CoveCare Center created quite a “buzz” on Wednesday, May 15th, when 15 teams gathered at Centennial Golf Club for some friendly competition and teambuilding to out spell each other for the 1st Place Championship.

CEO Eric Toth kicked off the evening by introducing County Executive Kevin Byrne, who read the first round of words to the enthusiastic crowd. Veteran emcee Bill Hammond of Edward Jones, and CoveCare Center VP of Programs Krista Zanfardino then took over to lead the teams as they spelled their way through almost six rounds of words and eliminations before the remaining four teams entered the championship challenge.

The competition heated up before Brewster Rotary and Brewster Chamber of Commerce “Team Bizee Bees” claimed the 1st Place Trophy by correctly spelling the word “chiaroscuro”, meaning “the treatment of light and shade in drawing and painting.” The 2023 1st Place Winning Team, Patterson Rotary ”Team F-ing Bees”, claimed the 2nd Place Trophy. The Plaza at Clover Lake Team "The Clover Bees" was awarded the coveted Most Enthusiastic Team Trophy.

Other teams who attempted to out spell each other at this lively event included Nuvance Health, Mahopac Library, Camp Herrlich, Key Bank, Kathleen M. Valletta, Hudson Valley Credit Union, PCSB Bank/Foundation, Carmel/Brewster Flower Club, and Search for Change

Many thanks to all of our sponsors, teams and volunteers for being a part of this great evening!


2023 CoveCare Imagine Gala – Thank You For Your Support!

Held at Salem Golf Club on November 3rd, the event included dinner, dancing to the music of Tony T Entertainment featuring The City Express Band, and a lively silent auction. Proceeds from the event directly support CoveCare Center’s wide range of services and the agency’s ability to continue to offer accessible and affordable care to all in need in the lower Hudson Valley. Read More

Children’s Community-Based Services Coordinator/OLP Clinician

The Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Program Director with program development and the daily operation of the programs. The Coordinator will also carry a caseload within the Child & Family Treatment and Support Services (CFTSS) Program, providing in-home therapy to children and adolescents up to the age of 21 and Medicaid enrolled. Other Licensed Practitioner is a term that refers to non-physician licensed behavioral health practitioners (NP-LBPHPs). The clinical service is intended to help prevent the progression of behavioral health needs through early identification and intervention and may be provided to children/youth in need of assessment for whom behavioral health conditions have not yet been diagnosed. Services are also intended to provide treatment for children/youth with an existing diagnosis for whom flexible community-based treatment is needed to correct ameliorate conditions identified during an assessment process, such as problems in functioning or capacity for healthy relationships. Read More



CoveCare Center's Prevention Team hosted Table Talk Tuesday for the third year in a row. Families came together for delicious dinner, conversation and games, and our message of strengthening family communication was accomplished.

CoveCare Center's Prevention Team hosted Table Talk Tuesday for the third year in a row. Families came together for delicious dinner, conversation and games, and our message of strengthening family communication was accomplished.

Prevention Inspiring Art

Our Prevention Team works diligently in the Putnam County schools, implementing Evidence-Based Curriculums to prevent substance and alcohol use and teach social and emotional learning skills. They also inspire art from the students they work with and were touched to receive this beautiful piece from a Mahopac student as a “thank you” for what they do. “This is beyond moving to us”, commented Barbara Naccari-Mueller, CoveCare Prevention Educator. “Gestures like these motivates us to keep reaching students.”



“CoveCare provides a tremendous amount of mental health services for the people who live in and around Putnam County,” said Byrne. “I am proud to announce that, this past legislative session, we were able to identify and secure funding to assist CoveCare in moving forward with several capital improvements needed in their Carmel facility. I am eager to see them complete their plans to make improvements that will enhance soundproofing for client privacy, and update both the facility’s flooring and bathrooms. Mental health care is health care, and it is critical we provide workers and patients with safe and modern working conditions.”

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