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Celebrating 50 Years of Care: FLACRA's Inaugural Anniversary Fundraiser

Honoring FLACRA's Dedication to Recovery and Community

In the heart of the Finger Lakes region, an organization has been quietly but steadfastly making a profound impact on the lives of individuals and families affected by substance use disorder and mental health care needs for half a century. FLACRA, short for Finger Lakes Area Counseling & Recovery Agency, is celebrating its 50-year anniversary, and the milestone is nothing short of remarkable. To mark this monumental occasion, FLACRA is hosting its very first annual Anniversary Celebration Fundraiser, promising an evening of inspiration, entertainment, and hope for the future.

A Legacy of Compassion and Care

Founded in 1973, FLACRA has been a beacon of hope for residents in Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Schuyler, Wayne, and Yates counties. Over the years, the agency has grown and evolved to offer a comprehensive range of services to support individuals and families on their journey to recovery and healing.

These vital services include the Addictions Crisis Center, Community Residences, Outpatient Clinics, Stabilization Services, Peer Support, Mental Health Care, Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) services, Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS), dedicated Veteran services, and Recovery Community Centers(Connections Rounded Recovery). In addition, FLACRA boasts a 24/7 Crisis Response Team, further solidifying their commitment to meeting the diverse needs of their community.

A Night to Remember

The 50-year anniversary celebration is set to take place at the elegant Club 86 in Geneva, New York, on October 26th, starting at 5:30 PM. The evening promises to be a memorable blend of entertainment, heartfelt stories, and opportunities to support FLACRA's mission.

Live music will be provided by Tropical Cream Lite, setting the perfect tone for an evening of celebration and togetherness. The event will be emceed by the talented Carrie Hessney, who will also lead a live paddle raise auction, giving attendees a chance to make a direct impact on the lives of those FLACRA serves.

The program for the evening will include an overview presentation of FLACRA's services, showcasing the agency's incredible journey from its inception to its current comprehensive offerings. Clients who have benefited from FLACRA's services will share their powerful and inspiring testimonials, illustrating the tangible difference this organization has made in their lives.

“My addiction robbed me of everything I ever loved, but FLACRA helped me see I could rebuild my life."

Supporting the Cause

As part of the fundraiser, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction, featuring a wide array of exciting items and experiences. This presents a fantastic chance for those in attendance to not only celebrate the agency's achievements but also contribute to its ongoing mission.

Embracing the Next 50 Years of Hope and Recovery

FLACRA's 50-year Anniversary Celebration Fundraiser promises to be an unforgettable evening dedicated to honoring the organization's legacy of compassion, care, and resilience. It's a celebration of the lives touched, the journeys transformed, and the hope restored through FLACRA's unwavering commitment to the Finger Lakes community.

As we gather at Club 86 on October 26th, we celebrate not only the past five decades but also the bright future ahead. Join us in supporting FLACRA's mission and ensuring that individuals and families in the Finger Lakes region continue to receive the quality and comprehensive care they deserve. Together, we can make a difference that will resonate for another 50 years and beyond.

Our 2023 Event Sponsors

Silver Sponsor:

Barclay Damon, LLP

Bronze Sponsor:

EFPR Group, CPA's

Fidelis Care

Woods, Oviatt, Gilman, LLP

O'Brien Associates

Friends of FLACRA:

Recovery Houses of Rochester

PathStone - Canandaigua


del Lago Resort & Casino

Amidst the excitement and anticipation surrounding FLACRA's 50th-anniversary celebration, it is essential to take a moment to acknowledge and extend heartfelt gratitude to the event sponsors whose unwavering support has made this remarkable evening possible. The Silver Sponsor, as well as the Bronze Sponsors, have played a pivotal role in bringing this event to fruition. Their dedication to FLACRA's mission, and their belief in the power of recovery and community, has been truly inspiring.

As the evening unfolds at Club 86 in Geneva, New York, and the celebration ensues, let us not forget the pivotal role these sponsors have played in making this event a reality. Their support ensures the success of this event, as well as the continued success of FLACRA's mission throughout the Finger Lakes region. Together, they stand as champions of change, illuminating a path of hope and healing for those affected by substance use disorder and mental health care needs. The gratitude of the entire FLACRA community is extended to these sponsors, as we look ahead with enthusiasm to the next 50 years of making a difference together.

Celebrate with Us

With the event drawing near, now is the perfect time to secure your tickets and join us for an unforgettable evening. We can't wait to celebrate together, because it's in these moments that we truly realize the strength of our community. Together, we will share stories of hope, create lasting memories, and reinforce our commitment to making a difference. So, don't miss out on this extraordinary occasion. Purchase your tickets today and be a part of an inspiring journey as, together, we will continue to bring hope and healing to the Finger Lakes region for the next 50 years and beyond.


For additional information or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our marketing team. Tickets can be purchased over the phone during standard business hours by calling (315) 462-9144.

Marketing and Outreach


Finger Lakes Area Counseling & Recovery Agency

28 East Main Street Clifton Springs, NY 14432 o: (833) 4FLACRA or (833) 435-2272


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