In order to be eligible for State aid from the NYS Office of Mental Health, the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, and the NYS Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, counties are mandated under NYS Mental Hygiene Law to have a Director of Community Services, a Community Services Board, and to provide and/or arrange for services including mental health, substance abuse, and services to the developmentally disabled. Warren and Washington Counties do not directly provide these services, but arrange for services through contracts with the following not-for-profit agencies:
The Glens Falls Hospital:
Behavioral Health Services (518) 926-3210
Services provided include:
- Adult inpatient and outpatient mental health services, including psychiatric services
- Intensive day treatment services
- Intensive case management services for children and adults
- Mental health services in both Warren and Washington County jails
- Emergency consultations through the Emergency Care Center
Center for Children and Families (518) 926-7068
Services provided include:
- Children and family outpatient mental health services
- School-based mental health services
- Short-term, community-based mental health services through the Crisis Outreach Program
- Family Support Services provides various support services including parent and sibling support and educational groups, parent advocates, respite services, skill-building services, and the adolescent supported work program.
Center for Recovery (518) 926-7200 - Glens Falls Office, (518) 747-8001 - Hudson Falls OfficeServices provided include:
- Outpatient substance abuse services for adolescents and adults. This includes psychiatric services for individuals prescribed psychotropic medications. Services range in intensity (frequency of services) and structure (individual, group sessions). Vocational services are also available. Center for Recovery staff have been active participants in the development of the County Drug Courts, and provide treatment services to Drug Court participants
Warren-Washington Association for Mental Health (518) 747-2284Services provided include:
- Adult, child, and family outpatient mental health services, including psychiatric services; school-based mental health services
- Community development and anti-stigma activities
- Residential services providing various residential levels of care based on recipient's needs
- Supportive Case Management Services for children and adults
- Dual Recovery Case Management for individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders. Their psychosocial club (East Side Center) provides social and vocational rehabilitation services. The Project Choice Program provides vocational, rehabilitation, and job coaching services
Liberty House (518)798-1066Provides vocational and psychiatric rehabilitation to individuals with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities. Services provided include:
- A psychosocial club focusing intensively on skill building, work readiness skills and benefits coordination services
- Provide various day training, rehabilitation and employment services
PEOPLe, Inc. - The Warren/Washington Rose House (518) 502-1172Services provided include:
- Site-Based Hospital Diversion / Crisis Respite - The Rose House is a hospital diversion service that is a self-referral short-term stay residence. It is a multi-purpose center where adults (ages 18+) experiencing psychiatric and/or emotional distress can go to receive help on a 24/7/365 basis. Guests will determine lengths of stay, varying from 1-5 days, with a possible 2-day extension. The Rose House in Warren and Washington Counties contains 3 beds and is open for self referrals by phone on a 24-hour/7-day per week basis
- Peer Support & Counseling (site-based and community-based)
- Direct Linkages ("Warm Hand-Offs")
- Wellness Team Building
- Peer Support Groups (site-based and community-based)
- Wellness And Recovery Tools Education (site-based and community-based)
- Social Inclusion (Two nights a week in Warren and Washington County from 6pm to 9pm)
- Peer Warm Line (24/7) - (518) 502-1172
- Rose House services are available for use on a 24 hour basis, 7 days a week, 365 days per year
Council for Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse (518) 746-1527Provides substance abuse prevention activities throughout the communities of Warren and Washington Counties. Services provided include:
- Training, consultation and presentations on substance abuse prevention
- School and agency-based services providing education and training
- Substance abuse prevention-oriented school-based services
- Raising public awareness of the need for substance abuse prevention through efforts such as the Underage Drinking Campaign of 2003, the Communities That Care initiative and organization of the Prevention Cooperative, a coalition of interested and involved stakeholders engaged in efforts to reduce substance abuse in our communities
The 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.
820 River Street, Inc.
- Granville Community Residence - (518) 642-9341
- 13 Crandall Street Community Residence - (518) 743-0475
- Lawrence Street Supported Apartments - (518) 793-8474
Residential and case management services for individuals with substance abuse disorders.
Community, Work, and Independence, Inc. (CWI) (518) 793-4700Provides a range of services to individuals with developmental disabilities, including day habilitation, clinical, vocational, residential and transportation services.
Various Community Private PractitionersConduct mental health and substance abuse evaluations that are court ordered by the County Family and Criminal Courts. 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 Office of Community Services is also mandated under NYS Mental Hygiene Law to oversee a local annual planning process for each of the three disability areas (mental health, substance abuse, developmental disabilities). These local planning processes occur through subcommittees of the Community Services Board. Each disability area has its own subcommittee, which meets quarterly to engage in resource and needs identification, prioritization of needs, and establishment of a local annual plan, within state agency guidelines. The subcommittees are comprised of members of the Community Services Board, provider agency representatives, state agency representatives, county department representatives and consumers / recipients of services. The subcommittees also provide an avenue for periodic review of the plan, discussion of any changes in community needs as the year progresses, and an opportunity for networking and discussing various changes within the state funding and oversight agencies and within the local provider community.
The contract services listed are subsidized in part by the NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH), the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), and/or the NYS Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (OMRDD).