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The Cattaraugus County Department of Community Services will promote positive mental health and functioning to individuals of all ages and their families through clinical treatment, education, planning, advocacy and linkages to community partners.

The Department's primary function is the planning of services for individuals with mental health, developmental disabilities and alcohol and substance abuse diagnosis.

The Department will promote the mental health and emotional well being of all persons with mental disabilities and assist them in maintaining independent living in the least restrictive environment.

The Department will promote community safety through crisis intervention and referral of individuals at greatest risk of harm or injury.

The Department will work closely with other providers to help ensure a needs-based continuum of care that enables the consumer to achieve maximum functioning in the community.

The Department will provide quality services to those in greatest need without regard to financial ability to pay for services.

The Department will help create an environment that fosters individuality, teamwork, common focus, personal fulfillment, security and satisfaction for the employee while providing excellence of service.