Membership Information

Membership Information

The Mental Health Association in Ulster County, Inc. (MHA) was established 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.

Historically, 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.

"The Mission of the MHA 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 but not limited to, mental health education, rehabilitation, residential services, family and youth support services, and therapeutic foster care.

The MHA is one of 340 chapters affiliated with the National Mental Health Association and the Mental Health Association in New York State.

Funding for programs and services is provided by Ulster County Mental Health Services and the Ulster County Youth Bureau, the New York State Office of Mental Health, Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, Department of Social Services, United Way, public and private grants, individual contributions and membership.

When you join the MHA in Ulster County you are making an important statement about your commitment to the development of quality services for children and adults recovering from mental illness and other disabilities. You are also committing yourself to erase the myths and the stigma surrounding mental illnesses.


  • Eligibility to serve on MHA committees or the Board of Directors.
  • An opportunity to provide support to our ever growing list of services, most of which are offered to the community.
  • An opportunity to be a member of the legislative network which will provide current information on state and national legislative issues and suggestions on ways to make your voice heard on these issues.

Memberships are tax deductible. MHA Memberships run on an annual basis. A printable membership form is available here. For additional information, call the Mental Health Association at (845) 336-4747. Or email

A copy of the latest Financial Report filed with the Department of State may be obtained by writing to: NYS Department of State, Office of Charities Registration, Albany, NY 12231, or by writing to the MHA.