845-473-2500 253 Mansion St Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

H.O.P.E. for Families

CATEGORY Support Groups & Social Activities

Are you parent or caregiver to a child with a social, emotional, or mental health diagnosis? Do you feel isolated and wish you could connect with others who know what you’re going through?

Helping Others through Personal Experience is a peer-led support group that gets you feeling connected and empowered through a network of people who are ready to help.


  • Group support from people who understand your situation
  • Referrals to helpful services
  • Support for crisis situations
  • Access to one-on-one support and advocacy as needed
  • Offsite support such as rides and company

What is the program like?

Groups are confidential and very low-pressure. Often there are snack and refreshments. Everyone listens, brainstorms solutions, and networks with other parents. There’s an opportunity to share and celebrate successes, if you choose.

How do I participate?

Group sessions don’t require any registration or prerequisites. To find out when the next session is, call Lynn at 845-473-2500 ext. 1343. Information is also listed in the Our Families Guide, United Way 411, and other popular local resources.

Lynn Rogers,
I'm an activist parent and a skilled advocate having previously served several years as the Family Advocate for MHA Dutchess. I'm now the Program Coordinator for the Family Support Programs at MHA, and hold Family Development Credential (FDC) and the Family Peer Advocate Credential (FPAC). I've been an active presenter and panel member at a variety of conferences and presentations throughout the Family Support community and received the 2002 Excellence in Resiliency Award from Families Together in NYS, Inc. for outstanding work in promoting resiliency in families of children with Social, behavioral, or emotional needs. My strong belief is that parents are the experts with their children and should be empowered to determine the goals for themselves and their families.

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Celebrate with us at our 64th Annual Meeting and Appreciation Awards

Event details:

  • $40 (includes lunch)
  • Date: May 17, 2018
  • Time: 11 A.M.
  • Location: Poughkeepsie Grand, Regency Room - 40 Civic Center Plaza
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