The Mental Health Association of Westchester (MHA) has been named one of 15 teams state-wide to receive funding awards, totaling $21 million, to provide Youth Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) services. New York Governor Kathy Hochul has selected MHA as the only agency to deliver Youth ACT services in the Mid-Hudson region, and New York is the first state in the nation to use this innovative program to assist at-risk youth who have not responded well to traditional treatment.
MHA held ribbon-cutting ceremonies in Westchester and Rockland to celebrate the launch of Driving Towards Resilience, an innovative program delivering high-quality, evidence-based care to populations in need who face common barriers to care. Driving Towards Resilience engages individuals throughout the Hudson Valley who experience limited access to behavioral health services due to lack of transportation, telehealth technology, or insurance, as well as those who speak a language other than English.
MHA’s Chief Executive Officer, Charlotte Östman, LCSW-R, joined The Business Council of Westchester to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the healthcare sector, Westchester’s economic recovery, and the future of the behavioral health landscape. The panel of healthcare leaders in the region discussed lessons learned during this time and how they can be applied as we move forward.
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MHA is pleased to announce the recent appointment of the Honorable Mary F. Foster, CPA, retired partner from Deloitte, and former Mayor of Peekskill, to the role of President of its Board of Directors. A long-time, dedicated member of the MHA Board of Directors since 1992, Foster has held a number of positions on the Executive Committee, including Treasurer and Vice President, as well as President of the Board in 2005 and 2006.
MHA has been named a “Best Place to Work in Westchester” by 914INC. magazine and Best Companies Group. It is one of 17 companies in the region to receive this distinction, during the inaugural year of the initiative.