The Office of Recipient Affairs acts as a liaison between the County Mental Health Department and recipients of mental health services in Westchester County. The office promotes awareness of recovery, self-help and empowerment to recipients and providers of mental health services. The recipient affairs specialist has an integral role in assisting the department’s planning, implementation and evaluation of mental health programs. The Office of Recipient Affairs provides technical assistance to local recipient initiatives, self-help groups and recipient-run programs. 

The recipient affairs specialist facilitates and coordinates the Recipient Advisory Committee. The advisory committee consists of 15 members who are recipients of mental health services in Westchester County. The committee provides vital feedback to the county about the mental health system of care from a recipient perspective.

For more information about the Office of Recipient Affairs, call (914) 995-5132 or e-mail .

The newly forming DCMH Recipient Advisory Board is currently taking applications for membership. Applications are due by April 30, 2011.

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