Governor Hochul Announces Award of Nearly $3.5 Million to Develop Integrated Outpatient Treatment Programs

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the award of $3,446,865 to 14 addiction treatment providers throughout New York State, which will allow them to develop Comprehensive Integrated Outpatient Treatment Programs. These programs will make it easier for New Yorkers seeking treatment for a substance use disorder to access multiple services in one location.

“Ensuring access to necessary treatment for addiction is an important, ongoing goal of my administration,” Governor Hochul said. “Addiction is a disease that can affect anyone, no matter their background. It is vital that we continue our work to support comprehensive programs that expand access to care and resources for New Yorkers and their families who need it most.”

Comprehensive Integrated Outpatient Treatment Programs are a new initiative designed to address the ongoing need for comprehensive treatment in New York State. Funding was made available to providers to either combine existing OTPs and outpatient programs or develop new programs to provide integrated services.

Office of Addiction Services and Supports Commissioner Chinazo Cunningham said, “The comprehensive approach offered by these new facilities will help address some of the barriers that people may face when seeking treatment. These programs will expand access to important, life-saving addiction treatment and bring multiple services together under one roof to help people better connect to the support and resources they need.”

Providers can use this funding for a variety of purposes, including building renovations, new equipment, training to support integrated services, and staff salaries. Funding was provided through the Federal Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Block Grant Supplemental Award and is being administered by OASAS.

The following providers will receive funding to integrate their existing OTPs and outpatient programs:

Capital District

  • PROMESA Albania – $250,000

Central NY

New York City

  • Center for Comprehensive Health Practice, Inc. – $250,000

Southern Tier

  • Ithaca Alpha House, Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services – $240,880

Western NY

  • PROMESA Buffalo – $250,000

The following providers will receive funding to establish new OTPs and integrate them with existing outpatient programs:

Capital District

  • New Choices for Recovery – $250,000

Finger Lakes

  • Finger Lakes Area Counseling & Recovery Center, Inc (FLACRA) – $250,000
  • Genesee Council on Alcoholism & Substance Abuse (GCASA) – $250,000

Long Island

  • Outreach Development Corp – $206,000
  • Samaritan Daytop Village – $249,985

New York City

  • Center for Community Alternatives – $250,000

North Country

  • st. Lawrence County Addiction Services – $250,000

Southern Tier

  • CASA-Trinity, Inc.- $250,000

Western NY

  • CASA-Trinity, Inc.- $250,000

Senator Chuck Schumer said, “I have stood with opioid-addiction treatment specialists from Albany to Long Island, and the message I hear over and over is that New York is on the front lines and needs more help. This funding is directly from the 2021 supplemental COVID relief funds for SAMHSA I led to passage in the Senate and will boost professional addiction-treatment so they can make sure people do not fight the battle against substance abuse alone and have the health care they need to get back on their feet,” said Senator Schumer. We just had back-to-back record years of fentanyl-fueled opioid overdos and must act now to save lives. That is why I am pushing for a historic $3.2 billion increase to these federal programs to supercharge New York’s prevention, treatment, and recovery efforts, and I will keep fighting to give our local partners all the resources they need to fight the opioid epidemic.”

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said, “In the face of mounting overdose deaths across New York and the nation, we have to do more to provide comprehensive support to individuals and families of people struggling with substance use disorder. I am proud to lead efforts to support families impacted by addiction and am encouraged to see this funding to develop new treatment programs statewide.

Representative Paul Tonk said, “As our nation’s addiction crisis reaches scary new heights, strengthening and expanding access to treatments is more critical than ever. I fought hard in Congress to secure this federal funding through the Federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Supplemental, and I’m continuing that fight with key legislation like my Mainstreaming Addiction Treatment Act. I’m thankful to all those with strong communities leadership helped deliver this lifesaving support to our New York.”

Representative Kathleen Rice said, Substance use disorder has affected too many people here on Long Island, many of us having lost friends or family to opioid overdoses after years of struggle with the disease. This funding will create new outpatient treatment programs in two facilities here on Long Island to help us provide the support and services our communities need. I will continue to fight for this important funding in Congress and I am thankful for Governor Hochul’s commitment to allocating these resources where they will do the most good.”

Senator Peter Harckham said, “The announced funding for new and existing outpatient programs run by substance use treatment providers offering integrated and holistic approaches to recovery will save lives statewide. With added resources, some of the barriers to accessing treatment in our communities will be removed, and I thank Governor Hochul for her abiding commitment to fight the opioid overdose crisis.”

Assemblymember Phil Steck said, “The federal administration has been committed to fighting the opioid epidemic by providing significantly more funding for facilities that treat substance use disorder. The federal block grant funding to expand treatment services will help ensure that program participants are supported in a manner that will increase their chances for a life-long recovery. I was pleased to see the Capital District was included in this round of funding.”

New York State has instituted an aggressive, multi-pronged approach to addressing the overdose epidemic and created a nation-leading continuum of addiction care with full prevention, treatment, recovery, and harm reduction services. The state has also expanded access to traditional services, including crisis services, inpatient, outpatient, and residential treatment programs, as well as medication to treat addiction, and mobile treatment and transportation services.

Governor Hochul was a member of the NYS Heroin and Opioid Task Force, which in 2016, recommended new, non-traditional services, including recovery centers, youth clubhouses, expanded peer services, and open access centers, which provide immediate assessments and referrals to care . These services have since been established in numerous communities around the state and have helped people access care closer to where they live.

New Yorkers struggling with an addiction, or whose loved ones are struggling, can find help and hope by calling the state’s toll-free, 24-hour, 7-day-a-week HOPEline at 1-877-8-HOPENY (1- 877-846-7369) or by texting HOPENY (Short Code 467369).

Available addiction treatment including crisis/detox, inpatient, residential, or outpatient care can be found using the NYS OASAS Treatment Availability Dashboard at FindAddictionTreatment.ny.gov or through the NYS OASAS website.

If you, or a loved one, have experienced insurance related to treatment or need help filing an appeal for a denied claim, contact the CHAMP helpline by phone at 888-614-5400 or email at [email protected].

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