Participants Recognized at MHA Recovery Luncheon

At the October recovery luncheon at the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA), John Graham (left) was recognized for volunteering at the MHA and St. Susan Center and Kenneth Kendall II for completing treatment. Submitted image.

JAMESTOWN, NY – Because celebrating positive milestones increases long term recovery, the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA) is delighted to have returned to monthly recovery luncheons that provide positive reinforcement to those in addiction and mental health recovery.

Described as always willing to do whatever is asked of him, participant John Graham was recognized for volunteering at the MHA and St. Susan Center. Kenneth Kendall II received a certificate for completing treatment.

The recent open houses at both the Jamestown and Dunkirk MHA centers were reported as successes. The Jamestown event included the celebration of a $500,000 INSPIRE grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission to the MHA for workforce development and its social enterprise program.

The MHA is accepting applications for Toys for Tots until Thursday, December 8, 2022.

The AA Living Sober Group is sponsoring a Halloween party at the MHA at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 29.

While Domestic Violence Month ended on October 31, the MHA is putting up a “Domestic Violence Tree” that will be year-round.

Chautauqua County Mental Hygiene provided meals from Basil & Bones to those who participated in the luncheon.

The next recovery luncheon is Tuesday, November 15, 1 p.m., in Jamestown.

The Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County 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 to help people find recovery in their own lives in their own way.

Anyone with questions or in need of services for themselves or a family member is welcome to call or stop in at the Jamestown facility at Door 14 in the rear of the Gateway Center, 31 Water Street. Hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays – 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesdays and Fridays – 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hours for the MHA at Grace Lutheran Church, 601 Eagle Street in Dunkirk are Wednesdays – 12 to 3 p.m., Thursdays – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Fridays – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To learn more about the Mental Health Association, call (716) 661-9044 or visit or A schedule with descriptions of all groups and classes is at To access the MHA’s most recent newsletter, go to

This report was submitted to WNY News Now by the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County. While the MHA is the creater of this content, WNY News Now is solely responsible for final publication liabilities.


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