There is one designated agency in each region of the state responsible for ensuring availability of needed developmental disability and/or mental health services. Key responsibilities are providing or arranging comprehensive services for all eligible people, within resources, in the region including: intake and referral; assessing individual needs and developing individualized support plans; and providing 24/7 crisis response. This involves local planning, service coordination and monitoring of outcomes to ensure progress for the people we serve and accountability to those that fund our services.
Specialized Service Agencies (SSAs)
Specialized Service Agencies providers meet distinct and specialized needs. Four of the SSAs serve individuals with developmental disabilities, have single locations but may be available to individuals from across the state and one SSA serves youth with mental health needs and has several locations across the state.