Partnering Informaton

The Chenango County Suicide Prevention Coalition: The Chenango County Suicide Prevention Coalition (CCSPC) was formed in 2014 and functions as an entirely volunteer organization. CCSPC members are working to mobilize the community to take an active role in suicide prevention. By working together with the community to provide suicide prevention training and the coordination of suicide prevention resources, our goal is to minimize the impact of suicide on the people and communities of Chenango County. 


Improve Norwich Now’s (I.N.N.’s) mission is to remove barriers and provide supports, and partnerships with our community are vital for accomplishing that goal. We hope by working together with others in our community, we can push Chenango County towards a productive, and cooperative path focused on next-level growth for all. 

The United Way

Our Mission: Chenango United Way builds partnerships and maximizes resources to improve the quality life for local residents in the focus areas of income, education and health.Our Goals: In 2008, United Way World Wide initiated a 10-year program designed to achieve the following goals by 2018:

  • Improve education, and cut the number of high school dropouts — 1.2 million students, every year — in half.
  • Help people achieve financial stability, and get 1.9 million working families — half the number of lower-income families who are financially unstable — on the road to economic independence.
  • Promote healthy lives, and increase by one-third the number of youth and adults who are healthy and avoid risky behaviors.

These goals are ambitious, but with your help, and by utilizing our core strengths — a national network, committed partners and public engagement capacity — we can achieve them.It’s a credo. A mission. A goal. A constant reminder that when we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. We build the strength of our neighborhoods. We bolster the health of our communities. And we change the lives of those who walk by us every day. 

Run Chenango:

Run Chenango is a group that will support local non-profits that are organizing road and trail races in Chenango County in. This is an incentive contest for people in Chenango County (and surrounding) to sign up and participate in races from a list of events in our County. Participants meet a goal of completely a certain number of events to win prizes. This effort would provide support for the events and hopefully raise more money for their causes. Our intent is to encourage a healthy lifestyle for everyone.  To join the challenge all you need to do is register for participating events. For in person races, you will need to keep you race bib for proof and for virtual events we will have a list of participants 

Chenango County Behavioral Health Services  


Chenango County Behavioral Health Services is proud to support the Recovery Run in Chenango County.  As an outpatient treatment provider we have the great honor of witnessing Recovery in the lives of people everyday.  Through Prevention and Treatment we know how important it is to support individuals who are finding their own individual path to Recovery.  Chenango County Behavioral Health Services remains committed to promoting Hope, Wellness & Recovery.  Thank you to all the volunteers and good luck to all participants! 

Chenango Health Network

Liberty Partnerships Program: 

SUNY Morrisville Liberty Partnerships Program (LPP) partners with SUNY Morrisville, Bainbridge-Guilford CSD, Norwich City CSD, Otselic Valley CSD, Unadilla Valley CSD as well as community agencies to provide programing for students in 5ththrough 12th grade.  LPP was established in 1988 to address the drop out rate in New York State.  LPP works to help students transition successfully into higher education and the work place.

Help Restore Hope Center: Liberty Resources Help Restore Hope Center is formerly known as the Victims of Violence Program. Our program services take a leadership role in Madison and Chenango Counties, New York by providing services for survivors, education, and prevention on domestic violence, child abuse, dating violence and other forms of abuse. Here are some of the free services and programs offered:

24 Hour Hotline 1-855-966-9723, Madison & Chenango Counties

Emergency Housing Assistance for Survivors

Crisis & Short Term Domestic Violence and Assault Survivor Counseling

Information & Referrals

Advocacy with Legal Proceedings

Support Groups

Community Education & Training 

NYC Crime Victims Assistance

Assistance with Family Court Petitions

Adult & Child Therapy

 Liberty Resources: We believe everyone deserves to live their happiest, healthiest life – as they define it. So, we’re here to help you deal with the physical, emotional, and social issues that you face. Our approach is to work with you and make it easy for you to meet your health and life needs. Welcome to end of going it alone. Welcome to Wholehearted Health. We work to create a brighter future for children and families at risk due to poor economic, social, and health conditions. Our programs work to strengthen and protect families and to empower young people, caregivers, and parents to thrive and overcome challenging circumstances. 

Emmanuel Episcopal Church:  The Emmanuel Episcopal Church Mission Outreach Program provides emergency fund grants for utility bills, prescription co-pay, and heating assistance to families living in Chenango County. Gas vouchers are provided for those driving to medical appointments, interviews, and the first day of work.  We pray for all families in need.  Episcopalians vow to respect the dignity of every human being.  When people call for our help we strive to share connections to any other help needed.   All citizens of this county are impacted by the struggles of those coping with financial, medical, mental health, gender identity, substance abuse, emotional abuse, and transportation issues.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church supports the Chenango County Suicide Prevention Coalition and all the mental health agencies that provide resources for families for recovery and wellness.

Creative Works Inc. is a non-profit community arts center and marketplace whose mission it is to nurture creative businesses and empower everyone to discover their inner artist! Currently we’re showcasing the following businesses at our downtown Norwich location.

Chenango Memorial Hospital – UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital includes inpatient and outpatient surgical care units, a women’s health center and a maternity and obstetrics unit. UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital staffs an intensive care unit, general surgery, cardiology, diagnostic heart care center, orthopedics, diagnostic imaging and laboratory departments as well as a 24 hour physician-staffed emergency care department for the Norwich and Chenango County community. Other specialties at our medical clinic include GI (gastro-intestinal/gastroenterology), Podiatry and an Oncology treatment and infusion center. The hospital’s second floor is specially designed with a senior living center and a wing dedicated for residents in rural areas have nearby access to quality primary care. All primary care centers offer same-day appointments and are always accepting new patients. UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital also provides services at an outpatient diagnostic imaging center and a freestanding physical therapy center.

The Suicide Prevention Center of New York (SPCNY): The Suicide Prevention Center of New York (SPCNY) is operated by the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene with funding from the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH). Working in tandem, SPCNY and OMH seek to apply a combined clinical and public health approach to suicide prevention implementation as articulated in the New York State Suicide Prevention Plan. Taking a public health approach to suicide prevention, SPCNY prioritizes community-level strategic planning and intervention to complement the clinical approach taken by OMH. SPCNY leverages 57 county suicide prevention coalitions and a network of skilled, certified trainers for both local and statewide impact. SPCNY staff are experts in community, school, and youth suicide prevention. SPCNY works extensively with suicide prevention coalitions throughout the state to identify, select, and implement data-driven programs and policies. SPCNY developed and provided the first Coalition Academy to equip suicide prevention coalitions with the knowledge and skills they need to implement best practices in their communities. SPCNY also provides seed funding to support the implementation of data-driven activities and has provided training in program evaluation to help assess implementation and outcomes.

SPCNY has developed multiple trainings and workshops for school personnel including Creating Suicide Safety in Schools, Suicide Safety for Teachers and Staff, and Helping Students at Risk for Suicide. A train the trainer model, developed and implemented by SPCNY, has helped expand the network of trainers and the reach of the trainings. As a result, SPCNY is able to train over 10,000 school personnel per year. SPCNY also provides consultation to schools, school districts, professional organizations, and state and local agencies. In addition to school trainings, SPCNY facilitates the delivery of gatekeeper trainings for communities throughout the state by supporting and leveraging a network of trainers. SPCNY trains in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and safeTALK, and provides training materials and support to other certified trainers. SPCNY also leverages strategic partnerships to advance suicide prevention on college and university campuses, as well as with high risk groups such as those with problem alcohol or drug use and individuals identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. SPCNY also partners with data and surveillance experts to ensure that they address state-specific gaps in services. Working with New York State OMH, SPCNY plans and hosts the annual New York State Suicide Prevention Conference, bringing together professionals in suicide prevention from across the state and providing the forum for knowledge transfer and collaboration.

Need help now? Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text Got5 to 741741 




  • 24 Hour, 7 Days/Week Intervention
  • Mental Health Assessment
  • Crisis De-Escalation and De-Briefing
  • Linkage and Follow-up to Services
  • Peer services
  • Alerts to identify and assist those at an increased risk
  • Coordination with schools, medical/mental health providers and other agencies to provide crisis intervention and to help monitor clients who are at risk


There is no fee for MCAT services. MCAT is a contracting partnership of The Neighborhood Center, Inc. and the Oneida, Herkimer, Schoharie, Otsego, Delaware and Chenango Departments of Mental Health, working collaboratively with a number of community agencies and resources. We take referrals from individuals in crisis, their families, law enforcement, school personnel or the general community.


The Delaware-Chenango-Madison- Otsego Board of Cooperative Educational Services is a regional educational agency providing services in partnership with 16 local school districts. Our BOCES is one of 37 across New York State working in collaboration with our local school districts to offer programs to students and teachers, as well as administrators, and the community.

In 1948, the New York State legislature created Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) to provide shared educational programs and services to school districts within the state. Today there are 37 BOCES that are partnering with nearly all of the state’s school districts to help meet students’ evolving educational needs through cost-effective and relevant programs. BOCES membership is not currently available to the “Big Five” city school districts: New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, and Syracuse. The BOCES network is capable of including municipalities and divisions of the state with school districts in the provision of cost-effective services. Operating procedures related to new programs Under Education Law section 1950, a BOCES may provide any educational service that is requested by two or more component districts and approved by the commissioner of education according to need and practicality in a regional context. The BOCES then notifies component districts of the approved services, asking for a firm commitment to participate by May 1 of each year. The BOCES and the component districts then enter into formal contracts. Contracts between BOCES and component districts, when approved by the commissioner, are effective for one year. After which they may be renewed, changed, or canceled. Districts may also authorize multi-year service requests from BOCES.


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