In 2016, the New York Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services awarded $2.6 million in annual funding to eleven organizations (each in a different county across the state) to create youth clubhouses for adolescents and young adults in Recovery or at risk for substance use disorders. These first-of-their-kind community-based havens promote peer-driven support and services in a non-clinical setting for young New Yorkers.

The clubhouses help individuals in Recovery develop social skills that promote prevention, long-term health, wellness, Recovery and a drug-free lifestyle. A variety of services and activities including homework help and tutoring, college and job preparation, community service opportunities, sports and fitness activities, group entertainment activities, and peer mentoring are also available. Youth and family advisory board members at each clubhouse play a big part in helping shape its activities and programming.

Through participation in a Clubhouse, adolescents and young adults gain the opportunity to rejoin the worlds of friendships, family, community, employment, and education. The Clubhouses will also offer the services and support adolescents and young adults may individually need to progress in their recovery. The model provides a restorative environment for youth whose lives have been disrupted because of their substance use disorder and who would like the support of others in recovery. It will also offer a safe environment for youth who are looking for a safe, drug-free environment to engage socially with peers.  NYS OASAS

Youth Clubhouses in New York State

Erie County

Restoration Society, Inc.
66 Englewood Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14214-1235
Telephone -716-884-5216, ext. 409
CEO – Nancy Sigh –

Nassau County

HELP Services, Inc.
46 Pine Street
Freeport, New York 11520
516-378-1111, ext. 105
Executive Director – Lee Stone –

Montgomery County

The Creative Arts Clubhouse / HFM Prevention Council
303 East Main Street
Amsterdam, New York
Telephone: 518-736-8188
Executive Director – Ann Rhodes –

New York City

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
208 W 13th Street
New York, New York 10011
Telephone: 646-358-1729
Director of Behavioral Services – Alberto Ruberto, Jr. –

Ontario County

The Partnership for Ontario County
P.O. Box 482
North Main Street
Canandaigua, New York 14424
Telephone: 585-396-4554
Executive Director – Bonnie Ross –

Otsego County

Friends of Recovery – Delaware & Otsego
22 Elm Street
Oneonta, New York 13820
Telephone: 607-267-4435
Executive Director: Kelly Liner –

Westchester County

Yonkers Family YMCA
17 Riverdale Avenue
Yonkers, New York 10701
Telephone – 914-963-0183
Interim CEO – Vincent Taliaferro –