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Mental Health Association of Nassau County Services and Programs


Rehabilitation and Support Service Programs

·         Gathering Place PROS – Day program focusing on Personalized Recovery Oriented Services, where adults with mental Illnesses actively participate in skill development toward employment, housing, education, wellness self-management and improving their health while working toward community integration.

·         SOAR – Socialization and Recovery Program. SOAR is a “Clubhouse-like” program for recovery and social skills.

·         Financial Management – Helping those living with Mental Illness regain their financial independence.  Currently serving over 400 consumers monthly.

·         Health Home Care Coordination – For at-risk adults: provides someone to help navigate the mental health system and link them to needed services and supports in the areas of health, financial entitlements, housing, educational and vocational needs.

·         Medicaid Service Coordination – Assists adults with developmental disabilities to develop life goals, make informed choices and achieve self-reliance and community inclusion.

·         Compeer Program – A volunteer program that matches consumers with volunteer mentors to work towards recovery.

·         Adult Family Support – Weekly support groups for adult family members and friends of consumers living with mental illnesses.  Private consultations are also available.

·         Crisis Respite for Families – We provide an out of home residential stay for children in need of some time apart from their family.  Families benefit from a short respite.

·         Hospital Discharge Coordination - Coordinates all children’s psychiatric discharges from Nassau County Hospitals to ensure comprehensive community linkages and supports.

·         Consumer Link – The peer services division of MHANC, through which trained and certified professionals having lived experience with mental health challenges provide non-clinical support, hope, systems advocacy, and crisis services.


Peer Services

·         Phone Link – Peer-to-Peer warm line offers consumers a chance to talk to other consumers about recovery, relationships, work, school, problem solving, etc.

·         Turquoise House – A peer respite wellness center that allows guests to use crisis as an opportunity, providing connection, hope, and a successful alternative to hospitalization.

·         Support Groups – These are peer run self-help groups.


Veterans Services

·         Vet2Vet – Veterans Peer Support and networking groups for Nassau County Veterans

·         Veterans Health Alliance of Long Island – Building a friendly veteran community by promoting the health and well-being of Long Island veterans and their families through advocacy, outreach, training, peer support and awareness



·         Public Policy – We advocate for individuals living with mental illness, in an attempt to improve service delivery, modify laws and help people in their recovery.

·         Children’s Advocacy Committee – A grassroots group comprising parents and professionals who are dedicated to the recognition of children’s mental health; timely access to comprehensive, quality services and equity in treatment.

·         Community Outreach and Education – Provides information and educational materials to increase the public awareness about mental health issues and community-based resources.


Residential Services

·         Cushman House, Garvey House, Walden House – Homes for adults who have mental illnesses, providing the needed supports to focus on recovery.  These homes have around-the-clock supervision, and staff assists with teaching activities of daily living skills.

·         The Dales – Apartment programs that provide the next step in mental health residential housing. Staff visits residents 2-3 times weekly to support their recovery.

·         Supported Housing - Provides an opportunity for people living with a mental illness to live on their own.  Housing programs include:

o    Hofstein House - a 24 unit apartment building.

o    Independent Apartment Program - 43 consumers living in scattered site apartments.

o    A Home At Last – 9 scattered site apartments for individuals and families with a history of mental illness and homelessness

o    A Home At Last 2 – Single site housing for 6 individuals with a history of mental illness and homelessness

·         The Terrace – A housing program for 10 children who have autism to live in a family-like setting with behavioral interventions and staff support.

·         Titus – A housing program that teaches life skills to 6 young adults with autism.


Education and Training

·         Education and Training for Mental Health Professionals – Serves as Nassau County’s mental health university;  dedicated to providing education, information and skills’ training that is reflective of the changing needs of professionals, advocates, government workers and academics.  We currently serve over 1400 behavioral health professionals in Nassau and Suffolk County.

·         The Players – Volunteer theater troupe that uses vignettes and performances to help eliminate the stigma of Mental Illness.