Community Services
Human Services Building
80 State Highway 310, Suite 1
Canton, NY 13617-1493

Ph: 315-386-2048
Fx: 315-386-2435


Children and Youth Single Point of Access (SPOA)

Children and Youth Single Point of Access (CSPOA) is a centralized referral system for children (ages 5-17.9) with serious emotional disturbance who need intensive mental health services to remain at home or in their community. CSPOA refers children and adolescents to high-end intensive community services such as Health Home Care Management, Non-Medicaid Care Coordination, Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waiver, Family Support, Community Residence and Residential Treatment Facility. Based on the child's identified needs, CSPOA will make referrals to the appropriate program.

C-SPOA Instructions Page

St. Lawrence County Children's SPOA Referral Form (Link)

Please send completed referrals to:

Lindsay Newvine
Children’s SPOA Coordinator
80 State Highway 310, Suite 1
Canton, NY 13617
Fax: (315) 386-2435


For general inquiries regarding SPOA
(Examples: RTF or CR admission criteria, referral status, trouble accessing services, concerns/complaints about services receiving)

Please contact:
Lindsay Newvine
(315) 229-3871

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