Outreach to Hold Groundbreaking of New Brentwood Community Residence for Women

Outreach to Hold Groundbreaking of New Brentwood Community Residence for Women
State and County Dignitaries to Attend

October 1, 2016

Outreach, the noted drug and alcohol treatment agency with offices throughout the New York metropolitan area, will be expanding its services with the construction of a new building for its Brentwood Community Residence for Women. A groundbreaking for the new facility, designed to help stem the tide of opiate and other addiction on Long Island, will be held Friday, November 4, 11 a.m. at 400 Crooked Hill Rd., Brentwood, the site of two other outreach programs.

Expected to attend the groundbreaking are New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), who was instrumental in bringing the new program to fruition, along with a host of state and county officials, and other invited guests.

The Brentwood Community Residence for Women will be a 25-bed building that combines a safe and supportive living environment with unique services for women affected by addiction, helping them to re-establish healthy living, reunite with children and family, and begin new substance-free lives.

“In order for many women to become self-sufficient, they need a safe and supportive living environment, comprehensive case management services, parenting skills training, vocational counseling, and skills of daily living that a community residence can provide,” said Kathleen Riddle, president of Outreach. “This residence will provide a temporary home to those unable to secure a stable residence as the result of poverty, mental illness, domestic violence. Residents will live in a supervised, safe and supportive environment where they will acquire the skills necessary to live as independently as possible.”

Riddle added that the facility is designed for women who may have lost custody of their children to child protective services and/or foster care. The intensity and level of care supported by the residence will promote reunification with their children and restoration of family stability. While they will be housed at the Community Residence for Women, treatment and counseling services will be provided at Outreach’s programs for women in Brentwood and Bellport.

Also at the site of the new program on Crooked Hill Road in Brentwood are Outreach House II, a 50-bed residence for adolescent treatment services, the Long Island campus of Outreach Training Institute, and the Outreach Family Center.
About Outreach
For more than 36 years, Outreach has been a premier provider of life-changing substance abuse treatment in New York City and Long Island. The organization is committed to making a difference in the lives of the people it serves. A non-profit organization licensed by the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) and operates in a safe, empowering and affirming environment.

If you or someone you know needs help with a drug or alcohol problem, please contact Outreach at (718) 847-9233, opiny.org.