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Mental Health Association

Empowering People with Mental Health Needs In their Recovery

Our Mission: The Mental Health Association provides support and advocacy to those in recovery-to be themselves and to feel accepted and connected with others with shared experiences.

Our Vision: The Mental Health Association is a reliable resource that assures safety, health and community for persons with mental health needs.

Our Values: The Mental Health Association values community education and empowering people with mental health needs to lead meaningful and satisfying lives.

About Us

Historical Perspective of Recovery & MHA in Erie, PA

The vision for what was to become the Mental Health Association of Northwestern PA began to form in March 1992. This is when the Consumer Empowerment Project began at MECA with a vision of housing mental health consumer-run, consumer-directed projects. The idea was to form a group of consumers interested in participation on social service agency boards, in essence, to have meaningful consumer involvement in organizations that were directing the flow of services being provided.

Full & Part-Time Staff Members

Years of Helping the Community

Members Served Daily

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Meals Served Year to Date

Our Programs

Mental Health Association Programs & Services

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Consumer Recovery Center

The Consumer Recovery Center of the MHA of Northwestern PA is a drop-in center for adults aged 18 and older. Membership is free. Members are provided with a safe and relaxing environment to connect and socialize with others.

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Consumer Family Satisfaction Team

The mission of the Consumer/Family Satisfaction Team is to listen to people to find out their ideas about what is or is not helping them move through the public Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol (D&A) systems.

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Certified Peer Specialists (Peer Support Program)

Any Erie County resident over the age of 18 interested in getting help on the journey to recovery is eligible for Certified Peer Specialist services.

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Peer Navigators at Blasco Library

The Peer Navigator service is a peer based service in which all staff self-identify as consumers of mental health services. By sharing their recovery stories with fellow peers the Peer Navigator offers hope, modeling, and mentoring.

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External Advocate at Warren State Hospital

The External Advocate at Warren State Hospital attends and monitors all patient Community Support Plan meetings to ensure they are person-centered, recovery- oriented, and a positive experience for the individual.

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MHA of Northwestern PA

Opportunities for Growth

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Use your skill set and strengths to help others ease back into employment, strengthen skills, and build your resume.

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MHA interns receive specialized training in evaluation and treatment, case management, and administrative duties.

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Peer-Led Support Groups

Give and receive peer support from your life experiences.

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Mental Health Association Special Events

There are currently no special events at this time.

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