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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

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!

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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

June 1 2020 Erie, PA.

Community Care Behavioral Health has canceled all Adult and Parent Advisory Meetings through the end of June. For the most up to date information about COVID-19 and member meetings go to the website.

Erie PrideFest held June 29

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.

Attendies at Pridefest
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.

Mayoral Procamation
Mayoral Procamation

For information on how to become involved with PrideFest and other local events for the LGTBQIA+ community, please visit:
NW PA Pride alliance at
Greater Erie Alliance for Equality (GEAE) at

Erie Gives IconSupport The Mental Health Association's Warming Center during Erie Gives Day!

Jul 27 2020 Erie, PA

On August 11, 2020, The Mental Health Association will be participating in Erie Gives Day from 8 AM - 8 PM.

How can your donation help guests at The Warming Center?

  1. $25: 12 guests at The Warming Center are able to receive hygiene products.
  2. $50: Feeds all guests at The Warming Center for an evening.
  3. $150: Sponsors a cot for the entire winter season.
  4. $500: All guests at The Warming Center are provided a night of safety, warmth, and comfort.

You can support this cause by online contribution:

Donations can also be made with check accompanied by this form:

and dropped off to The Erie Community Foundation (459 West 6th St Erie, PA 16507) until 8/10/2020.

Warming Center at MHA Icon2020 Calendars On Sale
at Half Price

Support our Warming Center with the purchase of 2020 calendars. For $5.00 each, these make great gifts for friends and family.

Please see, call or e-mail Tina for details. Ph: 814-452-4462 X 102, or email trichardi at

MHA 2020 Calendar Front

MHA 2020 Calendar Page

MHA IconEvery Donation is Appreciated

Jun 1 2020 Erie, PA

The Mental Health Association is grateful for donations of all kinds. What we cannot use, we make sure goes to other local non-profits and organizations. We were able to donate two large bags of children's clothing, a bag of stuffed animals, and children's coat hangers to @Green Scene Thrift.

Every donation is appreciated

Green Scene Thrift's mission is "… to raise funds for programs and initiatives in Erie County that make recycling, reusing, and environmental projects more affordable and accessible for residents…".

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 ~