our programs

Mental Health Advocates of WNY

our programs

Our programs are varied and diverse – offering non-clinical services that promote mental well-being and provide assistance with navigating the mental health delivery system, referrals to clinics and mental health professionals, workshops, support groups, and community education training.

Child & Family Support Program

Having a child with emotional and behavioral difficulties can be overwhelming. This peer-run program helps families get the services and support they need. CFSP family peer advocates share a common bond with the families we help; they all have a child, grandchild or foster child who has serious behavioral or emotional difficulties. This allows us to provide support and advocacy from the perspective of truly understanding the difficult situations families face on a daily basis.

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Court Appointed
Special Advocates

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a program of trained, dedicated volunteers assigned by Family Court judges to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children. CASA volunteers are an independent voice. Their mission is to make sure that the child’s needs are met and that they don’t fall through the cracks.

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Just Tell One

JustTellOne.org (JT1) is a peer-to-peer prevention and early intervention awareness campaign targeted to teens and young adults focusing on depression, suicide, alcohol and drug abuse. Its mission is to give youth the tools, language and confidence to start the conversation about their mental or behavioral health issues.

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Legal Services

Legal Services provides pro bono (free) civil legal services and advocacy for mental health consumers and their families, including representation in Social Security Disability, Supplemental Security Income, Medicaid, Medicare, housing, family and consumer matters.

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Operation COM (Children of the Military)

Operation C.O.M. is an interactive program created to support our children of the military. Designed to establish positive coping skills to help children deal with the stresses of deployment, encourage them to express their feelings, strengthen their self-confidence, and have fun.

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Youth Peer Advocates

Certified youth peer advocates (YPAs) use their own lived experience to connect with at-risk youth through peer-led support groups, educational trainings, and 1:1 non-crisis support for youth and young adults ages 13-26.

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Do you need help?
We are here to assist you.

Information & referral specialists are available M-F, 8:30am-4:30pm to help link you to community resources, providers, or treatment services.

Call (716) 886-1242.

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