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AIM to add family support navigators to help those struggling with addiction

Oct. 3, 2017

AIM Independent Living Center was recently awarded a five-year, $500,000 grant from the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) to help individuals and families navigate the state's addiction-treatment systems.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, AIM will have family support navigators on staff to help families in the Southern Tier. Family support navigators help individuals and their families better understand the progression of addiction, provide guidance on how to navigate insurance issues, and offer information on how to access treatment services.

"Individuals and families seeking help for addiction should focus as much of their energy as possible on treatment," said John Zick, AIM's director of government and public affairs. "It's our hope that this program will alleviate some of the burden that comes with seeking treatment. We applaud and thank Gov. Cuomo and the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse for making this commitment."

AIM will begin recruiting candidates for two open positions later this fall. The job listings will be posted on AIM's recruitment platform, which can be accessed by visiting