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Intensive Family Support Program (IFSP)

The Intensive Family Support Program (IFSP) is a youth case management program.  Our Youth Specialists advocate for, and work with, “at risk” adolescents and families in the community. The program goal is to prevent youths from being placed outside of the home.  Youth Specialists facilitate positive experiences for the youth and their family, and engage in a variety of activities and community service projects.

Intensive Family Support Program Team

Champlain Valley Family Center's community center is a stigma free, safe setting that is not only for individuals, but their families and the community. All Ways to Recovery is a centralized location to provide education and guidance on: accessing health care coverage, advocacy services, connection to treatment services, local health care providers, self-help programs, education and/or employment, and developing healthy leisure skills.

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You may sign up to attend the dinner at these locations. Click the link below for information about volunteering or donating. Check our Facebook page for more event details.

Recovery Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Calendar of Events

November 2019

Facility Information

Address: 14 Dormitory Drive, Plattsburgh, NY 12903
Phone: (518) 324-7780, Fax: (518) 324-7781

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday: 12 PM - 7 PM
Sunday: Closed

The community center is located at 14 Dormitory Drive (former site of the CCC Dining Hall).


Our staff will be joined by local community volunteers.

Dave Manney, BS

IFSP Program Supervisor

Denis King obtained his Associates degree from Johnson and Wales University and has been working at CVFC since 2013.  Since his employment, Denis has earned his Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC), Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA), and Credential Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor-Trainee (CASAC-T). Denis is a trainer for Peer Engagement and Recovery Services in the areas of: Recovery Coach Academy, Ethics in Recovery Coaching, Recovery Coaching in the E.D., SOAR, Peer Supervision, Recovery Basics for Parents, and Professionalism and Recovery Coaching. Denis supervises the Peer Engagement and Recovery Services available through CVFC.

Laura Markey, BA
AliceElizabeth Ladue, BS
Jacob Remchuk, BA

We specialize in...

Substance Use Treatment

School-Based Prevention

Community-Based Prevention

Supportive Housing

Intensive Family Support Program

Tobacco-Free Clinton, Franklin & Essex

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