HELPLINE/RAPELINE
24 hr crisis intervention information and referrals
(800) 832-1200
calling outside of Orange County
(845)-346-HELP

Programs and Services

Rape Crisis Services (also known as Orange County Rape Crisis) provides 24/7 advocacy services including crisis intervention and accompaniment for adult and child survivors of sexual violence. Services also encompass the Sexual Assault Examiner (SAE) Program offering forensic evidence collection and post-sexual assault treatment for survivors of sexual violence who are at least 12 years of age. The SAE Program is in collaboration with Orange Regional Medical Center, Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, and the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Rape Crisis also provides several educational programs focusing on raising awareness and decreasing incidents of sexual violence. These programs include: Shifting Boundaries for middle school students, Mentors in Violence Prevention for high school and college students, and professional development for law enforcement, medical, and counselling 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 . FLYER

OPWDD ELIGIBILTY REQUIRED- Notice of Decision from Hudson Valley DDRO. Call 845-342-2400 Ext 1253 for eligibility requirements.

SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT

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
SUPPORTIVE HOUSING
Provides individuals and families living with mental illness the opportunity to achieve independence in safe, affordable housing within the Orange County area. The program is distinguished by 6 separate initiatives that offer subsidized housing and case management services to forensic populations, hospital/community residence discharges, chronically homeless individuals, dually-diagnosed populations, and families with children living at home.
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, military sexual trauma, suicide prevention as well as life and career coaching.
WOGI
WOGI - (Welcome Orange Geriatric Initiative) - Triple partnership of aging, mental health and substance abuse agencies and supportive community collaborators, striving to increase wellness, independence and maintain stability in the community, for individuals age 55 and older with behavioral health/and/or substance use disorders.

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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