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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.
Programs and Services
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
HomelessProvides 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.
HELPLINE 1-800-832-1200 (845) 342-240024- hour Hotline provides crisis intervention, information and referrals, 7 days a week, for all residents of Orange County.
Intensive Case Management (ICM) -Services to adults with mental illness. Referrals made through O.C. Dept.of Mental Health Single Point of Access (SPOA).
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
Rehabilitative Social ClubsPrograms 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)
Supportive Case ManagementIndividual 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
SYSTEM OF CAREServes 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 ClubA 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.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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