“The scope of our services should allow people to live as independently as they can,” he said. “In the past, these people were served in state hospitals.
“We know that is not an effective way of providing care.”
Supportive housing is a concept that brings mental-health services into a person’s home rather than focusing on community or group housing, adding that increased level of independence for clients, he noted.
The quality of life the North Country offers also helped influence Amoth’s decision to accept the executive director’s post.
“We have three kids still living at home and wanted access to quality schools,” he said.
“We also liked the opportunities a rural community provides along with access to a major metropolitan area (Montreal).”
Amoth and his family are outdoors enthusiasts and look forward to the hiking, skiing and fly-fishing opportunities available in northeastern New York.
He is especially excited about trying his luck with fly-fishing on the Ausable River.
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