What is Monroe County ACCESS?

A catalyst for change - Monroe County ACCESS - the children's mental health initiative.

Monroe County ACCESS (Achieving Culturally Competent and Effective Services and Supports) began in 2005 and is an initiative of the Office of Mental Health within the Department of Human Services of Monroe County. ACCESS is funded by a SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) grant, which is also referred to as the System of Care grant.

Monroe County ACCESS seeks to facilitate and improve cross-systems collaboration and improve the coordination of mental health supports and services to emotionally and behaviorally challenged youth and their families. This approach to changing how child-serving systems work and work better together is referred to as a System of Care for children’s mental health.
 
It is funded by a federal grant from SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association) and Monroe County is just one of over a hundred communities across the country that have received federal funding to improve children’s mental health using a collaborative, cross-systems approach.
 
For more information, contact Elizabeth Meeker, Project Director, Monroe County ACCESS at 585-753-2680 or emeeker@monroecounty.gov.
 
A cornerstone to building and sustaining a System of Care transformation are the values from which all the efforts put forth are based upon and they are –
 
System of Care Values: