Community Based Services

Community Based Services Referral Form

Program Service Descriptions

Crisis Services Coordination

Crisis Services Coordination (CSC) is provided by a Licensed Social Worker who provides Short-Term Case Management for individuals in need of support, assessment, referral or linkage to long term services. CSC is available to individuals residing in Niagara County who experience mental health issues and co-occurring concerns such as substance abuse and/or developmental disabilities. Referrals can be made through Crisis Services. Phone number (716) 285-3515.
Forensic Case Management
Mental health services for individuals who have been incarcerated in the Niagara County Jail or other facility, or enrolled in probation or parole. Services are provided by a Licensed Clinician.

Hope House Peer Recovery Respite Center

Hospital Diversion
The Hospital Diversion services are provided by a Licensed Clinician who will provide linkages to necessary services for individuals.  Adults can utilize the Clinician for supportive visits as well as linkages to community resources.  While the individual awaits contact with needed resources, the Clinician will maintain contacts with the individual to provide counseling and help maintain mental and emotional stability.  The Clinician aims to assist the individual to safely remain in the community and avoid hospitalization.  The Clinician is available to provide individuals with additional after-hour support, treatment, linkages and referrals.  Phone number (716) 285-3515.
Partnership for Healthy Aging
The Partnership for Healthy Aging in Niagara County is a unique collaboration between the Niagara County Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services and the Niagara County Office for the Aging.  The goal of this program is to assist individuals in Niagara County age 55 and older to remain safely in the community and also to help them to flourish by remaining connected with medical, behavioral health and non-medical supports in the community.  Phone number (716) 285-3515.

Funding for the above programs is provided by the New York State Office of Mental Health and the Niagara County Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services.

*Quick Response Team (QRT) 
It is the mission of the Niagara County QRT to provide a bridge between the crisis and a safer future with 1) "Knock and Talk" post overdose follow up; 2) Increasing access to supports and treatment; 3) Preventing future overdoses; and 4) Reducing the number of overdoses. 

*This project is supported by Grant No. 2019-AR-BX-K028 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions  on this page are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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