New York substance abuse organization receives $3.8M grant

New York substance abuse organization receives $3.8M grant

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Center for Mental Health Services recently awarded a $3.82 million grant to the Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse of Livingston County, N.Y.

“This funding allows us to further expand our services to people who need it the most, and we are grateful for this opportunity,” Ann Domingos, CASA-Trinity CEO, said. “This Certified Community Behavioral Health Center will provide comprehensive 24/7 access to community-based services. Telehealth will be used when appropriate to limit travel and accommodate COVID-19 restrictions. Treatment will be provided in a holistic, patient-centered manner and will incorporate family services and social supports.”

CASA-Trinity provides behavioral health services at eight locations in New York and Pennsylvania. It provides prevention, education, treatment, referral, and recovery services to people affected by alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

“While the COVID-19 pandemic has been at the forefront of most Americans’ minds, the substance and opioid abuse epidemic has continued to afflict millions of Americans,” U.S. Rep. Chris Jacobs (R-NY) said. “Defeating this epidemic once and for all and ensuring those suffering from addiction are supported has been a priority for me throughout my time in public service, and I am proud to announce another great local organization is receiving funds needed to continue that fight.”