SBH and Liberty Resources Partner in Monroe County Peer Outreach and Family Support Services

May 24, 2016

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced $1 million in funding to expand access to addiction treatment services and family supports in the Southern Tier, Western New York, the Finger Lakes and the North Country. Liberty Resources, in collaboration with Syracuse Behavioral Health, will provide both on-call peer outreach and family support navigator services for those in need in Monroe and neighboring counties. The funding will support on-call peer outreach services to connect patients in hospital Emergency Departments to appropriate addiction treatment and a family support navigator program to assist families as they access substance use disorder care for a loved one.

“Substance abuse has impacted the lives of many New Yorkers and their families and with this funding, we are helping to ensure more resources and treatment options are available to those in need,” Governor Cuomo said. “This is one more step toward building a healthier and stronger New York for all.”

The initiatives were developed by the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. The family support navigator will develop relationships with local addiction prevention, treatment and recovery services, managed care organizations, local substance use disorder councils and community stakeholders to assist families with accessing local treatment and support services.

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo said, “Monroe County is thankful to receive this important funding for increased access to addiction treatment services and family support. Through collaboration with the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse and our neighboring counties, we will ensure that every individual battling addiction and substance abuse in our community has the resources and support they need in their journey to recovery.”