Senator Morahan Secures Funding For 'Home To Stay' Mental Health Services In Orange County

Thomas P. Morahan

April 23, 2007

New York State Senator Thomas P. Morahan announced that he has secured an $ 80,000 grant for the Mental Health Association in Orange County (MHA) to fund the "Home to Stay Program". A consortium of organizations including the MHA of Orange County, the Orange County Department of Mental Health, the National Alliance for Mental Illness, Rehabilitation Support Services, Inc., and the Alliance for the Mentally Ill in Orange County requested the funds to continue to operate the innovative mental health program. Senator Morahan's grant matches a funding allocation from the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.


"The $80,000 grant will help stabilize this program for the next four years," said Nadia Allen, Executive Director for the MHA. Home to Stay provides a comprehensive range of services to individuals suffering from serious and persistent mental illness including:

Subsidized, furnished apartments

24-hr., 7 day a week staff coverage

On-Site staff facilitation

Individualized service planning

Support and advocacy

Referral and linkage to community services

Community integration

Financial management/budgeting

Vocational/Educational support

Recreational activities


Life Skills Training

Medication Supervision

For more information on the Home to Stay Project, call (845) 342-5219.