Mid-Hudson PGRC

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March is finally here!  This is the month to celebrate Women and this is the month to welcome in the Spring Season.  Most importantly we recognize Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM for short).  The New York Council on Problem Gambling has created an array of activities that every one of us can participate in. As an organization, we are excited about all the ways you can participate in PGAM. 

Here is how you can help spread the word:  

  • Prevention- share our posts on social media, post up signage stating this is a Gambling-Free Safe Zone. 
  • Screening- participate in Screening Day (March 13th), toolkits and our e-screener is on our website. 
  • Treatment- If you know someone who is affected by or struggling with problem gambling, please call or text us at 914-215-6440 for help. 
  • Recovery- support is always available. Gamblers Anonymous and SMART recovery are resources available to those in recovery.  

This work is nothing without the help of the community.  Please help spread awareness, let’s be the change we want to see.   

Please visit the PGAM Webpage to learn more about how to Prevent, Screen, Treat, and support Recovery from problem gambling. 


Regionally, we are partnering with the Prevention Resource Center to talk about Escapism. This is a conversation that we often do not talk about in the field of gambling but it is there and is listed as a warning sign.  Many people escape life’s traumas and challenges by escaping toward risky behaviors like gambling.  Please join this online conversation on March 23rd at 11 am. 

Recovery Resources – #TalkingHelps

We understand the importance of peer support when it comes to problem gambling. Listening and learning from someone with lived experience is a valuable asset to someone’s recovery journey.  We are so fortunate to have so many partners in recovery with lived experiences who are willing to listen to others and share their experiences with others.

We have our very own Hidden Addiction podcast, check us out on Google, Apple  Anchor, or Spotify

Check out all these other amazing resources, podcasts and YouTube channels:

All In: The Addicted Gamblers Podcast

Ambitious Addicts: Beyond the Twelve Steps

Fall In: The Problem Gambling Podcast for Military Service Members and Veterans

The Bet Free Life

The Broke Girl Society

Voices of Problem Gambling Recovery

Fantasy or Reality: The GPP

I, Butterfly: A Podcast for Affected Others



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    • Available to the individual having difficulties with gambling and their families. Financial assistance is available. Telehealth is available.
    • Group recovery support. Available in-person, via zoom, or by phone.
    • Led by our specially trained Problem Gambling Treatment providers.
    • Available to individuals and family members.




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 problem gambling within the Mid-Hudson New York region, through increasing public awareness and connecting those adversely affected with services, we can help.

The Mid-Hudson 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, we are truly the premier organization providing problem gambling services in the Mid-Hudson region of New York State.

Mid-Hudson PGRC Team

  • Leilani Yizar-Reid

    Leilani Yizar-Reid Team Leader

  • 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

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