Cortland Human Service Agency Awarded $13k Grant to Support Merger
The merger of a local drug and alcohol abuse prevention agency and a local counseling service has been awarded over $13 thousand dollars.
Cortland Prevention Resources has received over $13 thousand dollars from the Central New York Community Foundation for the purposes of restructuring and merging with Family Counseling Services.
John Eberle, Vice President of grants and community initiatives at the Foundation says based on the ideas and strategic approach taken by the two agencies through the merger, the decision to fund them was an easy one.
The Foundation connects the generosity of donors with community needs by making grants to organizations working to enhance the quality of life of those who live and work in Central New York.
Both Family Counseling Services and Cortland Prevention Resources provide drug and alcohol prevention services within Cortland County. The blending of the agencies will help to reduce duplication of services and conserves resources.
Family Counseling Services also provides outpatient mental health and substance abuse counseling. Family Counseling Services will continue to provide outpatient services at their 10 North Main Street location. Cortland Prevention Resources, now a division of Family Counseling Services will provide their prevention services at the new location, 73 Main Street. The merger means the reformed agency can expand the scope of programs it offers in the community.