Millcreek Mental Health and Advocacy Partnership (MMHAP)
The Millcreek Counseling and Mental Health Advocacy Partnership’s long-term vision is a community where all individuals have equal access to quality mental health services.
The Millcreek Mental Health and Advocacy Partnership’s long-term vision is a community where all individuals have equal access to quality mental health services. Our mission is therefore to ensure all members of the local community, regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic-status, or education, have access to mental health resources. Furthermore, to ensure that all mental health practitioners have access to training and continuing education so that they are able to provide quality mental health services to the local community. To enact long-term community improvement we work to increase awareness of these challenges facing vulnerable populations, including the working poor.
During the past year the founding members of the board have been working with local mental health professionals in order to form partnerships and organize resources that will be used to treat individuals that do not have adequate access to mental health services. Furthermore, the board has been recruiting new members and filing the necessary paperwork to officially form this organization.
Currently the board is continuing to file the necessary paperwork to form the organization and beginning to explore funding sources, such as grants, to sustain the organization. In addition we are reaching out to mental health professionals who may be interested in partnering with us in order to provide quality mental health treatment to individuals who do not have adequate insurance coverage.
Year #1: We will continue to seek funding sources in order to maintain viability as an organization. The board will continue to recruit new members and volunteers to support organization fundraising, grant writing, and community involvement. Furthermore, we will continue to seek mental health providers who may be interested in partnering with us in order to provide mental health services to vulnerable populations.
Year #2: We will continue the aforementioned activities in year one, and will also begin to develop and support continuing education and training programs to local mental health professionals. We will also seek training in the areas of non-profit management and grant writing for our board members.
Year #3: We will continue the aforementioned activities in years two and three, and begin an advocacy program for the local mentally ill population. Community advocacy may involve volunteering at community events and providing financial support to local mental health education campaigns.
How beneficiaries will be selected:
Beneficiaries will be selected based on financial need. Individuals who are in need of mental health services and who do not have insurance coverage for such services will be selected as beneficiaries. Furthermore, individuals who have insurance coverage, yet have a deductible amount that they are unable to pay based on lack of financial resources will also be eligible to receive services.