The Yates County Community Services Department with its duly appointed Community Services Board is a planning and policy making entity that monitors and oversees all services in the county in the disability areas of mental health, mental retardation and developmental disabilities and alcoholism and substance abuse. Deficit funding is received from the New York State Offices of Mental Health, Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities and/or Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.
According to Section 41 of the Mental Hygiene Law, this department is responsible for the development of local government plans for each disability area. The development of these plans includes the participation of local providers, consumers, families of consumers, law enforcement and members of the community at large.
This department does not provide direct services. All services are provided via contractual arrangements with local agencies