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Happy New Year! What an exciting start to 2020 for us here at the Northeast PGRC.
We kicked off the year by taking a tour of the Joe Bruno Stadium at Hudson Valley Community College. While there we had the chance to meet with staff from the Tri-City ValleyCats baseball team. We discussed ways to increase awareness about the issue of problem gambling in the Tri-City region through advertising opportunities at their stadium. We would like to thank them for their support of our cause.
Thank you to Cindy Holloway from the New York Racing Association (NYRA) for having a conversation with us about ways to promote awareness of the local services available for problem gambling through the Northeast PGRC as well as help identify those in need of treatment in and around Saratoga County. We appreciate the support of our local leaders in our efforts.
We also had the pleasure of attending one of the Schoharie County Human Services Coordinating Council meetings, whereby over 35 different providers come to the table to identify ways to promote health and wellness in Schoharie County. We applaud the efforts of this group and are happy to represent the NE PGRC at the table.
Our team was able to connect with the Manager of Addiction Services at St. Mary’s Healthcare in Amsterdam to learn about the programs they offer and discuss ways to educate the population they serve on the potential risks involved with gambling during recovery from a substance use disorder.
We continue to be appreciative of the opportunities to help educate and raise awareness about problem gambling in our region. We would like to thank Chris Carner at Equinox in Albany and the members of the Saratoga EOC CA$H/CAN meeting for inviting our Team Leader to come and provide training for their staff and members.
Partnerships with existing local agencies is one of the keys to our success. We would like to recognize Second Chance Opportunities as well as the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center for their continued support and referral partnership with the NE PGRC.
2020 is going to be a great year! We couldn’t do it without the support of you all! Thank you for all you do to help us raise awareness of problem gambling and connect people to care.
The Northeast 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 Northeast PGRC is dedicated to addressing the issue of problem gambling within the Northeastern New York region through increasing public awareness and connecting those adversely affected with services that can help them.
The Northeast 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 Northeast PGRC is truly the premier organization providing problem gambling services in the Northeastern region of New York State.