Who We Are

The MHA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of individuals that have survived struggles of mental health or addiction and continue to walk the path of recovery. These peers offer a unique perspective to share their experience and knowledge to help others to navigate community services and access treatment and basic life needs by providing support through a complicated system.

With training and certification in Peer Services, we offer an understanding ear and a guiding hand to the resources and opportunities for growth in our community.

Our Mission

It is the mission of Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County to provide guidance, support, and advocacy to individuals facing the challenges of mental illness and addiction in our community.

Our Vision

Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County aims to use a peer recovery model to be a stable foundation of support and advocacy for the physical, social, and emotional needs of individuals and their families struggling with the effects of mental illness or addiction.

Our Staff

Director of Student Activities

Ken Yergens

Certified Peer Specialists

Alex, Dorothy, Jennifer, Joe, & Sean

Bilingual Certified Peer Specialists


Our Board of Directors


Ian Eastman


Heather Panczykowski


Marie Anderson


Peggy Hallberg | Sherry Lawson | Lindsey Isaac-Lopus | Kim Lombard | Kim Carlson |


Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 4:00pm | Mon: 4:00pm - 7:00pm | Thurs: 4:00pm - 8:00pm | Sat: 9:00am - 2:00pm | Sun: Closed
Gateway Building Door 14, 31 Water Street Suite 7, Jamestown NY 14701
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