CONGRATULATIONS, BRANDIE DZEDZEJ – YOU ARE OUR **STAR** OF THE MONTH FOR DECEMBER 2015!!

Brandie has been with PRIDE for almost 4 years and during this time, she has worked tirelessly to provide our clients with insightful, effective and compassionate care. Clients have written (to and about her) “You are a complete inspiration!” “I knew I was going to like you the moment that I met you!” “The lengths…

Setting Intentions for the New Year

It’s that time of year again…all of the ‘Year in Review’ television  segments are being aired, which often leads us to review our personal year and reflect upon the ups, downs, successes, failures, and everything in between. What usually follows next is a flurry of impulsive decisions aimed at reaching unrealistic goals, termed ‘New Year’s…

Testimonials from our Kindred Family Program

– I am so happy I came to PRIDE. It’s so nice being called by my name and pronouns. I would reccommend PRIDE to anyone!!!  :*D – The one on ones afforded us during this time were incredible. Our family hasn’t really *ever* communicated like that. – It was so helpful for all of us…

Star of the Month Employee

CONGRATULATIONS, KAT GORTON – OUR **STAR** OF THE MONTH FOR NOVEMBER 2015!! We are so fortunate to have welcomed Kat to PRIDE this year, right after she earned her RN license. Our clients are receptive and responsive to her caring, capable and confident nature, and she is a pleasure to have on our staff. As…

World AIDS Day 2015

World AIDS Day 2015 Celebrated every year on 1 December, World Aids Day 2015 calls for expanding antiretroviral therapy to all people living with HIV, the key to ending the Aids epidemic within a generation, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The day is also a way to demonstrate international solidarity for people living…

Musings from a Client

My focus reminder today was to make a list of 10 reasons why I deserve Recovery. Well, why do I? Is it because I am beautiful? Well, that all depends on whether I shower or not.  Is it because I am strong?  I can’t even throw a punch, but I am the best 2 out…

Thanksgiving Gratitude

“We are so thankful to all the Staff at PRIDE Institute!  Because of you and this place, our loved one is alive today. With much gratitude in this time of Thanksgiving” A Family of a current client

PRIDE Institute featured in New York Daily News article!

Rehabs struggle to address higher addiction rates, lower treatment success in gay community BY Keri Blakinger NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 11:03 AM Matt Rourke/AP Studies show that LGBTQ patients have a harder time in drug treatment than their straight and cisgender counterparts. It’s often said that drug addiction is an equal…

Star of the Month Employee!

CONGRATULATIONS to  ANDREW SCHREIBER – OUR **STAR** OF THE MONTH FOR OCTOBER 2015!! Although he’s been a Chemical Dependency Technician with PRIDE only since June of this year, Andrew has made quite the positive impression on staff and clients alike.  As one of his co-workers, Brandie, pointed out in her nomination of Andrew, “He’s always…

Poetry from Within

Goodbye Addiction – 11/3/15 Goodbye Addiction, we had a long stretch – now I must move on I don’t blame you at all With you in my life I never found rest I only found stress, pain and grief You wouldn’t let me be Since I been in treatment, now I see what I truly…