For nearly 60 years, Samaritan Daytop Village has been wholly dedicated to improving the quality of life for New Yorkers facing adversity. With its humble beginnings as a Queens counseling center, Samaritan Daytop Village has evolved into a nationally-recognized human services organization, doing more good than ever imagined. Today, Samaritan Daytop Village provides comprehensive health and human services to over 33,000 people each year through a network of more than 50 facilities located throughout New York City, Long Island and upstate New York, and we continue to grow.
Samaritan Daytop Village provides a rich array of services including substance use treatment, mental health and primary health care, specialized programs for military veterans, vocational and employment services, shelter and transitional housing, and services for seniors.
We believe that Good resides in each of our clients – men and women, our veterans, mothers and babies, the homeless, families, and the elderly. With our dedicated staff and partners in the community, we roll up our sleeves and find the good within the people we serve.
Deirdre Rice-Reese serves as Assistant Vice President of Residential Treatment for Samaritan Daytop Village, where she oversees the veteran and upstate residential treatment programs. Ms. Rice-Reese also coordinates outreach to community partners and other referral providers, and provides customer relations and related services to our referral base. She has nearly 25 years of experience in social services and management of substance use treatment programs and facilities.Before her career in social services, Ms. Rice-Reese served in the U.S. Air Force for six years.
Roy Kearse, LCSW, CASAC is Vice President of Recovery Services and Community Partnerships at Samaritan Daytop Village, where he is leading the agency’s efforts to create a recovery-oriented system of care and assist in our broader outreach efforts. Mr. Kearse has more than 30 years of experience in the field of human services, helping develop effective treatment in both substance use and mental health settings. Mr. Kearse is a staunch advocate of services for recovering individuals, often highlighting his own recovery as proof of the merits of the recovery process. He has worked extensively over the past ten years to advance services for veterans.
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