News & Updates
Your Donations at Work
Early last year, we changed our fundraising approach. We implemented Caz Cares, a fund supported by donations that helps our residents in important ways. Ever since, we’ve been putting your donations to work, and it’s been a resounding success. What We’ve Accomplished Together Thanks to Caz Cares funding, Casa Di Vita converted a bedroom into […]
Sandy SanFillippo, Program Secretary
Sandy SanFillippo is Unity House’s Program Secretary, and she’s one of our agency’s long-time superstars. She’s been with us for 14 years and has an associate’s degree in Office Technology from Erie Community College. Since she’s been with us for so long, she’s seen much of our evolution. A Witness to Our Change When Sandy […]
Change the Conversation
It’s time we change the conversation about substance use. What do you think of when you hear the word “junkie?” How about “crackhead?” These words typically don’t bring positive images to your mind. Unfortunately, such labels are often used to describe people who need help. Even the word “addict” can have negative connotations. Labels that […]
Do you want to make a difference within the opioid epidemic? Do you want to change your community? You can! Cazenovia Recovery Systems has just the opportunity for you. We are looking for talented and compassionate individuals to join our team. We change our community one person at a time by helping people with substance […]
Break Down the Stigma
STIGMA AND SUBSTANCE USE If we want to help people with substance use disorders, we have to break down the stigma associated with substance use. Sadly, stigma holds back countless people from seeking treatment. And make no mistake – having a substance use disorder is a disease that is entirely treatable. According to The Drug […]
We’re starting an exciting new partnership with Urban Fruits & Veggies and Garden Fresh Foodie. New garden beds were just planted at Casa for residents!
Renae Banach, Clinical Aide
Joining the Team at Turning Point House Renae Banach is a Clinical Aide at Turning Point House. She’s a CASAC-T, has a certificate in Addiction Counseling and associates degrees in Occupational Therapy Assistance and Criminal Justice from Jamestown Community College. Renae joined Turning Point House in August of last year, just before the program converted […]
Saving the Lives of Moms Every Day
Over the weekend, families across the country celebrated Mother’s Day. For a young kid, the worst thing in the world would be to lose their mom to an early death. This heartbreaking reality is happening all too often throughout Western New York, as the opioid epidemic is still raging. Thankfully, communities are coming together to […]
Welcome to the New Cazenovia Recovery
As you can see, we’ve got a new look. THE NEED FOR A NEW BRAND Since 1980, we’ve provided substance use disorder services to communities throughout Western New York. Over the last few years, we’ve experienced some pretty dramatic changes both as an agency and within the field of substance use services. Small and medium-sized […]
The Social Determinants of Health
Defining the Social Determinants of Health What impacts health? Your first thoughts might be genetics, exercise, nutrition, and medication. For the most part, these are considered primary factors that have major implications for someone’s health and wellbeing. However, health is influenced by much more than just the primary factors above. At the moment, the healthcare […]
Your donation can save a life!
In the grip of the opioid epidemic, you can make a difference. Any amount helps.