MHA Occupational Peer Empowerment Network

Employers

What is the Occupational Peer Empowerment Network?

Through funding from the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County and the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative, the Occupational Peer Empowerment Network (OPEN) works to help lift people out of poverty by overcoming barriers to gaining, maintaining, and thriving as employees.

We work with employers to help develop employees that are happy, healthy, and given every opportunity to succeed.

Who qualifies?
  • Employers in Jamestown
  • Employers with employees who live in Jamestown
  • Employers who need help maintaining employees
  • Employees looking for support outside of traditional Employee Assistance Programs
  • Employers looking for a pool of employees ready to work
  • People looking to get back to work with the help of a supportive team
  • Any employee who wants more resources
Why MHA Assistance for Employers?

MHA OPEN works to improve employee retention through the obstacles that come up in life.

On average, it costs 16% more to replace an employee due to lost time, training, productivity loss, than to keep them, so of course we all want to keep people we already have. We help you do this.

When you work with people through life's twists and turns, you show them that you value them. Your employees will understand why you are a great place to work and stay!

OPEN will help you retain employees, and keep their lives and your business on track.

How can we help?
  • On the job coaching
  • Skills to succeed
  • Professional attire
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Childcare
  • Systems navigation
  • Food insecurity
  • Soft skills training
  • Peer support
  • And more...
I had a major life setback recently and was about to lose my job. MHA OPEN made sure I was able to continue working with transportation and housing help until I could get back on my feet!
-MHA OPEN Participant

Who We Are

Mental Health Association is a peer run organization which offers support that is free, open, and determined by the individuals own goals.

Through periods of difficulty, we are a resource that helps you build life you want to live.

Contact Us
Sheridan A. Smith
Phone: 716-490-4438
Email: OPEN@MHAChautauqua.org
Web: www.mhachautauqua.org/OPEN

What are ESPRI services?

Through the United Way of Southern Chautauqua County the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative (ESPRI) works to help lift people out of poverty by overcoming barriers to gaining, maintaining, and thriving as employees.

We work with employers to help develop employees that are happy, healthy, and given every opportunity to succeed.

Who qualifies?
  • Employers in Jamestown
  • Employers with employees who live in Jamestown
  • Employers who need help maintaining employees
  • Employees looking for support outside of traditional Employee Assistance Programs
  • Employers looking for a pool of employees ready to work
  • People looking to get back to work with the help of a supportive team
  • Any employee who wants more resources
Why MHA Assistance for Employers?

ESPRI at MHA works to improve employee retention through the obstacles that come up in life.

On average, it costs 16% more to replace an employee due to lost time, training, productivity loss, than to keep them, so of course we all want to keep people we already have. We help you do this.

When you work with people through life's twists and turns, you show them that you value them. Your employees will understand why you are a great place to work and stay!

EPSRI @ MHA will help you retain employees, and keep their lives and your business on track.

How can we help?
  • On the job coaching
  • Skills to succeed
  • Professional attire
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Childcare
  • Systems navigation
  • Food insecurity
  • Soft skills training
  • Peer support
  • And more...
I had a major life setback recently and was about to lose my job. ESPRI at MHA made sure I was able to continue working with transportation and housing help until I could get back on my feet!
-ESPRI Participant

Who We Are

The Mental Health Association is a peer run organization which offers support that is free, open, and determined by the individuals own goals.

Through periods of difficulty, we are a resource that helps you build life you want to live.

Contact Us
Sheridan A. Smith
Phone: 716-490-4438
Email: ESPRI@MHAChautauqua.org
Web: www.mhachautauqua.org/ESPRI

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