Mental Health Assn. To Hold Recovery Jam Thursday

On Thursday, the Mental Health Association is hosting a Recovery Jam and Big Barbecue from noon-1:30 p.m. as part of Give Big CHQ.

Give Big CHQ is a 24-hour online fundraising event coordinated by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. It is designed to raise as many dollars as possible for local nonprofits across our region.

During the Recovery Jam and Big Barbecue, Mental Health Association clients will share how recovery is happening for them. Lunch will be provided by the United Christian Advocacy Network.

Donations to the Mental Health Association can provide some of the following:

¯ $18 — recovery books to people new to the MHA;

¯ $35 — an evening peer group for families supporting people in recovery;

¯ $50 — an evening of yoga for families in recovery; or

¯ $65 — topsoil and seeds for 15 people to learn to grow healthy food.

To donate, visit givebigchq.org, search for “Mental Health,” and make a contribution.

A United Way partner organization since 2015, the Mental Health Association is located at 31 Water St., Door 14, in the rear of the Gateway Center.

The peer-run organization offers support services to people with substance use disorders and all other forms of mental health diagnosis. The Mental Health Association works in collaboration with local treatment providers, other non-profits, community-based partners, and treatment courts to empower individuals in attaining their goals. In an accepting environment, it provides recovery coaching by certified peer specialists as well as support groups and classes.

Anyone with questions or in need of services for themselves or a family member is welcome to call or stop in. Hours are Monday 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To learn more, call 661-9044 or visit www.mhachautauqua.org or www.facebook.com/MHAChautauqua.

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