Cazenovia Recovery Systems Inc. on Wednesday began operating three programs affecting more than 80 clients formerly served by Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services, which ceased operations Tuesday.
Cazenovia Recovery now operates Ivy House, 2025 Broadway, which serves men, and Casa Di Vita, 200 Albany St., which serves women. And the agency has assumed responsibility for ADDS’s supportive living program.
The first day of the changeover went smoothly for clients and staff, said Suzanne L. Bissonette, Cazenovia Recovery’s executive director.
The Buffalo agency has a three-month emergency operating certificate to operate the programs, and its intention is to operate these programs permanently, Bissonette said.
“We are ensuring that persons in need are served well and that our community does not lose these beds. It is critically important that they remain in our community,” she said.
With the addition of the ADDS facilities, Cazenovia Recovery now operates more than 300 beds.
Founded in 1982, Cazenovia Recovery is a not-for-profit organization that provides rehabilitation services and housing to those dealing with alcoholism, substance abuse, homelessness and poverty.
Its network includes several locations in Erie County.