Posts Tagged ‘recovery’

Syringe Exchange Expands Into Westchester

Monday, January 11th, 2021

Project Reach Out vanSince the 1980’s, HVCS has provided services throughout Westchester County to people who use drugs, including HIV, STD and Hepatitis C prevention and education, HIV and STD testing, linkage to substance use disorder treatment services, and, when possible, emergency food and supplies. Many of these specific services were provided by our Project Reach Out program (PRO), which travels to Westchester’s urban areas—places hit hardest by the double HIV and opioid epidemics.

We were just approved to offer what is called “second tier syringe exchange” services via our PRO staff. They will be able to provide access to syringes, recoupment of used syringes, Narcan trainings, referrals to treatment, and information about prevention services to people who use drugs (PWUD). This is a form of “peer-delivered” services, where staff are permitted to carry out exchanges wherever they are, without being fixed to a particular location like our other syringe exchange programs in Rockland and in the Mid-Hudson.

This is a significant enhancement to the PRO program and a boon to Westchester’s PWUD population. By being embedded in the community and gaining clients’ trust, we aim to refer even more people to substance use treatment facilities and other services than ever before.

NYS Withholding Payments to HVCS: Substance Use Programs Could Be Impacted

Friday, July 31st, 2020

Gotham Gazette reported on New York State’s withholding of payments on contractual services already provided by HVCS and its potential impact on programs and staffing. HVCS is not the only nonprofit facing this dilemma by far. Thanks to Gotham Gazette for covering this issue.

“With the pandemic blowing a hole in the economy and leading to a drastic drop in state tax revenue, budget officials have for months been withholding payments for state contracts to manage cash flows. Among the victims of that fiscal approach are substance use treatment providers who are being forced to cut already-limited services and consider staff layoffs and furloughs, which they say will likely lead to a sharp increase in overdoses and new disease outbreaks around the state.”

Read the full article here.

Recovery Peer Support Virtual Meeting

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Recovery Peer Support Virtual Meeting
A meeting where you can discuss the challenges of recovery, share your “tips” with others, brainstorm to overcome barriers, and meet others in recovery. This meeting is facilitated by certified peer recovery advocates who have had experience with substance use. All pathways to recovery are respected.
This meeting is open to anyone age 18 or older.
Tuesday thru Saturday at 3pm on Zoom!
Join our Zoom Meeting:
https://us4web.zoom.us/j/718696549
Meeting ID: 718 696 549
Or Call In: 1-646-876-9923
Hudson Valley Recovery Community & Outreach Center
319 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Newburgh, NY 12550

Recovery Peer Support Virtual Meeting

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

Recovery Peer Support Virtual Meeting
A meeting where you can discuss the challenges of recovery, share your “tips” with others, brainstorm to overcome barriers, and meet others in recovery. This meeting is facilitated by certified peer recovery advocates who have had experience with substance use. All pathways to recovery are respected.
This meeting is open to anyone age 18 or older.
Tuesday thru Saturday at 3pm on Zoom!
Join our Zoom Meeting:
https://us4web.zoom.us/j/718696549
Meeting ID: 718 696 549
Or Call In: 1-646-876-9923
Hudson Valley Recovery Community & Outreach Center
319 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Newburgh, NY 12550

Recovery Peer Support Virtual Meeting

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

Recovery Peer Support Virtual Meeting
A meeting where you can discuss the challenges of recovery, share your “tips” with others, brainstorm to overcome barriers, and meet others in recovery. This meeting is facilitated by certified peer recovery advocates who have had experience with substance use. All pathways to recovery are respected.
This meeting is open to anyone age 18 or older.
Tuesday thru Saturday at 3pm on Zoom!
Join our Zoom Meeting:
https://us4web.zoom.us/j/718696549
Meeting ID: 718 696 549
Or Call In: 1-646-876-9923
Hudson Valley Recovery Community & Outreach Center
319 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Newburgh, NY 12550

Recovery Peer Support Virtual Meeting

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

Recovery Peer Support Virtual Meeting
A meeting where you can discuss the challenges of recovery, share your “tips” with others, brainstorm to overcome barriers, and meet others in recovery. This meeting is facilitated by certified peer recovery advocates who have had experience with substance use. All pathways to recovery are respected.
This meeting is open to anyone age 18 or older.
Tuesday thru Saturday at 3pm on Zoom!
Join our Zoom Meeting:
https://us4web.zoom.us/j/718696549
Meeting ID: 718 696 549
Or Call In: 1-646-876-9923
Hudson Valley Recovery Community & Outreach Center
319 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Newburgh, NY 12550

Recovery Peer Support Virtual Meeting

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

Recovery Peer Support Virtual Meeting
A meeting where you can discuss the challenges of recovery, share your “tips” with others, brainstorm to overcome barriers, and meet others in recovery. This meeting is facilitated by certified peer recovery advocates who have had experience with substance use. All pathways to recovery are respected.
This meeting is open to anyone age 18 or older.
Tuesday thru Saturday at 3pm on Zoom!
Join our Zoom Meeting:
https://us4web.zoom.us/j/718696549
Meeting ID: 718 696 549
Or Call In: 1-646-876-9923
Hudson Valley Recovery Community & Outreach Center
319 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Newburgh, NY 12550

Recovery Peer Support Virtual Meeting

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

Recovery Peer Support Virtual Meeting
A meeting where you can discuss the challenges of recovery, share your “tips” with others, brainstorm to overcome barriers, and meet others in recovery. This meeting is facilitated by certified peer recovery advocates who have had experience with substance use. All pathways to recovery are respected.
This meeting is open to anyone age 18 or older.
Tuesday thru Saturday at 3pm on Zoom!
Join our Zoom Meeting:
https://us4web.zoom.us/j/718696549
Meeting ID: 718 696 549
Or Call In: 1-646-876-9923
Hudson Valley Recovery Community & Outreach Center
319 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Newburgh, NY 12550

Recovery Peer Support Virtual Meeting

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Recovery Peer Support Virtual Meeting
A meeting where you can discuss the challenges of recovery, share your “tips” with others, brainstorm to overcome barriers, and meet others in recovery. This meeting is facilitated by certified peer recovery advocates who have had experience with substance use. All pathways to recovery are respected.
This meeting is open to anyone age 18 or older.
Tuesday thru Saturday at 3pm on Zoom!
Join our Zoom Meeting:
https://us4web.zoom.us/j/718696549
Meeting ID: 718 696 549
Or Call In: 1-646-876-9923
Hudson Valley Recovery Community & Outreach Center
319 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Newburgh, NY 12550

Recovery Peer Support Virtual Meeting

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Recovery Peer Support Virtual Meeting
A meeting where you can discuss the challenges of recovery, share your “tips” with others, brainstorm to overcome barriers, and meet others in recovery. This meeting is facilitated by certified peer recovery advocates who have had experience with substance use. All pathways to recovery are respected.
This meeting is open to anyone age 18 or older.
Tuesday thru Saturday at 3pm on Zoom!
Join our Zoom Meeting:
https://us4web.zoom.us/j/718696549
Meeting ID: 718 696 549
Or Call In: 1-646-876-9923
Hudson Valley Recovery Community & Outreach Center
319 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Newburgh, NY 12550