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MHA Named Top Workplace by The Journal News

on Tue, 05/03/2016 - 17:30

On Sunday, May 1st, The Mental Health Association of Westchester was awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by The Journal News. The award, which was only given to 15 companies in the Lower Hudson Valley, is based on results of a survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including alignment, execution and connection. MHA, which launched a “Best Place to Work” initiative last year, is grateful for the incredible staff who officially make the organization a Top Workplace in the region! To learn more about the award, click here . Interested in joining our team? Check out our job openings here.

 

 

The Results Are In: Twelfth Annual MHA on the move Run/Walk is a Success!

on Tue, 03/01/2016 - 12:49

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Sunday, May 1st at the annual MHA on the move 5K Run/Walk in FDR State Park! A little rain couldn’t keep our runners, walkers, baby strollers and even dogs away from a fun day dedicated to raising awareness for mental health – check out the photos here and our official race results here!

Thank you to our sponsors, including TD Bank, Caspi Development, CBS Xerox, The College of New Rochelle, Entergy, Janssen, New York Presbyterian/Westchester Division, Stop & Shop, Wee Westchester and Westchester County Business Journal – your support truly made our event RUN!

 

Hot Off the Presses: Spring 2016 Newsletter

on Tue, 04/19/2016 - 13:45

Check out MHA’s newest newsletter for an in-depth look at our Planned Respite services, a special message from our CEO about how MHA is creating the agency of the future, information on an exciting new grant we received from the Department of Labor and more!

Read the newsletter here.

 

Award-winning Designer Launches New Collection to Raise Awareness

on Tue, 04/05/2016 - 13:46

Westchester native Samantha Levine, owner of Auburn Jewelry, is using her talent to help raise awareness for mental health with a new collection of hand-crafted pendants and cufflinks. Designed in memory of her dear friend Jeff Klein, who died by suicide in 2010, the thoughtful "j" design was also inspired by Project Semicolon, a national movement to spread hope and love to those with mental health issues. A portion of the proceeds made from "Jeff's Pendant" will be generously donated to MHA.

Click here to purchase “Jeff’s Pendant” and to view other Auburn Jewelry designs.

 

 

Skills Training Available: Opportunities for Trained Volunteers

on Sat, 01/30/2016 - 00:58


 

Upcoming Opportunities for Trained Volunteers

CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, is a 30 hour training, on May 3rd, which prepares volunteers to serve as advocates to children’s cases of abuse and neglect.  CASA is assigned by court order and is responsible to monitor the child’s health, mental health, education and permanency planning.  Learn more about our CASA program.  
 
 
Host Visitation is a 15 hour training, whereby volunteers are assigned as Visit Hosts to supervise and coach families as they spend time together.  Families are usually separated by foster care and research indicates that the more contact with the family of origin, the more likely the child will have reduced symptoms of trauma.  Learn more about our Host Visitation program.         
 
With each program, volunteers are well trained and supervised by professional staff. 
 
To learn more about our volunteer programs, please contact Jackie Boissonnault at (914) 345-5900, ext. 7518 or by email at boissonj@mhawestchester.org.