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What’s New:

March is finally here! That’s right… it’s Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM)! 

The Western PGRC and the NYCPG invite you to participate in PGAM activities! Check out all our new, FREE and downloadable PGAM Resources! 

Western staff had the opportunity to present our Problem Gambling 101 training to our good friends at WNY United! 

We appreciate the continued support from Billie Owens @The Batavian. You can see the latest article The Batavian has posted in support of raising awareness of problem gambling and PGAM HERE! 

Western PGRC staff had the opportunity to meet Ron Piaseczny to learn about the wonderful work being done @Niagara Pride! We are looking forward to working with our new friends to help raise awareness of problem gambling with the LGBTQ+ community! 

Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) is a very important month for the NYCPG and local PGRC’s. We would love your help making #PGAM2021 the best PGAM ever! If you would like to participate in PGAM Screening Day, need resource materials or if your organization would like to host a free virtual Problem Gambling 101 Training event, contact us today at JWierzbicki@NYProblemGambling.org!  

We invite you to follow us on Facebook @Western PGRC to stay up to date with our efforts to help raise public awareness of problem gambling and connect those individuals and families struggling with problem gambling to services and treatment! 



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

  • Jakob Smidt LCSW - Buffalo

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