Mental Health Association in Fulton & Montgomery Counties
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CCSI (Coordinated Children’s Services Initiative) of Montgomery County

518-843-7520
St. Mary’s Hospital Children’s Clinic, 8 Northampton Road, Amsterdam

This is a multi-agency partnership that works with families who have children who may be at risk of placement outside their homes. Services are developed to enhance the family’s ability to care for their child at home.

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Central Assessment Program

518-736-5718
FCDSS, 4 Daisy Lane, PO Box 549, Johnstown

Central Assessment is a program with shared staff consisting of caseworkers and nurses from the Department of Social Services and Office for Aging. Central Assessment provides a central entry point to long term care services, for both home care and nursing home care. The Central Assessment team provides a complete social, financial, and health assessment and on-going case management services, if necessary. THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THE ASSESSMENT OR CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES. Any resident of Fulton County is eligible for Central Assessment’s evaluation to determine long term care needs.

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The Family Counseling Center

518-725-4310 (ext. 134)
11-21 Broadway, Gloversville

Provides a broad range of high-quality mental health and social services, with particular attention to the needs of children and their families.

Adventure by Choice
A program targeting at-risk youth in Fulton County schools. It provides experiential activities that increase trust, cooperation, and leadership skills over 4-6 weekly sessions. This program must be requested by classroom teachers or schools.

CCSI (Coordinated Children’s Services Initiatives)
This is a multi-agency partnership that works with families who have children who may be at risk of placement outside their homes. Services are developed to enhance the family’s ability to care for their child at home.

Family Support Program
Works to empower families by offering Parent Partner Services, Case Management, Parent Support Groups, Common Sense Parenting workshops, education information, and social and recreational activities. This program is accessed through CCSI.

Mobile Crisis Team/Respite Program
Emergency crisis management for children and their families who reside in Fulton County. Limited respite services, when available, may be provided as indicated.

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Lexington Family Service

518-773-2014
43 Harrison Street, Gloversville

Helping families in Fulton County who are caring for a child or adult who is developmentally disabled. A wide variety of services is offered. Some examples are: respite, recreation, advocacy, and support.

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Mental Health Association in Fulton & Montgomery Counties

307-309 Meadow Street, Johnstown 518-762-5332
(fax) 518-762-6823

11 Mohawk Place, Amsterdam 518-842-3717
(fax) 518-842-0228

After School Program 518-762-5332 (ext. 110)
This program consists of supervised educational and recreational activities for resident children from both counties (ages 5-15) who have emotional or behavioral problems, or are at-risk for violence, alcohol/substance abuse, educational failure, or illegal activities. Referrals are accepted from therapists, school personnel, counselors, or other service providers who work directly with the child.

Advantage After-School Programs 518-762-5332 (ext. 101)
The Advantage After-School Programs are offered, without cost, to any students in the St. Johnsville Elementary School, Fonda-Fultonville Central School District Elementary or Middle School and students in grades K-5 attending Marie Curie Institute in Amsterdam. Any students in the appropriate grades are eligible to enroll.

Homework assistance, various clubs and projects, presentations by community- based organizations, and recreational activities are included in all after school programs.

Child Advocacy Center in Fulton County (CAC) 518-736-2443 
307-309 Meadow Street, Johnstown
A program in which representatives from law enforcement, child protection, mental health, medical, prosecution, and victim advocacy work together, conducting joint forensic interviews and making decisions about the investigation, treatment, management, and prosecution of child abuse and maltreatment cases. Overseen by the Mental Health Association in Fulton & Montgomery Counties, CAC has a primary goal of ensuring that children are not further victimized by systems designed to protect them.

Compeer for Youth 518-762-5332 (ext. 108)
The Mental Health Association in Fulton & Montgomery Counties 307-309 Meadow Street, Johnstown
Trained adult volunteers are matched as friends and mentors with Montgomery County children who have an emotional or behavioral disorder.

Daycare 518-736-CARE (2273)
Many Happy Adventures Daycare and Learning Center 307-309 Meadow Street, Johnstown
A licensed child care facility open to all families in Fulton and Montgomery Counties. The center offers full and part-time child care for all children six weeks to five years of age at competitive rates. Hours of operation are 6:30am – 6pm, Monday - Friday.

Family Support Program 518-762-5332 (ext. 108)
The Mental Health Association in Fulton & Montgomery Counties 307-309 Meadow Street, Johnstown
Provides social and recreational activities, plus educational information for families that have a family member who is receiving mental health services.

Representative Payee Services 518-842-3717 (ext. 104)
11 Mohawk Place, Amsterdam
A program that manages the finances of consumers of mental health services who are not able to take care of their finances (income obtained from Social Security or Supplemental Security Income.) Must be a resident of Fulton, Montgomery, or Hamilton Counties.

Residential Services 518-842-3717

  • 33 Highland Road, Amsterdam: 8-bed capacity serving children and youth ages 12-18. A crisis bed is available.
  • 6 Montgomery Terrace, Amsterdam: 10-bed residence serving individuals generally between the ages of 18-35 with a dual diagnosis.
  • 106 Division Street, Amsterdam: 10-bed residence serving individuals age 18-60. A crisis bed and a respite bed are available.
  • 19 Lakeside Avenue, Amsterdam: 10-bed residence serving individuals generally age 60 and over. A crisis bed and respite bed are available.
  • 26 Phillips Street, Amsterdam: A 12-bed residence serving women recovering from substance abuse and their pre-school children.
  • Apartment Program: 24-bed capacity program located at various apartments throughout the city of Amsterdam.
  • Supported Housing: A program assisting individuals with living skills in the housing setting of their choice in Montgomery County.

Single Point of Accountability for Children’s

Services (SPOA) in Fulton & Montgomery Counties
518-762-5332 (ext. 115)

The purpose of this initiative is to identify those children with a mental health diagnosis who are at the highest risk of an out-of-home placement and to develop, with collaboration of local service providers, appropriate strategies to assist and support these children in our communities. Services available through SPOA:

CCSI (Coordinated Children’s Services Initiative): This is a multi-agency partnership that works with families who have children who may be at risk of placement outside their homes. Services are developed to enhance the family’s ability to care for their child at home.

SCM (Supported Case Management): Offered through St. Mary’s Healthcare for children 5-18. One SCM covers Fulton and Montgomery Counties, 20 children per caseload.

ICM (Intensive Case Management): Offered through St. Mary’s Healthcare for children 5-18. There are 2 ICM’s in each county, 12 children per caseload.

HCBW (Home & Community Based Waiver): Offered through Parsons Child & Family Center for children up to age 18. One individualized care coordinator in each county, 6 children per caseload.

CR (Community Residence): Offered through MHA. Please see “Residential Services” above.

RTF (Residential Treatment Facility): Provide individualized, active mental health treatment to children and adolescents within an intensively staffed residential setting.

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NAMI OF MONTGOMERY, FULTON, HAMILTON COUNTIES

Riverfront Center, Amsterdam 518-843-3261

Local affiliate of “National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.” Offers support, advocacy, and education to persons/families with a loved one suffering from mental illness. Includes monthly support groups in Amsterdam and Gloversville, training for family members, educational materials and conferences, periodic publications, activities. Local e-mail: namimfh@gmail.com National web site: www.nami.org. Volunteer organization. No charge for services.

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Mental Health Association in Fulton & Montgomery Counties
Janine Dykeman, Executive Director
307-309 Meadow Street
Johnstown, NY 12095
Phone: (518) 762-5332
Fax: (518) 762-6823
E-Mail: info@mhafm.org

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