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A Letter from Our Executive Team

Dear Community Stakeholder,

As we wrap up our second decade coordinating care for at-risk families in the Mohawk Valley, Kids Oneida remains committed to our founding principles ahead of major systems change in New York State. These founding principles have positioned our organization to lead the way in which innovative and effective services are provided to vulnerable populations. The continuum of care provided by the staff and independent service providers of Kids Oneida remains rooted in quality and focused on positive outcomes. Our comprehensive system of care is no longer only for kids, and no longer exclusive to Oneida County, but the organization is committed more than ever to the sanctity of family.

What We Do
Kids Oneida remains focused on family first. In 2016 we served over 650 families everyday through 13 programs in 7 counties. With services available prenatally through adulthood, preserving family through empowerment and advocacy unifies everything that we do. Our delivery model, which is still unduplicated in New York State, allows us to be unwavering in our pursuit of family preservation.

Why We Do It
Meeting the needs of our families at their level is critical to their individual success. An investment in youth and family is an investment in our community. While those that receive care at Kids Oneida may not have had success in other traditional systems, we ensure that the community based care they receive is strengths based and results driven.

How We Do It
The dedication to such a worthy endeavor would not be possible without the commitment of our staff and providers. In 2016 Kids Oneida employed over 130 individuals and commissioned nearly 200 behavioral health professionals in our comprehensive provider network. These individuals work tirelessly day in and day out, during the middle of the night, early in the morning, evenings, weekends, holidays and everything in between.

On behalf of the families, staff, providers, and board of directors, we thank you for taking the time to reflect on Kids Oneida’s undertakings in 2016. As we look forward to 2017, we remain focused on Keeping Families Together.

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