Our Role

The Mental Health Association in Ulster County, Inc. views its role as an advocate to focus community attention on problems related to mental health and to initiate needed services for children and families , and services for adults.

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Mental Health Association in Ulster County, Inc.

The Mental Health Association in Ulster County, Inc. (MHA) was chartered as a not-for-profit organization in 1959 by a group of physicians and concerned citizens in order to develop a coordinated citizens' movement to promote mental health and to work toward the improved care and treatment of persons with mental illness. The Association is a United Way Agency, a Contract Agency of the Ulster County Community Services Board, Ulster County Department of Social Services, and an affiliate of the National and New York State Mental Health Associations.

The MHA is one of the 200 chapters affiliated with Mental Health America and the Mental Health Association in New York State.

The MHA mission is to engage all people in achieving their optimal mental health by providing innovative and compassionate services that educate, advocate, prevent and heal. To achieve its mission, the MHA sponsors a variety of educational, advocacy and service programs, including mental health education, rehabilitation, residential services, family and youth support services, and therapeutic foster care.

Funding for programs and services is provided by Ulster County, the New York State Office of Mental Health, Office for People With Developmental Disabilities, Ulster County Department of Social Services, United Way, ACCES-VR, individual contributions and membership.

To learn more about this not-for-profit organization and about how you can become a member, click here.


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