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On September 15th, 2016, The Resource Training & Counseling Center held a fund raiser for our new Staten Island Recovery Center, Christopher's Reason. It was a resounding success. Attendees included NY State Senator Diane Savino, as well as a representative from Governor Andrew Cuomo's office. We are very excited about the new facility, which will provide outpatient substance abuse treatment, assessments and referrals, family support, recovery coaching, peer advocacy, and a CASAC training program. It will be a "beacon of hope" for all of Staten Island and beyond.

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Who We Are:

Founded by Donna Mae DePola in 1994, The Resource Training Center's mission is twofold. We provide the required educational hours for those seeking to become a Credentialed Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor in New York State, and provide "Treatment on Demand" for individuals suffering from Alcoholism & Substance Abuse, and provide the required educational hours for those seeking to become a Credentialed Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor in New York State.

The Resource Training  Centers educational program, (TRTC) is a job training and placement non-profit organization  that prepares  low-income individuals,  mostly  former  substance abusers, many  of whom have also been homeless and incarcerated   to enter  the workforce as credentialed drug counselors (CASAC) and other substance abuse professionals.ยท   Using innovative adult learning  approaches, TRTC successfully trains 300 individuals  a year; has a 90% completion rate; and  an unprecedented 98% pass rate on the state  credentialing exam. Additionally, we are the largest Recovery Coach training provider in New York.

The Resource Counseling  Center, our New York State Office of Alcohol & Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS) licensed outpatient chemical dependency  program provides treatment for those individuals suffering from dependency  on alcohol and drugs, a need that has grown exponentially  with the continued growth of the prescription drug abuse epidemic. Many of our patients also suffer from co-occurring  disorders, such as mental health or medical issues. We provide medical and psychiatric care for our patients at out main location in Sunset Park Brooklyn, as well as group & individual counseling services at both our Sunset Park & our new expansion site, located in Bay Ridge Brooklyn. Our Counseling Centers motto is "treatment on demand" as we do not require individuals  seeking help to wait a long period for an appointment, which could lead to a missed opportunity to help them.

Our Services At a Glance

The Resource Training Center
CASAC Training: Serving the 5 Boroughs & Buffalo NY.
New York State Drinking Impaired Driver Program (IDP): Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, & Buffalo, NY.
MADD Victim Impact Panel (VIP): Serving the 5 Boroughs of New York City
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The Resource Counseling Center
Outpatient Chemical Dependency Treatment: Serving Brooklyn & Surrounding Areas, Group & Individual Counseling, Adults, Adolescents, Co-Occurring Disorders, Medication Management, DWI Assessments & Treatment. Treatment on Demand: Walk in, get connected to services.