Since 1980, we have provided the Staten Island community with comprehensive prevention and treatment services that promote the development of spirit, mind and body.

Our state-licensed outpatient program includes treatment services for adults and older teens, prevention services for at-risk youth, and counseling services for children whose lives have been affected by a family member’s addiction.

If you, a family member, or someone close to you is struggling with substance use and misuse, don’t wait to call. If we don’t have a program that’s right for you, we’ll guide you to one that is.


Stop by our South Shore or North Shore locations.

Leadership Staff

  • Jacqueline Filis, LCSW, CASAC
    Executive Director 
  • JoAnne McKernan, LCSW 
    Interim Associate  Program Director for North Shore Center
  • Angela Russo, LMHC, CASAC
    Senior Program Director 
  • Susan DeAngelis
    Quality Assurance Coordinator 
  • Cindy Melera LMHC, CPS
    Associate Program Director for Prevention Services 
  • Jennifer Primiani-Schwing, LMSW, CASAC
    Clinical Director 
  • Regina Marks
    Executive Assistant 
  • Kerri Quinn, LMHC
    Associate Program Director for Little Steps and Adolescent Services 
  • Adam Aboshihata
    Business Manager 

Board of Managers

  • Connie Thanasoulis-Cerrachio, Chairperson
  • Craig Carter
  • John C. Fitzpatrick 
  • Courtney Gallagher, Esq. 
  • Sharon Guinta
  • Celia Iervasi 
  • Deborah LaStella
  • Frank Martarella III
  • Rita Pirrone
  • Anthony Rapacciuolo
  • Jeanne Sarno
  • Peter Tesoriero
  • Mike Theodorakis