Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today more than $1.6 million in annual funding to create the first-of-their-kind adolescent substance use disorder clubhouses in seven regions across the state.
These community-based clubhouses will promote peer-driven supports and services in a non-clinical setting for young New Yorkers in recovery or at risk for substance use disorders.
"Adolescents and young adults that have battled addiction need to be supported every step of the way as they recover so that they can sustain long-term recovery, said Arlene González-Sánchez, Commissioner of New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services.
"These clubhouses will not only give young people the support they need, but also will provide a safe environment where they can stay active with peers and family, while maintaining a sober, drug-free lifestyle, "
The seven organizations receiving funding will help individuals in recovery develop social skills that promote prevention, long-term health, wellness, recovery and a drug-free lifestyle. A variety of services and activities will be available, including homework help and tutoring, college and job preparation, community service opportunities, sports and fitness activities, group entertainment activities, and peer mentoring. Youth and family advisory board members at each clubhouse will help shape activities and programming.
Clubhouse grant winners are:
- New York City - The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center - $250,000
- Mohawk Valley/North Country - HFM Prevention Council (The Alcohol and Substance Abuse Council of Hamilton, Fulton and Montgomery Counties) - $250,000
- Central New York - Friends of Recovery Delaware and Otsego (FOR-DO) - $121,600
- Long Island - HELP Services, Inc. - $242,900
- Mid-Hudson - YMCA of Yonkers - $250,000
- Finger Lakes - Partnership Ontario County - $250,000
- Western New York - Restoration Society, Inc. - $250,000
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