Western PGRC

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What’s New:

We were very excited to continue raising awareness of problem gambling with our wonderful partners at CAReS (Council on Addiction Recovery Services).  Western PGRC staff thank Derah Black-Day for hosting a PG 101 event for staff! We are looking forward to returning in the spring!

Western PGRC staff were honored to be included in the Journey of the Flag of Hope. The flags journey helped WNY agencies raise awareness during National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month! We are proud of the wonderful staff at Crisis Services and of all of our dedicated WNY partners working tirelessly to help those in need!

Check out the “Journey!”

It has been exciting and inspiring to see how our partner organizations have continued to support our community despite new challenges this summer. We too are as passionate as ever to raise awareness about problem gambling through virtual learning opportunities, social media and electronic connections. We’re here to help!

If your organization would like to host a virtual Problem Gambling Training event, contact us today! WesternPGRC@nyproblemgambling.org



The Western 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 Western PGRC is dedicated to addressing the issue of problem gambling in the western New York region through increasing public awareness and connecting those adversely affected with services that can help them.

The Western 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 Western PGRC is truly the premier center for providing problem gambling services in the western New York region.

Western PGRC Team

  • Jeffrey Wierzbicki Team Leader

  • Angela DiRosa Program Manager

  • M. Erin Koprevich LCSW-R - Grand Island & North Tonawanda

  • Lisa C. Sherwood LCSW-R - Newfane

  • Janelle Pysz LMHC - Lewiston

  • Daniel J. Ort LMHC- Buffalo

  • Charles L. Fowler LCSW-R CASAC-G - Buffalo

  • Bernard A. Huber LCSW - Niagara Falls

  • Adam Giancarlo LCSW - Amherst

  • Kris Sokolofsky LCSW - Alden

  • Stephanie Wesner LMHC, CASAC - Hamburg

  • Lisa Mann LMHC, CASAC-2 - Angola & Orchard Park