History: Healthy Minds of Niagara (HMN) is a peer-run recovery center founded by Roger Marciszewski, in response to the government closure of a local clubhouse in the city of Niagara Falls. He approached local and state community administrators with his vision of opening up a non-for profit recovery center for individuals with a mental health condition where they could go to receive peer support, advocacy and referral services.
Progress: In two years, HMN has made great strides towards achieving their objectives. Under the guidance of their chosen fiduciary, Independent Living of Niagara County (ILNC) HMN’s current goals are:
• Finalization of By-Laws
• Grant Development
Outreach: Individuals within the mental health community are welcomed to attend meetings, become a member, receive services and participate in HMN programs. Committee meetings are designed to achieve objectives set forth by members as HMN evolves into becoming Niagara County’s leading source for peer support and advocacy.
Our Vision Statement: HMN is a Peer-Run Recovery Group dedicated to being the catalyst for empowering individuals seeking freedom and recovery from the stigma of mental health issues.
Our Mission Statement: Healthy Minds of Niagara is a Peer-Run Recovery Group dedicated to empowering individuals to find freedom and recovery from the stigma of mental health issues by offering; Individual and Community Services, Peer Support, Life enhancement programming, Information and referrals as individuals realize their life choices and achieve their fullest potential.
Community Support: HMN is supported by the following Agencies:
• Independent Living of Niagara County
• Community Missions of Niagara
• Mental Health Association
• The Dale Association
• Office of Mental Health
How to help or get involved: HMN is always looking for dedicated members to assist in this grass roots peer movement. The Niagara County peers who are involved in Healthy Minds are seeking support on their committee to continue to advocate, educate and seek opportunities for funding for peer services in Niagara County. (716) 284-4131 ext. 200.
746 Portage Road, Niagara Falls, NY 14301 (716) 284-4131 (Voice/TDD) (716) 284-3230 (Fax)