NEWBURGH, NY – Independent Living, Inc. was one of six organization selected across New York State by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to receive $1.75 million in funding over five years to support a new Recovery Community and Outreach Center for the Hudson Valley region. The new centers, funded by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, will provide health, wellness and other critical support for individuals and families who are recovering from a substance use disorder or are seeking recovery services.
Independent Living, Inc.’s Recovery Community and Outreach Center will serve the Mid-Hudson region and provide a community-based, non-clinical setting that is safe, welcoming and alcohol/drug-free for any member of the community. The recovery center will respond to the specific needs of the community related to obtaining substance abuse treatment services and addiction recovery supports. The center will promote long-term recovery through skill building, recreation, wellness education, employment readiness, civic restoration opportunities, and other social activities. Services will be accessible not only during the daytime hours, but also during evening and weekends, to meet the needs of individuals and families who may be in need of assistance at varying hours. The center will engage people with lived experience and volunteers to assist those in recovery on their path toward wellness. Center staff will provide resources and host activities that foster a lifetime of wellness for individuals, families and community members. The center will also provide an opportunity for individuals and families to connect with peers who are going through similar challenges so that they can benefit from shared experiences and commitment to common goals for recovery. Access to peer advocates, recovery coaches, and addiction peer specialists through these recovery centers will help to further enhance the recovery process.