has been eradicated once and for all,” Governor Cuomo said. “This funding will bring desperately needed resources to the communities across [the] state, allowing us to reach more people and get them the help they need.”

Medically Supervised Withdrawal and Stabilization Programs offer medical assessment, information about recovery support, family treatment, clinical services, and medication to manage withdrawal symptoms. This expansion of services is part of the Governor’s continued multi-pronged approach to address the opioid epidemic by providing comprehensive prevention, treatment, and recovery services.

Council on Alcoholism & Substance Abuse of Livingston County, Inc (dba Trinity of Chemung County), a Care Compass Network partner, is one of the recipients of the capital funding that will support the expansion of detox beds in underserved area. “CASA-Trinity is grateful to Governor Cuomo and the state of New York for the award to bring 20 new detox beds into the Southern Tier,” states Ann Domingos LCSW-R, CEO of Casa-Trinity. “We have a site secured in Chemung County and are ready to get started!”

OASAS will provide capital funding for construction needs to each program listed below. Exact award amounts will be determined based on actual expenses; approximate totals are:

Capital Region and Mid-Hudson Valley

  • PEOPLe, Inc – Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, Ulster, Columbia & Green counties – $2.38 million for 20 beds

Finger Lakes

  • Genesee Council on Alcoholism & Substance Abuse, Inc – Genesee, Orleans & Wyoming counties – $1.9 million for 16 beds
  • Villa Hope – Monroe County – $2.14 million for 18 beds

North County

  • St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation Center, Inc – Franklin and Essex counties – $1.2 million for 10 beds

Southern Tier

  • Council on Alcoholism & Substance Abuse of Livingston County, Inc (dba Trinity of Chemung County) – Chemung county – $2.38 million for 20 beds

Source:Press Release from the office of Governor Cuomo – February 27, 2018