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Seven Counties Services Inc.

Organizational Profile

Organizational Profile
Seven Counties Services is the leading provider of behavioral health care and developmental services in the Louisville KY region. Seven Counties delivers community-based treatment, support and services for persons with severe mental illnesses, children with severe emotional and behavioral disorders, and individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities. We offer community-based and residential treatment and services for adults and adolescents with addictions.

Seven Counties is widely recognized for innovation and effectiveness in the fields of mental health, addictions treatment, developmental services and prevention. The organization is fully accredited by the Joint Commission. We serve more than 32,000 individuals each year at service centers and schools; assist more than 55,000 callers each year through the Hope Now Hotline; and receive more than 25,000 unique visitors each month at www.sevencounties.org. Seven Counties is a not-for-profit corporation and a state-designated regional behavioral health and developmental services provider.


Mission Statement

The mission of Seven Counties Services is to build healthy communities by helping individuals and families who are affected by mental illness, developmental disabilities, addictions and abuse realize their potential.

Vision Statement

The vision of Seven Counties Services is that all persons affected by mental illness, developmental disabilities, addictions and abuse live satisfying, productive and valued lives in our community.

Ethical Principles

Seven Counties' general ethical principles reflect the organization's fundamental commitment to provide competent mental health, developmental/intellectual disability and substance abuse services to its clients, consumers and stakeholders.

Ethical Principle 1 – Professionalism - All employees are expected to perform their work assignments competently and in a professional manner.

Ethical Principle 2 - Dignity and Worth - Employees respect the human dignity and worth of every individual served.

Ethical Principle 3 – Competency -Employees practice within the limits of their competency as defined by training, licensure, certification, experience, and the boundaries of assigned roles within the agency.

Ethical Principle 4 - Integrity and Evidence-Based Practice -Employees provide services with integrity and consistent with evidence-based practices.

Ethical Principle 5 - Self-Determination - Employees promote the independence and autonomy of Seven Counties’ clients and consumers.

Ethical Principle 6 - Billing and Internal Controls - Employees comply with all laws and regulations governing billing and internal controls and provide services in keeping with the highest moral, legal, and ethical standards.

The Philosophy of Seven Counties Services, Inc.

These principles guide the operations of our organization:

We believe in the dignity and worth of all individuals, and all of our actions shall reflect this belief.


We believe that, in order to develop effective and efficient services, the community must be actively involved in the service planning, fund procurement, resource allocation, service delivery and evaluation of those services.

We believe that services are best directed at self-sufficiency, independence and/or interdepen­dence, habilitation, and health.

We believe services are best provided in the least restrictive, most culturally normative setting.

We believe that services should enable the natural support systems of family, friends, school, etc. to function, and interventions should be no more intrusive and last no longer than is necessary.

We believe services should be available, accessible, appropriate and of high-quality to all persons in our community without regard to race, creed, religion, sex or handicapping conditions.

We believe that recipients of service should be responsible for payment for service up to their ability to pay.  We believe that, when individuals do not have the capability to pay for services, the community has a responsibility to pay for their services.

We believe that our organization is responsible for the efficient and effective utilization of resources, and it should communicate its efforts and effectiveness in meeting its mission to its community in a timely, understandable and consistent manner.