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Country Fair IconCountry
Pump for Charity

Apr 16 2021 Erie, PA

We are excited to announce that The Mental Health Association of NW PA is one of the five non-profit organizations that will benefit from Country Fair's "Charity Pumps". Pump for Charity will begin May 1, 2021 and end on October 31, 2021. Each charity will receive 2 cents for every of gallon of gas pumped from the specially marked "Pump for Charity" gas pumps. MHA will be included in a group that also includes The Erie Humane Society, Asbury Woods, Presque Isle Partnership, and The Autism Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania. We are excited about this opportunity and extend our thanks to Country Fair for choosing us!

MHA IconWe Are

Apr 16 2021 Erie, PA

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work for The Mental Health Association of NW PA? Now is your time to apply! Available jobs and their descriptions may be found here.Please fill out the employment application and email it to or mail it to 1101 Peach St., Erie, PA 16501.

Mental Health Awareness IconMay is Mental Health Awareness Month

Apr 16 2021 Erie, PA

The community, nation, and world have seen how important Mental Health is to overall health and well-being. The Mental Health Association of NW PA is committed to serving Erie community's mental health needs.

We will continue to offer support through our Consumer Recovery Center, Peer Support Program, C/FST Team, and Peer Navigators at Blasco Memorial Library. We will continue to work towards de-stigmatizing mental health so that more members of our community are open to receiving mental health services and supports.

We are committed to building bridges instead of barriers when it comes to stigma and will use the positive power of social media throughout May to use our voice. Please follow us on Facebook and feel free to share information and resources.

Erie Gives IconSave the Date:
Aug 10, 2021
Erie Gives Day 2021

Apr 16 2021 Erie, PA

The Mental Health Association will be participating in Erie Gives Day 2021. There is a minimum $25 donation.

Donations made by check will be accepted until August 9, 2021 and will need to be accompanied by Check Donation Form and sent to the Erie Community Foundation at 459 West 6th Street, Erie, PA 16507. Online donations will be accepted from 8 A.M until 8 P.M. on August 10, 2021 at

The Erie Community Foundation and their sponsors will enhance donors' gifts by providing a prorated match to each gift made to a nonprofit. Proceeds from Erie Gives Day will benefit peers and members of the Mental Health Association on their recovery journey.

MHA IconMHA Consumer
Recovery Center Hours

Apr 16 2021 Erie, PA

We are excited to announce that we have increased the hours that the Center is open.
The Mental Health Consumer Recovery Center is now open at the following times:

  • Monday: 10-4
  • Tuesday: 10-4
  • Wednesday 11-4
  • Thursday 10-4
  • Friday: 10 -4
  • Sunday: 12-5

Additionally, members are now able to schedule to meet with their support staff from other agencies/programs on site. We have a dedicated space that is routinely cleaned and is set up to allow for social distancing. We would like to also remind everyone that MHA is still offering free packed lunches Monday-Friday, art activities, bingo, as well as holding other special events. Members may continue to utilize the shower and laundry room.

Members are required to wear a mask and be socially distanced in the Consumer Center and throughout the building.

Please call 814-452-4462 x144 with any additional questions.

Highmark Walk IconHighmark Virtual
for a Healthy Community

Apr 16 2021 Erie, PA

The Mental Health Association is participating in the Highmark Virtual Walk for a Healthy Community. Out of an abundance of precaution, Highmark has chosen to keep the walk virtual this year to keep all participants safe.

Anytime between Now and July 15, 2021 you choose how and when you walk (treadmill, park or trail, or around the neighborhood). It's your choice! You also pick the time of when you start and stop! This event is an easy and fun way for you get involved and help The Mental Health Association of NW PA provide support to adults in the community with mental health needs.

Visit this link to access The Mental Health Association of NW PA's page, and select one of the 4 options listed below:

  1. Register as an individual.
  2. Form a team.
  3. Join an existing team
  4. Donate

MHA IconMHA Peers Speak About Grief and Depression

Apr 16 2021 Erie, PA

Certified Peer Specialists Katie Schaaf, Aubrey Hohman, Shirley Ruth French, Margaret Simms and Librarian Rachel Stevenson spoke about dealing with grief, depression, and their personal stories on how to cope and work through it. The Zoom call took place February 3, 2021, but the recording can be accessed here.

We thank the Blasco Memorial Library for the opportunity to share this with the Erie Community.

MHA IconClothing and Item Donations
Remain On Hold

Apr 16 2021 Erie, PA

Please note we are still not accepting donations of any items, but we thank you for thinking of us during this time! Continue to check our Facebook page or call us at 814-452-4462 for updates regarding items needed when the time comes. If you are interested in purchasing items that benefit our peers and members, please consider purchasing items from our Amazon Wish List.

We encourage you to donate your clean and gently used clothing and houseware items to other local organizations including:

  • The Salvation Army—1209 Sassafras St.
  • EUMA's Rainbow Connection—1516 Buffalo Rd.
  • City Mission's Thrifty Shopper—2064 West 16th St.
  • Green Scene Thrift—1301 East Grandview Blvd.