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There is no health without mental health.  Across Tompkins County, approximately 1 in 5 people experience at least one-episode of mental illness each year. At the MHATC we pride ourselves on protecting, serving, and advocating for vulnerable individuals in our community, but we can only do so with the help of people like you who support our work. Your end-of-year tax-deductible donation to MHATC will help us continue this important work into 2020. With your gift, we will be able to continue to strengthen our community support through our:

·Youth Services Program which offers flexible, creative programming to meet the needs of young people facing mental health concerns. By providing opportunities for support, socialization, and recreation, this program works to keep youth living happy, healthy lives in their homes and our community.

·Family Support Services Program which provides services to support and empower
families so they can improve the quality of their lives and help their children achieve their full potential.

·Education Program which informs consumers, family members and the public
concerning all aspects of mental health and mental illness. Our community education program provides opportunities for dialogue in order to reduce stigma and bullying and encourages consumers to seek help.

·Peer Support and Peer Training Program which provides an opportunity for
consumers who have achieved significant recovery to assist others in their recovery
journeys. Peer Specialists model recovery, teach skills and offer support to help people experiencing mental health challenges lead meaningful lives.

·Jenkins Center for Hope and Recovery is a drop-in center for those who use or have used mental health services. The Jenkins Center provides a safe environment where mental health consumers can relax, have fun with peers, and share information and support.

These services make a difference in people’s lives. They are parents, siblings, employees, volunteers, and students, with hopes and dreams for leading healthy and fulfilling lives.

As we hear the voices calling out for help, we ask you to consider making a gift to help us in the fight against stigma and allow us to continue to offer resources and advocacy. Your ongoing support will bolster our current programming and allow MHATC to add services that are desperately needed in our community.

Please join us in our commitment to seek solutions to social needs and injustices. It’s only through the generous and compassionate support of people like you, that our reach can expand and our participants can find hope and healing.

Josephine Gibson
Executive Director

Support MHATC through Amazon Smile

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If you shop on Amazon.com, you can support MHATC. Enroll in Amazon’s Smile program at no cost to you, and 0.5% of the cost of any purchase will be donated to MHATC.

Go to smile.amazon.com and log in with your Amazon account. On the next page where it asks you to choose a charity to support, search for ‘Mental Health Association Tompkins County’ and select it from the resulting list. After you have enrolled, remember to bookmark smile.amazon.com to shop, instead of the regular Amazon.com (with all the same selection).

As always, please also consider donating directly through us, sharing our news with your friends and family, and liking our Facebook page to stay in touch with us.