November 8, 2018

NYS OASAS Announces Opening of New Addiction Treatment Program for Women in Niagara County (updated 11/8/18)

NYS OASAS Announces Opening of New Addiction Treatment Program for Women in Niagara County (updated 11/8/18)
Horizon Health Services Will Add 25 Beds for Women to its Campus in Sanborn

The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS) today announced the opening of the Aurora Village Residential Treatment Facility, operated by Horizon Health Services. The 25-bed facility will provide addiction treatment services for women ages 18 and over. This is a first of its kind program providing stabilization, rehabilitation and reintegration services for women in Western New York. The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services provided $4.8 million in capital funding for the facility, and is contributing $1 million in annual operational funding.

“This first of its kind facility for women in Western New York will add 25 beds as part of a residential treatment program,” said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, who attended today’s event.“The Aurora Village Residential Treatment Facility will help women 18 and over recover from drug abuse, and help to reintegrate them into society with counseling, programs, and recreational activities. This facility will ensure that individuals have a treatment plan that helps to address their recovery needs, and continues our aggressive efforts to combat the opioid epidemic statewide.

“With this new facility, women in Western New York will have another option for treatment, and the opportunity to rebuild their lives from addiction,” New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez said. "The comprehensive services provided here will help them establish a foundation for long-term recovery, and a substance-free life.”

“This new facility will provide a place of refuge and recovery for women across Niagara County who have nowhere else to turn," said Senator Robert Ortt, who represents the district that encompasses Niagara County. "Not only will this facility help our affected residents overcome their addictions and save lives, but also, the assistance offered will help empower individuals through self-sufficiency programs and set them on a path to become productive members of society. As our state continues its battle against the heroin and opioid epidemic, specialized treatment and recovery facilities like Aurora Village will be the key.”

The Aurora Village facility will offer residential treatment services for women, including counseling, skill-building, and recreational activities. Aurora Village staff will work with each patient to establish an individual treatment plan, and address their recovery needs. The addition of these beds furthers New York State’s efforts to provide a full continuum of residential care for people suffering from addiction, by incorporating the three essential elements of treatment: stabilization, rehabilitation, and reintegration.

Aurora Village is located at 6298 Inducon Dr. East, Sanborn NY, 14132. In addition to this facility, the campus also offers other residential programs, including:

Horizon Village: A 50-bed residential facility for men and women

Delta Village: A 25-bed residential facility for young adults

Freedom Village: A 25 bed facility for male veterans

The campus also has a Wellness Center that Includes a medical practice, integrated behavioral health clinic, and fully-equipped gym.

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 or through the NYS OASAS website. Visit 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.