Mental Health America

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Agency Programs and Services

Mental Health America designs programs and services to meet the needs of the community, always ensuring that they meet the highest standards and maintain MHA's core values.

Select a program category below to learn more about our specific programs and get contact information.

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Executive Director

Andrew O'Grady, LCSW


Case Management

A true partnership with individuals.
Division Director of Adult Services: Lisa Connolly, LMHC

The Case Management Program serves over 1,500 people each year who are recovering from serious mental illness.  Our goal is to assist them in obtaining services and resources from other community agencies so they can live independently in the community. more...


Community Education

Information, referral, workshops, classes and conferences.
Director: Janet Caruso, M.S.L.S

The Community Education Program serves our consumers by presenting information on mental illness through our Library, parenting classes, mental wellness workshops, and educational programs and conferences. more...


Corporate Compliance Program

Compliance Officer: Lynn Reno, MPS, CHC

MHA of Dutchess County is committed to providing quality services that comply with federal, state and local laws and regulations. Activities are routinely monitored to ensure that they are always conducted with integrity, and that they support our vision and mission.
A Corporate Compliance Plan, which includes a Code of Conduct, has been established for employees and associates of MHA of Dutchess County, and is observed. Please contact Lynn Reno, Compliance Officer, at 845-473-2500, ext. 3006, for further information.


Family Support & Advocacy Services

Director: Lydia Edelhaus, M.A., Ph.D

Working from a consistently strength-based orientation, programs provide advocacy, skill-building, education, empowerment, support, and opportunities for social interaction. more...


Assists and restores an individual’s social, vocational, and recreational skills as they recover from mental illness more...


Homeless & MICA Services
The Living Room: Mel's Place

Division Director of Adult Services: Lisa Connolly, LMHC
Program Manager: Vernae Johnson

Families and individuals without a place to call home, and who are dealing with mental health related issues and/or addiction problems are provided with employment and substance abuse counseling, more...


Personalized Recovery Services

Division Director of Adult Services: Lisa Connolly, LMHC
Team Leader: Raya Noreault, MS

Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS) is a comprehensive recovery oriented program for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. The goal of our program is to integrate support, and rehabilitation in a manner that facilitates the individual's recovery from mental illness. more...