The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Announces Nearly $1 Million to Connect Families to Substance Use Disorder Support Services

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Press Release: On September 15, 2017 OASAS announced that nearly $1 million has been awarded to 10 providers to add Family Support Navigators throughout the state of New York. Family Support Navigators help families struggling with substance use disorders understand the progression of addiction and how to navigate insurance and treatment systems. “Helping loved ones get treatment for substance use disorders can be overwhelming,” says Arlene González-Sánchez, Commissioner of OASAS. “Family Support Navigators ease the stress, so that families can focus on helping their loved ones in their treatment and recovery efforts.”

OASAS’ plan to expand Family Support Navigator services, builds on Governor Cuomo’s multi-pronged approach to combat the opioid epidemic that is harming communities across New York State.

The following programs will receive funding to expand or add the Family Support Navigator program in their regions.

Capital Region – Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Council of Saratoga County Inc. – $100,000

Central New York – Onondaga Council on Alcoholism nd Addictions Inc. (DBA Prevention Network) – $100,000

Finger Lakes Region – Finger Lakes Area Counseling & Recovery Agency, Inc. – $88,200

Mid-Hudson Valley – Putman Family and Community Services – $99,200

Mohawk Valley – Alcohol and Substance Abuse Council of Hamilton, Fulton, and Montgomery County (DBA HFM Prevention Council) – $100,000

Southern Tier – Corning Council for Assistance and Information to the Disabled Inc. (DBA AIM Independent Living) – $100,000

Western New York – Erie County Department of Mental Health/ Save the Michael’s of the World Inc. – $100,000

New York City – Odyssey House – $100,000

Long Island

  • New Horizons Counseling Center – $100,000
  • Family and Children’s Association – $100,000

The new and improved NYS OASAS Treatment Availability Dashboard at FindAddictionTreatment.ny.gov can be used to find available addiction treatment including crisis/ detox, inpatient, community residence, or outpatient care.

Press Release from OASAS on September 15, 2017