The Coalition for Behavioral Health, Inc. is the umbrella advocacy association of New York's behavioral health community, representing nearly 150 non-profit community based behavioral health agencies that serve more than 500,000 consumers in the five boroughs of New York City and its surrounding counties. Founded in 1972, The Coalition is membership supported along with foundation and government funding for special purpose advocacy training and technical assistance projects.
The Coalition for Behavioral Health’s RARC program aims to support substance use prevention and early intervention. Through fostering partnerships with community stakeholders, maintaining a comprehensive resource list, and sponsoring community events, we increase access to a full recovery-oriented system of care for individuals living with substance use disorders. The RARC is a division of The Coalition for Behavioral Health Inc. and is primarily funded by the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).
Our Vision & Objectives
To promote the availability of resources, enhance community awareness of substance use, and reduce stigma.
Promoting environmental prevention strategies that reduce the availability, accessibility and appeal of addictive substances.
Raising awareness about the dangers of prescription and over-the-counter medicine abuse.
Educating and featuring the successes of treatment and recovery