September 13, 2018
NYS awards FSL federal funding to address Opioid Crisis in Suffolk County!
Huntington, New York – Family Service League (FSL), a Long Island based non-profit human service organization, is pleased to announce it has been recognized by New York State and Gov. Cuomo as a leading provider of vital substance abuse treatment programs in Suffolk County. FSL has been selected to receive federal funding through the Opioid State Targeted Response Grant to expand critical initiatives to combat the opioid crisis. The funding will be used to enhance and increase community prevention and recovery services in an effort to reduce unmet needs and overdose-related deaths. “FSL is actively engaged in providing all Suffolk County residents with educational resources to help prevent addiction and supporting extensive treatment efforts with quality healthcare,” said Karen Boorshtein, FSL President & CEO. “These critical services offer access to recovery programs that help people live better and healthier lives.”
FSL’s new Mobile Recovery Center (MRC) is an NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) designated Center of Treatment Innovation (COTI). FSL’s trained MRC team, which includes physicians, registered nurses, and social workers, respond to the individual or family in their home, place of employment, school; and, when applicable, diverts the use of hospitals and emergency rooms. The MRC model of care provides comprehensive substance abuse and mental health assessments, diagnosis, and medication management in coordination with the development of a treatment plan that includes linkage to appropriate aftercare. COTI programs increases access to treatment by utilizing peer supports, clinical services, and emerging technology to remove barriers which improve individuals’ engagement on their road to achieving recovery.
For information contact
Melissa Coscia, LCSW, Director of Clinic Operations
Family Service League
Mobile Recovery Center: 631-656-1020 or FRC-COTI@fsl-li.org
Family Service League (FSL), established in 1926, is a Long Island non-profit human service organization providing a safety net for people in need. FSL touches the lives of 50,000 people annually, addressing some of the most prevalent and pressing human needs facing Long Island communities. FSL delivers tangible help and crisis intervention across a spectrum of service areas including: mental health counseling, drug & alcohol abuse treatment, homelessness, job training, computer literacy, trauma counseling, early education, and family & senior support services. In all, FSL offers over 60 programs at 20 locations throughout Long Island.
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Tricia O’Hare, Director of Development & Communications
Family Service League
631/998-0009 or cell 631-807-1845