Camelot Counseling

Our Story

Our Story


To us at Camelot – the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment program that opened its doors to troubled youths in 1971 – the name engenders a great deal of pride. We are  proud of our accomplishments since a group of Staten Island business people of the former North Shore Kiwanis Club of Staten Island founded Camelot.

Our Camelot has no myths, just plain hard work and real accomplishments. A lot has changed since 1971. The original Port Richmond storefront has been demolished and will be rebuilt as a 35 bed Reintegration Program with an Outpatient component.  In 1992 we opened Staten Island’s first SUD 25 bed residential facility. In 2012 we opened our 45 bed program for males on the Sea View Hospital Campus. Plans are in motion to open Staten Island’s 1st 47 bed Women with Children Residential Treatment Program on the campus of Sea View Hospital. The most important change has been the increase in our knowledge of Substance Use Disorder treatment … and what it takes to sustain recovery.

Good behavioral therapy is always important, but not the sole ingredient of a sustained healthy lifestyle.  Repairing yesterday’s trauma is only half the battle. That’s why we stress teaching down-to-earth life skills, giving clients a sense of self mastery, reducing their feelings of inadequacy, and fostering independence from drugs and government subsidy.

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Camelot is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation licensed by the State of New York. Camelot’s primary funding is provided by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS) with further support from:


North Central Kiwanis Club of Staten Island Richmond County Savings Foundation
Staten Island Bank and Trust Foundation
New York City Department of Education
Staten Island Children’s Campaign
Staten Island Rotary Foundation
Camelot Family Association
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene District Attorney Daniel M. Donovan, Jr.
Senator Andrew J. Lanza
Senator Diane J. Savino
Congressman Michael McMahon
Councilman James Oddo
Councilman Vincent lgnizio
Councilwoman Deborah Rose
Assemblyman Michael Cusick
Assemblywoman Janele Hyer-Spencer
S.I. Chamber of Commerce
S.I. Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse
S.I Communities of Solutions
Coalition for Community Services
Therapeutic Communities Association of New York, Inc. Association of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Programs of New York State, Inc. (ASAP)

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