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Donation Means Mental Health Centers Clients Get an Extra ‘Lift’

Participating in social and public events is an important aspect in helping people who are dealing with a variety of mental health issues achieve and stay on their road to recovery. Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation (SMH) recently assisted the Mental Health Community Centers (MHCC) in their mission with a $30,000 donation toward the purchase of Read More >

Emma Beth McGinty, Phd of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School Asst. Professor to speak at High Hopes Breakfast

SARASOTA: Emma “Beth” McGinty; Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, and Co-Deputy Director, Center for Mental Health and Addiction Policy Research at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will address guests at High Hopes Breakfast on December 1st at Michael on East.Arranged by Mental Health Community Centers, Executive Director, Jeffrey Standring explains Read More >

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Local Employers Turn to MHCC’s Supported Employment Program to Fill Immediate Openings

Area program provides competitive job placement & support for workers recovering from mental illness SARASOTA, FL, April 15, 2016 – Several deserving community members will soon join or re-join the workforce by way of the Supported Employment (SE) initiative, a service provided by Mental Health Community Centers, Inc. (MHCC). The Supported Employment program, which began Read More >

TrustCo Bank makes a donation to MHCC

SARASOTA: Rewarding mission-based positive service results, Mental Health Community Centers, Inc. recently received a check in the amount of $1,000 from TrustCo Bank, Glenville, New York. “These funds are being sent in support of services to members from proceeds of our holiday promotion,” said Marketing Senior Officer, Adam Roselan. MHCC offers vital psycho-social and recovery Read More >

The Sun: Mental Health Community Centers name New Executive Director

The biggest mental health concern in Sarasota County isn’t a new, exotic diagnosis or a commonplace malady, Jennifer Ernst says.“Funding is an issue nationwide, and here, the biggest problem is getting the word out … letting people know that we’re here and we can help,” she said.

Jennifer Ernst

Herald-Tribune: Jennifer Ernst new executive director for MHCC

Jennifer Ernst new executive director for MHCC Staff Reports, Herald-Tribune SARASOTA — The director of operations for Mental Health Community Centers Inc., which operates mental health centers around the region, has been appointed as executive director of the nonprofit. Jennifer Ernst replaces Peter D. Howard, who is moving into a consulting role with the agency on a Read More >

High Hopes Breakfast 2015

“Without fear I am free to live life to its fullest.” Said Judith MacKay, a member at the Beacon House Drop-In Center of Mental Health Community Centers. She has been diagnosed with mental illness and was willing to address the community- at- large at the agency’s annual event. The numbers of those attending were huge and so was the enthusiasm as approximately 270 guests attended the 10th Annual High Hopes Breakfast on December 10 at Michaels on East.

TrustCo Bank donates $1,050 to MHCC

SARASOTA: During a mission moment at Mental Health Community Centers, Inc. Board of Director’s Meeting this month; Board Member and Branch Administrator at TrustCo Bank, Clint Mallard, presented a check in the amount of $1,050 to Executive Director, Peter Howard. Citing recent agency concentrations on program service integration for members, Mallard said, “These funds support Read More >

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