NEWBURGH – Dr. Dean Scher, Executive Director of Catholic Charities Community Services of Orange County, announced that Jason Savoy has been named supervisor of the agency’s Newburgh Chemical Dependency Clinic at 280 Broadway and the Gateway Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Services, located on the grounds of Newburgh Free Academy .
Savoy is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC). As clinic supervisor, he provides oversight to the clinic’s staff of more than 15 clinicians and support personnel, as well as counseling and support services to clients dealing with substance abuse issues while guiding them along the path to recovery.
"Jason is a great addition to the Newburgh Clinic and Gateway Center staff," said Scher. "Along with his outstanding credentials, hands-on experience, and demonstrated competence as a manager, Jason brings a calm and caring presence to the clinics. This demeanor can be especially important when dealing with the diverse adult and adolescent populations that turn to the clinics for assistance," added Scher. "We’re happy to welcome Jason to the Catholic Charities’ family and look forward to working with him in service to the people of Orange County ."
Savoy, a resident of Marlboro, received a Masters of Science in Education, specializing in Counseling Psychology, from Fordham University . He did his undergraduate work at John Jay College in New York where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in English, with Honors. In addition to CASAC and LMHC, he is a certified New York State School Counselor. Prior to joining Catholic Charities, Savoy was a substance abuse specialist and mental health counselor at Westchester MHA ACT Team in Tarrytown . While there he received the "Extra Mile" award, the first ACT staff member to receive such recognition.
Catholic Charities has been providing chemical dependency programming for more than 40 years. There are eight clinic locations throughout Orange County providing comprehensive alcohol and substance abuse prevention and treatment services for adolescents and adults.