Posts Tagged ‘Sullivan County’

Monticello Office Closed

Monday, November 30th, 2020

Our Monticello office will be closed on Monday, November 23, Tuesday, November 24, and again on Monday, November 30.

Our Sullivan County syringe exchange will operate with special arrangements until Dec 1. To set up an appointment, please call us at (914) 785-8275.

Monticello Office Closed

Monday, November 16th, 2020

Our Monticello office will be closed on Monday, November 23, Tuesday, November 24, and again on Monday, November 30.

All HVCS offices are closed on Wednesdays, and will also be closed for Thanksgiving and “Black Friday.”

Our Sullivan County syringe exchange will operate with special arrangements until Dec 1. To set up an appointment, please call us at (914) 785-8275.

Aging In Prison: A RealHealth Article Includes Perspective From HVCS

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Jennifer Brathwaite, our Director of Education and Prevention, is quoted in this two-part article on aging in prison on

This a lengthy yet eye-opening article that is well worth the read. Jennifer’s contributing quotes appear in Part Two.

Here’s an excerpt:

Brathwaite finds that sometimes formerly incarcerated seniors may not be aware and educated about issues concerning HIV. “While I wouldn’t want to stereotype or put everyone in the same group, I think that with our older population, there is less knowledge or access to information that’s current about the advancements in this area and in what we know about HIV, hep C, STIs [sexually transmitted infections], infectious disease transmission and things like that,” she observes. “I think there’s still a lot of stigma, specifically around HIV, and a lack of knowledge about how the virus is transmitted.”

Part One

Part Two


Criminal Justice Initiative Now Offering Hep C Linkage & Support

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
Our Criminal Justice Initiative, which provides HIV education and linkage to care for those incarcerated in NY state prisons in Sullivan County, recently received an enhancement to include Hepatitis C (HCV) services.
Our new HCV Linkage Specialist will work with known HCV+ individuals within the correctional facilities, including an action plan for their treatment, working with the medical unit in each prison, and making referrals to medical care. Our staff will also provide transitional planning for those being released from prison so that they can remain linked to care, housing and other services. The Linkage Specialist will identify any barriers that HCV+ incarcerated individuals might have to seeking treatment and help them to overcome those obstacles.
Medical staff within New York State’s Department of Corrections & Community Supervision report large numbers of incarcerated individuals who are HCV+, so we are grateful to be offering this service.

Sullivan County Opioid Abuse Prevention Conference

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

OCTOBER 3, 2018
Bethel Woods Center for The Arts -Event Gallery

Featured Speakers:
Tom Kersting, PhD, MA, LPC: “Digitally Distracted: Parenting in the Age of Technology”
Michael Nerney, BS: “The Adolescent Brain: Substance Abuse and Other Risky Behavior”

Local Speakers:
Nancy McGraw, LCSW, MBA, Public Health Director, Sullivan County: Background and Update
Frank Barone, Hudson Valley Community Services: “I was Twelve: My Story of the Road to Recovery”
Martin Colavito, MHS, CASAC, Catholic Charities: “mindful prevention – what really works”

Registration Fee: $25 per person
Register here

and Welcome Breakfast begin at 8:00 am
Conference begins promptly at 9:00 am
Continental Breakfast and Lunch Included

For more information, contact Sullivan County Public Health Services at: 845.292.5910

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply
endorsement by the U.S. Government.


HVCS’ Frank Barone To Speak At Sullivan Co Opioid Abuse Conference

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

HVCS’ Frank Barone, a member of our Syringe Exchange Program staff, will be on the panel at the upcoming 2018 Sullivan County Opioid Abuse Prevention Conference at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. Frank is one of the featured local speakers and his segment is entitled, “I Was Twelve: My Story of the Road to Recovery.”

Get all the details and register for the conference here.

New Sullivan Co Helpline Ad Features HVCS Employee Frank Barone

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Frank BaroneFrank Barone, HVCS’ Syringe Exchange Program Prevention Specialist, recently recorded a public service ad for the Sullivan County Helpline. In less than a minute, you’ll get a sense of Frank’s past and why he’s so passionate about his work here at HVCS.

Frank has been a panelist and speaker at several recent conferences and town halls about the opioid epidemic, with more speaking engagements to come.

Thanks to the Sullivan County Health Department for sharing this with us, and for partnering with HVCS to reach more people with addiction disorders in Sullivan County.

Health Services Coordination Available in Orange & Sullivan Counties

Sunday, October 11th, 2015

Do you know an Orange or Sullivan County resident living with chronic health conditions that doesn’t have insurance?

HVCS now offers FREE Health Services Coordination for uninsured individuals with chronic health conditions or mental health illnesses. The HSC Program can:
• Assess health needs and refer them to resources
• Refer them to food and housing sources
• Inform them about insurance options
• Enroll them in the NYS health insurance marketplace, including Medicaid
• Serve as contact to NYS health insurance marketplace

Our Coordinator is a Certified Application Counselor.

Our step-by-step guidance from application assistance to enrollment in Health Homes can help individuals who are already overwhelmed by chronic or mental health condition get one step closer to the healthcare and social support they need. Visit our website for more information, or contact our Health Services Coordinator directly!

Photos From Our Monticello Open House

Monday, June 16th, 2014

On Friday, June 13, 2014 HVCS held an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony at our new Sullivan County office at 20 Crystal Street in Monticello. Several of our non-profit neighbors stopped by for sandwiches, cake and coffee and took a tour of our beautiful new space. Thanks to everyone who came, and to those who helped make it a special day!

New Monticello Office Open House & Reception

Friday, June 13th, 2014

The front of our new office in MonticelloPlease join the staff of HVCS at our new home in Sullivan County! Stop by for light refreshments, cake, and a tour of our new Monticello office at 20 Crystal Street. Though we’ve got a new office and a new attitude, all of our other contact information (phone numbers, emails, etc.) will remain the same.

Please RSVP by June 7th to Anthony at (914) 785-8277 or via email.

The front door to our new Monticello office space