Programs for Young Adults

Depression & Bipolar Support Group

Do you have a history of depression or bipolar disorder? Are you interested in resources & support from people who know what you’re going through? The Depression & Bipolar Support Group is a weekly walk-in session where you can listen and ask questions around living a healthy full life, including ...

Sober Supported Housing

Are you feeling financially strapped while working towards sobriety? Keep up your momentum with housing that puts your health and finances first. MARC’s Sober Supported Housing is a subsidized housing program that empowers you to get back on your feet. Maintain a paying job while accessing individualized recovery counseling and ...

Community Residences

Do you want to regain your independence but need access to sobriety support that keeps you focused on your goal? Access a safe community residence that supports you in your recovery. Bolger House Are you a recovering male in need of a safe shelter while you transition back into society? ...

24/7 Addiction Crisis Center

Are you struggling to step away from a dependent lifestyle but don’t have anywhere to turn to? Receive accessible and affordable care that helps you walk the path to sobriety. If you are detoxing from substance abuse and experiencing continuous relapse, our Addiction Crisis Center is your next step in ...

Supported Education Program

Are you attending (or about to attend) Dutchess Community College? Are you recovering from a psychiatric disability or an addiction disorder? Could you use a little extra support on campus? Our Supported Education Program will allow you to make the most of your college experience by helping you get adjusted ...

Peer Services

PEER SERVICES: LISTENING FROM THE HEART What are Peer Services? Peer support services are peer-delivered services with a rehabilitation and recovery focus. Peers support lasting recovery by forming valuable relationships with our clients. They use lived experience and model healthy behaviors and skills which our clients need for coping with ...

Raising Responsible, Resilient, Self-Sufficient Teens

Are you currently raising a teenager? Do you want to be proactive in teaching them the skills they need to thrive, and preparing them to face the coming challenges with grace? This workshop will help you prepare your teens to live life well. We’ll help you understand common problems, as ...

Personalized Recovery-Oriented Services

Are you living with a Severe Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) and looking to become more independent and comfortable in society? This program will help you learn and refine your life skills. You get the opportunity to build your own schedule, learn in a familiar setting, and take the pressure off ...

Supported Housing

Do you have a severe persistent mental illness you’re trying to live with? Are you homeless (or at risk), struggling with addiction or mental health issues, and needing an affordable and safe place to live? This program offers housing that stays matched to your income. Once your housing needs are ...

Take the Journey: From Resilience to Balance

Have you been through a dysfunctional family life? Is it still affecting you emotionally, mentally, or spiritually?  Do you use substances or compulsive habits to help yourself feel better? This workshop helps you understand how trauma affects you physically, and teaches you how to embrace healthier solutions for clearing your ...

The Living Room at Mel’s Place

If you’re homeless (or at risk), struggle with addiction or mental health issues, and need a place to go during the day, Mel’s Place is for you. You get all of the typical benefits of a day shelter—hot showers, food, company, a safe space—but also whatever help is within our ...

Parenting Explosive Children

Are you a parent or caregiver to a child between 2 and 12 who reacts often with explosive and aggressive outbursts? Does your child seem like he or she only knows one way to react: with anger? This workshop not only teaches you to solve conflicts with your child peacefully, ...

Parenting Challenging Teens

Are you the parent or caregiver to one or more teens who are constantly challenging your authority? Are you struggling to set boundaries? This workshop will help you understand the principles of managing difficult behaviour, create agreements with your teen, and overall feel a lot more empowered and a lot ...

Parent Well-Being

Have you become so engrossed in your child’s world that you’ve forgotten about your own? Are you ready to start dreaming and living again? This workshop will teach you how to pursue your own goals while still being a great parent and balancing the demands of life around you. It’s ...

P.E.A.C.E.

Are you a currently going through a stressful separation or divorce? Are you embroiled in a custody dispute, with your child stuck in the middle? The P.E.A.C.E. program is an interactive class that helps you understand the court system and make sure you keep yourself and your children healthy while ...

Your Defiant Child

Are you caring for a child that’s between 2 and 12 and consistently doesn’t listen to your requests? Are you sick of repeating the same thing over and over again, when you know your child already knows the routine? Are you a parent, caregiver, or educator to a child with ...

How to Talk So Teens Will Listen

Are you currently raising or caring for a teen who won’t listen? Do you wish you could have a less stressful relationship with them and still prepare them for the world? This workshop will help you get through to your teen, not to mention help them get ready to face ...

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen

Are you caring for a child between the ages of 2 and 12 who just won’t listen? Do you wish that you could manage their behaviour better without losing your cool? This workshop will give you the understanding and skills you need to get through to your kid, help them ...

Home & Community Based Services

Home and Community Based Services "HCBS" is a program provided in Dutchess County by Mental Health America of Dutchess County (MHA Dutchess). Adult Behavioral Health HCBS can help you achieve your life goals and be more involved in your community. These services can help with: independence, education and employment, peer and ...

H.O.P.E. for Families

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 ...

Custom Workshops

Are you an agency or a group looking for a speaker on a particular topic? Do you have an issue relevant to mental health or addiction that your group would like to become more educated on? If you have an idea for a workshop, we’d like to make it happen. ...

Compeer

Are you struggling with mental illness but still wishing you could get out more? Want to spend time with people who understand what you’re going through? Compeer matches adults with community volunteers to go for weekly outings and activities together. You get a supportive friend and mentor, who’s there to ...

Care Management

Do you have a mental health diagnosis, two or more chronic medical conditions, and/or substance abuse challenges? Do you have consistent daily challenges, but don’t know where to turn? This program gives you a single point of access to manage all of your care providers, help assess areas where you ...

Adult Advocacy and Resource Programs

Are you over 18 and suffering from or caring for someone with a psychiatric illness? Do you need help, but you’re not 100% sure what you need—for example in the case of moving or a sudden life upheaval? Our Adult Advocacy program will get you the guidance, resource information, and ...

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