Ossining Communities that Care Launches New Website

Ossining Communities that Care Launches New Website | Open Door Family Medical Center

Open Door is a founding member of OCTC.

Ossining Communities that Care (OCTC) brings together diverse community partners and organizations to foster well-beingamong Ossining’s young people and their families, with a special focus on substance use prevention and positive youth development.

The new website is the go-to resource for community members to access educational resources, support, and up-to-date information about OCTC’s programs and youth-oriented activities.

Open Door’s Community Programs Coordinator Alice Joselow serves as the current coordinator for the coalition and has spearheaded multiple youth-oriented initiatives, culminating in the recent approval of Ossining’s first-ever Youth Bureau.

OCTC’s innovative programs are supported by local and county government, law enforcement, schools, substance use prevention agencies, youth-serving organizations, faith-based and civic groups, as well as community health centers like Open Door.

Based on Communities that Care, a national coalition-based model that uses a public health approach to prevent problematic behaviors such as violence, delinquency, school dropout, and substance abuse.

Open Door secured and is currently the fiscal agent for $1.5 million in funding to the community by the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

About Open Door Family Medical Center and Foundation

For over 50 years, Open Door has provided accessible, high-quality health care and wellness services, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. Open Door offers family medicine, dental services, behavioral health care, women’s health including obstetrics, vision services, insurance enrollment assistance, and much more. Open Door operates health centers in Ossining, Brewster, Mamaroneck, Mount Kisco, Sleepy Hollow, and Port Chester, and a dental site in Saugerties. Additionally, Open Door runs a mobile dental van and nine School-Based Health Centers in the Ossining, Port Chester, and Webutuck school districts.

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