Mental Health Association of Nassau County, Inc.
Upon transitioning from the military, service members are matched with a sponsor who will help them transition from military to civilian life. Sponsors possess a unique understanding of their hometown and are connected to resources. They conduct virtual sponsor sessions until the service member exits the military, focusing on specific transition goals. Post transition, sponsors meet face-to-face with the transitioned service member at coffee stores (free coffee and meal) or at convenient locations to refine their goals.
Who should volunteer: Anyone willing to give their time to assist transitioning service members.
Civilians: Becoming a sponsor provides an opportunity to serve your country and have a significant impact upon a transitioning service member and their family.
Veterans: Becoming a sponsor allows you to continue to serve your fellow comrades and their families.
About Mental Health Association of Nassau County, Inc.
16 Main Street, Hempstead, NY 11550, US
The Mental Health Association of Nassau County (MHANC) is a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to improving mental health care and promoting mental health programs through advocacy, education and community services.
Since its founding in 1953, the MHANC has advocated for the needs of adults and children with psychiatric and emotional difficulties. This priority has guided our mission for over five decades and led us to develop concrete rehabilitation services that benefits adults and children with psychiatric disabilities.
To serve this often-neglected population, we focus upon educating the community-at-large and assisting people get to the services they needed.
We are proud to say that we opened the first group home in Nassau County, the first children’s residence for autistic children, the first supported education program for college students and the first newly constructed permanent-home apartment complex for adults with psychiatric disabilities. These innovations represent more than achievements; they represent progress in the standards of programs and services for those with mental illnesses.