Many 18-25-year-olds—and their families—have difficulty engaging the adult mental health system. To help, MHADC provides two programs just for this critical life stage.

Education Support

MHADC’s Supported Education program serves students whose post-secondary education has been interrupted as a result of mental illness. Working with Dutchess Community College and state agencies, MHADC helps people get into school, stay in school, and succeed in school. Eligibility: 18 or older, meet admission requirements for Dutchess Community College, and be referred by ACCES-VR, New York State’s Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation. For details contact Kat Weaver at 845-473-2500, ext. 1375.

Young Adult Transition

Young Adult Transition programming includes a rich menu of weekly life skills training, wellness self-management, and job preparation. Participants also may take part in community service, internships, and make business and community connections. MHADC also provides information, peer support groups, and coaching for the families of young adults. For details contact Rose-Anne Errico at 845-473-2500, ext. 1358.