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Chemung County Department of Mental Hygiene

The Mental Hygiene Department is responsible for the administrative and planning entity for mental health, mental retardation/developmental disabilities, and substance abuse services in Chemung County through contracts with 14 agencies. As such, it guides the community in program development, and strives to assure access to services in these three disability areas whose common goals are efficacy and quality driven individualized services.

Whenever possible, the department encourages the provider community to work in an integrated fashion allowing some single points of entry into services while blending both programs and funding to best match the needs of the individual. Services available within our community include long term and acute hospitalization services, a 24 hour crisis service, intensive and traditional outpatient programs including Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), forensic services, medication grants, case management and intensive case management, day treatment programs, home based services, alternative housing that include group residents, a half-way home, supportive and supported housing, as well as various forms of respite services.

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Children's Integrated Services

The Children's Integrated Services program serves youth, birth to 18 years of age, and their families, with the goal of diverting troubled youth from higher levels of care within the child serving systems.

Children's Integrated Services is the entry point for children with significant behavior difficulties and/or a serious emotional disturbance. Chemung County provides linkages to services for children/adolescents and their families through use of the Single Point of Accountability (SPOA) process, or the Children's Coordinated Services Initiative (CCSI) process. Needs are identified and services linked according to a screening process to determine if the child is eligible for specific services. Children can be referred to the program by their family, school, or community provider.

Caseworkers meet with the family and the child to set goals and work out a plan of action to accomplish these goals. The focus is to build on the child's strengths, rather than focusing on their negative behaviors.

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Elmira Heights School District

The Elmira Heights Central School District is a small school district composed of approximately 1200 students.  With our motto being "ENTER WITH HIGH EXPECTATIONS - LEAVE WITH CONFIDENCE AND PRIDE" we remain committed to providing a well-rounded curriculum designed to meet the needs and interests of our students. In addition, our curriculum is supported by a variety of opportunities for involvement in extra-curricular activities in athletics, the arts, clubs, and service organizations.

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Changing the Future………..One Child at a Time

Glove House, Inc. serves youth and families in crisis from ten counties in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions of New York State, operating numerous group homes and providing foster care, preventive and school based services. Glove House encourages change by reigniting hope… empowering children and families to live successfully within their neighborhoods … our neighborhoods…and helping them to want to create a positive future.