Niagara County Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services

Organizational Member Since March 2021

Mental health and wellness is a basic right that should be enjoyed by all. Only through working together, can we effectively address the stigma – negative perceptions, language, and behavior – that surrounds mental illness. By joining forces, we can create great synergy in our communities to support open and candid conversations about mental illness, to foster an atmosphere encouraging of people seeking help, and to engender hope so that people can achieve optimal health and quality of life.
Laura J. Kelemen, LCSW-R  | 
Director of Community Services

About the Organization

The Niagara County Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services (NCDMH) is the administrative division for Local Government and the Community Services Board for the execution of the local mental health, developmental disabilities, substance use service plans. The provision of services are furnished to Niagara County residents through a system of providers. NCDMH offers direct services and facilitates access to appropriate services and supports for Niagara County individuals in need who experience mental health, substance abuse, and intellectual developmental disabilities concerns. Other programs are offered by Contract Agencies of the service system.