Staten Island Pilot Program

Treatment Partners

Community Health Action of Staten Island


Since the height of the HIV AIDS crisis over 30 years ago, Community Health Action of Staten Island (CHASI) has been providing access to an extensive range of medical, behavioral health and social support services. Amongst its services today in the overdose prevention space, CHASI provides extensive care coordination, syringe exchange, education services, access to fully integrated medical services and it operates a 24/7 resource center. CHASI is a is a member of Sunriver Health, New York States largest federally qualified health care system.

Staten Island University Hospital


Staten Island University Hospital is a two-campus, 668-bed specialized teaching hospital and a member hospital of Northwell Health. SIUH’s Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Chemical Dependency has been at the forefront of Staten Island’s battle with the overdose epidemic and is one of the largest and most comprehensive treatment centers in New York. The hospital provides numerous services including, Consult for Addiction Treatment and Care in Hospitals (CATCH), methadone programs, outpatient counseling and vocational services.

Richmond County District Attorney


Under the leadership of District Attorney Michael E. McMahon, RCDA has engaged in pioneering work to fight the overdose crisis. In 2016, RCDA worked with the NYPD to create the Overdose Response Initiative, which investigates overdose incidents like crime scenes. This initiative has led to the takedown of hundreds of drug dealers on Staten Island and has been replicated in every other borough in the City. In 2017, RCDA launched the Heroin Overdose Prevention and Education Program (HOPE), an innovative pre-arraignment diversion program that redirects low-level drug offenders to community-based health and treatment services. Since its launch, HOPE has connected over 1,000 Staten Islanders with treatment services all while moving them out of the criminal justice system. RCDA has also led in the creation of public awareness campaigns like and the Opioid Safety Initiative for local businesses, which seek to educate the public and reduce stigma surrounding addiction illness.

Richmond University Medical Center


RUMC is a 470 bed healthcare facility and teaching institution on Staten Island which offers a spectrum of patient care from emergent, acute, primary to behavioral health. The hospital is a leading community health partner that employs 3 Certified Recovery Peer Advocates (CRPAs) in their emergency department. The CRPAs provide harm reduction training including narcan and fentanyl kit distribution. They also engage patients with SUD that come in through the ED and provide bedside interventions and warm handoff to treatment services post-discharge. In addition, CRPAs follow up with all patients via phone call to check on progress. The RUMC Center for Integrative Behavioral Medicine offers inpatient and outpatient mental health services which provide evaluations and care referrals for those seeking SUD care and treatment. The “Bridges to Wellness” partial hospitalization program provides extensive support for individuals in overdose or addiction recovery transition back into their lives.