Mid-Hudson PGRC


For 24/7 Support, Call the NYS OASAS HOPEline at 1-877-8HOPENY

Email:  [email protected]

All calls are confidential. 

It is important for those affected by the harms associated with gambling and people close to those with a gambling problem can suffer impacts that include conflicts in relationships, financial strain, and feelings of anger, fear, shame or worry.

For more information and to get help, call the NYS OASAS HOPEline anytime at 1-877-846-7369.

For additional resources, please visit https://oasas.ny.gov/gambling or https://oasas.ny.gov/prevention/gambling

Do You Know the Warning Signs of Problem Gambling and Gambling Addiction? 

  • Lying about how much you are gambling. And consequently borrowing money to gamble and pay debts.
  • Using money for gambling instead of paying bills. Despite the consequences.
  • Feeling anxious. Because for instance, you are unable to gamble or trying cut back.
  • Bragging about how much/how often you are winning.
  • Problems at work. Because you are being distracted by planning gambling activities.
  • Financial distress due to gambling and gambling losses.


Click here for more WARNING SIGNS, of problem gambling.

For Local Treatment Services, Contact:

Lexington Center for Recovery- Outpatient

Restorative Management Corp- Outpatient

Richard C. Ward Addiction Treatment Center-  Inpatient

Blaisdell Addiction Treatment Center-  Inpatient 


June is Pride Month and BIPOC Screening Month

While there are not many published research studies specific to LGBTQIA+ and gambling disorders, findings demonstrate that certain segments of the LGBTQIA+ community have higher prevalence rates of problem gambling than the general population. Know that there are LGBTQIA+ safe and inclusive resources available for those negatively impacted by gambling. Connect with your local PGRC to learn more. 


As we raise Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Mental Health Awareness, we invite you to join us in raising Problem Gambling Awareness in BIPOC Communities through PG Screening. 

(link to https://nyproblemgamblinghelp.org/e-screener/) 

BIPOC Screening Summer 


To read more about how to support our BIPOC communities take a look at our monthly blog post

 Voluntary Self-Exclusion Support Program

Voluntary Self-Exclusion (VSE) programs are available in New York State to help individuals experiencing problems related to casino gambling and sports betting. Through VSE, you can voluntarily exclude yourself from either or both activities for a predetermined amount of time. This is a helpful tool for individuals seeking to address their gambling behaviors.

We are proud to share that NYCPG is offering free support to help folks complete the VSE process. If you want to learn more about VSE and how it can help you, please contact us at 518-903-0217 or send an email to [email protected]. We are here to provide you with the necessary information and guidance to make the most of this program.



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The Mid-Hudson 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. We are dedicated to addressing the issue of gambling addiction within the Mid-Hudson New York region, through increasing public awareness and connecting those adversely affected with services, we can help.

Counties Include Sullivan, Ulster, Orange, Dutchess, Rockland, Putnam, and Westchester Counties.

Mid-Hudson PGRC Team

  • Leilani Yizar-Reid

    Leilani Yizar-Reid Team Leader

  • Michelle Brownlee

    Michelle Brownlee Program Manager

  • Donna Williams, LCSW

    Donna Williams, LCSW Clinician

  • Thomas Rue, LMHC

    Thomas Rue, LMHC Clinician

  • William Lent, LCSW

    William Lent, LCSW Clinician

  • Sabrina Sanchez, LCSW

    Sabrina Sanchez, LCSW Clinician

  • Denise Delph, LCSW

    Denise Delph, LCSW Clinician

  • LeKeisha Dawkins, LCSW, CASAC, SAP

    LeKeisha Dawkins, LCSW, CASAC, SAP Clinician

  • Elizabeth Kolb, LCSW

    Elizabeth Kolb, LCSW Clinician

  • Gay Lee, LCSW-R

    Gay Lee, LCSW-R Clinician

  • Lawrence T. Force, LCSW-R

    Lawrence T. Force, LCSW-R Clinician

  • Luis Lopez, LMHC

    Luis Lopez, LMHC Clinician

  • Vassell G. O’Gilvie, LCSW-R

    Vassell G. O’Gilvie, LCSW-R Clinician

  • Annie Hennessey, LCSW

    Annie Hennessey, LCSW Clinician

  • Stephen McFadden, LCSW

    Stephen McFadden, LCSW Clinician

  • Mark Farsetta, LCSW-R, CASAC

    Mark Farsetta, LCSW-R, CASAC Clinician

  • Restorative Management Corp. - Outpatient Program

    Restorative Management Corp. - Outpatient Program Orange County

  • Lexington Center for Recovery - Outpatient Program

    Lexington Center for Recovery - Outpatient Program Rockland County

  • Lexington Center for Recovery - Outpatient Program

    Lexington Center for Recovery - Outpatient Program Westchester County

  • Richard C. Ward Addiction Treatment Center- Inpatient Program

    Richard C. Ward Addiction Treatment Center- Inpatient Program Orange County

  • Blaisdell Addiction Treatment Center - Inpatient Program

    Blaisdell Addiction Treatment Center - Inpatient Program Rockland County

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