MHADC provides a range of services for adults with mental health issues in the Mid-Hudson Valley region. For more, see Parents and Families.

Care coordination

MHADC Adult Svcs v3b-1More than 65 MHADC care managers and support staff serve people with serious and persistent mental illness, chronic medical conditions, or substance abuse issues. Our care managers provide help and support for a wide range of issues including but not limited to mental and physical well being, housing, budgeting, vocational and educational opportunities, and socialization.

Working with Hudson River Healthcare, the Institute for Family Health, and the Hudson Valley Care Coalition, we use the “health home” care model, assuring that clients are linked to quality services.

The term “health home” originated with Medicaid. Health homes must provide six core services: (1) comprehensive care management; (2) care coordination and health promotion; (3) comprehensive transitional care and follow‐up; (4) patient and family support; (5) referral to community and social support services; and (6) use of health information technology to link services.

MHADC’s care managers coordinate with virtually every person in our clients’ lives including families, mental health professionals, primary care doctors, medical specialists, landlords, and parole or probation officers. If you or a loved one could use these services, e-mail Department Manager Michael Napolitano, or phone him at 845-473-2500, ext. 3005.

Friendship

MHADC’s COMPEER program pairs adults with mental illness and community volunteers for weekly activities, organized social events, and companionship. CompeerCORPS matches veterans with mental illness and fellow vets. For details e-mail us or phone 845-473-2500, ext. 1323. Volunteers are needed for both programs and will receive training designed to help ease isolation, build trust, and offer support.

Personalized Recovery Oriented Services and Clinic (PROS)

prosRACK1PROS are comprehensive supports for individuals diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness. Support and recovery programs aim to improve functioning, increase employment, promote education, and reduce the need for inpatient and emergency services. PROS is also a clinic staffed by a psychiatrist, nurse practitioner, and therapists. PROS is based at MHADC’s Wellness Center, 249 Main Street in Beacon. Visit our Contact page for directions. For more information e-mail Kristina Hazleton or phone 845-473-2500, ext. 1213.

Referrals

MHADC maintains a list of private mental health practitioners—psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers–in Dutchess County. We also keep lists of support groups and service agencies. For more information, e-mail Janet Caruso or phone her at 845-473-2500, ext. 1325.

Supported housing

MHADC manages a small number of apartments for individuals with a serious, diagnosed mental illness. The program includes additional care management and assists clients in developing the skills to live independently. Currently, we have 16 apartments including five reserved for 18-25 year olds. Rent is 33 percent of monthly income. For details, e-mail Department Manager Michael Napolitano, or phone him at 845-473-2500, ext. 3005.

Workshops, Classes, and Support Groups

MHADC hosts a wide range of programs featuring our own staff as well as outside presenters. Check our calendar for details.

For information on peer-led support groups for individuals with depression and bipolar disorder e-mail  Marge Tortorella, RN or phone her at 845-473-2500, ext. 1316.

For information on classes and workshops like those listed below, e-mail Marlene Taylor or phone 845-473-2500, ext.1309.

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • Healthy Choices
  • Living Healthy with Diabetes
  • Men Get Depression
  • Question, Persuade, Refer
  • Safe Talk
  • Parenting Film Series
  • Managing Defiant Behavior
  • From Relationship Trauma to Resilience

Check our calendar to find a detailed schedule of upcoming classes listed above as well as registration information.