In the 1960s the Dr. Gertrude A. Barber Center created the Base Service Unit for individuals with intellectual disabilities and Early Intervention Service Coordination for children with developmental delays. Around the same time, Hamot Hospital and Saint Vincent Hospital developed Base Service Units for persons with mental illness.
Erie County Council, in order to promote a conflict-free care management system, enacted an ordinance on June 11, 2006 establishing a private not for-profit corporation named Erie County Care Management, Inc.
The primary focus for the new corporation is to promote the integration of community services into a seamless system of care for any child or adult in need of services. Funding comes from the federal, state and county governments.
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