Catholic Charities of Staten Island and CYO Have Partnered With District Attorney Michael McMahon, Catholic Charities of New York, Carl’s House and Staten Island University Hospital in an Effort to Address the Drug Epidemic Staten Island is Facing.
SI HEART: The Heroin Epidemic Archdiocese Response Team was created through a partnership with Staten Island District Attorney Michael McMahon, Staten Island University Hospital, and Carl’s House to offer those struggling with addiction and their families a place to turn.
The initiative takes a three pronged approach to combating the drug epidemic on Staten Island:
Education & Prevention: The Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) will use its coaches and membership to educate our youth about drug prevention and drug related issues. In addition, through our partnership with the District Attorney anonymous tips and reports can be filed about drug hot spots or persons of interest as it relates to drug dealing and drug use.
Training: Courses are available for coaches, referees, players and all Church parishes on Staten Island who are interested in receiving NARCAN training or in having presentations to raise awareness in their parish or school.
A Place to Turn: Through its relationship with Carl’s House, those struggling with addiction and their families will be able to seek out the answers to their questions as well as receive information and treatment facility options. The program will also offer up to 6 counseling sessions for families in need for $10 per session through the Catholic Charities Parish Assistance Program.
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