24 hr crisis intervention information and referrals
(800) 832-1200
calling outside of Orange County

Programs and Services

Provides 24 hour advocacy services including crisis intervention and accompaniment for adult and child victims of rape, sexual assault and incest. Services also encompass the 24 hour SEXUAL ASSAULT EXAMINER PROGRAM (SAE) offering forensic evidence collection and treatment for adult victims of rape, sexual assault and incest. This initiative is in collaboration with Orange Regional Medical Center, St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital and Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Educational programs include a Safe Dates Program addressing healthy relationships which is geared toward school age youth with the goal of preventing first time victimization and first time perpetration. Professional training also takes place for first responders, including law enforcement and medical personnel.


Rehabilitative Social Clubs

Programs held in Port Jervis and Middletown, offering adults with mental illness a time to come together and socialize. Transportation is provided.

Respite (Home and Community Based Waiver Services)

A care-giving break for parents who have a child/adult with developmental disabilities through the Home and Community Based Services Waiver (HCBS).
(Autism Move-A-Thon of Orange County) Together with MHA provides information, training, financial and other support to individuals with autism disorders and their families. Annual awareness activities include a candlelight ceremony, move-a-thon, bowl-a-thon, and holiday breakfast.
Social and educational opportunities for the siblings, ages 5 and older, of children with developmental disabilities. Monthly meetings and special events are held. Information provided for parents and professionals. Click here for application .

OPWDD ELIGIBILTY REQUIRED- Notice of Decision from Hudson Valley DDRO. Call 845-342-2400 Ext 1254 for eligibility requirements.

Skill Building and Respite Services
Training for children with emotional disabilitiesenrolled in the HCBS (Home & Community Based Services Waiver). Provides a care giving break for parents.


The Supported Employment Program provides prevocational skills, intensive job training and ongoing integrated services to individuals who are employed or looking to become employed in the community. The goal of the program is to assist individuals in identifying, locating and maintaining meaningful employment. These services are provided in conjunction with Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) as well as the New York State Office of Mental Health. BROCHURE
Subsidized housing and case management to persons with a psychiatric disability.
Provides teens with confidential text line for information, referral and support. Mon-Thurs 4pm-10pm, Fri 4pm-12am & Sat-Sun 5pm-12am. Poster
A “peer to peer” program for veterans and members of the Armed Forces. This program offers mentoring, networking meetings, creative programs and additional activities. Some of the topics addressed are post traumatic stress disorder, addiction, traumatic brain injury, suicide prevention as well as life and career coaching.

Rape Crisis Services in Orange County is a program of the Mental Health Association in Orange County. We are funded by: Orange County District Attorney's Office, New York State Department of Health, New York State Crime Victims' Board, New York State Department of Criminal Justice and United Way of Dutchess-Orange Region

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