If you are 18-25 and have a mental illness MHADC’s Young Adult Transition program can help you develop job skills, prepare a resume, and find internships and jobs. For details contact Jennifer, Young Adult Transition Program, 845-473-2500, ext. 1358.

If your post-secondary education has been interrupted as a result of a mental illness, MHADC’s Supported Education Program can help. We work with Dutchess Community College and state agencies and programs, to help you get into school, stay in school, and succeed in school. For details contact Kat Weaver, 845-473-2500, ext. 1375.

homelessIf you are homeless staff members at The Living Room offer a variety of support including employment counseling. The Living Room at Mel’s Place is a safe haven–a day center with hot food, showers, and more for homeless individuals and families who struggle with mental health and/or substance abuse. The Living Room is open weekdays 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Vernae Johnson or phone 845-473-2500.

Other adults struggling with mental illness and addiction can receive help developing job skills, preparing resumes, and finding work by joining MHADC’s Personalized Recovery Oriented Services. PROS is based at MHADC’s Wellness Center, 249 Main Street in Beacon. For details, contact Kristina Hazleton or phone 845-473-2500, ext. 1213.  Visit our contact page for directions to the Beacon Center.