Orange County Crisis Call Center
24 hr crisis intervention information and referrals
Dial 311
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.

Join us for our new chat-based, virtual support group Thursday evenings from 7:00pm to 8:00pm starting on September 3, 2020. Connect with other survivors of sexual violence and our very own advocates and share in a safe space designed to foster and support the healing process. This group is open to all survivors of sexual violence. For more information visit or email

Rehabilitative Social Clubs

Rehabilitative Social Club Program provides socialization opportunities for adults residing in Orange County with mental illness.  Club members are able to make meaningful connections by taking part in participant planned community trips. Groups are held Mondays from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Mondays from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.   Transportation is available for program participants in living in the Middletown area.  If you'd like to learn more about MHA's Rehabilitative Social Club contact Joan Ruiz-Werkema, Community Engagement and Social Program Supervisor  at 845-342-2400, ext. 1258 or via email at

MHA Social Club Application

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).
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 1235 for eligibility requirements.


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
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.
Text 4 Teens connects young people in need of support for mental illness, substance use, developmental disability, sexual assault, or who need information/referrals with trained professionals, 24/7.  Given the ongoing health crisis of COVID-19/Coronavirus, Text 4 Teens remains up to date on local resources and is able to support individuals experiencing difficulty during these uncertain times.  Please text 845-391-1000 or if you would like to speak to a trained counselor please contact the 24/7 Orange County Crisis Call Center Dial 311. 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 - (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. If you'd like to learn more about WOGI contact Keli Harrison,WOGI Gatekeeper/Compeer Program Coordinator at 845-342-1000 ext. 1233 or  via email at

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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