The Mental Health Project of the Urban Justice Center

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Since its founding in 1994, the Mental Health Project’s team of attorneys, social workers, advocates and peers has assisted thousands of New Yorkers with mental health challenges to retain their housing, obtain disability benefits, assert their rights to discharge planning, obtain supportive housing and transition back into their communities from prison or jail.

Last year, MHP’s dedicated advocates provided direct legal representation, consultative advice, education and social work services to more than 5,000 New York City residents with mental illnesses.

MHP’s focus areas include eviction prevention, disability benefits advocacy, discharge planning advocacy, reentry support, guardianship/advance directives, and systemic criminal justice advocacy. You can find them on Facebook and Twitter for more information and updates on their incredible efforts to help those in need.