Our Mission and Vision

CoveCare Center provides mental health, substance use, and supportive services for adults, children, families, and seniors. Our innovative, compassionate approach to care fosters healing, recovery, and wellness. As a nonprofit organization with a commitment to ensuring affordability and access, CoveCare Center is dedicated to improving lives in communities throughout the Lower Hudson Valley.

Mission: CoveCare Center’s mission is to partner with individuals, families, and the community to foster hope, wellness, and recovery, and to restore quality of life by addressing mental health needs, substance use, and social and emotional issues.

Vision: CoveCare Center imagines a strong, united community where all people are valued, accepted, and empowered to live healthy lives.

Letter from our CEO and Board Chairperson – July 2017

20 Years of Empowering Change

From that first day of July in 1997, when Putnam Family and Community Services transitioned from being a county-run agency to a private nonprofit organization, we have fostered hope, wellness, and recovery for people in the Lower Hudson Valley. Twenty years later we are transforming again: We have changed our name to CoveCare Center, reconfirmed our mission, and put forth a new vision statement.These changes mirror our growth and new strategic vision.  They also reflect a recommitment to the values that have always driven our work—a passionate belief that recovery is possible, a dedication to caring for the whole person, and a commitment to helping everyone we serve to realize their full potential. People have always told us that we provide a protected, safe space, and that we empower change. Our new name, tag line, and logo now reflect that shared experience. We look forward to the next 20 years of empowering positive change for people in the Lower Hudson Valley. If you need us, you’ll find us at “the Cove.”


Diane E. Russo, Chief Executive Officer

Salvatore Gambino, Chairperson, Board of Directors