News/Press Releases

St. Christopher's Inn Featured in the New York Post

October 9, 2017

In October, St. Christopher's Inn was featured in a story published by the NYPost about how young athletes become addicted to opiates through injury and pain killers, eventually turning to heroin.

How a Generation of Young Athletes Became Addicited to Heroin

Viewpoint--St. Christopher's Inn

April 13, 2017

For a great overview of services and treatment at St. Christopher's Inn, along with much of the rich history of the Inn through the generosity of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, check out David Gerber's interview on Viewpoint with Hosts Lillian Neuman and Susan Salomone. David is the Director of Counseling and Shelter Services at St. Christopher's Inn.  Watch the whole interview here!

Opioid Overdose Prevention Program

January 4, 2017

St. Christopher’s Inn is the only certified opioid overdose prevention training center in western Putnam County. Several staff members have already been trained so they may train others. Rob Casasanta, St. Christopher’s Inn staff member and EMT, is the lead trainer. The training will be conducted approximately once a month, and open to the local community. 

Schedule and Registration Information.

St. Christopher's Inn Receives Award

October 5, 2016

The Putnam Community Service Network awarded St. Christopher’s Inn the Norman Vincent Peale Outstanding Service Award on Wednesday, October 5th at their 31st Annual Awards Breakfast at the Putnam County Golf Course in Mahopac.  CLICK FOR MORE

St. Christopher's Inn Featured on CBS News Story about Athletes and Heroin Addiction

May 18, 2016

Young athletes may be at risk of addiction to painkillers after an injury, and in some cases it leads to a downward spiral. CBS News' Kenneth Craig reports on two former athletes trying to get their lives back on track.

Click the link below to see the story.

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/from-student-athlete-to-heroin-addict/

Power Hour Exchange with David Gerber

March 30, 2016

Join David Gerber and Drug Crisis In Our Backyard for a Power Hour Exchange about the New Face of Addiction, focusing on Athletes and Painkillers.  Click here to listen to David's presentation on our Blogtalk Radio Podcast.

Robert, who was featured on the CBS Story about athletes and heroin addiction, worked as an Admission Clerk while he was staying at St. Christopher's Inn.

Check out Mr. Tierney's story in the latest Newsletter, The InnSight.