The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports is awarding $208,554 to Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling Services for a new mobile addiction treatment van.
The “Hope Rides Here” mobile treatment unit is a renovated 144-square-foot box truck which contains an onboard exam table, medical refrigeration, workstation, restroom, and waiting area.
The funding, administered by OASAS, comes from a federal State Opioid Response grant.
The vehicle will be staffed by CN Guidance and Counseling Services workers to provide clinical assessment and treatment, including telehealth capability to medication prescribers, as well as outreach and education to communities affected by the addiction epidemic. The new treatment vehicle joins a large RV operated by CN Guidance which provides similar services, and two minivans used to transport people to treatment and recovery programs.