2530 South Commerce
Ardmore, OK 73401
Phone: (580) 223-5070

Crisis: (800) 522-1090
EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Systems of Care

A system of care is a coordinated network of community
services and supports that are organized to meet the challenges of
children and youth with serious mental health needs and their
families. Families, children and youth work in partnership with public
and private organizations so services and supports are effective,
build on the strengths of individuals, and address each person's
cultural and lingusitic needs. Specifically, a system of care can help
by:  Tailoring services to the unique needs of your child and family;
making services and supports available in your language and connecting
you with professionals who respect your values and beliefs;
encouraging you and your child to play a decisionmaking role in the
design of a treatment plan; and providing services from within your
community whenever possible.  Most importantly it is family driven,
letting your family have a primary decisionmaking role in the care of
your children!