June 3, 2022
Ceremony Kicks Off Construction of New Treatment Residence for Young Adults
Outreach, the agency known for high quality addiction treatment services, recently held a ground-breaking ceremony for its new 25-bed Young Adult Residence at 400 Crooked Hill Road in Brentwood, Long Island.
Speakers included Commissioner Chinazo Cunningham, M.D., of the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS), Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter, Assemblyman Keith Brown, and Debra Pantin, president, and CEO of Outreach.
In keeping with Outreach’s long history of assisting teenagers, adults, families and women with children, the new facility will combine a supportive living environment for residents with unique services for young adults, helping them to re-establish healthy living, and reunite with their families.
The building will be a 25-bed facility serving young men and women between the ages of 18 and 25. In addition to bedrooms, it will contain a dining hall, kitchen recreation area, counseling rooms, classrooms, and tech areas. With 14,401 square feet of space, the structure will be an addition to Outreach’s existing programs: Outreach House II, a residential treatment center for teens, the Recovery Residence for Women, and the Outreach Training Institute, on the Outreach Brentwood campus. The addition will continue to allow Outreach to serve at-risk young adults impacted by substance use who need comprehensive residential treatment.
“This new young adult program will serve a group that has been under-served in the past, but was especially hard hit during COVID,” said Debra Pantin. “Many young people, unfortunately, turned to substance abuse during the pandemic and have been adversely affected. With this new building, and the service it will provide, we hope to reduce that problem here on Long Island.”
“I commend Outreach for their ongoing commitment to develop innovative and effective programming for individuals of all ages. This new young adult residence in Brentwood is just the latest example of that important work and Outreach’s dedication to serving those most in need on Long Island and beyond,” said Dr. Chinazo Cunningham, Commissioner of the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports. “I am proud to be able to participate in this groundbreaking and know that, when completed, this facility will help improve the lives of countless individuals.”
Specialized services for the young adult residential program will include substance abuse treatment, psychiatric evaluation and mental health monitoring, specialized group sessions (anger management, life skills, relapse prevention), recovery planning, family counseling, health education, vocational assessment, and ongoing support services.
All of Outreach’s residential services are licensed by the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS). Programs accept Medicaid, Medicare, most insurance plans, and sliding scale payments.
Click here to view photos of the groundbreaking ceremony as the agency officially kicked off construction of the new facility. Watch the replay of the LiveStream event here.
More than 40 years ago, Outreach opened its doors as a small assessment and referral center to engage people in the community struggling with addiction. Since then, its mission evolved to meet more needs and more communities. Today, Outreach inspires adolescents, adults, and their families to achieve a life of unlimited potential through high quality, evidence-based substance abuse treatment and training programs throughout New York City and Long Island.