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What’s New:

The new year is off to a busy start! Communities all over the region are taking steps to learn more about problem gambling and the Western PGRC. In these communities, many people are taking the important first step toward getting help for themselves because they are struggling with gambling or being affected by a loved one’s gambling. 

Buffalo City Councilman Bryan Bollman invited us to have a conversation about problem gambling and how our services can help people in the Buffalo Lovejoy District. He is dedicated to highlighting resources available to his constituents. Thank you for spreading the word through your many connections. 

Todd Anderson from Townsquare Media highlighted problem gambling and the PGRC on the Public Affairs radio show airing on 92.9 Jack FM, 93.7 WBLK, 96.1 The Breeze, and 106.5 WYRK. We’re thankful for the opportunity to raise awareness among thousands of listeners throughout our region and hopefully reach people who are negatively affected by problem gambling. 

With Problem Gambling Awareness Month coming up in March, many of our partners are seeking a variety of educational sessions, particularly our Problem Gambling 101. We are grateful to all those who want to share this information with their colleagues, partners and clients and are including the Western PGRC in those plans!



The Western Problem Gambling Resource Center is a program of the New York Council on Problem Gambling, which is funded by the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports.  The Western PGRC is dedicated to addressing the issue of problem gambling in the western New York region through increasing public awareness and connecting those adversely affected with services that can help them.

The Western Problem Gambling Resource Center is dedicated to the positive transformation of lives harmed by problem gambling. This vision of transformation includes individuals with a gambling problem as well as their families and communities. With a focus on supporting the individual and reducing barriers to care, the Western PGRC is truly the premier center for providing problem gambling services in the western New York region.

Western PGRC Team

  • Jeffrey Wierzbicki Team Leader

  • Angela DiRosa Program Manager

  • M. Erin Koprevich LCSW-R - Grand Island & North Tonawanda

  • Lisa C. Sherwood LCSW-R - Newfane

  • Janelle Pysz LMHC - Lewiston

  • Daniel J. Ort LMHC- Buffalo

  • Charles L. Fowler LCSW-R CASAC-G - Buffalo

  • Bernard A. Huber LCSW - Niagara Falls

  • Adam Giancarlo LCSW - Amherst

  • Kris Sokolofsky LCSW - Alden

  • Stephanie Wesner LMHC, CASAC - Hamburg