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Erie Gives IconMHA raised $6,786 during the Erie Gives Day Campaign

Aug 15 2019 Erie, PA

Thanks to all who donated to the Warming Center at MHA on Erie Gives Day! MHA raised $6,786 during the Erie Gives Day Campaign. Every penny goes to support the Warming Center and helps to provide food and shelter on cold winter nights for all who are in need.

We are grateful to be part of such a Caring and Compassionate Community!

MHA IconMHA Needs Volunteers
For Various Opportunities

We are looking for dedicated and ambitious volunteers to help at MHA. Opportunities range from general cleaning to assisting with the intake and laundering of donated items. If you are interested in how you can help at MHA, please visit our Get Connected link at: Get Connected

Also available is our download application at
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Warming Center at MHA IconWarming Center Supporters Thanked

Jul 5 2019 Erie, PA

We express our gratitude for donations to the Warming Center at MHA for this past winter!

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Warming Center at MHA IconAdditional Warming Center Supporters Thanked

Aug 13 2019 Erie, PA

We extend our gratitude to these additional donors to the Warming Center at MHA for this past winter!

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MHA IconMHA Welcomes
New CEO

Oct 5 2018 Erie, PA

Mental Health Association of Northwestern PA is proud to welcome its new CEO, Pat Stucke (Miss Pat). Pat was MHA's former Operations Manager during the past 5 years. In all, she brings to the agency and community at large over 36 years of experience in the mental health field.

Pat is well prepared and honored to help continue and further the positive impact made by the former CEO, Bill Grove, who left quite a legacy following his 19 years of service at MHA.

"With new eyes and energy, I hope to continue the support that Bill gave so willingly and with such kindness and grace. Everyone deserves a safe environment, second chances and a time for recovery and healing in order to lead healthy, happy and meaningful lives. While I have a great supportive team surrounding me, I am extremely thankful for this opportunity and plan to put my best foot forward with heart and soul. I see many positive changes and growth happening presently and in the future for all involved at MHA."

CEO Pat Stukcke
CEO Pat Stucke

MHA IconDeparting CEO Bill Grove
Thanks Members and Staff.

Sep 9 2018 Erie, PA

Departing Chief Executive Bill Grove summarizes the highpoints of his service and recognizes the support of the members, staff and the community in his message.

Bill Grove Message ~

Property Monitor Volunteers Helping Keep Neighborhood Safe And Friendly

Jun 27 2018 Erie, PA

Throughout the week anybody coming by the 11th and Peach Street area will be noticing one or two members from the MHA and the Upper Room of Erie wearing safety attire and patrolling. These volunteers are offering directions, reminding fellow members about smoking and loitering rules, chatting with passers by and watching for any potential safety or conflict issues.

This initiative began several months ago with the Upper Room taking the lead. MHA is now pleased to have identified a couple of members to increase the area patrolled and continue the efforts to make our neighborhood a more safe and friendly area for all. Reality dictates that due to the nature of some forms of mental illness and the social ravages of poverty, sometimes behavioral issues will erupt in our neighborhood. With the help of the Safety and Property Monitors we will be better able to intervene and minimize the impacts of these instances.

We thank our members for taking on this charge and, by doing so, offering the community one of hundreds of examples of mental health consumers assuming responsible roles in our city.

The Care and Feeding of the Human Brain: Things Your Doctor and Mother Might Have Never Told You

In this essay advocate Brian McLaughlin explains that a diet high in plant based proteins and fats (chicken, fish, nuts, beans, whole grains, and things like olive oil) is the key to both physical and mental health.

The Care and Feeding of the Human Brain ~

Warming Center at MHA IconAubrey Hohman repells from Bicentenial Tower
In Support of Safe Harbor Behaviorial Health

Aug 13 2019 Erie, PA

We are so proud of our very own, MHA Peer Support Staff, Aubrey Hohman! She was one of the many brave souls who took on the challenge of repelling down the Bicentennial Tower on July 26, 2019.

Aubrey Hohman repelling from Bi Centenial Tower
Aubrey Hohman

Aubrey raised donations for Safe Harbor Behavioral Health of UPMC. Aubrey is an inspiration to all of us here at Mental Health Association!

Erie PrideFest held June 29

Jul 6 2019 Erie, PA

The Mental Health Association as well as other local agencies and vendors participated in the 27th Annual Erie PrideFest presented by Erie Insurance. The event started with a march from The Zone at 133 West 18th St and ended at Perry Square. For the first time, the event included vendors and agencies on both sides of Perry Square.

Attendies at Pridefest
Front: David Wooledge, Tine Richardi, Amber Earthman
Back: Hillary Palczer & Crystal Fehlman

Over 2,000 people were in attendance, making this the largest Pride celebration Erie has had. Mayor Joe Schember was in attendance, delivering a proclamation that June 29th be recognized as Pride Day in Erie.

Mayoral Procamation
Mayoral Procamation

For information on how to become involved with PrideFest and other local events for the LGTBQIA+ community, please visit:
NW PA Pride alliance at https://www.nwpapride.org/
Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) at http://greatereriealliance.com/.

Community Care Behavioral Health, Erie County, Advisory Board Meeting Schedule

Jul 26 2019 Erie, PA

Let your voice be heard! Community Care Behavioral Health, a nonprofit managed care organization, announces the schedule for the upcoming behavioral health care services and programs advisory meetings.

Please note:

  • The Parent Family Advisory meeting is only for parents whose children live with them and are receiving services.
  • Registration for the Adult Member Advisory meeting in November will not open until 2 weeks before the meeting, so members will have to wait to RSVP for that meeting.

Advisory Meeting Schedules:

Adult Members Schedule ~

Family Members ~