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If so, contact our office at 845-956-6264
or email

to learn about the application process

Upcoming Events/Outreaches

*When registering, please indicate which course, meeting or support group you are requesting

NAMI Orange 
Education Mtg.
Click here

Mon., April 12,
7 pm

Topic: Seeking Self-Help Safely
(avoiding scams) and also handling the grief of losing a loved one

We welcome our very special guest speaker Ginnie Brown who lost her daughter 11 years ago when she attended a retreat in Arizona and died in a sweat lodge

To celebrate May Mental Health Awareness Month:

"Extra Innings"
2 hour movie
through Zoom
with Q&A

Click here
to view details



NAMI Family & Friends

Sat., May 22,
4-6 pm

Click above for details

Zoom NAMI 

Sat., Sept 11-Oct. 30
8 consecutive Saturdays
10 am-1 pm


On-going  Support Groups:

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

Email to register at

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 our office

with name, phone # and email

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 connects people in need of support for mental illness, substance use, developmental disability, sexual assault, or who need information/referrals with trained professionals, 24/7.

The Call Center:

  • Accesses 911, and/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.


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


NYC Well

NYC offers many kinds of help in a crisis but it is sometimes hard to know which is right for you or a loved one. Call 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355) and we will help you find what you need. They also offer Mobile Crisis Teams 24/7/365




  • Orange County Mobile Mental Health, now Mobile Response Team: 
    1-888-750-2266, Option 1 transfers you to the Orange County Crisis Call Center.
    This service is more directly available by calling:
    Orange County Crisis Call Center: 311
    Help is Available 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week

    Provides help to individuals and families experiencing a mental or emotional crisis when other services may be unavailable. ACCESS: Supports for Living (formerly Occupations, Inc) mental health staff responds to people at home within Orange County, providing assessment, support and intervention

  • National Suicide Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - specifically for Veterans
    1-800-273-8255, ext. 1
      • NYS HOPEline 1-877-846-7369
        Offering help and hope 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
        for alcoholism, drug abuse and problem gambling.

        All calls are toll-free, anonymous and confidential.

        -Masters level clinicians who are professional, well-trained and knowledgeable
        -Crisis and motivational interviewing for callers in need
        -Referrals to more than 1,500 local prevention and treatment providers
        -48 hours call back to those who wish to be contacted
        -Informational materials



        NAMI Launches Crisis Text Line Service Partnership

        • Free support at your fingertips, 24/7
          Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via the medium people already use and trust: text.

          Here’s how it works:
          Text NAMI to 741741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime, about any type of crisis.
          A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds quickly.
          The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment


        • Text 4 Teens: 845-391-1000  through MHA
          Provides teens with confidential text line for information, referral and “chatting”
          NOW AVAILABLE 24/7

          Important:  All NAMI Helplines are NOT crisis hotlines;
                  they offer information and referrals.

          Call 911 for an emergency or
          Orange County Crisis Call Center at 311,
          or if calling from outside Orange County: 1-800-832-1200

          • NAMI Orange Information Helpline:
            845-956-6264,  Call 24/7

            Leave a message and a volunteer should return your call within 24 hours to answer your questions or to refer you to a source of help. NAMI does not provide personal advocacy services.
          • NAMI-NYS (State) Information Helpline or information: 
            TEMPORARY NUMBER: 1-518-248-7634   Monday-Friday from 8 am-4 pm
            1-844-529-3042 (new toll-free number, but this is a recording only at the current time which refers you to the temporary number listed above)
          • NAMI (National) Information Helpline: 1-800-950-6264
            The Information HelpLine is an information and referral service which can be reached by calling Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., EST

            Dawn Brown is the Manager of the NAMI Information HelpLine, where she leads a team of 3 staff, 15 volunteers, and 20 interns. Together they serve the NAMI community by providing the best information, resources and referrals available.

          People USA: click link for info on support & services

          24/7 Warm Line (Warm Lines are peer-run telephone lines for crisis respite and general support): Orange County Warm Line: 845-452-2728, ext 607

          Please contact us if you need any of our services. We’re here to provide you with engagement, comfort, empathy, and hope.

          Our 100% peer staff are highly skilled and trained to be of the utmost service to you in this time of need.

          Dial 211 Informational Helpline

          For Free Access To Health and Human Services Information and Referrals

          Read this in: Spanish / Español

          United Way's 2-1-1 Helpline is the abbreviated dialing code for free access to health and human services information and referral serving Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester.

          The 2-1-1 Helpline is a free, confidential, multilingual service to assist the public to find the answers to a variety of Health and Human Services related questions. You can call or search this database about everything from basic needs like food, clothing and shelter, to volunteer opportunities, legal services, drug treatment, employment support, childcare, eldercare and more. Link:



          Orange County has introduced a new Text-to-911 service that allows residents to send a short text message to 911 for emergency help when unable to make a phone call. All major cellular phone carriers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon) have completed integration with Orange County’s 911 system to provide the free service.

          Orange County Commissioner of Emergency Services Brendan Casey stressed that text to 911 was not implemented by Orange County as a replacement to calling 911 during an emergency. If you are able to make a voice call to 911, and if it is safe to do so, you should always make a voice call to 911 instead.

          Text-to-911 service can be used to reach 911 in a variety of situations, including a medical emergency that has left the person unable to speak, a caller who is voice and/or hearing impaired, or if talking out loud would put the caller in danger such as an active shooter situation, a home invasion, an abduction, or a domestic violence incident.

          If you send a text message to 911, it is important to give the 911 call taker an accurate address or location as quickly as possible, if you can because unlike dialing 911, texting 911 will NOT automatically indicate your location to the Operator.

          In an emergency: call when you can, text when you can't

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