The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) today announced the opening of a new residential treatment center in the Bronx. Operated by Argus Inc, the Elizabeth L. Sturz Treatment Center will house 114 treatment beds for women and men, offering rehabilitation and reintegration services in one location. OASAS provided more than $26 million for the construction of the new building, as well as more than $2,600,000 in annual operational funding.
“This new facility will provide much needed help to underserved persons in the community who have been impacted by addiction,” OASAS Commissioner Dr. Chinazo Cunningham said. “Residential service programs are an important part of the full addiction service continuum in New York State and provide a safe and supportive setting to improve long-term health.”
“Argus is excited for the opening of its new state-of-art treatment facility and grateful to OASAS for providing guidance and funding for its design and construction,” said Argus Co-Executive Director Cynthia Delarosa. “The new facility will house a residential treatment program, as well as a medically-supervised outpatient SUD treatment clinic, which will provide life changing resources and services in our communities.”
The Elizabeth L. Sturz Treatment Center will provide individualized care management and evidence-based treatment to persons with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder, as well as HIV positive individuals and formerly incarcerated and/or formerly homeless individuals.
The new facility is located at 830 Forrest Avenue, Bronx, NY 10456
The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports oversees one of the nation’s largest substance use disorder systems of care with approximately 1,700 prevention, treatment and recovery programs serving over 731,000 individuals per year. This includes the direct operation of 12 Addiction Treatment Centers where our doctors, nurses, and clinical staff provide inpatient and residential services to approximately 8,000 individuals per year.
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, residential, or outpatient care can be found using the NYS OASAS Treatment Availability Dashboard at FindAddictionTreatment.ny.gov or through the NYS OASAS website.
If you, or a loved one, have experienced insurance obstacles related to treatment or need help filing an appeal for a denied claim, contact the CHAMP helpline by phone at 888-614-5400 or email at [email protected].