Services For Mental Health

COMPEER of Greater Buffalo, 135 Delaware Ave., Suite 210, Buffalo, NY 14202, tel. (716) 883-3331, www.compeerbuffalo.org Recruits, screens, trains, and matches adult volunteers and mentors for one-on-one friendships with children and adults receiving mental health services.

Erie County Department of Mental Health, 95 Franklin St., Rath Building-12th floor, Buffalo, NY 14202, tel. (716) 858-8530, www.erie.gov Plans, administers, and coordinates a countywide system of community based programs for mental health, mental retardation, alcohol and substance abuse. Services are provided on a contract basis by other agencies, County departments, or directly by the department’s Forensic Mental Health Division.

Hillside Children’s Center , 131 Orchard Park Rd., West Seneca, NY 14224, tel. 585-256-7500, www.hillside.com Dedicated to serving the needs of youth through providing mental health, child welfare, developmental disabilities, youth and family development, safety net, juvenile justice, and special education services.

Horizon Health Services, 3020 Bailey Ave., Buffalo, NY 14215, tel. (716) 831-1800, www.horizon-health.com Not-for-profit Corporation that provides an array of comprehensive services to assist individuals with mental health and/or substance abuse issues.

Jewish Family Service of Buffalo & Erie County, 70 Barker St., Buffalo, NY 14209, tel. (716) 883-1914, www.jfsbuffalo.org Multifaceted agency which delivers services by highly qualified professionals in psychiatry, psychology, nursing, social work and rehabilitation counseling.

Lakeshore Behavioral Health, 255 Delaware Ave., Suite 300, Buffalo, NY 14202, tel. (716) 884-0888, www.lake-shore.org Promotes self-sufficiency, wellness and recovery, and an enhanced quality of life for all individuals with mental illnesses and addictive disorders.

Mental Health Association of Erie County, Inc., 999 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14209, tel. (716)886-1242, www.eriemha.org Promotes mental health of the community through education, public information, prevention programs and training while supporting individuals and families living with mental illness.

Mental Health Peer Connection, 3108 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14214, tel. (716) 836-0822, ext. 126, www.wnyil.org/mhpc An agency of the WNY Independent Living that serves those who have been diagnosed with mental illness and/or substance abuse. They assist the individual through genuine peer mentoring in getting and staying out of institutions, maximizing community living, and/or becoming employed.

Mid-Erie Counseling and Treatment Services, 1526 Walden Ave., Suite 400, Cheektowaga, NY 14225. (716) 895-6700, www.mid-erie.org  Promote mental health by offering child and adult mental health services and chemical dependency services.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness in Buffalo & Erie County), P.O. box 146, Buffalo, NY 14223, (716) 226-6264, www.namibuffalony.org A volunteer membership organization that supports families coping with a loved one who has a serious mental illness, advocates for improved mental health services and programs, and works to end the stigma associated with mental illness.

Northwest Community Mental Health Center, PO Box 657, Buffalo, NY 14213, tel. (716) 882-2127, www.mentalhealthsevicesbuffalo.com Services include counseling services, psychiatric services, substance abuse services, and drug and alcohol treatment.

Restoration Society, 66 Englewood Ave., Buffalo, NY 14214, tel. (716) 832-2141, www.restoration-societyinc.org Their mission is to assist all persons with mental health conditions to be successful and satisfied in environments of their choice. Services include: Homelessness, Housing, Community Integration and Wellness, Benefits Advisement, Parenting Support, Financial Literacy, Work Support, and an Amity Club.

Spectrum Human Services, 326 Orchard Park Rd., West Seneca, NY 14224, tel. (716) 828-1719, www.shswny.com Services offered include a 24/7 Crisis Response for Families & Youth (C.A.R.E.S.), mental health counseling, chemical dependency counseling, and mental health and skills-building services