Helping you find the right care and services.

Mental Health / Care Management 

Mental health and other chronic illnesses present many challenges for children and adults in the community, along with their family members. Family & Children’s offers a variety of services to aid both children and adults in their recovery efforts. Once enrolled in the program, individuals (and families) will work with a Care Manager who will support and assist them in navigating the sometimes confusing and complicated healthcare and social service systems to access the services they need to stay healthy and to improve their quality of life.

The heart of our service is building a “supportive relationship” with the people we serve, helping them find the right care and services. A Care Manager can help you navigate, learn about services and get connected to the services you need. There is no cost to the consumer and services are offered on an outreach basis.

For more information or to see if you qualify for services, call 716-285-6984 to schedule an appointment with the Intake Coordinator.

Helping you find the right care and services!

Web Links

National Alliance on Mental Illness  www.nami.org

National Mental Health Association   www.nmha.org

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance  www.dbsalliance.org

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration  http://www.samhsa.gov/

Adult Care Management

Mental health and other chronic illnesses impact the lives of many individuals and families in our community. Any Niagara County resident 18 years of age or older, who has been diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness or other chronic illness, may qualify for Family & Children’s Care Management services. Our Care Managers will help develop an individualized care plan (ICP) just for you to help you stay healthy, out of the emergency room and out of the hospital.

Care Managers will work collaboratively with you and other community service providers to help you navigate, learn about services and get connected to the services you need to live in the community successfully and to reach your personal goals. Services are offered on an outreach basis; and there is no cost to the consumer.

About 1 in 5 adults in the United States will have a mental health condition in any given year, but only 41% of them will receive services. We recognize that taking the first step to seek help can be difficult, but we make it as easy as possible for you to get the help you need.

For more information or to see if you qualify for services, call 716-285-6984 to make an appointment with the Intake Coordinator.

Web Links

National Alliance on Mental Illness   www.nami.org

National Mental Health Association  www.nmha.org

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance  www.dbsalliance.org

Mental Health America Screening Tools  www.mentalhealthamerica.net/mental-health-screening-tools

Children’s Care Management

Children under the age of 18 who have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness, emotional disturbance or other chronic illness may quality for Children’s Care Management services. Specially trained Children’s Care Managers will help develop an individualized care plan (ICP) with youth and their families to help them get the mental health, medical, specialty care and social services they need to meet their specific challenges. Our Children’s Care Managers work collaboratively with community service providers to assure that the individual’s needs are met to help youth stay healthy, out of the emergency room and out of the hospital.

We recognize that taking the first step to seek help can be difficult, but we make it as easy as possible for you to get the help you need. A Care Manager can help you navigate, learn about services and get connected to the services you need.

For more information or to see if you your child qualities for services, call 716-285-6984 to make an appointment with the Intake Coordinator.

Web Links

National Alliance on Mental Illness  http://www.nami.org/

National Mental Health Association  http://www.nmha.org/

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance  http://www.dbsalliance.org/

Mental Health America Screening Tools  www.mentalhealthamerica.net/mental-health-screening-tools

Supported Education

The Supported Education Program is a promising practice that helps people with mental illness use their talents and abilities to pursue their personal recovery goals. Supported Education can help you choose an educational or training program; complete the enrollment and financial aid forms; and provide support to help you stay in school.

Supported Education includes adult basic education, GED, training or certificate programs, college and university, and continuing education classes.

If your answer to all of the following questions is YES, the Supported Education Program may be for you:

  1. Are you 18 years of age or older?
  2. Do you have a documented mental illness?
  3. Are you interested in returning to school to continue your education?

Education can help you develop and achieve your personal recovery goals such as finding a career or job of your choice. The Supported Education Program can help you reach your goals. For more information or to see if Supported Education is right for you, call 716-285-6984 to make an appointment.

Web Links

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration  www.samsa.gov

24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline

716-299-0909

24/7 Runaway Youth Hotline

716-285-7125