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The Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc. (CFLR, Inc.) is an organization committed to providing resources and leadership to improve our communities understanding and awareness of mental and substance use disorders.

CFLR, Inc. is proud to be the area’s leading resource provider for advocacy, prevention, counseling, and training. Together, we are assisting those who need help, receive the best care possible.

As a community partner, it is important to us that we continue spreading the message of hope to our area; especially, to those who are suffering from alcohol and/or drug addiction, as well as mental illness.

Remember, When There’s Help, There’s Hope.

2012

  • 01-01-2012 Anniversary of IMPACT

    Marked the seventeenth anniversary of the IMPACT Program, which continues to grow in Herkimer County, New York.
  • 01-01-2012 Anniversary of EAP

    Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc.’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP), formerly Mohawk Valley Consulting Associates, celebrated its eighteenth anniversary; having begun serving clients in 1994, under the umbrella of the Mohawk Valley Council on Alcoholism and Addictions (MVCA/A), in its current form.
  • 05-24-2012 Strategic Plan

    Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc.’s new 2012 – 2015 Strategic Plan was unanimously adopted and approved by CFLR, Inc.’s Board of Director’s, senior management team, and staff.

2011

  • 01-01-2011 Merger Milestone

    Family Services of the Mohawk Valley and the Mohawk Valley Council on Alcoholism and Addictions (MVCA/A) merged to form Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc.; hosted their first all staff meeting to celebrate the achievement of this milestone.
  • 04-05-2011 New Logo & Brand

    The thirteenth annual April Awareness Breakfast was held at the Radisson Hotel-Utica Centre; during this event, Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc. unveiled its new logo and brand identity to the Community.
  • 06-08-2011 Grant Awarded

    The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Inc. awarded Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc. a grant in the sum of $88,584; the largest in the agencies history. These funds were utilized to assist with physical needs, such as technological upgrades and marketing related to the agencies’ merger.
  • 10-03-2011 Professional Training Coalition

    The Oneida County Training and Education Workgroup merged with the Dual Recovery Training Coalition to form the Professional Training Coalition of Oneida County.
  • 11-14-2011 Thanksgiving Dinners

    For over twenty years, Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc. has partnered with BNY Mellon to supply Thanksgiving dinners to families in the Community, with low or no income; in 2011, over sixty families were served and the program continues to grow, annually.

2010

  • 01-10-2010 Second Step Program

    The Mohawk Valley Council on Alcoholism and Addictions (MVCA/A) received funding from the Oneida County Youth Bureau & the Second Step Program and began conducting programming at Hugh R. Jones Elementary School in Utica, New York.
  • 02-01-2010 Proposed Merger

    A committee was formed to bridge discussions, in regards to the idea of a proposed merger between Family Services of the Mohawk Valley and the Mohawk Valley Council on Alcoholism and Addictions (MVCA/A); committee consisted of key stakeholders, Board Members from both organizations.
  • 05-04-2010 Town Hall Meetings

    In 2012, the Mohawk Valley Council on Alcoholism and Addictions (MVCA/A) held two community town hall meetings (April 27 and May 4) on underage drinking and social host legislation, including the following panel members: Chief Williams (Utica Police Department), Chief Masci (Little Falls Police Department), Melissa Clarke (BRiDGES), Samantha McCarthy (MVCA/A) and was moderated by KISS FM’s Sean “S-Dot” Morelle.
  • 07-01-2010 Contract Awarded

    The Mohawk Valley Council on Alcoholism and Addictions applied for and was awarded a five year contract with the Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative, in order to offer the Second Step Program to 11 component school districts.
  • 09-24-2010 Youth Summit

    The Mohawk Valley Council on Alcoholism and Addictions held a youth summit for teens on underage drinking at Harts Hill Inn, about 30 area youth attended this all day summit (topics included environmental prevention, youth action groups, GIS mapping and a presentation from the Drug Enforcement Administration).

2009

  • 09-20-2009 Classic Golf Tournament

    The first Recovery Classic Golf Tournament was held at Woodgate Pines Golf Club in Boonville, New York.
  • 11-09-2009 Social Host Law Proposed

    The Mohawk Valley Council on Alcoholism and Addictions (MVCA/A) began working with the City of Utica’s Common Council on a proposed Social Host Law for underage drinking in the City of Utica; proposal was submitted in October 2010.

2006

  • 09-17-2006 Relocation

    The Mohawk Valley Council on Alcoholism and Addictions (MVCA/A) relocated to 502 Court Street, Utica, New York; now, the current site of the corporate headquarters for Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc.

2005

  • 01-10-2005 EAP Expands

    Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc.’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP), formerly Mohawk Valley Consulting Associates, began expansion initiatives; whereby additional counseling staff members were hired, the program’s model was restructured to accommodate/focus upon business related needs, additional marketing was conducted to companies and businesses – in order to grow the program – and offer trainings, and the number of clients being served, outside of a 50+ mile radius of Utica, New York, was expanded.