The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) today announced the opening of the “All Ways to Recovery” Recovery Center and MHAB Life Skills Campus in Plattsburgh. The recovery center is operated by the Champlain Valley Family Center and will provide free support and services for people who are in recovery from a substance use disorder and their families. The Life Skills Campus is operated by MHAB and offers supervised transitional housing for people in recovery. The center is funded in part with more than $418,000 in federal funding through the State Opioid Response grant, while the Life Skills Campus received $252,000 through the same grant. Funding for both projects is being administered by OASAS.
OASAS today also announced the launch of the Recovery Tax Credit Program, a tax incentive for employers who hire individuals in recovery from a substance use disorder. Eligible employers will be able to access $2 million in tax credits, up to $2,000 per eligible employee, for the 2020 tax year.