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

STRAWW Recovery Guides

Julie & Darien

ESPRI Work Program

Sheridan & Justin

Certified Peer Specialists

Alex, Jennifer, Jessica, Joe, & Sean

Bilingual Certified Peer Specialists

Luis

Our Board of Directors

President

Ian Eastman

Treasurer

Heather Panczykowski

Secretary

Marie Anderson

Members

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

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