FLACRA, the Finger Lakes Area Counseling and Recovery Agency, has been awarded $100,000 from the state for mobile treatment vehicles.
FLACRA is one of five addiction treatment service providers across the state to share in 972-THOUSAND dollars in funding that is being administered by the State Office of Addiction Services and Supports.
Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Co-Chair of the State Heroin and Opioid Task Force said, “We are committed to investing in treatment services across the state to help individuals and families struggling with addiction. This funding to expand mobile treatment will help to ensure critical access to care and services needed in five regions of the state. We want to make sure people have access to the resources and services they need to lead healthy and safe lives, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, and continue our efforts to combat the opioid epidemic in New York.”
Over the past several years, New York has greatly expanded its mobile treatment capability. In 2017, the State established the Centers of Treatment Innovation to serve high-need counties throughout the state. The COTIs are focused on establishing connections with people affected by addiction, who have not been connected to care previously or have been unable to sustain their recovery through traditional treatment approaches. COTI services, including mobile treatment, have helped engage more than 13,000 New Yorkers in treatment through non-traditional means, and has helped providers expand their outreach in previously underserved areas.
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