The Mental Health Association in Niagara County has been serving the community for over 50 years, working to promote wellness through advocacy, education and community service programs, while focusing on turning “illness” into “wellness.” We are a not-for-profit organization that provides services for a range of ages and needs. We provide presentations, self-help material, advocacy services, information & referral services, and valuable support services for individuals with a mental health diagnosis.

Our programs


We provide a planned break for parents raising a child and or children with a serious emotional disorder. Childcare workers are screened and trained.

Ages 0-18 
No fee. Must have a doctors diagnosis.

Adult Compeer

We match trained volunteers in a one-to-one friendship relationship with men and women receiving mental health services.

Ages 18 & up
No fee. Must have a doctors diagnosis.

Children’s Compeer

We match referred children one-to-one with a screened, trained adult volunteer to be a friend and role model.

Ages up to 18.
No fee. Must have a doctors diagnosis.

Community Education

We provide workshops, seminars, and conferences on mental wellness topics for a range of audiences. We offer programs for professionals, community organizations, schools, families ans consumers of mental health services. Books, videos and pamphlets are available on numerous topics.

All Ages
No fees.

Information and Referral

We offer information and referral 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, through the HELP Line which serves all of Niagara County. Our popular Help Book is pocket sized and provides a quick reference to residents for important phone numbers in Niagara County. You can also view the Help Book and access updates at

No fees.

Advocacy Services

We provide an outreach program for recipients of mental health services in the community and for patients receiving treatment at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

All ages.

Consumer Planning Advisory Committee

Consumer Planning Advisory Committee (CPAC). Once a month, we host a meeting for recipients to provide input into the local planning process with the county.

No fees.