Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Volunteers receive six weeks of training so they can support children in or at risk for foster care placement. They ensure that cases progress promptly through the system and that children in foster homes are well treated. For more information e-mail us or phone 845-473-2500, ext. 1323.
Volunteers are trained to befriend individuals suffering with mental illness helping to ease their isolation, build their trust, and offer support. (ComCorp is for veterans only.) For more information e-mail Desiree King or phone 845-473-2500, ext. 1323.
CompeerCORPS is now Veterans’ Peer Services
Learn more about Veterans Peer Services here. If you know a veteran who could benefit from a support group of his or her peers, who might need some case management, who would enjoy socializing with other veterans, whose family could use some advocacy and support – call us! (845) 473-2500 x1306
Kids on the Block
Volunteers are trained to work with large puppets to educate and entertain young children. Children learn healthy life skills and gain awareness of topics such as disabilities, school safety, obesity, and multiculturalism. For more information, e-mail Marlene Taylor or phone her at at 845-473-2500, ext. 1309.
Join a Committee
MHADC has Community Affairs, Resource Development (fundraising), and special committees that include community members. Often, the more members, the more work gets done. For information on Community Affairs, contact Janet Caruso (845-473-2500 x1325). Contact Teresa Gasperini (email, 914-475-6875) for details on Development and for special committees.