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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.

 

 

Now Accepting Peer Specialist Applications

on Wed, 05/25/2016 - 16:17

The application period for the next cohort of MHA’s Peer Specialist Training, which begins on July 11th, is officially open! The 70-hour training is designed to impart knowledge regarding the recovery process and to teach peer support, engagement and reflective listening skills. The Peer Specialist Training course, which prepares and supports students interested in pursuing the New York State Peer Specialist Certification, meet twice per week for 14 weeks. For more information, click here or contact Bob Litwak at litwakr@mhawestchester.org or (914) 949-1212 ext 7105.

 

MHA Names Peter Sloane to Board of Directors

on Wed, 05/25/2016 - 16:15

The Mental Health Association of Westchester (MHA) is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Peter Sloane, chair of trademark and copyright practice at Leason Ellis LLP, to its Board of Directors. “We are proud to welcome Peter to our Board of Directors, where his passion and commitment to the greater Westchester community will prove invaluable,” said MHA CEO Dr. Amy Kohn.

 

 

 

New York Bar Foundation Presents Grant to MHA

on Wed, 05/25/2016 - 16:14

The New York Bar Foundation recently presented a grant to The Mental Health Association of Westchester to support the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program, which trains volunteers to advocate for children who are in foster care or at risk for foster care. “CASAs” monitor and report on the physical health, behavioral health and education needs of children and fulfill their role through telephone and face-to-face contacts with the child, biological and foster parents, case managers and other service providers involved in the child’s life. The grant from The New York Bar Foundation, which is the philanthropic arm of the New York State Bar Association, will provide vital funding for the required 30-hour CASA training and the professional staff who supervise and support the volunteer advocates. To learn more about the CASA program, click here.