Volunteer OpportunitiesWe are always looking for interested and reliable volunteers for our agency. If you are interested in volunteering for a specific program or volunteering in general, please contact our office. We also appreciate any feedback about our programs or suggestions for new programs.
Here is how to get involved:
All of the below activities are sponsored by Mental Health America. If you desire more information, or wish to make a donation, please contact us by phone (812) 522-3480 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or click here for donation form.
1. Educating the public, friends, and neighbors to combat the stigma, surrounding mental and emotional disorders is an important goal of MHAJC. By providing information to the public through newspaper articles and health fairs, we hope to help the community achieve good mental health.
2. We work to assist our legislators in the search for facts. MHA in Indiana is the voice of those who cannot speak for themselves. Through it's Public Policy Program, the association has brought about better care and treatment for children and adults by working for increased appropriations to meet their needs. There is still much to be accomplished.
3. For many years, Christmas seasons would have been dreary indeed for hospitalized persons and those in group homes if it had not been for the community's generous support. Since 1951, MHAHC's Christmas Gift Lift has had as it's goal the provision of gifts for every patient suffering from any type of mental disability. In December 2018, with community support, we were able to deliver gifts to 174 clients in Jackson County, making their holiday season a memorable one.
4. Our Social Club has expanded in the last few years. We provide social gatherings for those in the groups homes and individual homes in Jackson County. By providing an opportunity for the clients to get together with their peers and enjoy evenings of fellowship and entertainment, they have a great feeling of belonging. These are equally important to families and/or caregivers.
5. MHAJC is providing a mental health program called "I'm Thumbody Special" to preschool children in Jackson County classrooms. It's purpose is to promote the feeling of having good self-esteem and letting the children know that they are special. It is provided monthly to all 3 Head Start classrooms, and the Child Care Network Preschool classrooms.