Due to delays at our new location Exponents will resume Outpatient Treatment, ARRIVE, APGP, CASAC and Recovery Coach services at 2 Washington Street on Monday, August 13th. There will be no GED services until we move into our new home at 17 Battery Place.

Services

Below is a breakdown of all our services:

Treatment & Recovery

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OUTPATIENT CHEMICAL DEPENDENCE TREATMENT

In our medically supervised OASAS licensed program, we take a client centered approach to managing addiction. We offer both intensive and non-intensive outpatient services to diverse population with an array of tailored individual and group services including criminal justice, parenting and LGBT specific programming.

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CONTACT INFO

Name: Melissa Rios-Malave, mrios@exponents.org; Phone: 212-243-3434, ext. 112
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PEER RECOVERY SUPPORT

Is embedded into Exponents’ Judith Loeb Chiara Recovery & Wellness Center. Trained peers (Exponents’ program graduates) provide mentoring circles and create a co-learning environment for those individuals new to the process of recovery.


CONTACT INFO

Name: Juan Jordan; Email: jjordan@exponents.org; Phone: 212-243-3434, ext. 130





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RECOVERY COACHING

Is conducted for participants of the Judith Loeb Chiara Recovery & Wellness Center by OASAS-credentialed staff. Recovery plans are developed in partnership with the participant, and through weekly recovery coaching sessions, progress is monitored and resolution of challenges are brainstormed.


CONTACT INFO

Name: Juan Jordan; Email: jjordan@exponents.org; Phone: 212-243-3434, ext. 130
4

PROJECT START+

Is the nation’s sole evidence-based HIV/STD prevention education intervention developed exclusively for utilization with incarcerated populations. Its ultimate goal is to ensure expeditious linkage to primary HIV-related care and treatment, post discharge.


CONTACT INFO

Name: Yvonne Soto; Email: ysoto@exponents.org; Phone: 212-243-3434, ext. 112

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FEEDING OUR FAMILY

Partially supported through a grant from Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, this initiative ensures that all participants receiving services are provided with a nutritional snack as well as pre-packaged meals for those participants who reside in shelters, residential treatment programs or single-room occupancy dwellings.


CONTACT INFO

Name: Yvonne Soto; Email: ysoto@exponents.org; Phone: 212-243-3434, ext. 112
6

CLOTHING CLOSET

Through donations from staff, volunteers, local thrift stores, and Niketown, Exponents provides clothing for those in need.


CONTACT INFO

Name: Makeba Herb; Email: mherb@exponents.org; Phone: Number: 212-243-3434

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Project ASPIRE

Project ASPIRE (Affirming Self through Pride, Information and Recovery Education) is a multi-year project supported SAMHSA’s Targeted Community Expansion (TCE) program.  Recovery coaching and clinical staff work with young Black/Latinx gay/bisexual men and Transgender Women of Color (TWOC) to identify and explore the connections between their substance using behavior and individual risks for HIV/HCV infection and/or transmission.  Activities/services include peer mentoring circles, participation in Seeking Safety, a multi-session intervention that addresses trauma, and Living Well, a motivational group for young gay/bisexual men.  We also host a bi-weekly Kiki Lounge, a gathering space for young adults involved in the House/Ball community.  Meals are provided during this activity.  Funding has also allowed Exponents to begin work on a transgender-specific job readiness program.


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Third Way

Third Way (LGBT Component of Drug Treatment).


EDUCATION

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ARRIVE

This eight-week initiative provides students with invaluable self-management tools to successfully monitor and seek ongoing HIV-related treatment while assisting them to identify substance use and mental health challenges (e.g. depression, anxiety, isolation).

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CONTACT INFO

Name: Dana Diamond; Email: ddiamond@exponents.org, Phone: 212-243-3434, ext. 125
2

APGP (ARRIVE Post Graduate Program)

Provides an additional eight weeks of training for ARRIVE graduates focused on viral hepatitis, drug relapse triggers, and HIV-related treatment initiation/retention.


CONTACT INFO

Name: Dana Diamond; Email: ddiamond@exponents.org, Phone: 212-243-3434, ext. 125

3

VOCATIONAL SERVICES

This is our multi-sessioned job readiness and retention program which provides skills-building in the areas of resume writing, interviewing, tracking job search and soft skills which increase sustained employment.


CONTACT INFO

Name: Yvonne Soto; Email: ysoto@exponents.org; Phone: 212-243-3434, ext. 112
4

CARE COORDINATION

Trained staff engage consumers with chronic health conditions, enroll them in Mount Sinai Health Home and continue working with them to ensure a continuum that prevents acute symptomology which often leads to expensive emergency room visits and/or hospitalizations.


CONTACT INFO

Name: Donald Powell; Email: dpowell@exponents.org, Phone: 212-243-3434, ext. 145

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GED Training

Certified instructors provide assistance with vocational assessment, TASC exam preparation and ongoing educational/vocational counseling.


CONTACT INFO

Name: Yvonne Soto; Email: ysoto@exponents.org; Phone: 212-243-3434, ext. 112
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HEALTHCARE ENROLLMENT

Trained, state-certified healthcare navigators assist individuals, families and small business identify and enroll in qualified health plans (including Medicaid and Child Health Plus) made available through the Affordable Care Act and available through New York States Health Marketplace.


CONTACT INFO

Name: Dana Diamond; Email: ddiamond@exponents.org, Phone: 212-243-3434, ext. 125
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PrEP/PEP Navigation

PrEP/PEP Navigation - with funding from both the Federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and NYC Council Discretionary funding, trained peers and service navigators conduct regular community-based presentations in academic & faith-based institutions, and venues where young men who have sex with men (YMSM) and transgender women are known to gather, congregate and socialize.  Navigators assess individual risk immediately following HIV testing and begin to link individuals to biomedical interventions that fit their needs.  Staff and peers support individuals until they have reached a level of self-management where navigation services are no longer required.


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Healthy Relationships

Healthy Relationships is an evidence-based, multi-session group-level intervention for PLWH to support them in understanding stress related to HIV-disclosure and creating/maintaining safer sex practices.  Cycles are provided for heterosexual men and women on a quarterly basis and is supported by the Federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).


TRAINING

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CASAC TRAINING

Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor trainings (CASAC) are provided on a full time (5 month) and part-time (7 month) schedule. Classes are available in both daytime and evening hours. Center staff assist with internship/job placement and exam preparation.


CONTACT INFO

Name: Joe Turner; Email: joeturner@exponents.org; Phone: Number 212-243-3434, ext. 139
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RECOVERY COACHING TRAINING

Gives participants tools and resources useful in providing recovery support services and emphasizes the skills needed to link people in recovery to needed supports within the community. Utilizing a 40 hour OASAS-approved curricula, the training is offered several times a year.


CONTACT INFO

Name: Joe Turner; Email: joeturner@exponents.org; Phone: Number 212-243-3434, ext. 139
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ARTAS

ARTAS (Anti-retroviral Treatment and Access to Services) is a public health strategy, which assists newly, & previously diagnosed as well as those not in HIV-related care.  The five-session individual intervention is strength-based, client-centered and concludes with accompaniment to the participant’s first medical appointment followed by an opportunity to discuss it.



The above services are offered through
 Exponents Center for Personal and Professional Development.

WE PUT TRUST IN OUR CLIENTS AND COMMUNITIES;

We believe transformation comes from the following core values:

  • Openness

  • Courage

  • Respect

  • Love

  • Self-Acceptance

  • Community