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Not losing MH beds to Coronavirus

Would you be interested in becoming a NAMI Orange board member?
If so, contact our office at 845-956-6264
or email

to learn about the application process

Upcoming Events/Outreaches


Virtual NAMI 

Jan. 2-Feb. 20 
8 consecutive Saturdays
Click link to register for next scheduled course since this course is now closed out

On-going  Support Groups:

NAMI Connection*Offered online through
NAMI Orange  1st & 3rd Thursdays 
7-8:30 pm

Email to register at



*Offered online through
NAMI Sullivan Mondays, 7 pm


*Offered online through

Tuesdays, 5 pm


*Offered online through NAMI
2nd Friday
of month 
6:30 pm


NAMI Connection
a peer-led support group for adults living with a
mental illness.
No fee, no registration
unfortunately these meetings held in Goshen will not be able to resume until a later date, but online is available-
see above



presented by NAMI Orange
Click here for details

1st & 3rd Mondays
6:30-8 pm

Register by  emailing

r call Dhanu at

with name, phone # and email

For ongoing Family
Support Group Meetings, click here
for Zoom meetings thru NAMI Sullivan
3rd & 4th Tuesdays
6:30-8 p.m.

NAMI Rockland,
click here for support groups including
Family Support
in Spanish
Thursdays: 3-4 pm
Virtual Support meetings for Parents of Children, Teens and Young Adults
Thursdays: 6-7 pm


Virtual Self-Injury Learning Collaborative 
Thursdays: 4 pm
Mental Health Empowerment Project

Support Group through
Garnet Health

3rd Tuesday, starting December 15

5:30-6:30 pm

Own Voice


NAMI National Conference

June 30-July 3, 2021

NAMI Presentations:

Both programs are arranged by request

Click on links below for details

 -Ending the Silence
is an in-school presentation designed to teach middle and high school students about the signs and symptoms of mental illness, how to recognize the early warning signs and the importance of acknowledging those warning signs. Through this classroom presentation, students get to see the reality of living with a mental health condition.
*3 types of presentations are available: for students, for staff and also for families

Click above link for possible ETS ZOOM presentations

-In Our Own Voice
trained presenters who are in recovery from mental illness share compelling personal testimonies about their experiences of living with and dealing with the challenges posed by mental illness.


Call 311
available 24/7

 provides a centralized response center by consolidating services, including 911, Mobile Response Team, Independent Living, MHA and Access Supports for Living

311 Orange County Crisis Call Center

The Orange County Crisis Call Center (311) is located on the Orange County 911 dispatch floor at the Emergency Services Center, and is staffed with a crisis response team that provides collaborative, professional and peer telephone support and outreach 24-hours a day to anyone in need of emotional support, crisis intervention or connection to services.

This service is available to individuals who have substance use disorders, developmental disabilities, and/or mental illness, and their loved ones. It is also a resource for individuals who need some emotional support or are struggling with obtaining food resources due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. Behavioral health is an important healthcare issue, and this resource plays a pivotal role in providing access to services to the public when they might be in a time of crisis.

The Call Center:

  • Accesses 911, or

  • Provides telephone support, assessment, and a warm connection to appropriate services if needed. 

  • Dispatches the Crisis Mobile Response Team, formerly Mobile Mental Health, to assist with in-person support, assessment, crisis de-escalation and connection to appropriate services. (The mobile response was previously a mental health response, but will now be available to individuals in need of assistance across all three disability areas-Developmental Disability, Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder. 

  • Refers callers to Peer supports to assist with engagement to services, help to navigate the system, and on-going support by ensuring the connection with Independent Living, Inc.’s certified Peers. The Call Center can send a peer to meet you in the community.

  • Rape Crisis Services can be accessed through the Call Center.

Text4Teens is now available 24 hours a day
by texting 845-391-1000.


New Urgent Care Centers 
for Mental Health, Substance Use

Two mental health and substance use urgent care centers have opened. These walk-in clinics open 7 days a week are open to adults and children in the Hudson Valley.  No appointment. No referral.

UPDATE: Virtual Mental Health and Substance Use Urgent Care – Available 24:7 by phone – call 1-888-750-2266, option 2.

 Access: Supports for Living Locations: 

Union Street Community Counseling Ctr.
16-24 Union Street, Middletown 10940

Kaplan Family Counseling Center
21-23 Grand Street, Newburgh 12550

          Monday-Friday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
         Saturday-Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
              & Holidays

Psychiatrists, licensed therapists, registered nurses, peers, care managers are available on site.

After checking into the Access urgent care center, the patient will go to the "living room", a place for the patient to chat with a counselor. Then a nurse will assess the patient to be sure there are no underlying medical issues. Following the health exam, the patient will meet with a therapist, with their family and support system if they wish.

On a case-by-case basis, a care manager can assist with resources such as financial struggles, food insecurity or housing issues.

A compassionate team will work with you to figure out what's happening and begin a plan for recovery, including referrals to the community provider of your choice for longer-term care, if that is what you need.

A patient will schedule, if necessary, follow-up treatment either with Access or with other partner psychiatric treatment.

Insurers will be billed directly for those who have insurance. However, due to a $4 million federal grant, for the next 2 years, out of pocket costs of patients who require treatment but are uninsured, will be covered. Even if you have insurance, your co-pay will be paid for.


9-8-8 Bill Passes Congress!

On Monday, Sept. 21, NAMI celebrated the passage of S. 2661: the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2020. The bill establishes the plan to implement a universal three-digit number, 9-8-8, for mental health crises and suicide prevention. This number has the potential to save lives when every second counts.

The bill will now head to the President to be signed into law. The Federal Communications Commission has stated that it will become operational by July 2022. 


                  WARMING STATIONS

 Middletown Warming Station

Temple Sinai of Middletown 
75 Highland Avenue
Middletown, NY 10940

will be the temporary home of the Greater Middletown Interfaith Council Warming Station from Sunday, November 22, 2020 through April 7, 2021.

The Warming Station is open from 9 p.m.-7 a.m. seven nights a week and will be in Temple Sinai’s basement, which has its own rear entrance and bathrooms and can accommodate 30 guests on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please note, will only admit those in need up to 9:30 pm

Temperature check, Mask Use and Social Distancing

The Warming Station had been hosted by St. Paul’s United Methodist Church for nine years, but St. Paul’s is unable to provide the appropriate space due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s social-distancing requirements. The Warming Station is scheduled to be relocated at its new home at 8-10 Mulberry Street in  2021-2022.


Tri State Interfaith Council Port Jervis Warming Station

St. Peters Lutheran Church
31 W. Main Street
Port Jervis, NY

November 15, 2020 - March 31, 2021

Hours: 8 pm - 7 am

The warming station will provides shelter along with hot meals and hot showers.

Will follow all Covid-19 protocols, and utilizing procedures and forms provided by the Orange Co Dept of Health.



Newburgh Warming Station

Newburgh Ministry
9 Johnston Street
Newburgh, NY

Opens: November 15, 2020    
Hours: 4:00 PM – 8:00 AM

Temperature check, Social Distancing Max 16 guests.