Overview of Mountain Top Cares Coalition

  • Mountain Top Cares Coalition is a nonprofit organization serving individuals with substance use disorders and struggling with addiction, along with their families.
  • We are the sole adult Recovery Community Organization (RCO) in Greene County, New York. Our primary emphasis is directed toward the mountaintop region.
  • Our mission centers on promoting recovery and empowering those we serve and their families through advocacy, referrals, education, and certified peer support.

Funding Request

  • We are seeking funding to establish a vital Recovery Outreach Center in Haines Falls, New York to serve the mountaintop region and our wider community of Greene County.

Challenges in Our Community

  • Access to comprehensive recovery services in Greene County, especially in the rural mountaintop area, is severely limited and navigating/accessing resources is challenging.
  • In Greene County, the opioid crisis and substance use statistics are significant. The sustainability of recovery encounters heightened challenges stemming from the stigma associated with the recovery process, in addition to a multitude of socioeconomic barriers. These barriers encompass issues such as poverty, food insecurity, housing instability, constrained employment prospects, transportation impediments, and limited access to technology and the internet. It is imperative to underscore that the establishment of an outreach center would effectively help to navigate these multifaceted challenges, offering much-needed support through recovery.

Alarming Statistics:

  • In 2021, the opioid overdose crude rate in Greene County was 46.3, nearly double the upstate New York average of 23.5. (per 100,000 population)
  • Between 2019 and 2022, 52 Greene County residents lost their lives to overdose, with 20% of these deaths occurring in the mountaintop area.
  • During the same period, Greene County witnessed 401 overdose events.
  • In 2022, most overdose deaths in Greene County occurred in people in their 40s (54%) or in their 20s (18%).
  • Fentanyl was involved in 91% of overdose deaths in Greene County in 2022.
  • Additionally, almost 19% of adults in New York State engage in excessive alcohol use, resulting in over 6,700 deaths annually in the state.

Our Solution

Recovery Outreach Center

Mountain Top Cares Coalition aims to make a profound and positive impact in Greene County by establishing a Recovery Outreach Center.

Local Support

We have secured approval from the Town Supervisor of Hunter, the Hunter Planning Board, Senator Michelle Hinchey, the Albany Archdiocese, and the local community.

Cost-effective space

Our initiative is cost-effective, given the financial impracticality of real estate purchases and the scarcity of affordable rental spaces.

Rare Opportunity

  • Opportunities like ours, with the alignment of resources and community support, are infrequent in the realm of recovery and support services.
  • Your funding would not only support a valuable resource but also improve the well-being of individuals and families grappling with substance use disorders in our area.

Request for Support

  • We kindly request your financial support to turn this vision into a reality and directly benefit our community.
  • We are prepared to provide comprehensive information on the budget, timeline, and anticipated outcomes of this project.
  • Your partnership could bring hope, support, and recovery to the mountaintop.

Supporting Documents

Planning Board Building Plans - Drawings
Architect Services Agreement
Hunter Town Supervisor Sean Mahoney Letter of Support
Town of Hunter Planning Board Official Approval
Planning Board OfficialApproval.pdf
State Senator Michelle Hinchey
Letter of Support
Statement of 10-year Lease from Sacred Heart – Immaculate Conception Parish
Construction Estimate from Precision Building and Renovation
Greene County Sheriffs Office Letter of Support
Friends of Recovery NY Letter of Support


Thank you for considering our proposal, and we eagerly anticipate the possibility of collaborating with your organization to effect positive change in our community.

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