Over the past 50 Years, we’ve been honored with prestigious awards

There is a natural connection between effort and results. Success however, only comes through dedication.

Read on, and learn how our continual efforts to improve outcomes for the neediest New Yorkers has led to the accolades and recognition below.

Rising Stars

We’re proud of our thriving company culture. It defines our business and makes all the difference when it comes to retaining employees and keeping them happy. Help us celebrate our Rising Stars
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Program Spotlight

Here we highlight the successes and growth of key performing programs. We’ll showcase Argus’ models in other cities, and we’ll use performance metrics to demonstrate evidence based outcomes.

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Argus in the Community

Participation in NYC AIDS day, career fairs, Health Crisis efforts, and mobile intake unit scheduling. We’ll utilize this area to announce Grants and Funding awards and how these awards translate into helping New York’s neediest populations.

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Governor Kathy Hochul Visits Argus Community

Governor Hochul Announces All $192 Million in First-Year Opioid Settlement Funds Allocated to Serve New Yorkers Struggling With Addiction or Available Through State Agencies

October 30, 2023 — Bronx, NY

Governor Kathy Hochul announces New York has made available all the funding provided in the first year of the opioid settlement agreements. This funding, approximately $192.8 million, is supporting a variety of prevention, treatment, harm reduction, and recovery initiatives to help New Yorkers impacted by the opioid and overdose crisis. (Susan Watts/Office of Governor Kathy Hochul)

“Thank you, everyone. I want to acknowledge all the individuals who have joined us here today. Thank you for coming to this place, Argus, a place of hope, a place where people can find new beginnings. I thank them for their leadership here.”


For the full press conference on YouTube, Click here.


Argus Community Ribbon Cutting

New Drug Treatment Center opens in the Bronx.

October 3, 2023 — Bronx, NY

As the opioid crisis continues to plague the five boroughs, a new residential drug treatment facility has opened its doors in the Bronx to introduce rehabilitation and reintegration aid all in one.

Harbor House 1, located in Morrisania, will house 114 men and women to receive tailored addiction and mental health treatment.
“They are going to be moving into a state-of-the-art facility,” said Leona Jones, program director at Harbor House 1. “They’re really excited about it.”

“I’m very proud of what we’re able to do here…Folks Coming into this facility are coming through the Criminal Justice System, through the NYS shelters, Self Referrals…”


The New York state Office of Addiction Services and Supports granted over $26 million for the building of the new facility, as well as an additional $2.6 million for annual operations.
This facility will allow an expansion of services, which comes after the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reported a 12% increase in overdose deaths in 2022.
Department of Health data also shows that fentanyl was detected in 81% of overdose deaths in New York City in 2022.

“Everyday we have individuals that go out into the community and do nothing but train other Community Members on how to administer Narcan and save a life.”


Full Story on News12 Click Here


Celebrating the dedication and spirit of Mary “Spiritt” Taylor – Argus’ favorite story.

On March 1, 2011, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg celebrated Women’s History Month with the launch of “NYC Women: Make it Here, Make it Happen,” a video series produced by the Commission on Women’s Issues in collaboration with Emmy award-winning NYC Media that shines a spotlight on extraordinary women of New York City.

When Mary Taylor arrived in New York City in 1948 with no skills, education or support system, she found herself sleeping in Penn Station. Suffering drug and alcohol addiction, Mary sought to turn her life around.  In 1969, Taylor joined the Argus Community, which provides the South Bronx and East Harlem with programs to assist people with substance abuse issues and then educate them to become Substance Abuse Counselors.   Mary Taylor’s organization, Argus Community, Inc. (Argus) has trained hundreds of women who were on welfare or some other form of public assistance to become economically self-sufficient.  Approximately 91% of these women were connected to jobs with benefits and opportunities for advancement.

With her thirty plus year career with Argus, Mary “Spiritt” Taylor has devoted her life to building the Argus “community” and help severely disadvantaged teens and adults – with a large number of women’s programs–to free themselves from poverty and drug abuse and build new lives based on responsibility, work, and hope.  Argus provides a drug-free, safe, and nurturing environment in which persons living on the fringes of society can acquire education and skills and transform maladaptive attitudes and behaviors.

Rising Stars

Maria Rodriguez, MPA

In recognition of her outstanding performance and “above and beyond” dedication, we’re proud to announce Maria as one of our Rising Stars.

Program Spotlight


ACCESS is one of longest NYSDOH approved Care/Case Management providers serving the Bronx and upper Manhattan, recognized as CM experts by community partners, clients, and the DOH/AI. We are available 24 hours to connect members & loved ones with the best medical-well care or drug treatment services while helping with housing/ legal/court problems, HASA, PA, SSI benefits, recreation and any barriers preventing independence.