Thursday, January 1, 2009

OASAS budget cuts of 77 million. Manhatten Alcohol Treatment Center to close.

It is recommended in the 2009 - 2010 budget proposed by Governor Patterson that New York State taxpayers provide OASAS, Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, with $695 million dollars which is 10% less or 77 million less than the 2008 - 2009 budget. Where is the money coming from? From many programs and services, and GCASA Cares will be describing them in a series of articles beginning today.

The first big cut accounting for $4.6 million be the closure of the Manhatten Addiction Treatment Center effective, April 1, 2009. This is a 52 bed treatment center which will leave 12 others in New York State. Patients from MATC will be treated at Creedmoor, Kingsboro, Bronx and South Beach ATFs. This will mean a redeployment or loss of 36 jobs. This closure will have no known affect on Norris ATF in Rochester, or Stutzman in Buffalo, NY.

This is article #1 in a series on OASAS budget cuts.


Anonymous said...

These cuts are a shame,

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