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Our programs and services are available to adults and children residing in Onondaga County and are designed to help individuals and families, who have encountered certain obstacles, develop the resources and supports to live a satisfying, naturally interdependent life.
 
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ADULT SERVICES

INTENSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT
•Partners with individuals who have multiple challenges related to a mental health disability.
•More intense engagement-minimum 4 visits/month

SUPPORTIVE CASE MANAGEMENT
•Partners with individuals residing in the community without the need for frequent crisis services, but struggling with recovery as related to a mental health disability.
•Minimum 2 visits/month

FORENSIC INTENSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT
•Provides services to adults with a mental illness who are transitioning from a correctional facility into the community.
•Assists individuals with connecting to community resources necessary to prevent incarceration and promote recovery.

HOMELESS CASE MANAGEMENT
•Provides comprehensive case management services for disabled and non-disabled persons over 18 years old who are homeless.
•Case Manager assists with establishing permanent housing and resources necessary to prevent homelessness.

ASSERTIVE COMMUNITY TREATMENT (ACT)
•Multidisciplinary team providing comprehensive, community based treatment and rehabilitative services for adults who are experiencing a serious and persistent psychiatric disability.
•Assist individuals in achieving psychiatric stability, abstinence from harmful substances and to establish the skills and resources that will enhance their lives.

PEER MENTORING
•Current and former recipients of mental health services partner with peers.
•Mentors use personal experience as a resource for helping peers.
•Collaborate with Case Managers.


CHILDREN & FAMILY SERVICES

INTENSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT
•Provides clinical, community based services to families with a seriously emotionally disturbed child or adolescent. Strength Based Approach in assessment, service planning and coordination of resources.
•Minimum 4 visits/month.

SUPPORTIVE CASE MANAGEMENT
•Works with Children and Adolescents already linked to community supports, but identified as needing additional support due to an emotional disturbance.
•Minimum 2 visits/month.

HEALTHY FAMILIES
•Works with Youth ages 10-18 enrolled at a participating Syracuse City School who are not receiving needed therapy. Therapist and families identify issues and develop plan for change.
•Short Term, home based intervention.

INTEGRATED CHILDREN’S INTERVENTION SERVICE (ICIS)
•Works with Families who have been referred by the Probation Department. Offers families an assessment of their child’s mental health needs.
•Assists Families with identifying resources, support and services for the child and the family.

HOME BASED CRISIS INTERVENTION
•Works with children at imminent risk for hospitalization who are referred by a child psychiatrist who has assessed for inpatient care.
•Therapists visit 3-5 times/week, average of 10 hours/week. Services are provided for 6 weeks on average.

MOBILE ASSESSMENT TEAM
•Makes home visits to assess strengths and needs of children in need of emergency services. Provides Crisis Planning and Stabilization. Makes necessary referrals to community services.
•Duration is 1-2 visits.

COORDINATED CHILDREN’S SERVICES INITIATIVE (CCSI)
•Parents who have been through similar experiences, having a child with emotional, mental, or behavioral disorders, partner with families and provide information and support.
•The Parent Partner is available at the onset of the intake process and remains until supports are in place.


VOCATIONAL PROGRAM

The Vocational Program at OCMS provides innovative person centered direct services to recipients. In addition we can help create linkages referring people to other service providers, or operate in collaboration with other providers to help people achieve their goals. OCMS has a Social Security Certified Benefit Planner on staff. The following is a list of vocational options:

A ) Ticket to Work (TTW) / Employment Network (EN):
Ticket to Work Social Security Beneficiaries can contact OCMS Employment Network (EN) directly by calling 315.472.7363 and following the prompts. OCMS is the only "community based" EN in Onondaga County.

B) ACCES-VR Contract Services:
OCMS Care Coordinators and clinicians can assist OCMS recipients, to create a relationship with ACCES-VR.

C) ACCES-VR clients can be referred to OCMS vocational services directly by their ACCES-VR Counselor.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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