Neighborhood Center offers mental health services to community


Recognizing that it’s a difficult time for everyone, but especially those with mental illness, The Neighborhood Center behavioral health clinics are offering telehealth, or virtual therapy sessions, to the community during the COVID-19 Crisis.

All appointments are being taken by telephonic and virtual telehealth processes, and they are still accepting new clients. Clients are being seen in-person on a case-by-case basis as needs require.

For more information regardfing program-specific operations, call the following numbers:

• Rome Behavioral Health Clinic – 315-272-2730; Rome Clinic – 315-272-2748

• Utica Behavioral Health Clinic – 315-272-2700; Utica Clinic – 315-272-2723

• Care Management Services – 315-731-5480

• Mobile Crisis Assessment Team (MCAT) available 24/7 – 315-732-6228 or 1-844-732-6228
• For all other programs, call 315-272-2600

“We are committed to the health and safety of our staff and clients,” said Sandra Soroka, executive director of the Neighborhood Center.

“We continue to monitor the progression of the virus and believe we are taking the appropriate mitigation strategies based on the level of transmission of COVID-19 to keep our clients and their families safe, while still providing the critical services they need during this trying time We are all traveling in unchartered territory with this ever-changing and fluid situation,” Soroka added.

The Neighborhood Center team also is launching a series of Facebook Live events that cover a variety of topics, including Community Resources, Guided Meditation and Storytime and activities for children. 

The Neighborhood Center is a comprehensive Human Services Agency in Central New York. All services are based on a philosophy of empowerment — helping people to help themselves.


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