Welcome to The Resource Training & Counseling Center!

Who We Are:

Founded by Donna Mae DePola in 1994, The Resource Training Center's mission is twofold. We provide the required educational hours for those seeking to become a Credentialed Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor in New York State, and provide "Treatment on Demand" for individuals suffering from Alcoholism & Substance Abuse, and provide the required educational hours for those seeking to become a Credentialed Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor in New York State.

The Resource Training Centers educational program, (TRTC) is a job training and placement non-profit organization that prepares low-income individuals, mostly former substance abusers, many of whom have also been homeless and incarcerated to enter the workforce as credentialed drug counselors (CASAC) and other substance abuse professionals. Using innovative adult learning approaches, TRTC successfully trains 300 individuals a year; has a 90% completion rate; and an unprecedented 98% pass rate on the state credentialing exam. Additionally, we are the largest Recovery Coach training provider in New York.

The Resource Counseling Center, our New York State Office of Alcohol & Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS) licensed outpatient chemical dependency program provides treatment for those individuals suffering from dependency on alcohol and drugs, a need that has grown exponentially with the continued growth of the prescription drug abuse epidemic. Many of our patients also suffer from co-occurring disorders, such as mental health or medical issues. We provide medical and psychiatric care for our patients at out main location in Bay Ridge Brooklyn, as well as group & individual counseling services at our new location, located in Bay Ridge Brooklyn. Our Counseling Centers motto is "treatment on demand" as we do not require individuals seeking help to wait a long period for an appointment, which could lead to a missed opportunity to help them.

Our Services At a Glance

The Resource Training Center

CASAC Training: Serving the Brooklyn, Queens & Staten Island.

New York State Drinking Impaired Driver Program (IDP): Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, NY.

MADD Victim Impact Panel (VIP): Serving the 5 Boroughs of New York City

Call for Info: 718-871-7433


The Resource Counseling Center

Outpatient Chemical Dependency Treatment: Serving Brooklyn & Surrounding Areas, Group & Individual Counseling, Adults, Adolescents, Co-Occurring Disorders, Medication Management, DWI Assessments & Treatment. Treatment on Demand: Walk in, get connected to services.