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Who We Are

Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County 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. All of our coaches are New York State Certified Peer Specialists through the Academy of Peer Services and the NY Office of Mental Health. They are also trained as Recovery Coaches in the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) Model in collaboration with Friends of Recovery New York (FOR-NY) and NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).

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

The Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County commits to radical acceptance, empowerment, and advocacy for our community members who struggle with mental health and substance use.

Our Vision

The Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County envisions a time when the peer recovery model is widely relied upon as a foundation of support and advocacy to address the total needs of all individuals and their families challenged by the effects of mental health and/or substance use disorders. We will persevere in changing our local culture to one of hope, kindness, and justice, redefining and expanding the possibilities for a rich and satisfying life for people in recovery.



Our Board of Directors

Sarah Tranum

President

Kimberly Lombard

Vice President

Jake Kohler

Treasurer

Julie Apperson

Secretary

Sherry Lawson

Board Member

Lindsey Isaac-Lopus

Board Member

Sara Luther

Board Member

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