Southern Tier Integrated Recovery Services (STIRS)

STIRS is a mental health recovery oriented program for individuals with mental health disabilities to successfully achieve their life goals at home, with family, through work and school, and in the community.
Our Mission - We share a vision for your mental health recovery and integration within the community, and will assist you to manage your mental health disability, and identify, pursue, and achieve your life goals at home, work, school, and in the community.
We are person - centered, strength - based, growth - oriented, and peer supported, and believe in your hope for change.
STIRS will:
  • Assist you in developing and restoring your skills and supports at home and in the community, and successfully managing your mental health disability.
  • Help you indentify and build upon your strengths in ways to overcome roadblocks to your living, learning, working, and social goals.
  • Can be offered individually, with family members or other people important to your mental health recovery, and in groups.
With STIRS, you can choose from a range of services, includings:
  • Community Rehabilitation and Support
  • Intensive Rehabilitation
  • Outgoing Rehabilitation and Support
  • Clinicial Treatment
STIRS is a NYS Office of Mental Health Licensed Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS) Program
Kathleen Brink, RN, MBA
Program Director
Program HoursMonday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
1149 Sullivan Street
Elmira, NY 14901
STIRS reflects a collaboration between Family Services of Chemung County, Inc. and Capabilities, Inc.

Family Services is a Non-for Profit 501(c) 3 Charitable Organization, providing a broad range of services to the community for over 150 years.

Donations or bequests appreciated. For more information, please contact Ted Kordela, Executive Director. Comments or questions regarding Family Services' Programs may be directed to our Executive Offices at 1019 E. Water Street, NY 14901, (607) 733-5696Call: (607) 733-5696.

Capabilities is a Non-for-Profit 501)c) 3 Charitable Organization, providing educational and vocational support services for individuals with disabilities for over 50 years.

Donations or bequests appreciated. For more information, please contact A.J. Kircher, Executive Director. Comments or questions regarding Capabilities Programs may be directed to our Executive Offices at 1149 Sullivan Street, Elmira, NY 14901 (607) 734-2006Call: (607) 734-2006;



"STIRS is where I can come to talk about my problems. I work on decreasing my anger. The groups help me to know myself better and assist me on my goal to live independently" .
Tina H.

"At STIRS I have a treatment plan where I have developed my goals and I can see what progress I have made in my life".

"Program has taught me to communicate with people in a more productive and positive manner; to be more assertive without infringing on the rights of others. It helps boost my self-esteem and has contributed to my being more open minded".Gary B." STIRS Program helped me in the transition from the Psychiatric Center to getting a job an leading a more normal life"

Bob R.