OMHSAS Mission and Vision
Every individual served by the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service system will have the opportunity for growth, recovery and inclusion in their community, have access to culturally competent services and supports of their choice, and enjoy a quality of life that includes family members and friends.
The current goals of OMHSAS are to:
- Transform the children’s behavioral health system to
a system that is family driven and youth guided.
- Implement services and policies to support recovery and resiliency
in the adult behavioral health system.
- Assure that behavioral health services and supports recognize
and accommodate the unique needs of older adults.
OMHSAS Guiding Principles
The mental health and substance abuse service system will
provide quality services and supports that:
- Facilitate recovery for adults and resiliency for children;
- Are responsive to individuals’ unique strengths and needs
throughout their lives;
- Focus on prevention and early intervention;
- Recognize, respect and accommodate differences as they relate
to culture/ ethnicity/race, religion, gender identity and sexual
- Ensure individual human rights and eliminate discrimination
- Are provided in a comprehensive array by unifying programs
and funding that build on natural and community supports unique
to each individual and family;
- Are developed, monitored and evaluated in partnership with
consumers, families and advocates; and
- Represent collaboration with other agencies and service systems.