Community Services
Autumn in Saranac Lake
Autumn in Saranac Lake


Franklin County Community Services manages a system of agencies that provide mental hygiene services throughout the county.

Article 41 of the NYS Mental Hygiene Law requires each county to have a Local Governmental Unit (LGU). The LGU is authorized to receive and distribute mental hygiene funding. 

Community Services oversees the following services and activities:

  • Development of a comprehensive county plan for mental health, developmental disability and substance use disorder services.
  • Allocation of funding to local mental hygiene contractual agencies based on community priorities, treatment outcomes and program performance.
  • Provide fiscal oversight and technical assistance to contractual agencies.
  • Coordination with the NYS Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS), Office of Mental Health (OMH), and Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). 

Hours of Operation:

3 Main Street, Second Floor
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