GCASA to receive $39,417 for prevention efforts
By Mike Pettinella Evidence-based prevention services at Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse will be receiving a nearly $40,000 boost thanks to an award announced over the weekend by Gov. Kathy Hochul. GCASA is one of 87 agencies throughout New...
A Place of Hope: GCASA’s detox center expands services to those seeking help with substance use disorder
By Mike Pettinella Stephanie Campbell has felt the pain of addiction in her life and now -- as a key employee at the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports in Albany – she works to help others overcome the devastating effects of substance use...
Community members are invited to GCASA’s Detox Center open house
By Mike Pettinella The public is invited to attend an open house on Jan. 6 for the new detoxification center located on the campus of Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse at 424 East Main St. The open house is scheduled for 2 to 6 p.m. The...
Colleagues praise Murphy, Batavia’s director of treatment, for 25 years of dedicated service at GCASA
By Mike Pettinella Firmly entrenched in a profession where compassion and knowledge work hand in hand, Shannon Murphy, director of Treatment/Batavia office at Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, stands out from the crowd. “Shannon is more...
NYS AG Letitia James comes to town to present $1 million check to Genesee County to fight the opioid epidemic
By Mike Pettinella Genesee County legislators, substance use disorder and mental health professionals have a million reasons to celebrate today after meeting New York State Attorney General Letitia James at The Recovery Station on Clinton Street Road. James is...
Free from incarceration, man sees GCASA Reentry house as ray of hope
By Mike Pettinella After serving about 15 years in jail or prison in three states and being subject to subpar living conditions afterwards, a Genesee County resident trying to put his life back together said his participation in Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism...
‘Sobering’ statistics reveal impact of opioids, other drugs upon society
By Mike Pettinella Over the 12 months prior to September of 2020, 90,237 in the United States – a 30 percent increase from the previous year. In 2017, 585,000 worldwide. In 2020, 15 in Genesee County and seven in Orleans County. Those figures represent the number of...
GCASA director: Multimillion dollar deal with opioid distributors would ‘stabilize’ treatment system
By Mike Pettinella The executive director of a local substance use prevention and treatment agency is hailing today’s announcement that four major pharmaceutical distributors are close to an agreement to pay out $26 billion to states and municipalities for their roles...
PAARI’s executive director to speak at Tuesday’s event at city fire station
By Mike Pettinella Leaders of the Public Safety Assisted Addiction & Recovery Initiative in Genesee County have been informed that Allie Hunter, PAARI’s national executive director, will be coming to Batavia to speak at Tuesday’s event showcasing the participation...
Batavia Community Schools initiative looks to meet needs beyond classroom
By Mike Pettinella Acknowledging that she is at the starting line, longtime Batavia City Schools administrator Julia Rogers says she has great expectations for the district’s new Batavia Community School program. “I think the biggest thing is that we want to get our...
GCASA, Batavia Community Schools to present informational fair Thursday at The Recovery Station
By Mike Pettinella Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse and the Batavia Community Schools initiative are joining forces to present a “School’s Out for Summer!” informational fair from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at The Recovery Station at 5256 Clinton...
City Historical Preservation Committee members applaud GCASA for renovation of 434 East Main St.
By Mike Pettinella While preserving the historical integrity of a stately home built 140 years ago, the Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse has advanced its mission to helping those in recovery by opening up five permanent housing apartments. And...
GCASA’s Detox Building Progress
By Mike Pettinella The executive director of Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse said he feels fortunate that the agency’s detoxification building project on its campus at 430 East Main St. has yet to hit any major supply delays and excited about...
GCASA Foundation Awards Four Scholarships, Recognizes Individuals, Agencies as ‘Friends’
By Mike Pettinella Two senior class members from Charles D’Amico High School in Albion and one from Pavilion Central School were honored with Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Foundation scholarships today during the organization’s annual...
GCASA program provides support to those who have been incarcerated
By Mike Pettinella Added to the list of programs offered by Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse last September, the GCASA Reentry Program continues to provide support to men and women seeking to find their place in the community after being...
GCASA planning 25-bed women’s residence in Albion
Organization moves ahead with expanded services, key capital projects By Mike Pettinella ALBION – The Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse is excited about the construction of a 25-bed women’s residence to be located in Albion. John Bennett, GCASA...
GCASA moves ahead with expanded services, key capital projects in Batavia and Albion
By Mike Pettinella As more people get vaccinated and, hopefully, as the COVID-19 infection rate continues to subside, the executive director at Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse is increasingly optimistic that all of the agency’s services soon...
GCASA promotes Oakfield’s Klos to customer relations manager
By Mike Pettinella Ask any of Amy Klos’ coworkers or supervisors and they’ll all say the same thing when it comes to the 21-year employee’s job performance at Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse: She’s the one that holds things together. “Amy is...
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