Onondaga County System of Care

OnCare’s open house for new projects was a big success!

On February 6, over 200 people attended an Open House to get information on 12 new and existing programs that will help to improve outcomes for OnCare children, youth and families.  During the open house, caregivers, youth and the provider community were able to meet and get information from providers that were recently awarded OnCare grants to expand services for children with emotional and behavioral challenges and their families. The Open House also allowed us to expand our stakeholder network; sixty of the Open House guests were brand new to OnCare!

New services include:

  • Building Strong Families (parent education and support for parents of younger children)- Catholic Charities
  • Refugee Youth Project (mental health screenings and peer support)- Catholic Charities
  • Skill-Building Respite- Catholic Charities
  • The Parent Project (parent education and support for parents of adolescents)- Onondaga Case Management
  • Anger Busters (anger management group for younger children)- ARISE
  • Equestrian Therapy- Arise
  • CHOICES (Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment)- Central New York Services
  • Ready for Home- Elmcrest
  • Bridging the Gap- Elmcrest
  • Building Strong LGBTQ Youth & Families- The Q Center at AIDS Community Resources
  • Educational Consulting- Learning Disabilities Association
  • Adventure- Based Counseling- Liberty Resources
  • Planned Respite- The Salvation Army

Information sheets, including details on how to access each service, are available on the Resources page.

Also participating were:

  • Family Support- Family Tapestry
  • Youth Involvement/ Maturing Minds Council- Center for Community Alternatives
  • ACCESS Team (single entry point for intensive services)
  • Residential and Respite Options- Toomey Residential Services
  • Intensive Skill Building- Hillside
  • Media Unit (youth performance troupe, available to do mental health performances for schools, faith communities and other community groups)
  • Promise Zone (expanding access to mental health services in the Syracuse City School District)