When we look back at our 50-year history, Federation of Organizations is very proud of our many accomplishments in our Clinical Services Division.
Federation has been providing clinical services on Long Island and in New York City for over 15 years. Our array of services include the Wyandanch Clinic and a satellite clinic in Patchogue, four Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Teams including one forensically focused FACT team, two Personalized Recovery Oriented Services Programs, and most recently, the addition of our OASAS Outpatient Addiction Clinic and our Opioid Overdose Prevention Program. The Clinical Services Division provided treatment and support to more than 1,400 individuals last year.
In 2020, Federation expanded our Wyandanch Clinic as a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) Expansion Grantee. With the goal of integrating care, Federation was able to hire additional staff including veterans’, children’s, vocational and community crisis specialists as well as a certified peer and added many services, including onsite care coordination, peer and vocational services. The additional staff and services, which are typically not found at a mental health center, have allowed Federation to provide more comprehensive care to our clients.
Federation was certified as an Opioid Overdose Prevention Provider by the New York State Department of Health in 2020. This designation has allowed us to provide Narcan training to staff, clients and community groups across Long Island and New York City. Soon afterward, Federation achieved certification to open our first OASAS (Outpatient Addiction Services and Supports) Clinic in Copiague, where we serve adults, children and adolescents who are struggling with addiction.
Over the years, we have developed four ACT Teams in Queens and Suffolk Counties, serving a total of 272 individuals at home and in the community, who have not been successful in traditional treatment approaches. Our ACT Teams are staffed with family, vocational and substance use specialists, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, nurses and peers who have helped reduce hospitalizations and otherwise improve the lives of clients.
Our two PROS Programs provide group therapy sessions to help individuals improve basic life skills, increase socialization and achieve vocational/educational goals. These robust programs served 202 individuals in Patchogue and 157 people in Copiague last year, and after switching to telehealth during the pandemic, returned to safely accommodate participants onsite in June 2021.
Our innovative Clinical Programs help us fulfill our mission, which for 50 years has been to give vulnerable members of our community the tools and support they need to improve their health, live independently, and achieve their goals.