We’re delighted to report that the New York State Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS) just awarded $250,000 to expand access to addiction treatment services and recovery supports in Albany County. The Addictions Care Center of Albany was awarded $100,000 to implement a Family Support Navigator Program to assist families as they access substance use disorder care for a loved one. The Catholic Charities’ Project SAFE Point was awarded $150,000 to establish a Peer Advocate Program to work with local emergency room providers to identify and implement best practices for engaging individuals and patients within that setting with the goal of directing them to the most appropriate treatment and recovery supports following an opioid/drug overdose or substance use disorder crisis.

Thank you, Governor Cuomo, Commissioner González-Sánchez and everyone at OASAS for continuing to invest in these critically important services throughout the state! And, congratulations to our friends at ACCA and Project Safe Point!

To see if there’s a Family Support Navigator or Peer Engagement Specialist in your community, visit our website to view newly added county by county directories for each.

To view the OASAS Press Release, click here.