On October 24th, Voices Recovery and Community Outreach Center officially opened its doors to those with substance use disorders. Fairview Recovery Services, through a grant provided by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) is operating Voices Recovery and Community Outreach Center which will provide free support and services for people who are in recovery along with their families. “We chose the name Voices because the activities offered here will be shaped and defined by the voices of those who will utilize the center. This center belongs to the community. It is a haven for anyone seeking support or information about addiction and recovery,” said Michele Naploitano, MSEd, CRC, CASAC, Executive Director for Fairview Recovery Services ,Inc.
According to a statement released by Arlene González-Sánchez, OASAS Commissioner, stated that the center will provide help for those who are in recovery, by providing them with the tools and support that they need in order to live healthy and substance-free lives.
Voices is a non-clinical, safe and substance-free space for people who are in recovery to go to and receive support. The center will help connect those in recovery and their families with peers who are going through similar experiences and challenges. “This is not a traditional treatment program. There is no cost or need for insurance to come here,” says Napolitano. “We offer non-traditional supports for recovery, such as yoga, music, art classes, and support groups, all aimed at broadening one’s perspective and making a connection with others.”
Those who suffer from addiction often feel isolated from their loved ones, friends and the community, causing their world to become increasingly smaller. Voices Recovery and Community Outreach Center seeks to change that feeling through their programs. “We know from experience that people find and maintain recovery through connections with others,” shared Napolitano. “This center will offer a place to go to make connections with others, to be safe, to experience activities that support recovery.”
For more information about Fairview Recovery Services or Voices Recovery and Community Outreach Center, call 607-722-8987 or visit www.frsinc.co.