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Mission Statement

Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc. seeks to promote the positive mental health and emotional well-being of Orange county residents, working towards reducing the stigma of mental illness, developmental disabilities, and providing support to victims of sexual assault and other crimes.

In partnership with service recipients, families, volunteers, and the community, MHA strives to fulfill its mission through culturally competent advocacy, direct services, public education, and responsiveness in times of community emergency.

The MHA family shares a system of values and behaviors that recognizes and respects the presence and contributions of all diverse groups. We believe that every person is to be treated with dignity, respect, compassion and acceptance.


MHA provides:

Programs and Services

Access To Money Reimbursement

ATM (Access To Money Reimbursement Program) - Fiscal assistance for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families for goods and services or reimbursement for recent expenditures not otherwise within the family budget. Advocacy, information and linkage related to fiscal issues. Click here for Application Form


ASSIST (Acquiring Social Skills through Intervention, Support and Training) - Social skill building for children ages 5 - 10 who have developmental disabilities, especially autism spectrum disorders. Please Call Anne Klingner for more information (845) 342-2400 ext. 253 Click here for application


Capis (Crisis Assessment Prevention Intervention Services) - Information, linkage and crisis intervention prevention services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Provides parent support groups, advocacy, life planning, benefits counseling, newsletter and educational seminars.

Click Here For More Information and eligibility requirements for the CAPIS Program


Compeer - Matching individuals who have a mental illness in a one-to-one friendship with community volunteers. Compeer helps to bridge the gaps of services already in place for individuals with mental illness. The friends agree to visit with each other for at least 4 hours a month for one year.



Provides rehabilitative services to mentally ill homeless individuals including assistance with social, vocational and educational needs at Emergency Housing in Middletown and Project Life in Newburgh.

Coordinated In-Home Support Project (CIHS)

Collaborative new service for children on the autism spectrum provided by six agencies in Orange County which provides 1:1 services to promote skill building in the home and in the community.

EATING DISORDERS COALITIONProvides public awareness, identification of need, and development of a community response to eating disorders in Orange County.


Provides self-help groups, newsletters, advocacy and educational services to families and friends of persons experiencing mental or emotional disabilities.


A social skills group for youth between the ages of 9 and 16 with social, behavioral or emotional difficulties. Groups meet throughout Orange County.

HELPLINE 1-800-832-1200 (845) 342-2400

24- hour Hotline provides crisis intervention, information and referrals, 7 days a week, for all residents of Orange County.


Home to Stay- Supported housing with intensive support services for individuals with psychiatric disabilities, provided jointly by MHA, Rehabilitation Support Services and National Alliance for the Mentally Ill in Orange County.

Hudson House

A club based on the psycho-social model, which offers vocational service, supported education and an opportunity for social interaction to persons with a psychiatric disability. Subsidized housing with case management services are available as well.

Intensive Case Management (ICM) -

Services to adults with mental illness. Referrals made through O.C. Dept.of Mental Health Single Point of Access (SPOA).

Invisible Children's Project Study

Family case management and supportive housing for adults with a psychiatric disability and their children. Respite childcare, art therapy and in-home clinical consultant services are available.

ISS (Individual Supported Services)

ISS (Individual Support Services) - A funding stream, which creates more independent housing opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Medicaid Services Coordination (MSC)

Medicaid Service Coordination (MSC) is available for individuals who have a developmental disability, Medicaid and meet other eligibility requirements.

Programs and Services

Rape Crisis Services 1-800-832-1200

845-346-HELP Assistance to rape and incest survivors, offering accompaniment and advocacy. Also offers prevention and education programs to the community. 24 hour service, 7 days a week.

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.

Residential Habilitation ( Home and Community Based Waiver Services)

Provides in-home independent living skills training for people with developmental disabilities through the Home and Community Based Waiver Services (HCBS)

Respite (Home and Community Based Waiver Services)

Provides a care-giving break for parents who have a child /adult with developmental disabilities and are on the Home and Community Based Waiver Services (HCBS)

S.A.N.E. (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners)

S.A.N.E. (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners) - Assists rape survivors with the treatment and reporting process in collaboration with Orange Regional Medical Center and the Orange County District Attorney's office.

Sibling Project

Provides social and educational opportunities for the siblings ages 5- and up of children with developmental disabilities. Monthly meetings and special events are held. Information provided for parents and professionals.

Supportive Case Management

Individual case management for adults with a primary psychiatric diagnosis. Individual needs to have Medicaid and meet functional impairment criteria. ICM/ SCMICM/ SCM (Intensive & Supportive Case Management) Individual case management for adults with a primary psychiatric diagnosis.SUPPORTIVE HOUSINGSUPPORTIVE HOUSING - Subsidized housing and case management to persons with a psychiatric disability. SYS SYSTEMSOC
Serves youth with social, emotional or behavioral challenges and their families, bringing together community agencies, public and private organizations, in order to improve access to services and supports.

Travel Activity Club

A recreational program offering social interaction and activities for individuals with a psychiatric disability.SKILL BUILDING AND RESPITE SERVICES Training for children with emotional disabilities enrolled in Occupations ICC (Intensive Care Coordination) Program and enrolled in the HCBS (Home & Community Based Services Waiver). Provides a care giving break for parents.

Vocational Programs, Hudson House

Evaluates and prepares individuals for employment. Job development and job coaching services available.Parents Run AMOCParents Run AMOC (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."Seeds of Hope"

Educational Peer Support Group for Adult Survivors of Sexual Assault, it meets at Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc. For more information contact Megan York, MA Victim Services Coordinator at (845) 342 2400 Ext 267

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