About Us

Family Services of Chemung County is a private, non-profit organization that has been serving people in need throughout Chemung County for more than 150 years. Today, we offer professional counseling, crisis, case management, home care and other community based supportive services to youth, adults and families who are experiencing emotional or personal challenges, have experienced a traumatic life event and/or are concerned about biological and/or environmental factors that are adversely impacting their emotional well-being.

Our Mission

The purpose of Family Services of Chemung County is to assist individuals, families and the community in meeting the complexities of daily living by fostering the ability to develop and maintain positive relationships and promote healthy, independent personal development, and responsible social functioning.

Our Vision

We envision a world where individuals with health-related challenges are able to successfully identify, pursue, and achieve their life goals at home, work, school and in their communities.

Our History

Family Services of Chemung County is a well-established private not-for-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization, serving individuals and families in Chemung and surrounding counties since 1864. First incorporated as a hospital aid association and then as an orphans’ home, the agency has been known as Family Services of Chemung County since it’s most recent incorporation in 1974. 

 

In the early 1960s, Family Services of Chemung County began providing mental health treatment services as an important step towards achieving its mission. In 1984, Chemung County government requested Family Services of Chemung County assume the role of the public New York State Office of Mental Health (NYS OMH) licensed outpatient Mental Health Clinic.   From then to now, the agency has grown as unmet needs were identified.

Family Services of Chemung County
1019 E Water Street

Elmira, NY 14901

Main Line: (607) 733-5696

Crisis Number: (607) 442-6900

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