Programs Serving Intellectual Disabilities

RAH (Respite, Advocacy, and Health)

The RAH Program is a unique MHA Program in that we are funded by the NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) rather than OMH. The RAH program focuses on serving people whose primary diagnoses are developmental disabilities versus having a primary diagnosis of mental illness.

RAH activities are offered twice per week and are planned by the participants and staff.

Wednesday’s 3p-7p:

RAH dinner is an evening of socialization with friends, along with ongoing sessions of music, theater arts, poetry, crafts, games, community presentations and holiday celebrations. Dancing, karaoke, art, crafts and BINGO are among the activities.

Saturday’s 10:30a-3p:

RAH does a variety of things including but not limited to movies, games, crafts, art projects, gardening, trips out to art museums, movies, festivals, fairs, shops etc. Twice a month activities and lunch are onsite and twice a month they are offsite.


  • RAH serves persons who live at home with their families or independently in the community but who’s living arrangements are not funded by any type of residential programming.
  • Must live in Ulster or Dutchess County
  • Must be independent with all ADLs with minimal behavioral management necessary
  • Must be 18 or older

For Intake and Admission Information please contact our Administrative Wellness Coordinator:

Call 845-339-9090



Family Support Services (DD)

This program serves families of a member with a developmental disability by providing support, information, education, referrals and advocacy. Referral is available to families and to professionals who serve them, and advocacy is provided on an as needed basis or at large in the community. Also available are regularly scheduled daytime support groups for families of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ASD Family Matters, a free, confidential support group that provides an opportunity to receive emotional support and to share your experiences and solutions with other families in similar situations. This group is presented by The Mental Health Association and sponsored by a Family support Services Grant from Taconic DDSO, Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. Call 845-339-9090, Ext. 2304.