Office Of Community Services (Mental Health)

The Office of Community Services oversees a wide range of services for individuals and families impacted by various disabilities. The majority of funding is State funding that flows from NYS Office of Mental Health, NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, NYS Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities.

Behavioral Health Services

Services provided include:

Center for Children and Families

Services provided include:

Center for Recovery

Services provided include:

Warren-Washington Association for Mental Health

Services provided include:

Liberty House

Provides vocational and psychiatric rehabilitation to individuals with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities. Services provided include:

Voices of the Heart

Voices of the Heart is a peer-run agency that provides:

Council for Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Provides substance abuse prevention activities throughout the communities of Warren and Washington Counties. Services provided include:

Council for Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse also sponsors and operates Youth Court, an effort to reduce delinquent and criminal behavior in youth ages 10-18.

WSWHE Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES)

820 River Street

Community Workshop, Inc. (CWI)

Provides a range of services to individuals with developmental disabilities, including day treatment, day habilitation, clinical, vocational, residential and transportation services.

Prospect Child and Family Center

A licensed diagnostic and treatment center, and fully accredited educational facility offering various services for at-risk and developmentally disabled individuals. Services provided include a range of medical, educational, early intervention, residential, family support and vocational services.

Various community private practitioners

Conduct mental health and substance abuse evaluations that are court ordered by the County Family Court. These evaluations assist in appropriate disposition of cases where mental health and/or substance abuse issues are involved and there is a need for further assessment.

The majority of the funding for the services that we oversee is 100% State funding that flows through the NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH), the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), and the NYS Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (OMRDD). These are State dollars that provide jobs and contribute significantly to our local economy. In 2002, our contract agencies had gross expenditures of over $16.5 million dollars in Warren County alone. The County's direct funding for the services provided in 2002 was approximately $52,000.

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