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Thank you to Lowe's!
new flooring at the community center

CVFC would like to thank Lowe's and their Hero's Project for donating and installing new flooring at the community center!

Franklin Academy student receives award for efforts to counter youth tobacco use

By: Alexander Viola, The Malone Telegram
Date: September 16, 2021

'That's all I ever wanted': Locals share stories of recovery from addiction

By:  Cara Chapman, Press Republican
Date: September 3, 2021

‘A pandemic within a pandemic': Overdose Awareness Day remembers the lost, brings hope for the future

By: Cara Chapman, Press Republican
Date: September 3, 2021

Gratitude to go: Group gives take-out Thanksgiving dinners

Photo by: Ben Rowe

By: Ben Rowe, Press Republican
Date: November 27, 2020

Plattsburgh volunteers make meals for neighbors struggling with substance-use, mental health

By: Elena Barilla, MYNBC5
Date: November 26, 2020

On the Path to Recovery
Photography: Jessica McCafferty

By: Justine Parkinson, Strictly Business
Issue: October 2020

The Coffee is Always On

By: Karen Hailson Bouvier, Strictly Business
Issue: February 2020

“It’s a drop in, walk in, community safe haven,” explained Denis King when asked about the All Ways to Recovery Community Center in Plattsburgh. King, the Director of Peer Engagement and Recovery Services at Champlain Valley Family Center (CVFC), continued, “The community center offers support, education, advocacy, and hope to anyone impacted by addiction.” Reducing the stigma attached to addiction is a key goal of CVFC. Examples of activities available at the Recovery Center include self-help meetings, art, yoga, meditation, and musical events, as well as practical educational programs like Narcan training and Harm and Risk Reduction.

“Everyone is scared and intimidated at the beginning of recovery,” said King, “but they say that connection is the opposite of addiction. Sometimes it’s just a listening ear when you’re in active addiction that may change everything. Addicts often feel no one hears or understands them."

State Money Awarded to CVFC

By: Jo LoTemplio, Press Republican
Date: October 1, 2019

CVFC staff and Board members with Assemblyman Billy Jones

Assemblyman Billy Jones presents CVFC with $50,000

Date: September 30, 2019

Assemblyman Billy Jones made the announcement that he has secured $50,000 for Champlain Valley Family Center to help build upon their Stabilization and Rehabilitation services at the Recovery Campus in Schuyler Falls. Chief Executive Officer Connie Wille, and Recovery Campus Program Director Ron Garrow were on hand to express their gratitude and the impact this funding will have.

Champlain Valley Family Center gets $50,000 to bolster addiction treatment

New York State Assemblyman Billy Jones

By: Courtney Adelman, ABC 22
Date: September 30, 2019

Community center for recovering addicts utilized color
Art offers opportunity for expression and camaraderie for recovering addicts.

By: Paris Von, MYNBC5
Date: September 24, 2019

New Addiction Recovery Center Opens in Plattsburgh

By: Mountain Lake Journal
Date: August 2, 2019

"A new drug and alcohol addiction recovery center has opened in Clinton County Community College dormitories and dining hall on the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base, to help addicts get their lives back on track. The MHAB project, founded by businessman Michael Carpenter, and Champlain Valley Family Center's All Ways to Recovery Community Center are both located on site."

New Addiction Recovery Center Opens in Plattsburgh

By: Pat Bradley, WAMC
Date: July 24, 2019


New substance abuse recovery center and transitional housing open in Plattsburgh

By: Emily Russell, ncpr
Date: July 26, 2019

Entryway to the "All Ways to Recovery" Community Center

New Schuyler Falls center "A Beacon of Light"

By: Andrea Vanvalkenburg, Press-Republican
Date: October 27, 2018

Community leaders celebrate opening of detox facility in Schuyler Falls, NY

By: Staci Da Silva, ABC 22/My Champlain Valley
Date: October 26, 2018

Governor Cuomo Announces New Addiction Treatment Facility in the North Country

Press Release
By: Andrew Cuomo  
Date: Feb. 12, 2016  
Location: Albany, NY

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a new agreement to bring detoxification and outpatient substance use disorder services to Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties. The collaborative effort by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and the New York State Office of General Services will enable Champlain Valley Family Center, an OASAS-certified treatment provider, to open a facility in Schuyler Falls. The center will provide detox, stabilization/respite and outpatient substance use disorder services and will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. "This center will expand treatment options in the North Country, helping those battling addiction and saving lives in the process," Governor Cuomo said. "This is one more step towards building a stronger and healthier New York."

The new treatment center will be located at 516 Norrisville Road on the campus of the former Adirondack Residential Center, a facility that had been previously used by the State Office of Children and Family Services as a youth rehabilitation and conservation education center on land under DEC's jurisdiction. By reopening this facility, the state will be creating new jobs in northern New York to refurbish these buildings and to assist with substance abuse treatment.

Source of press release

Detox center coming to North Country

By: Suzanne Moore, Press-Republican
Date: February, 12, 2016

Heroin detox center to open in 2017

By: Zach Hirsch, NCPR
Date: March 15, 2016

Future site of the CVFC Recovery Campus
Photo by: Zach Hirsch, NCPR

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