Manhattan PGRC

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The Manhattan PGRC would like to thank Joy Luangphaxay, from the Hamilton Madison House, for hosting our team for a wonderful discussion about preventing problem gambling among New York City’s Asian communities.  We are thankful for the work that Hamilton Madison House is doing in the community, and look forward to collaborating with them on future prevention initiatives.



The Manhattan PGRC is a program of the New York Council on Problem Gambling, which is funded by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services.  The Manhattan PGRC is dedicated to addressing the issue of problem gambling in Manhattan through increasing public awareness and connecting those adversely affected with services that can help them.

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

Manhattan PGRC Team

  • G.N. Bristol Team Leader

  • Sheena Smith Program Manager

  • Laurell Haapanen Call Referral Operator

  • Betsy Wroblewski LCSW - Upper East Side

  • Ronald Calderwood LMHC - Midtown

  • Ellen Friedman LCSW - Chelsea

  • Marie Colwell LCSW - Upper West Side

  • Rob Diamond LCSW - Mid-Town

  • Bill Hugh LCSW - Midtown