MHA Westchester Identified to Provide Crisis and Emotional Support Service: NY Project Hope
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The Mental Health Association of Westchester (MHA) has been identified by the New York State Office of Mental Health to provide COVID-19-related crisis and emotional support in Rockland County through NY Project Hope, an initiative funded by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA).

Support services are available by phone, TeleHealth and, as needed, in-person five days a week, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. To contact our NY Project Hope team, please call 845-580-2022. Trained staff can help community members learn how to manage the impact of stress, isolation, grief and other challenges stemming from COVID-19. Staff can also connect individuals to additional community resources as needed.

“We are proud to join the NY Project Hope initiative and are eager to support our community in Rockland County,” said MHA CEO Charlotte Östman, LCSW-R. “Our work in Rockland has grown exponentially in the last several years, most recently with the 2019 opening of our Upper Nyack clinic. We recognize how COVID-19 has impacted all of our lives, and we are pleased to partner with NY Project Hope to provide this critical support.”

This service is free, confidential and anonymous. Support is available in Creole, Spanish and Yiddish; translation services are also be available for additional languages. For more information about MHA’s NY Project Hope services and/or employment opportunities, please contact MHA Rockland County Program Coordinator Brian Gens, LCSW at or 914-619-0184, or visit