Mental Health America
– Warren County

P. O. BOX 358
Front Royal, VA 22630
Phone: 540-984-0303

Mental Health America – Warren County

OUR HISTORY

As an organization in Warren County since its by-laws were established in 1974, we have volunteered in the community. We have five major projects that are carried out yearly.

OUR PROGRAMS

We provide mental health brochures and materials to parents and teens at the local Samuels Public Library and at the Valley Health System Wellness Expo. This information ranges from Mental Health Illness and Coping, to Teenage Self- Injury, to Grief and Loss, to Autism in Children.

We provide gifts and cookies to a blind patient ward at Western State Hospital each Christmas for “Operation Santa Claus”. Church members from Asbury Methodist Church and Reliance United Methodist Church have donated over 40 dozen cookies for over 20 years. Our organization also donates a ward gift each year. Volunteers make an annual visit to distribute these as well as gifts of toiletries and personal care items to patients on the ward and to Warren County residents.

We provide bi- monthly entertainment and gifts to the 8 – 10 residents of the Chapin House in Front Royal. Volunteers bring food, beverages, and desserts and have a fellowship meal with the residents and staff. This occurs during holidays about 5 times throughout the year.

We provide financial assistance to Northwestern Community Service for emergency medication fund. This fund is administered locally for patients who may need a small supply of medication. Over $200 a year is budgeted for this service.

We hold an annual dinner meeting/picnic for all board members and residents of the Chapin House in May or June. This meeting is a culmination for the year’s work, a review of a budget and nominations for officers and board members. This is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.

Links:

Concern Hot line: www.concernhotline.com
Call Concern Hotline (540) 635-4357

Northwestern Community Service Board www.nwcsb.com

Mental Health America: www.mentalhealthamerica.net

National Alliance on Mental Illness: www.nami.org

United Way of Front Royal and Warren County: www.frontroyalunitedway.org

Western State Hospital, Staunton, VA www.wsh.dbhds.virginia.gov

Our Mission

The mission of Mental Health America – Warren County is to work as a coordinated citizen’s movement to promote mental health and wellness to the community. We are a group of local volunteers.

2015-2016 Officers

President - Patricia Spory
Vice-President- Brenda Wells
Secretary - Tara Gilbert
Treasurer - Mary Kay Moose

OUR BOARD MEMBERS

Terms Expiring 2016 
Kristin Frankel
Tara Gilbert
Genna McGahee
Pat Taylor
Brenda Wells
Shirley Williams

Terms Expiring 2017 
Hiliary Baker
Michael Hirsch
Sarita Ricketts
Patricia Spory
Mike Waters

Terms Expiring 2018
Yates Hall
Mary Kay Moose
Mike Spory
Vida Timbers
Lynden Bass Williamson

 

Northwestern Community Service Liason
Cecelio Mitchell

 

Membership is open to the public. If you are interested in becoming a board member, please call our phone number and leave a message. We will be happy to have you join our group.


Mental Health America
– Warren County -

P. O. BOX 358
Front Royal, VA 22630
Phone: 540-984-0303
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