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    Mental Health Association of Westchester County

    The mission of the Mental Health Association of Westchester County, Inc. is to promote mental health in Westchester County through advocacy, community education and direct services.

    Description: MHA of Westchester is a frontline resource for individuals with emotional difficulties and mental illnesses. MHA champions the rights of those who have trouble speaking out for themselves including the elderly, victims of abuse, and children in foster care. The agency strives to improve public understanding of mental health and mental illness by raising awareness on a wide range of mental health topics through workshops, conferences, lectures, meetings, and publications. Our rehabilitation services help adults, who are recovering from serious mental illnesses, live successful and satisfying lives by engaging in meaningful social, educational, vocational, and recreational activities. MHA's direct services, which include clinic-based mental health treatment and support services, home- and community-based treatment and support services, and school-based projects, serve over 3,000 adults and children and their families annually

    NAMI-NYC Metro

    The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of New York City Metro, Inc. (NAMI-NYC Metro) is a grassroots organization that provides support, education and advocacy for families and individuals of all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds who live with mental illness. As one of the largest affiliates of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, we work collaboratively with our state and national affiliates and other stakeholders in the community to educate the public, advocate for legislation, reduce stigma and improve the mental health system.

    Description: NAMI-NYC Metro was founded in 1979 by a small group of parents whose children suffered from mental illness. They came together to offer and seek support, provide mutual guidance and exchange resources and information. Twenty-five years later, the idea of families helping families remains our guiding principle. In a society where stigma and discrimination against people with mental illness show little sign of dissipating, these families gain the greatest amount of strength from each other. The NAMI environment encourages families to share their struggles and talk about symptoms, treatments, community resources and services, as well as strategies for coping with public misconceptions about mental illness.

    Visiting Nurse Service of New York-Hdqtrs http://www.vnsny.org

    Supported by staff and volunteers our mission is to: promote the health and well being of individuals and families by providing high quality, cost effective health care in the come and community, be a leader in the development of innovative services enabling people to function as independently as possible in their community; help shape health care policies that support beneficial home and community based services and to continue its tradition of charitable and compassionate care, with resources available.

    Description: Founded in 1893 by Lillian Wald, the Visiting Nurse Service of New York is the nation's largest voluntary nonprofit certified home care agency. We provide a wide array of home health care and community-based services. These include:skilled nursing care, physical, speech and occupational therapy, social work services, elder care consultation and case management, long term care, home care for persons with HIV/AIDS, and home health aide services.

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