Community Network Of Care(CNOC)

What is CNOC?

The Community Network of Care for Children and Families in Niagara County (CNOC) developed out of the participation of the Niagara County Department of Mental Health with NYS Success in a SAMHSA grant.  The Department has continued to provide leadership by providing staff to further develop CNOC, facilitate the Advisory Council and Subcommittee meetings, act as liaison between the various partner and community entities, and coordinate various trainings for schools, community partners, and families alike.  Although the grant ended in September 2016, CNOC has continued its System of Care (SOC) work in the county. The CNOC collaborative is composed of governmental, not-for-profit agencies, schools, parents / caregivers and youth that work collaboratively to fulfill its Mission, Vision and Goals.


It is the mission of the CNOC in Niagara County to identify current services for children and their families, as well as the gaps in services, and encourage collaboration among all.


It is the vision of the CNOC in Niagara County to provide a coordinated network of services and supports that meets the needs of children and families in Niagara County. These services and supports are child and family directed; community-based; and respectful to situations, cultures, privacy, and primary language spoken.


Build a cross-system, coordinated, and collaborative System of Care;
Develop guiding principles that incorporate the System of Care (SOC) values and principles;
Increase Cultural & Linguistic Competence of child and family serving providers within the community;
Incorporate SOC work into the Niagara County Plan.

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County Team Lead

Niagara County Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services (NCDMH)

Myrla Gibbons Doxey, MA LMFT, NCDMH Deputy Director
Phone: (716) 439-7410
Fax: (716) 439-7418

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What are Systems of Care? 

For additional information on the Systems of Care approach visit