Behavioral Health

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The Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Service System will provide quality services and supports that:
  • Facilitate recovery for adults and resiliency for children.
  • Are responsive to individuals' unique strengths and needs throughout their lives.
  • Focus on prevention and early intervention.
  • Recognize, respect and accommodate differences as they relate to culture/ethnicity/race/religion, gender identity and sexual orientation.
  • Ensure individual human rights and eliminate discrimination and stigma.
  • Are provided in a comprehensive array by unifying programs and funding that build on natural and community supports unique to each individual and family.
  • Are developed, monitored and evaluated in partnership with consumers, families and advocates.
  • Represent collaboration with other agencies and service systems.
Please see links on left for additional information.

OMHSAS Guiding Principles-adopted by the Strategic Planning Group 2/26/04