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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

Iron Empire Icon"Res;I;ent" Fundraiser with Iron Empire

Nov 17 2020 Erie, PA

The Mental Health Association of NW PA is collaborating with Iron Empire Clothing located in Erie for a fundraiser. The "Res;l;ent" fundraiser first launched in July 2020 and we are happy to collaborate again to raise mental health awareness.

The semicolons in "res;l;ent" refer to the Semicolon Project, a suicide prevention awareness program to that stresses that one's story isn't over yet. The fundraiser runs virtually until December 3, 2020. To purchase items go to:

Merchancise Order

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

Sep 18 2020 Erie, PA

Virtual advisory meeting for adult members of HealthChoices meets on October 28, 2020 at 1:00 pm. Members can call in on cell phones or log into WebEx via computer. This meeting does have limited spaces so members will need to register on the RSVP line as soon as they can. Lisa Babo, Community Relations Coordinator for CCBH will contact each member to explain how the call will go and how they can join the call. To register call the RSVP line 1-855-310-0241 no later than 2 weeks before the meeting. Once registered you will receive a call back with more information. The number of participants will be limited to 20. This meeting is only for Erie County HealthChoices members 18 or older.

The Erie County Parent/Family Advisory meets on November 5, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at the Whole Food Co-Op Community Center, 1341 West 26th Street, Erie, PA 16508. To register call the RSVP line 1-855-310-0241.

If you have any questions about either meeting call the Customer Care line 1-855-244-1777.

Information Sheet ~

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.

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 ~