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December 2019 was certainly a December to remember for us here at the Northeast PGRC. We continue to be blessed with the outreach and support we have from our area partners in helping us reach our goals.
We had the opportunity to hear Joelle Monaco from the Mental Health Association of NYS (MHANYS) speak at the annual EAPA regional meeting at the Forth Orange Club in Albany. Joelle spoke about the importance of recognizing and addressing mental health issues in the workplace.
Thank you to Laura Davis for inviting us to table at the OMH/OPWDD Health and Wellness Fair in Albany where we met over 100 individuals who worked for those departments and talked about the warning signs to look for if someone suspects they or someone they know might have an issue with gambling.
We also had the pleasure of attending the Addictions Care Center of Albany’s (ACCA) Open House for their new Women’s Residency in Queensbury. Congratulations to our partners at the ACCA for helping to expand treatment services for those struggling with addiction.
We were able to share information about our PGRC services to the wonderful staff at the Saratoga Economic Opportunity Council. They also had a wonderful conversation with the Family Support Navigator at the Rob Constantine Recovery Outreach Center about problem gambling and how it impacts individuals and their communities. We love the opportunity to help spread the word about the local program gambling services in the Northeast.
As 2019 comes to a close, we are forever grateful for the partnerships we’ve created, and we look forward to establishing new connections in the upcoming year. Thank you and Happy New Year!
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.