Brooklyn PGRC

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What’s New:

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month. 

What does this mean in Brooklyn?

We are collaborating with the Partnership for the Development of Human Potential (PDHP) and the Brooklyn Diocese to host a Community Listening Session. We want to get feedback from YOU about the role of gambling in your community. See the flyer to the right for information about how to join us!



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

The Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn PGRC is truly the premier center for providing problem gambling services in Brooklyn, NY.

Brooklyn PGRC Team

  • Maylene Thurton Team Leader

  • Shawna Black Program Manager

  • Deborah Lavaud Program Manager

  • Latasha Forbes LCSW - Bushwich

  • Laura Rinck LCSW - Downtown Brooklyn

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