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What’s New:

Western staff rang in the new year with our partners from WNY United sharing resources and raising public awareness of problem gambling with a fun and interactive PG 101 (Problem Gambling 101) Training! 

Western staff are excited to begin 2021 working to help those facing legal action due to problem gambling with the help of our friends with the Erie County Court System! Providing resources and assistance to the courts so those impacted have treatment available for their gambling struggles. 

Thank you to Buffalo Healthy Living Magazine for helping raise awareness of problem gambling in WNY! Check out the ARTICLE HERE. 

The Buffalo Erie County Public Library (Follow on Facebook @buffalolibrary.central) has moved “Wellness Wednesday’s” to a virtual platform and Western staff were excited to be the first guests! You can see the VIDEO HERE. Thank you Shanley for helping raise awareness of problem gambling! 

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM). Western PGRC staff would love your help making #PGAM2021 the best 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 Training event, contact us today at JWierzbicki@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

  • Jakob Smidt LCSW - Buffalo

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