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Rochester, NY – Tuesday, August 2, 2022 —Villa of Hope President/CEO Christina Gullo announced she will be leaving her position on March 31, 2023. Gullo indicated the reason for her departure next year is to spend precious time with close family. Her daughter will be a senior in high school and was just 5 years old when Christina started her role at the Villa. After spending twelve years in her current position, it is important for Christina to be more present for her daughter at this important time in her life.

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Rochester, NY – Thursday, June 23, 2022 —Villa of Hope was awarded a $15,000 grant from New York State’s Governor Kathy Hochul joint initiative with OASAS to support its telehealth services for substance use. Funding for this program will allow Villa of Hope to purchase equipment for our clinicians to engage efficiently in telehealth, HIPAA compliant Zoom licenses, and appointment reminder software. Statistics show patients missing mental health appointments has increased, especially during the Covid pandemic, which could lead to poor health outcomes for individuals struggling with substance use disorder. With appointment reminder software and increasing telehealth opportunities, Villa of Hope aims to increase patient appointment rates and increase access for community members to services much needed. Funding was provided to New York State through the Federal Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Block Grant Supplemental award and administered by NYS OASAS.


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Rochester, NY – Wednesday June 8th, 2022 A New Era- New Hope, a celebration of Villa of Hope’s 80 years of service and ribbon-cutting ceremony to announce “The Steven Center for Behavioral Health.”  Villa of Hope is a place where individuals, youth, families and communities can rebuild relationships, recover potential and renew hope for the future.

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Rochester, NY – Tuesday, May 31, 2022 —Villa of Hope was awarded a $25,000 grant from Rochester Women’s Giving Circle at Rochester Area Community Foundation to support its Work Based Learning Program. Funding for this program will provide young adults with leadership development and work readiness skills, vocational screening assessment and job interest survey, coordination of work opportunities, financial literacy workshops, and providing work opportunities for our participants by networking with local businesses.

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