MHA routinely collaborates with a number of community partners, including, but not limited to:
Behavioral Healthcare Corporation
Our mission: Mental health for all we serve. Our passion: Helping you achieve mental health.
Children & Youth Agency
The Lancaster County Children and Youth Social Service Agency is a public child welfare agency mandated to provide protection services to Lancaster County’s children and their families. The Agency investigates all reports of child abuse and neglect and provides intervention services to address safety threats and risk factors and stabilize the family. The Agency’s mission is to address the safety, permanency and well-being of children and youth at risk of abuse and neglect.
Community Services Group
CSG was founded in 1972 with the goal of providing quality community-based intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) and mental health services in Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania. Today, we’ve grown to over 1,800 employees in 19 counties across Pennsylvania. Our specialized programs are designed to meet the needs of the individuals we serve and help them reach their full potential. We take pride in empowering individuals and promoting independence and wellness.
Community Support Program
The Community Support Program (CSP) of Pennsylvania is a coalition of mental health consumers, family members and professionals working to help adults with serious mental illnesses and co-occurring disorders live successfully in the community. The statewide coalition links CSP nationally with regional and local CSP’s throughout the State.
Compass Mark’s mission is to reduce the incidence, prevalence, and consequences of the harmful use of and addiction to alcohol and other drugs. For over 50 years, our award-winning addiction prevention programs have guided thousands of children, youth, and adults toward a healthy and successful life path.
Franklin & Marshall College
Franklin & Marshall College offers students a hands-on education that emphasizes close relationships with faculty. With a 230-year history of academic excellence, F&M unleashes the potential in students to help them achieve beyond what they themselves thought possible. Students flourish in a supportive community that treats them as an individual, and their successes continue long after F&M. The College is a national leader in launching students and alumni to opportunities where they make a difference in the community and the world.
Lancaster County Coalition to End Homelessness
The Lancaster County Coalition to End Homelessness (LCCEH) is a network of health and human service providers, business leaders and private sector individuals working to eradicate homelessness in Lancaster City and County through service coordination, advocacy, public education, and community organizing.
Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13 (IU13)
IU13 is an education service agency dedicated to delivering irresistible services to schools and communities across the state and beyond.
Over the years, we have expanded our reach—using our expertise to provide products and services not only to Lancaster and Lebanon counties’ 22 public school districts, but also to nonpublic schools, education agencies, parents, preschools, adult learners, businesses, municipalities and more. Despite this growth, everything that we do supports our core mission of improving student learning.
Our programs meet many types of needs and range from basic help to the provision of skilled care. All services are intended to keep older persons at home, where they most often want to remain.
Lancaster Osteopathic Health Foundation (LOHF)
Our vision is for all Lancaster County children and youth to experience mental wellbeing. We facilitate children’s access to behavioral healthcare by providing grants and scholarships, and offering education and resources to healthcare providers and educators.
We provide resources and information regarding inmates and our facilities.
Lancaster County RMO
The Mission of the Lancaster County Reentry Management Organization (RMO) is to achieve safer communities through reduced recidivism by providing support and assistance to people with criminal records through an intentional network of faith-based and community organizations in partnership with the criminal justice system.
Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine
Lancaster General Health (LG Health), a member of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine), is a 663-licensed bed not-for-profit health system with a comprehensive network of care encompassing Lancaster General Hospital (LGH), Women & Babies Hospital and the Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital (in partnership with Kindred Healthcare). Our membership in Penn Medicine brings together the strengths of a world-renowned, not-for-profit academic medical center and a nationally recognized, not-for-profit community healthcare system.
Lancaster Regional Medical Center/Pinnacle Health
We pride ourselves on providing a comprehensive range of medical and surgical services, with an intense focus on service quality and patient safety. Our mission: Compassionate, personalized care…every patient, every time.
Located on College Avenue in Lancaster City, PA, Lancaster Regional Medical Center has a rich history dating back to 1883 when the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia established the first hospital in Lancaster County.
Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania
MHAPA, a nonprofit organization that reflects the ethnic and cultural diversity of the Commonwealth, works on behalf of the mental health of its citizens, instilling principles that facilitate recovery and resiliency of individuals and their families, through advocacy, education, and public policy.
Mental Health America
Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it; with recovery as the goal.
Lancaster County Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (BH/DS) believes that all individuals, birth through adulthood, should be viewed through their strengths and empowered to fulfill their life’s purpose within an accepting and supportive community.
Our three programs: Early Intervention, Mental Health and Intellectual Disability assure that individuals with developmental delays, mental illness and intellectual disability receive quality supports and services that help them attain their life’s goals. BH/DS also provides education to our community to help create understanding and facilitate inclusion of all people.
Let’s Talk, Lancaster
Let’s Talk, Lancaster is dedicated to improving mental health and well-being in Lancaster County. Our vision is a vibrant Lancaster Community that promotes and supports an environment where people live mentally healthy lives.
Let’s Talk, Lancaster has joined the Campaign to Change Direction as a regional partner. We have pledged to share the 5 signs of emotional suffering with 275,000 people in Lancaster County and to work together to change the culture surrounding mental health.
Millersville University offers a world-class education—one where our students can make the most of their potential. You will sense it the first moment you visit campus. It’s the result of a commitment to learning that our students, professors, coaches, counselors, advisors and alumni share. We believe that a good life begins with learning, that hard work leads to great things, and that caring for one another results in a better world.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation’s leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.
Spanish America Civic Association (SACA) – Nuestra Clinica
PA’s first inpatient treatment facility for Latino men.
Nuestra Clinica’s purpose is to provide culturally competent therapeutic services and support to Latino clients and their families. It is Nuestra Clinica’s intention to provide both prevention and intervention services facilitating educational experiences and treatment to the community. Nuestra Clinica coordinates the diverse efforts being conducted in the community to help address the ongoing behavioral health and substance abuse needs and the region. Our level of care includes both short and long term rehabilitation.
Pennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources – Berks-Lancaster-Lebanon Service Area
The Berks-Lancaster-Lebanon LINK oversight committee is comprised of agencies and organizations who have been identified by the Commonwealth; that is, these partners formerly were known as core partners. Core partners included Area Agencies on Aging (AAA), Centers for Independent Living, Office of Long-Term Living Nursing Home Transition agencies and previous enrolling agencies, as well as the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (APPRISE) provider within the county when not included in the AAA.
PerformCare was founded in 1994 by a group of leading behavioral health organizations, including providers and related associations. We are a full-service managed behavioral health care organization that supports members and providers. We offer specialized behavioral health and human services programs in both the public and private sectors.
Psychological Associates of Lancaster
Established in 1971, Psychological Associates of Lancaster, Inc is a private, group practice of mental health professionals committed to the residents of this area and offering help by providing quality counseling services. Our experienced professionals will guide you through your concerns or difficulties as you readjust to a more balanced and positive lifestyle.
Tabor Community Services
Tabor was established in 1968 by members of the Mennonite Community in Lancaster to help low-income families find housing and manage their finances. They were led by the scriptural call to demonstrate their concern for others through action and to work to eliminate the forces that divide us as a community. Since then, Tabor has developed a wide array of services that help people find solutions to their housing and financial challenges. The organization has also initiated community revitalization projects in the part of Lancaster City where its offices are located.
Transitional Living Center (TLC)
TLC, a program of Tabor Community Services, helps individuals, couples and families experiencing homelessness to achieve their housing stability and self-sufficiency goals. Working to end homelessness is essential for an inclusive, growing and vibrant community.
T.W. Ponessa & Associates
T. W. Ponessa & Associates Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic was established in 1991 and is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Department of Public Welfare.
The treatment team at T. W. Ponessa & Associates is dedicated to providing confidential, comprehensive assessment, intervention and treatment for individuals in all phases of life, pre-school through senior years, who are experiencing a variety of mental health concerns.
United Way of Lancaster County
Mobilizing the caring power of our community to achieve impactful systemic social change within our county.
Walk for D.E.S.
On June 6th 2011, Mark & Debbie Schantzer lost their 21 year old son to suicide. There were no signs, no warnings, and no answers. Nothing prepared them for this tragedy. Desmond’s death rocked the very core of their family’s existence and the pain they have known is beyond comprehension.
Sitting in grief is debilitating; working through grief is healing. This is the reason Mark, Debbie and their daughter Danielle joined with community partners to create the DES Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity and to organize the Walk for D.E.S.
Our goal is to raise much needed funding to support the work of dedicated partners that are committed to raising awareness about suicide, working to prevent these tragedies, and providing grief counseling and support when heartbreak occurs.
WellSpan Philhaven’s continuum of compassionate, caring services for individuals facing behavioral health issues is anchored by a commitment to service excellence. As an expression of Christ’s love, Philhaven promotes hope, healing and wholeness through the provision of behavioral healthcare resources.
YWCA Lancaster is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.