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'Direct, coordinated support': New East New York Center Improves on Holistic Treatment of Substance Use Disorders

The Center takes an integrated approach to substance use disorder treatment, offering a wide range of recovery and harm reduction services in East New York.
East New York Health Hub. Photo: Google Street View.

The Institute for Community Living announced the launch of the Hope and Recovery Center, an outpatient substance use disorder treatment and recovery program.

The new program will be located in the East New York Health Hub. The Hub offers integrated physical and mental health care, as well as resources for families and children, such as a food pantry in a single space. Now, individuals coming to the Hub can receive substance-use disorder treatment along with primary care, psychotherapy, medication management, social rehabilitation, and more.

“Often those we work with at ICL are high-need individuals who may struggle with multiple challenges, such as mental health and substance use, and they often face increased barriers to accessing care,” said Jody Rudin, President and CEO of ICL.

“With the Hope and Recovery Center, people now have a place to go for direct, coordinated support in their recovery journey. The Center reflects ICL’s commitment to integrated, whole-person care focused on addressing an individual’s physical, mental, and social well-being.” 

The Hope and Recovery Center offers trauma-informed interventions based on each person’s needs and goals. Clients can access medication-assisted treatment; a variety of counseling services, including for family members and partners; overdose prevention training and more. Everything at the center happens in a compassionate, safe and nurturing environment. 

“Hope is the most important thing for people recovering from a substance use disorder. Our goal at the Hope and Recovery Center is to work with each participant to create individualized plans to meet them where they are in their own recovery journey,” said Drucilla Williams, vice president for addiction services.

“Recovery is seldom a linear path and can look different for everyone.”