• Finding it hard to cope? Check out our Adult Services

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Mental Health First Aid 2-Day Course
Cost: $80 per person 
The Mental Health First Aid certification course teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self help care. Please call Jake at 607 273-9250 for more information or to request a training.

Jenkins Center Annual Picnic
September 2, 1 – 4 
Cost: $4.00 donation,  FREE for members
Please join us at the Stewart Park small pavilion for food, friends, games and fun. Come learn about the Jenkins Center, meet the staff and members. Get information about the services of the Mental Health Association in Tompkins County. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available.

Annual Meeting/Open House
September 28, 12-2
Cost: donations appreciated
The MHATC would like to invite you for our 61st Annual Meeting at our offices at 301 S Geneva Street in Ithaca. We will be showing our renovated Jenkins Center for Hope and Recovery. Staff and members will be available to talk about our mission and our services. Light lunch provided.



Tuesday Group: After the Trauma – Learning Self-Help Tools to Speed Recovery
Trauma symptoms can intrude on our lives anytime. It really helps to have tools to manage those symptoms and feel more control. There IS healing after trauma! Registration appreciated, call 607-273-9250.

Wednesday Dinners
301 S Geneva St., Suite 110

We serve dinner at our Jenkins Center. Please drop-in, have a delicious meal, tour our facility, learn about our services and make some new friends. For more information, call 607-277-7337.

Thursday Group: Women’s Social Group
301 S Geneva St., Suite 110
A social club for women of all ages, this group is a safe space to make new friends and share life experiences. Each week the group will complete a small project.

Thursday Group: Teen Group
301 S Geneva St., Suite 109
A group is a safe space for teens to network, make new friends and share life experiences.

Saturday Children’s Program
Our Children’s Services Program provides a Saturday activity group each week from 1 – 4 pm. For more information or to register your child, call Jake at 607-273-9250.



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The Mental Health Association in Tompkins County offers a variety of mental health programs and resources available online and in-person.

Yes, I want to help my community and neighbors live mentally healthier lives!

Help end the stigma and improve the lives of those living with mental health conditions. Donations are tax-deductible. Secure online processing via PayPal. Prefer to make a donation by phone? Reach us at: 607-273-9250.


We are committed to developing & supporting the active involvement of ordinary people in all aspects of mental health.

Located in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State, in Ithaca, The Mental Health Association in Tompkins County (MHATC) is committed to developing and supporting the active involvement of ordinary people (including providers, family members and recipients of mental health services) in all aspects of mental health. These include the definition of needs, the promotion of community, and the provision of services. We also support the human and civil rights of people who use mental health services, and will educate the community on all perspectives concerning mental health and mental health disabilities.

Our services are available to those who live or work in Tompkins County. We have limited services available in Seneca, Schuyler and Yates Counties in Central New York. We are always happy to respond to email inquiries in English, regardless of place of origin, if we can be of service.

Ithaca is Gorges.

The Mental Health Association in Tompkins County is a United Way agency and a chapter of the Mental Health Association in New York State (MHANYS). MHANYS is an affiliate of Mental Health America (MHA), formerly the National Mental Health Association (NMHA).

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