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Community Network of Care for Children and Families in Niagara County (CNOC)


Niagara County joined the NYS Success Learning Collaborative in the second year (fall 2014) of the NYS Success grant. The SOC team has engaged multiple stakeholders, as well as youth and families, who have joined the cross-system workgroup. Niagara County participated in the NYS Success System of Care Readiness Assessment and Implementation Measurement Scale (SOC-RIMS) pilot to “determine the readiness status, so that planning and implementation can be based on the identified strengths and weaknesses of the current community system, as perceived by stakeholders”. Then the Niagara SOC team used its follow up SOC-RIMS findings from February 2016 to guide its continued SOC work.

Mission: It is the mission of the CNOC in Niagara County to identify current services for children and their families, as well as the gaps in services, and encourage collaboration among all.

Vision: It is the vision of the CNOC in Niagara County to provide a coordinated network of services and supports that meets the needs of children and families in Niagara County. These services and supports are child and family directed; community-based; and respectful to situations, cultures, privacy, and primary language spoken.


  • Build a cross-system System of Care
  • Develop guiding principles that incorporate the SOC values and principles
  • Increase Cultural & Linguistic Competence of child and family serving providers within the community
  • Incorporate SOC work into the Niagara County Plan

County Team Lead

Niagara County Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services


James Graziano, Contract Planner:, Telephone: (716) 439-7410

Myrla C. Gibbons Doxey, MA LMFT, Mental Hygiene Practitioner (NEW co-facilitator as of February 2016):, Telephone: (716) 439-7527


Catholic Charities of Western New York

Monsignor Carr Institute

Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, Inc.


Family & Children’s Services

Hillside Children’s Center

Independent Living of Niagara County

Leadership Niagara

 Lewiston Porter Central School District

Lockport City School District

Lockport Treatment Court

Mental Health Association in Niagara County

 New Directions Youth & Family Services, Inc

Niagara County Department of HealthChildren with Special Needs and Public Nursing

Niagara County Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Niagara County Probation

Niagara County Department of Social Services

Niagara Falls City School District

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Children’s Health Homes – Close the Gaps

Niagara University

Northpointe Council, Inc.

NY Connects Niagara County

Orleans – Niagara BOCES

Parent Network of WNY

 Planned Parenthood of WNY

Western NY Children’s Psychiatric Center

Western NY Developmental Disabilities Regional Office – (Office of Persons with Developmental Disabilities)

Youth Mentoring Services in Niagara County

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