New Hours Announced at MHA Recovery Luncheon

Preparing to serve a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at the Mental Health Association November recovery luncheon are (from left) MHA staffers Lily League, Jill Marsh and Allison Murphy, and Ryan Saunders of the Jamestown Fire Department. The delicious meal was provided by St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Jamestown.

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Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County

The monthly recovery luncheon of the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA) was a special treat in November.

Two days before the holiday, participants were treated to a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with a variety of desserts, all prepared and provided by Jamestown’s St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.

Ryan Saunders of the Jamestown Fire Department joined MHA staff members to serve the meal to a well-attended gathering.

MHA Program Director Michael Nordin announced new hours for both the Jamestown and Dunkirk recovery centers.

Anyone with questions or in need of services for themselves or a family member is welcome to call or stop in at the Jamestown recovery center at Door 14 in the rear of the Gateway Center, 31 Water Street. It is open Monday – Thursday, 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The north county recovery center at Grace Lutheran Church, 601 Eagle Street in Dunkirk is now open Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The next recovery luncheon is Tuesday, December 20, 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.

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