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Gratitude Trees

Gratitude Trees

Gratitude in Recovery Science is increasingly demonstrating the importance of bringing gratitude into our day-to-day lives. By doing so, we can improve our well-being, relationships, and outlook on life. Gratitude can even lead to measurable medical benefits like lowering blood pressure, reducing both stress and depression, and strengthening immune systems. For individuals with substance use […]

Tristan Jordan, Supported Housing Case Manager

Tristan Jordan, Supported Housing Case Manager

Tristan Jordan, Supported Housing Case Manager, is a helper. “It’s like second nature for me to be that person who lends a helping hand,” she said. Tristan is also an optimist that sees the silver lining in everything. But, she recognizes that not every situation is a positive one. She knows that setbacks can happen, […]

Our New Strategic Plan

THE PLAN Since we wrapped up our participation in GetSET, a local capacity-building initiative for nonprofits, we’ve been busy putting everything we learned to work. One major project that’s taken months of planning and evaluation has been our new strategic plan. We just put the finishing touches on it, and we’re excited to release it […]

Your Donations at Work

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

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

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 […]

Now Hiring

Cazenovia Recovery - Now Hiring

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

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 […]

Sprouting Partnerships

Sprouting Partnerships

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

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 […]

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