Our Misson

Welcome to the Queens Consortium on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (QCASA) website!  The Consortium services the people of Queens County by targeting issues of chemical abuse, promoting healthy behaviors, and networking professionals and consumers with the common goal of addressing issues that impact those who have been affected by substance abuse.

The Queens Consortium on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (QCASA) is an alliance of substance abuse treatment providers and consumers within Queens County.

Through a collaboration with NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), our goal is to promote awareness, unity and social change within Queens County.

The Queens Consortium is part of the NYC Federation of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Alcoholism Services.


















Why Join Us?

Connect with Providers

QCASA meetings are a great opportunity for providers to network and attend valuable presentations on topics such as cutting edge treatment approaches, changes to billing and insurance regulations, and what services are available from fellow providers. Get support and get involved!


Connect with Consumers

Membership in QCASA gives current and former consumers and clients information about how treatment services are provided and how local and statewide policies are developed. Attending these monthly meetings is a way of doing service within the treatment community and can be a valuable part of your recovery. Let your voice be heard!


Connect with Young People

Our newest members of QCASA have started their own subcommittee,Youth Empowerment Speaks (YES) showing that young people can stay away from alcohol and drug use and still have a good time. Young people in recovery are also welcome to attend YES meetings and share your experiences with the group.
















We hope that as you browse through this website, you’ll find it informative and helpful.  We’ve provided information that we hope will be useful for you and hope that you find what you are seeking. We have included links to many other sites that will give you additional information about the addiction field and the services that are available. If you need additional information please feel free to contact us or join us at our monthly meeting.


Warm Regards, Beth Covelli (Chairperson, QCASA )

A Word from our Director




Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator
http://www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov/



 


New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)
http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/home/home.shtml

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)
http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/home/home.shtml


Additional Information

News & Events

15 October 2014

QCASA Meeting

23 September 2014

Annual Symposium