News/Press Releases

New Leadership at St. Christopher's Inn

December 19, 2017

The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement announce that Fr. Dennis Polanco, SA, has been named president of St. Christopher’s Inn, the Friars’ residential shelter and substance abuse treatment center at Graymoor in Garrison, New York, working with Sandra Iberger, who became its CEO/executive director in September. Fr. Polanco, who currently ministers at the Inn, was most recently instrumental in helping plan St. Paul’s Friary at Graymoor, which completed construction in 2016. They succeed Fr. Bill Drobach, SA, who will become the Friars’ novice director and oversee their house in Assisi, Italy, effective, January 1, 2018.  Read More

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

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/

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.