The Children’s SPOA aims to ensure timely and appropriate access to intensive services for children at risk of multiple hospitalizations and out-of-home treatment. The Children’s SPOA Coordinator provides case consultation, systems navigation, referral and linkage to mental health supports and services.

There is no wrong call to the Children’s SPOA. The Children’s Mental Health Team is happy to field calls from any family or community member that is seeking mental health supports or consultation for Westchester County youth. The Children’s SPOA Coordinator can be reached at (914) 995-5352.

For youth in need of more intensive services, a CSPOA Application can be submitted for review by the SPOA committee and linkage to appropriate supports. For more information or to request a CSPOA Application please call (914) 995-5352 or email .

What Kinds of Services Can the Children’s SPOA Offer?
SPOA services are for everyone – regardless of income, insurance, or other eligibility requirements. Examples of services accessed through the SPOA are listed below. Specific services recommended by the SPOA vary based on a youth’s individual needs and eligibility.

  • Wraparound Meetings
  • Outpatient Individual and Family Therapy
  • Family and Youth Peer Support Services
  • Crisis Stabilization
  • Care Management
  • Community Based In-Home Supports
  • Cross-Systems Unit Planning
  • Children’s Day Treatment Programs
  • Community Residence
  • Partial Hospitalization
  • Residential Treatment Facility
  • Acute Inpatient Hospitalization

Out-of-Home Placement Services
Limited out-of-home services are provided by the New York State Office for Mental Health. Services include Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) and Community Residence settings. Referral for out-of-home services is made through the Department of Community Mental Health Children’s Single Point of Access (SPOA) application. For more information or to request an application, please contact our Children’s SPOA Coordinator at (914) 995-5352 or email .

For more information on New York State Children’s Medicaid services and the New York State Office of Mental Health services for Children and their Families, please use the links below:

Children’s Behavioral Health Systems Transformation

Information for Children, Teens and Their Families