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Mental Health Association reopening in Jamestown June 22

It has been months since the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County has been able to welcome those in recovery or their friends or families to the MHA’s facilities in Jamestown at the Gateway Center or in Dunkirk at Grace Lutheran Church.

Beginning Monday, June 22, programs will resume in Jamestown, with hours from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Complying with coronavirus restrictions, numbers will be limited at any one time.

Participants will have their temperatures taken and have to answer a few questions on arrival. There will be sanitizing stations, and masks — which can be provided — will be required.

The Mental Health Association is a peer recovery center offering support groups and individual coaching for people looking to improve their lives, deepen wellness, thrive in recovery or support those on a recovery path.

Peers use their personal stories of recovery to help people find recovery in their own lives in their own way.

Whatever the state of the world, the MHA helps people and families who are struggling through tough periods like these.

During early COVID-19 restrictions, most services went online. Some of these will continue online while others will be in person at the MHA.

Morning meditation groups will remain online at 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday groups will be online only at 10 and 11:30 a.m. For now, Cooking in Recovery classes will continue on the MHA’s YouTube channel, youtube.com/c/MHAChautauquaOrg. The MHA will be closed on Sundays.

For the most current information on group meetings, visit MHAChautauqua.org/groups and facebook.com/MHAChautauqua.

Anyone with questions or in need of services for themselves or a family member can call or text 661-9044 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

To learn more about the Mental Health Association, visit MHAChautauqua.org and facebook.com/MHAChautauqua, and see the most recent newsletter at MHAChautauqua.org/newsletters.

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