The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS) today announced the opening of the new Peer Alliance Recovery Center (PARC) in the Bronx. The facility is operated by Samaritan Daytop Village, and will offer free services and help to people who have been impacted by addiction, as well as their families. The center is being funded in part with $350,000 from the federal State Opioid Response Grant, administered by OASAS.
“We are taking an aggressive, multi-pronged approach to addressing the opioid epidemic with investments in treatment services and recovery centers,” said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Co-Chair of the State Heroin and Opioid Task Force. “This new recovery center in the Bronx will provide free services and support to individuals and families struggling with addiction. The investment is part of our ongoing efforts to make sure all New Yorkers have access to high-quality treatment and services to help save lives and combat the epidemic that is plaguing our communities across the state.”
“The peer support that is available at recovery centers throughout New York State is an important part of the help we can offer people who are trying to rebuild their lives from addiction,” OASAS Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez said. “The addition of this new recovery center in the Bronx will further expand the availability of that support and help more people in the New York City area who have been affected by this disease.”
The PARC offers a variety of supports and services for people in recovery, including workshops to build life skills, health and wellness training, job training, and recreational and social activities. On-site recovery coaches will meet with people to help develop a recovery plan, and center participants will also have the opportunity to receive training on becoming a recovery coach themselves.
The Peer Alliance Recovery Center is located at 368 East 148th Street, 2nd Floor, Bronx NY 10588.
"The opioid crisis has devastated communities across the country, especially underserved areas like the Bronx,” said New York State Senator Luis R. Sepulveda. “With a lack of adequate resources or services, it is difficult to bring forth meaningful recovery to all those in need. The opening of the Peer Alliance Recovery Center here in the South Bronx is an important next step in combating this epidemic and expanding access to the care and support needed, and we look forward to seeing the positive impact they will have."
“As a longstanding Assembly member and resident of the South Bronx, I am please to welcome the Peer Alliance Recovery Center to my district,” said Assemblymember Carmen E. Arroyo. “Along with residents of this community I am all too familiar with the opioid crisis plaguing our neighborhoods every day. This center would provide much needed assistance in the ongoing fight to eradicate poverty and drug abuse from our borough.”
New Yorkers struggling with an addiction, or whose loved ones are struggling, can find help and hope by calling the state’s toll-free, 24-hour, 7-day-a-week HOPEline at 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369) or by texting HOPENY (Short Code 467369).
Available addiction treatment including crisis/detox, inpatient, community residence, or outpatient care can be found using the NYS OASAS Treatment Availability Dashboard at FindAddictionTreatment.ny.gov or through the NYS OASAS website. Visit CombatAddiction.ny.gov to learn more about the warning signs of addiction, review information on how to get help, and access resources on how to facilitate conversations with loved ones and communities about addiction. For tools to use in talking to a young person about preventing alcohol or drug use, visit the state’s Talk2Prevent website.