ALBANY – Chautauqua County Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Council has received a $100,000 grant as part of a federal funding allocation by New York State.
On Thursday Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the rollout of $25.2 million in federal funding, which he said will expand critical initiatives in New York’s ongoing effort to confront the opioid epidemic that is gripping the nation.
The funding will be used to add and enhance treatment services for people struggling with addiction in high-need counties throughout the state, including mobile treatment, telehealth capabilities, and the expansion of medication assisted treatment.
It will also support statewide prevention and recovery programs.
A total of 16 counties, including Erie and Niagara, will share in up to $16 million to increase access to treatment.
In addition, $100,000 has been awarded to various organization, including CASAC, to help deliver evidence-based prevention services for underserved, hard-to-reach youth and other at-risk populations across the state.
The State Targeted Response initiative also includes programing for communities beyond the 16 high-need counties, including:
- Enhanced opioid use disorder services at four existing New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute Health Hubs and the establishment of seven new Health Hubs – $2.7 million
- Creation of a Youth and Young Adult Statewide Recovery Network by the Friends of Recovery – New York – $450,000
- Substance use disorder prevention services to youth in foster care – $200,000
- An education and awareness campaign, with a focus on tribal territories and Latino communities – $1.59 million
- Addiction prevention services for families living in New York City shelters and Permanent Supportive Housing – $816,000
New Yorkers struggling with an addiction 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).