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MHA IconThe Consumer Center at MHA
Reopening on Sundays

Nov 25 2020 Erie, PA

Starting Sunday, December 13, 2020, the Consumer Center will be open on Sundays from 12PM-5 PM. We are adhering to state protocol, limiting the amount of members to 20 in the Center at any given time. We will not be offering transportation at this time. In addition, we will not be offering lunch on Sundays, but we do encourage all MHA members and community members to utilize the Bishop's Breakfast for Breakfast, the Erie City Mission for lunch, and Emmaus Soup Kitchen for dinner.

MHA IconThe Consumer Center at MHA
is now open.

June 10 2020 Erie, PA

The Consumer Center at MHA is now open to 20 members at any given time! The Consumer Center Staff will continue to conduct COVID-19 screening of members, visitors and staff one at a time during this pandemic. Wearing a face mask is required at MHA. If a member does not have a face mask, one will be provided by the MHA Staff. The Consumer Center will continue to be open on Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fridays from 10:00am-3:30pm and Wed from 11:00am-3:30pm. We are continuing our sanitizing efforts to help with the mitigation of the COVID-19 and keep all of us safe at MHA.

Please stop by and see what is new at the Consumer Center!

Stay safe and well.

Patricia Stucke, CEO
Mental Health Association
of Northwestern Pennsylvania

Warming Center at MHA IconWarming Center Supporters Thanked

Jul 5 2019 Erie, PA

We express our gratitude for donations to the Warming Center at MHA for this past winter!

Complete Article ~

Warming Center at MHA IconAdditional Warming Center Supporters Thanked

Aug 13 2019 Erie, PA

We extend our gratitude to these additional donors to the Warming Center at MHA for this past winter!

Complete Article ~

Erie County Care Management IconRecovey: In Search of Self

Advocate Brian McLaughlin advises that you must actively engage in the work needed to bring about your own recovery and offers several ideas for a successful plan.

Recovery: In Search of Self ~

Community Care Behavioral Health  IconCommunity Care Behavioral Health's Erie County Member Advisory Committee Upcoming Virtual Meetings

Jan 25 2021 Erie, PA

Community Care Behavioral Health is looking for participants in both their Family Virtual Advisory Meeting and Adult Virtual Advisory Meeting.
The purpose of these meetings are to:

  • Improve Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services.
  • Assist in development of helpful new programs and services.
  • Ask questions, share information, and make recommendations.

The Adult Virtual Advisory Meeting for Erie County is Mar 3, 2021 from 1PM - 2:30 PM

The Family Virtual Advisory Meeting for Erie County is Feb 3, 2021 from 12PM - 1 PM

You must register at least two weeks before the meeting by calling 1-855-310-0241. The number of participants is limited, so please register early.

CCBH 2021 Adult Schedule ~

CCBH 2021 Family Schedule ~

MHA IconFor-the-Time-Being
Donations On Hold

Sep 4 2020 Erie, PA

Please note we are temporarily not accepting donations of any items. Continue to check our Facebook page or call us at 814-452-4462 for updates. Instead, we encourage you to donate your clean and gently used items to:

  • The Salvation Army—1209 Sassafras St.
  • EUMA's Rainbow Connection—1516 Buffalo Rd.
  • City Mission's Thrifty Shopper—2064 West 16th St.

Erie County Public Library
Virtual Program
Talking About Grief and Depression

Join Certified Peer Specialists Margaret Simms, Shirley Ruth French, Aubrey Hohman, Katie Schaaf and Librarian Rachel Stevenson, as they talk about their experiences with grief and depression. They will discuss techniques and coping strategies that helped them and there will be time for questions. Registration is required.

Date: Wednesday, Feb 3, 2021
Time: 6:00PM

Registration Info ~

MHA Will Be Collaborating With Our Neighbors' Place This Winter Season

Nov 17 2020 Erie, PA

This has been a very different and difficult year for all of us due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. The Warming Center at MHA will not be in operation this year. Instead, MHA will be collaborating with Our Neighbors' Place this winter season. MHA will be a host location for 8 different weeks during Our Neighbors' Place 2020-21.

We are thankful to partner with Erie United Methodist Alliance and several area churches including: United Methodist, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, St. Joseph's Bread of Life, St. Jude the Apostle, First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant and Church of the Nativity Community Center.

Winter Schedule ~

Our Neighbors' Place Policy Statement ~

MHA IconWe truly appreciate your continued support!

Sep 17 2020 Erie, PA

To all of you who have donated during The Mental Health Association's fundraisers this summer, we want to wish you a sincere "Thank You".

We know times have not been normal. Things have been changing rapidly amidst the global pandemic, but despite this, you all have shown your love and support for The Mental Health Association.

Whether you donated to The Virtual Highmark Walk, participated in our "res;l;ent" collaboration with Iron Empire, donated during Erie Gives Day, or participated in several events, your participation is greatly appreciated. With your help, we can been able to raise over $11,000 this summer!

Your contributions will greatly benefit those in our community who are in need of food, comfort, and safety during the winter months. We are hopeful that we can provide community members with toiletries, clean clothing, a light snack, and other supplies needed to get through some of the colder nights we experience in Erie.

We look forward to seeing what the future brings. Please keep in contact with us via email or social media.

On behalf of all Mental Health Association Staff and Members, thank you!

National Recovery Month IconMHA participated in Erie County's 16th Annual Recovery Celebration

Sep 24 2019 Erie, PA

The Mental Health Association of NW PA participated in Erie County's 16th Annual Recovery Celebration. The theme of this year's celebration was "Join the Voices of Recovery: Together we are Stronger". The entire community came together to celebrate recovery and those who are at all stages of recovery. Erie City Mayor Joe Schember and Gary Lee from the County Executive's Office gave Proclamations declaring September 2019 as National Recovery Month in Erie. Over 200 people attended the event and participated in giveaways, a light lunch, and learning about Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol resources throughout our community.

The event also included speakers who spoke about their personal journey through recovery as well as the presentation of the annual Susan P. Esper Awards. MHA's own Hillary Palzcer received a Susan P. Esper Award for her dedication to her ongoing recovery and service to our community. Plus the MHA's Former Program/Volunteer Coordinator, Rita Wheeler, was awarded the Community Award for her countless years of selfless dedication to past Recovery Events.

Hillary Palzcer
MHA's Hillary Palzcer

Rita Wheeler Community Award ~

Erie County Proclamation ~

City of Erie Proclamation ~