"Empowering people and communities to pursue and sustain healthy and enriched lives."
People can and do recover from the impact of psychiatric impairments, disability, and trauma. Our two Centers for Recovery and Wellness - Pollack Center in Ronkonkoma and Synergy Center in Riverhead - offer services based upon national evidence-based rehabilitation research. Using individual and classroom-based modalities, our well-trained staff engages each participant to identify their own overall recovery goals and the specific barriers that have obstructed their path to a happy, healthy, and productive life. These Centers operate under the Personalized Recovery-Oriented Services (PROS) licenses from the New York State Office of Mental Health.
The Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW) was formed in 2014 with the merger of three organizations:
Mental Health Association in Suffolk County
Clubhouse of Suffolk
Suffolk County United Veterans
Our Chemical Free Garden in Ronkonkoma grows vegetables, herbs, and fruit. Twenty three raised garden beds provide fresh lettuces, tomatoes, cucumber, peppers, broccoli, squash, eggplant, strawberries, various herbs, and more during the growing season. Grape vines, raspberry and blueberry bushes grow along the back fence. Heirloom seeds are first grown indoors, then transplanted to our garden and fed organic compost and fertilizer. Each week our organic produce is harvested and donated to Charlotte's Table, our choice-based food pantry.