Long Island PGRC

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What’s New:

Hello Long Island!

Spring is here and we are ready to welcome the warm weather! March not only brings us warmer weather and more sunshine, it also brings us Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM)! We are looking for all individuals/facilities to get involved in raising awareness. Opportunities to get involved whether you are a treatment/prevention facility, a doctors office, a place of business, a mother, friend, spouse, father, or gambler are available to you as we know gambling can happen anywhere and can impact anyone.   Please visit our website to learn about the opportunities you can get involved https://nyproblemgambling.org/pgam/.

This week we are focusing on treatment! We have a new E-Screener, which allows you to self- test and see if you may need additional help to address your gambling concerns. The E-Screener is at the top left tab of this page or you can visit https://nyproblemgamblinghelp.org/e-screener/.

We are pleased to announce that we will continue to offer a FREE monthly online support group for family members. These sessions are held on the second Thursday of each month from 8 to 9 p.m. You can register to participate HERE.



The Long Island Region PGRC 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 Long Island PGRC is dedicated to addressing the issue of problem gambling in Long Island through increasing public awareness and connecting those adversely affected with services that can help them.

The Long Island PGRC 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 Long Island PGRC is truly the premier organization providing problem gambling services in the Long Island region of New York State.

Long Island PGRC Team

  • Justina Ferrara Program Manager

  • Diana Reuter Program Manager

  • Evan Michaels LCSW-R - Merrick

  • Donna Simons LCSW-R, CASAC - Wantagh

  • Richard Anemone LMHC, CAMS, MPS - Lynbrook

  • Theodore Bunin LCSW-R - Lawrence

  • Valisa Singh LMHC, CASAC, CRC - Huntington Station

  • Eileen DeRosa LCSW-R, CASAS-G - Valley Stream

  • Michelle Scantlebury LCSW-R, CASAC - Valley Stream

  • Deborah Tarantino LCSW-R - Lindenhurst

  • Bettina Yanez LCSW - Melville

  • Teresa Kelly LCSW-R - Glen Cove

  • Christine LCSW-R, CASAC - Glen Head

  • Peter Digilio LCSW, CASAC - Port Jefferson

  • Emily Chappell LCSW - Medford

  • Heiko Ganzer LCSW CASAS-G - Rocky Point

  • Mary Calamia LCSW - Holbrook

  • Dana Legrande LCSW - Bay Shore

  • Laura Fanning LCSW - Riverhead

  • Michael Longobardi LMHC - Roslyn

  • Denise Taddonio CASAC, LCSW - E. Northport

  • Gilbert Cruceta Babylon - LMHC

  • Meryl Leff LCSW, CASAC - West Babylon

Additional PGRC Team Programs:
NYS Office of Addictions Services and Supports Problem Gambling Treatment and Prevention
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