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Would you be interested in becoming a NAMI Orange board member?
If so, contact Dhanu at 845-294-2749
or email
to learn about the application process

Upcoming Events/Outreaches

See details
of upcoming NAMI
meetings and courses by clicking links below:


Starting Wed Oct. 9, 6:30-9 p.m.
for six  Wednesdays through Nov. 20
(no class Nov 13)
Call Dhanu now to pre-register
Click link for details.


in Newburgh on Saturdays for 6 weeks, starting
Sat., Jan. 4,
9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
St. Francis of Assisi Church
(O'Connor Hall)
145 Benkard Ave.,
Newburgh, NY 12550

Pre-register now
Call Dhanu
845-294-2749, or
office 845-956-6264


On-going  Meetings:

NAMI Connection
a peer-led support group for adults living with a
mental illness.
No fee, no registeration
PLEASE NOTE: these Orange County meetings are on a temporary hold. We will post here when the weekly meetings will resume.

Check out NAMI Connection in Sullivan County

Mon., Oct. 21
7 p.m. p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
ORMC, Middletown

no fee
no registration

Educational Conference

October 25-27
at the
Albany Marriott

Tues., Nov. 5,
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Family Support Group
First Presbyterian Church in Goshen

Mon., Nov. 25

6:30-8:30 p.m.
NAMI Orange
Annual Meeting

including vote for Board of Directors by the membership

RSVP Requested

Mon., Dec. 2

Holiday Party for members and their families; and
invited guests

 NAMI Presentations:

  -Ending the Silence

-In Our Own Voice

arranged by request

*Click on above
 links for details


Substance Use and Mental Health Issues

Orange County Department of Mental Health
Chemical Dependency Services

Brochure-Page 1

Brochure-Page 2

Services provided relate to:

  • Prevention
  • Intervention
  • Treatment
  • Recovery


a Program of Tri-County Community Partnership
Excerpts from their brochure

an innovative approach to bring hope
to those struggling with addiction

When a person is ready to begin the process of recovery, they can walk in to a participating police department and ask for help.

  • They will be greeted with support, compassion and respect. Once accepted into the program, *the individual will be guided through a brief intake process to ensure proper treatment placement.
  • A trained angel volunteer will be called to the station to help with paperwork and to provide support until a treatment option is found.

Regardless of insurance status, the team will work directly with local substance use services for placement in a treatment facility as soon as possible.

*Exceptions that may make someone ineligible for the program: a felony or domestic violence warant; danger to others; under 18 without parent or guardian consent; medical condition that may need hospitalization.


Currently participating Police Departments as of June 14, 2019:

Crawford, Town of

Goshen, Town of

Maybrook, Town of

Middletown, City of

Montgomery, Town of

Mount Hope, Town of

Walden, Village of

Wallkill, Town of

Coming Soon:

New Windsor and Port Jervis

List is rapidly growing-call your local Police Department to see if they have joined the initiative.

New Orange Campaign
Targets Opioid Addiction:
Connect 2 Disconnect

Connect 2 Disconnect is a new Orange County initiative designed to combat opioid addiction through education by helping parents connect with their kids to break the connection between prescription drugs and heroin.

Video Public Service Announcement

General information

For more information or to request written materials, contact:

Special Projects and Community Affairs Bureau
Telephone: 845-615-3640

Orange Regional Medical Center
Offers Free "Circle of Hope" Support Group
for Families of Those Battling Addiction

Orange Regional Medical Center, in partnership with Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Council of Orange County, is offering a free support group for families of those battling addiction called the “Circle of Hope” Family Support Group. Meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Orange Regional Medical Center’s Community Health Education Center, located at 110 Crystal Run Road, in Middletown, NY.

Family Support Navigators will be available to offer individuals resources and information about additional support for guidance and treatment. Discussions are conducted in a safe, judgment-free environment. All meetings are free and confidential and verbal participation is not required.

Addiction can impact many things in someone’s life, including family, work and school. The “Circle of Hope” support group helps family members or loved ones who are caring for an individual struggling with a substance use disorder. For more information, please call Orange Regional’s Community Health Coordinator, Andrew Oni, at 845-333-7324. Registration is not required.

SAMHSA: Substance Abuse
Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

National HelpLine: 800-662-HELP (4357) or 800-487-4889 (TTY)
SAMHSA Treatment Referral Hotline: 877-SAMHSA7 or 877-726-4727

Do You Need Help Addessing
Addiction or Mental Health Care?

CHAMP:Community Health Access to Addiction and Mental Healthcare Project

 Drug Take Back Act Signed into Law

Pharmacies will soon be required to provide either a box where you can drop off unused medications or an envelope that you can use to mail back the medication to a disposal facility. This service will be free of charge to the consumer and will be paid for entirely by the pharmaceutical companies.


Excerpt from
Assemblywoman Aileen M. Gunther Newsletter: 

"Medication that is forgotten in a cabinet can be found and improperly used by others in the home. Many teens who began using opioids find them first in their parents' or grandparents' medicine cabinets. However, if unwanted pills are simply flushed down the toilet or tossed out, they can mix with the public water supply."

That is why the new Drug Drop Off law is so important. For more information on existing drug take-back programs and a map of locations across the state, please click here. Insert your zip code to be able to read the map more easily.

For general information regarding safe medication disposal for households, click here.

If you or someone you know is in need of addiction treatment services, please click here for a list of providers in our area.

Aileen Gunther also invites you to contact her office at 845-342-9304 or 845-794-5807 so she can help you find available services.


NAMI Orange does not recommend specific programs or services.
The  resources listed below are for informational purposes only.

Alcohol and Chemical Dependency Treatment


The Orange Regional Family Program
for Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency

has moved to:

Medical Pavilion
75 Crystal Run Road, Suite 135
Middletown, NY 10940

845-333-7800 for the Out-Patient Counseling Services



Exodus Clinic

a drug and alcohol abuse and behavioral disorder rehabilitation center

671 Route 17 M, State Farm Building
Monroe, New York 10950
Located in Monroe, NY and serves Orange and Rockland Counties, NY;
Warwick, NY, and Sussex County, NJ.




  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council (Information and referral)
    NOTE: Family Support Group Meetings every Wednesday, 6:30-9 p.m.

  • Catholic Charities (Outpatient treatment)
  • Center of Recovery
  • Middletown Addictions Crisis Center
  • RECAP Outpatient Rehab Program
    845-421-6234 or 845-342-3978 X6234
  • Restart Day Treatment (age 13-21 Access thru school district)
  • Restorative Management
  • Richard C. Ward Addiction Treatment Center