Staten Island PGRC


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(929) 955-3062


A Message to You:

Change is challenging. If you are looking at this site, it is for a reason.

Perhaps you notice that gambling is causing problems in your life but are worried about how you will get through the day without the excitement of placing a bet. Or maybe you are worried about how the gambling behavior of someone you love is impacting your life.

Maybe you are unsure whether you even have a problem and are looking for more information because someone you love wants you too.

Regardless, we are glad you are here.

Gambling can be a fun activity, but it can also cause mounting problems of its own.

Has gambling been causing you more stress than fun? If you suspect that gambling is making your life worse in any way and are ready to meet the challenge and take the journey of exploring this further, our team is here. When you are ready, give us a call for a confidential chat.

You’re Not Alone!

Jamie is a fellow Staten Islander, whose gambling behavior once brought her despair. She has now found hope. Read here story here: Jamie’s Recovery Story

What’s New

Mobile sports betting will soon be legal in New York State. We recognize that many people can use these betting apps without it causing problems in thier lives, but also know that easy access to gambling can be concering for people who’ve already developed a problem. Thanks to the Staten Island Ferry for helping the community know where to get support and how to help spread the word about our resources.



For Loved Ones of Someone Who Gambles:

Are you concerned about the impact that a loved ones’ gambling is having on themselves, on you, and/or on your family. Here are some tips on starting the conversation. We can help loved ones of people with a gambling problem too.



The Staten Island Problem Gambling Resource Center is a program of the New York Council on Problem Gambling, an independent not-for-profit agency, which is funded by the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports.  The Staten Island PGRC is dedicated to addressing the issue of problem gambling in Staten Island through increasing public awareness and connecting those adversely affected with services that can help them.

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

Staten Island PGRC Team

  • Ashley Owen

    Ashley Owen Team Leader

  • Deborah Lavaud

    Deborah Lavaud Program Manager

  • Lisa Blanchfield, LMHC

    Lisa Blanchfield, LMHC Clinician

  • Frances Magno, LMHC, CASAC-G

    Frances Magno, LMHC, CASAC-G Clinician

  • Jermaine Hill, LCSW

    Jermaine Hill, LCSW Clinician

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