Advocates fill a legally state mandated role to ensure that involuntarily detained persons in a psychiatric hospital have the opportunity to express their views regarding hospitalization, advocates support them through the process. Advocates review patient’s charts, interview patients, and attend probable cause hearings with the patient. Knowledge of mental illness is preferred. 2-4 hours per week, a 6 month commitment is needed. Training is provided. Contact Mike Lopez at 714-858-2911.
General Office Assistant, clerical duties including answering telephones, filing, organizing charts. “Community Friend” – provide home visits to newly housed clients to lessen isolation and enhance client well-being. Landlord Liaison – telephone and in-person communication to mha client landlords to expand housing options with knowledge of current list of vacancies, renter policy, acceptance of section 8 housing vouchers etc. Training will be provided. Contact Carmen Balandran at 714-668-1530.
Provide support and assistance to homeless adults. Plan and lead activities, which may include games, groups, exercise, crafts. Assist with meal preparation and serving. Contact Carmen Balandran at 714-668-1530.
Prepare and serve holiday meals (Thanksgiving, Christmas), organize festive activities, provide holiday gifts. Contact Carmen Balandran at 714-668-1530.
General office Assistant, clerical duties include answering telephones, filing, organizing charts, scheduling appointments. Knowledge of general office operations and interpersonal communication skills a plus. Volunteers must sign a confidentiality form and follow all MHA policies and procedures. Hours are flexible M-F, 8am – 5pm – a 6 month commitment is appreciated.
Costa Mesa – Karissa Rossi, LMFT : 949-646-9227
Lake Forest – Chantelle Malabanan, MSW : 949-458-2715
Anaheim – Sherri Abassi, E.D., LMFT: 714-638- 8277
Share your expertise with our members by leading a group, teaching a class, or assisting program staff with administrative and clerical tasks. Contact Wellness Center program director.
If you would like to help plan the Meeting of the Minds mental health conference or the Community Service Awards Luncheon, contact MHA’s administrative offices at 714-547-7559.