How Bad Is The Current Situation? Quick Stats on the Drug Epidemic:
Number of Drug Overdoses on Staten Island in 2014:
Represents the highest rate per population of all five bouroughs
Staten Island Ranks Second In NYC For Drug Overdoses:
- Hunts Point 28%
- South Shore Staten Island 27%
- East Harlem 24%
- Corona 19%
- Highbridge 18%
Increase in Heroin Related Deaths on Staten Island
The Mission of Carl’s House
The Carl V. Bini Memorial Fund has opened a free community resource center with a mission of bridging the gap between addiction and recovery for addicts and their families. Carl’s House has and will continue to form strategic alliances with treatment facilities both in New York and on the national level, in order to quickly and appropriately place those seeking help into the right programs for them. Our doors are open Monday-Friday 10am-6pm Saturday 10am-1pm to anyone seeking our assistance, and our staff will include individuals who are successfully on the road to recovery.
Since this initiative began, our organization has been asked what makes Carl’s House different, why are we pursuing this issue, and what is our ultimate goal for the facility? Our answer has been transparent and straightforward time and time again: Our mission is to help the Staten Island community in a time of need, and there is no greater need right now than combating the epidemic our neighbors, families, and friends are currently facing.
We’ve found that while there are many programs, services, and facilities dedicated to tackling this issue, the reality is that the general population is unaware of them, there may be delays in acceptance into programs, and in some cases individuals that are aware of where to get help end up in programs that aren’t a true fit for their situation.
Carl’s House is an unbiased referral center offering program placement, education, and resources to those who seek it, all for zero cost.
We realize this is a tremendous undertaking, but we also realize that it’s our duty as a Staten Island-based organization to address the issue that others seem afraid to discuss.