ABOUT DAYTOP VILLAGE INC
Daytop Village was founded in 1963 by a Roman Catholic Priest, to provide addiction treatment services, including for individuals with convictions. In late 2015, Daytop Village merged with Samaritan Village to form Samaritan Daytop Village. The organization runs numerous residential and outpatient treatment facilities around New York State, including in the five boroughs of New York City. The Blauvelt facility offers outpatient care for individuals struggling with addiction and , from a business park on the outskirts of the small town on the banks of the Hudson.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Each client follows an individualized course of treatment that consists of individual and group counseling, education and employment services, and coordinated health and mental health services. In addition, Samaritan Daytop Village outpatient facilities provide parenting classes and on-site childcare, to assist parents struggling with addiction.
Counseling services tend to be based on evidence-based methodologies, such as motivational interviewing (MI) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Also available are anger and stress management, problem-solving and pro-social groups, and trauma groups.
Treatment is available in both the daytime and the evening.
Samaritan Daytop Village employs social workers and medical staff, though the precise credentials of staff at the Blauvelt facility are not available at the time of this writing. The single alum polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave the facility four out of five stars for its staff’s level of training and experience.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The single alum polled by Best-rehabs.com to date would strongly recommend treatment at Samaritan Daytop Village Blauvelt. “They speend alot of time on individuals… made me respect myself,” the anonymous reviewer wrote, despite adding that the facility needed more clients. They gave the facility three stars for its holistic offerings and four or five stars in almost all of the 14 remaining treatment metrics. Five-star ratings were awarded to the facility’s treatment effectiveness, counseling options, and ability to treat co-occurring disorders.
Secondary sites yielded mixed coverage at the time of this writing, with two four-star ratings and a five-star rating on Google, and two one-star ratings and a five-star rating on CiteHealth.  “Easy flow, adresses daily concerns and longterm goals,” one anonymous reviewer wrote on CiteHealth; “Great staff and supportive groups,” N.P. wrote on Google, in the only other piece of commentary to accompany the four positive ratings. Both of the negative reviews cited unprofessional staff: “THE STAFF AT DAYTOP LOCATED IN ORANGEBURG, ROCKLAND COUNTY,NY, DIDN’T LOOK OR SPEAK PROFESSIONAL.EXTREMELY PUSHY AND ARROGANT,” one anonymous reviewer wrote in a representative review on CiteHealth.
Samaritan Daytop Village accepts Medicaid, and offers a sliding fee scale and payment plans to increase the accessibility of treatment.