Mission Statement: Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc. (MHA) seeks to promote the positive mental health and emotional well-being of Orange County residents, working towards reducing the stigma of mental illness, developmental disabilities, and providing support to victims of sexual assault and other crimes. In partnership with service recipients, families, volunteers and the community, MHA strives to fulfill its mission through culturally competent advocacy, direct services, public education, and responsiveness in times of community emergency.
The MHA family shares a system of values and behaviors that recognizes and respects the presence and contributions of all diverse groups.We believe that every person is to be treated with dignity, respect, compassion and acceptance.
Affects 1 in 59 children, predominantly boys whom are four times more likely to be diagnosed than girls.
It affects all from various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
There is no known cause or “cure” for autism
Some intervention supports include early intervention, applied behavioral analysis therapy, speech therapy and physical therapy.
Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc. strives to fit your individual and/or family needs through our excellent services for contact information:
CAPIS: Crisis Assessment, Prevention, and Intervention Services which provides emergency financial assistance, parent support groups, advocacy, educational seminars and more. For more information, please contact MHA at 845-342-2400.
ATM (Access to Money): This program provides fiscal assistance to those individuals with an IDD and their families that are not within a family budget. For more information, please contact Jonisha Carr at 845-342-2400 ext. 1235.
ASSIST: This group aids in acquiring social skills through intervention, support and training for those with an IDD or Autism diagnosis. For more information, please contact Jessica Markman at 845-342-2400 ext. 1254.
Super Siblings: This group provides social opportunities for those with siblings diagnosed with a developmental disability. For more information, please contact Jessica Markman at 845-342-2400 ext. 1254.
Blue Renaissance: A social skill group for young adults with an Autism diagnosis. For more information, please contact Jonisha Carr at 845-342-2400 ext. 1235.
Autism Spectrum Fund: A reimbursement program that can be used to offset the cost of individual or other possible needs that arise in a family. For more information, please contact Jonisha Carr at 845-342-2400 ext. 1235.
AMOC - Autism Move a Thon of Orange County: This is a dedicated group of parents that raise awareness on Autism Spectrum Disorders. They provide sensory friendly events, host fundraisers, and offer emotional and financial support to local families. For more information, please contact MHA at 845-342-2400.
Some of our services and groups require eligibility via the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD). For more information, contact Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc. at (845)342-2400.
Autism Awareness Proclamation
April 5th, 2019
April is Sexual Assault
Kathy Somerville and the Rape-Crisis Staff accepting the Sexual Assault Awareness Month Proclamation - April 5th, 2019
Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc. Annual Recognition of MHA’s Members, Supporters and Volunteers and Mental Health Association Annual Meeting
Middletown Elks Lodge #1097
48-62 Prospect Street
THURSDAY, MAY 9, 2019 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Annual Meeting Followed by
Community Service Awards and Volunteer Recognition Ceremony / Reception
Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments served
Helpline training this month, help individuals in the
community from the comfort of your own home. Contact Wendy Leccese 342-2400 Ext. 1228 for details. More Info
FREE & CONFIDENTIAL
Meetings throughout Orange County
Exclusively for Veterans & Members of the Armed Forces
Regularly Scheduled Activities Based on Interests
Mentoring Opportunities Available
Training & Development Available
We offer information and referrals to sexual assault victims so they will be able to make well informed choices in regard to their health, safety and successful prosecution of their case. We work to ensure every victim's rights. For more info click here
MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION
IN ORANGE COUNTY, INC.
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
Notice is hereby given that Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc. (MHA) will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 09, 2019 at the Elks Lodge #1097, 48 Prospect Street in Middletown, New York at 4:00 pm.
BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Eben Rockwell Hill, MHA Board President
MENTAL HEALTH INFORMATION “Individuals struggling with depression can obtain strength, enhance the quality of their lives and develop skills to achieve recovery. There is a wide range of information and support available.”