Community Services/Mental Health
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Chateaugay Lake

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Franklin County Community Services manages a system of agencies that provide mental health programs throughout the county.
As a local government unit, or LGU, the department is authorized to receive and distribute mental hygiene funds. The department is governed by New York State Mental Hygiene Law.

Community Services oversees the following services and activities:

  • Development of a comprehensive county plan for mental health, developmental disability and chemical dependency services.
  • Allocation of funding to local mental hygiene contract agencies based on community priorities, treatment outcomes and program performance.
  • Provide fiscal oversight and technical assistance to contract agencies.
  • Coordinate services across levels of care and among community providers and other county departments.

Hours of Operation:

136 Broadway Suite 5
PO Box 1337 
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Phone: 518-891-2280
Open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Director Suzanne Lavigne
Phone: 518-891-2280