The Warming Center opens from 11 PM to 7:30 AM when temperatures are 20° or below. Men, women, and families who are homeless, or otherwise unable to have shelter through the night, can come in from the cold to get warm, have something to eat, talk to someone, watch a movie and above all, be safe.
Oct 7 2019 Erie, PA
As we brace for even colder temperatures and, inevitably, winter, we are in need of:
While we prefer these to be trial size portions, we will accept any size donation.
Also, with increased interest in art projects, we are looking for canvas, acrylic paints, paint brushes, etc.
Aug 15 2019 Erie, PA
Thanks to all who donated to the Warming Center at MHA on Erie Gives Day! MHA raised $6,786 during the Erie Gives Day Campaign. Every penny goes to support the Warming Center and helps to provide food and shelter on cold winter nights for all who are in need.
We are grateful to be part of such a Caring and Compassionate Community!
Each year, AFSP supports Survivor Day events world-wide, in which suicide loss survivors come together to find connection, understanding and hope through their shared experience. Partnering with the Highmark Caring Place, an event will be held on Nov 23 2019 from 10am - 2pm at Shareton Erie Bayfront Hotel. Pre-registration is required.
We are looking for dedicated and ambitious volunteers to help at MHA. Opportunities range from general cleaning to assisting with the intake and laundering of donated items. If you are interested in how you can help at MHA, please visit our Get Connected link at: Get Connected
Also available is our download application at
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Jul 5 2019 Erie, PA
We express our gratitude for donations to the Warming Center at MHA for this past winter!
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Aug 13 2019 Erie, PA
We extend our gratitude to these additional donors to the Warming Center at MHA for this past winter!
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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.
Jul 26 2019 Erie, PA
Let your voice be heard! Community Care Behavioral Health, a nonprofit managed care organization, announces the schedule for the upcoming behavioral health care services and programs advisory meetings.
Advisory Meeting Schedules:
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Support our Warming Center with the purchase of 2020 calendars. For $10.00 each, these make great stocking stuffers or gifts for friends and family.
Please see, call or e-mail Tina for details. Ph: 814-452-4462 X 102, or email trichardi at mhanp.org
Mark the date: Friday Dec 6th, 9AM to 3PM. Location:Lakeshore Community Services, 1334 W 26th St Erie, PA 16508.
On behalf of the Warming Center at the MHA, Avon is sponsoring, and Lakeshore Community Services is hosting, an Avon Sale to raise funds and awareness of homelessness in Erie. Please attend this event, shop for those on your holiday list and help the Warming Centeer at MHA keep Erie warm this winter.
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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.
MHA's Hillary Palzcer
Jul 6 2019 Erie, PA
The Mental Health Association as well as other local agencies and vendors participated in the 27th Annual Erie PrideFest presented by Erie Insurance. The event started with a march from The Zone at 133 West 18th St and ended at Perry Square. For the first time, the event included vendors and agencies on both sides of Perry Square.
Front: David Wooledge, Tine Richardi, Amber Earthman
Back: Hillary Palczer & Crystal Fehlman
Over 2,000 people were in attendance, making this the largest Pride celebration Erie has had. Mayor Joe Schember was in attendance, delivering a proclamation that June 29th be recognized as Pride Day in Erie.
For information on how to become involved with PrideFest and other local events for the LGTBQIA+ community, please visit:
NW PA Pride alliance at https://www.nwpapride.org/
Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) at http://greatereriealliance.com/.