Success in Housing
Posted on: April 29, 2016
Cazenovia Recovery’s Housing Program continually builds upon its successes in meeting the basic needs of those in recovery from substance use and homelessness.
Currently operating six sub-programs in Erie and Niagara counties, the newest sub-program in Buffalo is accepting applications from men and women in recovery who are considered chronically homeless.
The existence of Cazenovia Recovery’s Housing Program stands as a powerful encouragement – helping people to find apartments and furniture, assisting with budgeting, shopping and daily living skills, and providing linkages to community resources.
Greg Fulgham, a 10-year Cazenovia employee, is Interim Director of the Housing Program, overseen by Ken Gholston, Director of Grants and Contracts. HUD and the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services provide funding for these programs.
Greg is proud of the agency’s team of housing specialists. “Anyone on any given day would go above and beyond to meet the needs of our residents,” he said. Greg personally brings expertise in mental health, substance use issues, and vocational counseling to his position.
The Housing Program consists of 110 of the agency’s total 364 beds. Ricky, a Housing resident pictured at the top of this page, rates his experience highly. He was previously a resident of Cazenovia’s Supportive Living Program and has been part of the Housing Program for one year.
“It has given me a foundation and restored my stability,” Ricky said, describing his involvement with Cazenovia as “a launching pad.” He added: “I have accomplished a lot of goals.”
Ricky is about to graduate from Erie Community College and will move on to Buffalo State College for a degree in Computer Information Systems. Along with celebrating his graduation, he is celebrating the independence he has achieved and his ability to better monitor his own health.
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