MHA is pleased to announce that its Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program has received approval from the National CASA/guardian ad litem Board of Trustees to expand services to Putnam County and serve more youth currently in, or at risk of placement in, the child welfare system.
Volunteers: A Critical Support for Families Involved in the Child Welfare System
In a recent issue of Behavioral Health News, Director of Children’s Advocacy Services, Michaele Mcilnay, Supervisor of the Host Visitation program, Randi Menchel, and one of MHA’s volunteers, Sheila Yossem share their perspectives on the integral role that volunteers play in supporting children and families involved in the child welfare system.
Thank you to everyone who helped us transform housing into home with our #HomeForTheHolidays campaign. Your generosity helped to create a home environment that supports resilience and recovery for the adults in our vital housing programs who have experienced homelessness due to domestic violence and who have entered MHA's transitional housing from the shelter system or a long-term inpatient hospitalization.
There's still time to help us empty our wish list – here’s how you can get started:
We know that many men find it difficult to open up about their mental health, due to societal expectations and stigma. We also know that there are unique cultural factors that can compound these existing barriers. Our panel for Part 2 of Men’s Mental Health discussed these cultural influences through the lens of race, ethnicity and religion.
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For 75 years, our doors have remained open, delivering vital mental health care and life-changing services. Thank you to everyone who joined us for MHA's 75th Anniversary virtual celebration on Thursday, October 14, 2021!