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Tompkins County Mental Health

The mission of the Tompkins County Mental Health Services Department is to meet the needs of the residents of Tompkins County in the areas of mental health, developmental disabilities, and chemical dependency by providing prevention and early detection, comprehensively planned care, treatment, and rehabilitation services. The department will provide these services through contracts with private sector agencies except where individuals, not-for -profit agencies, or other levels of government can not or will not provide such services as well.  

To this end we will:

Plan, develop, and fund programs and services which:

· meet current needs of our community
· are identified by our constituency as being of high priority
· build on the strengths of the person, the family, and the community

Operate a well-run organization by: 

· using a well trained workforce of employees
· providing adequate support to direct service programs
· acting as a resource and partner for other agencies
· providing services in a cost effective and efficient manner

Respond flexibly and responsibly to emerging needs and changing mandates by:

· participating in the policy making functions of all levels of government
· developing services to meet the mandates of county, state and federal government
· encouraging board, staff, and constituent dialog regarding emerging and changing needs and issues.

 
   

 

For 24 hour help, call the Crisisline, provided by Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service at (607) 272-1616
Any life-threatening emergency should be resolved by calling 911