Oswego, NY – Karen Hoffman, MS Ed, has been named Prevention Director at Farnham Family Services, according to Jeanne M. Unger, MS, Executive Director of the Oswego-based substance abuse clinic. Hoffman will oversee all prevention services offered by Farnham.
“Karen has a significant amount of experience and expertise in the field of substance abuse prevention,” said Unger. “We’re extremely pleased to have her overseeing our student assistance program and helping to shape the direction of our youth services division for Farnham Family Services.”
Hoffman most recently worked for 2 years as the coordinator of the Central Region Prevention Resource Center, a NYS OASAS initiative, covering 13 counties with a mission of creating community coalitions and initiating population level change.
Hoffman has 22 years of teaching experience at SUNY Delhi and the NYS School for the Deaf in Rome, NY. She also previously served as the Director of Prevention Services at COCOAA for 17 years.
She holds a BS in Education from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania, and an MS in Education from the State University College at Cortland. Hoffman is a NYS OASAS Credentialed Prevention Professional.
Hoffman is a past president of the board of directors for the Oswego County Humane Society. In 2010 she was one of 12 recipients of the Central New York American Red Cross “Women Who Mean Business Award”.
Established in 1971, Farnham Family Services is a United Way agency that offers prevention services, school-based Student Assistance and treatment services to all residents of Oswego and surrounding counties. All services are licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. Farnham’s professionally certified staff is comprised of competent and skillful individuals who are continually updated with training through conferences and workshops.
Farnham Family Services has provided services to the community for over 35 years. Their offices are located in the cities of Oswego and Fulton and provide comprehensive treatment services – including acupuncture detoxification. Families or individuals interested in learning more about Farnham Family Services please call 342-4489 or visit them online at www.farnhaminc.org.