Staten Island PGRC


Can’t stop gambling? Change Is Possible. Give Us a Call to Learn More.
(929) 955-3062


A Message to You:

Is gambling causing problems in your life? Are you worried about how you will get through the day without the excitement of placing a bet?

Is a loved one’s gambling behavior impacting your life? Or has your loved one asked you to seek help?

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

Want to connect with other people across the state who have experienced a gambling problem? Check out our statewide Peer-Led Zoom Discussions happening on the third Tuesday of each month from 7:30-8:30pm. Register here.

What’s New

Fathers’ Day is around the corner. Here is a brief video about how to help a Dad who is struggling with gambling.



More Info on Problem Gambling and Loved Ones

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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