FCA to Receive $500K For Addiction Treatment Services to Aid Long Islanders
On National Fentanyl Awareness Day, FCA is pleased to have won a new competitive $500K NY State grant to offer same-day access to Buprenorphine initiation and wrap-around support services. Treatment on demand matters and is critical if we are to reduce overdoses and fentanyl poisonings. We thank NYS OASAS and NYS Governor Kathy Hochul for saving lives and making sure that Long Island is getting its fair share of opioid settlement dollars.
Governor Kathy Hochul today announced more than $7 million for 15 providers across New York State to support medication for addiction treatment by establishing comprehensive, low-threshold buprenorphine services. These programs are designed to meet the ongoing need for medication and other addiction services by providing same-day, immediate enrollment in buprenorphine treatment and care management. This funding is being distributed through New York State's Opioid Settlement Fund.
"Improving access to life-saving resources and support like medication is a critical part of helping New Yorkers affected by addiction and addressing this crisis," Governor Hochul said. "Through this funding for addiction treatment programs and providers across New York, my administration remains committed to meeting the ongoing need for treatment services to help save lives and support communities as they combat the opioid epidemic."
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FCA is a not-for-profit agency helping more than 30,000 Long Islanders each year. For nearly 140 years, the organization has worked to protect and strengthen vulnerable children, seniors, families, and communities on Long Island.
FCA believes in the potential of Long Island - a place where no child, senior, family or community is left to struggle alone with barriers to health care, education, employment, or economic prosperity. Long Island continues to be one of the greatest places in the world to live and raise a family for many; FCA exists to ensure that be the case for all.
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