History of CMHA, Niagara
CMHA St. Catharines Branch had its beginnings in 1966 when a number of volunteers met to see what could be done to assist persons who had spent time in the Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital re-integrate back into the community after their hospital stay.
The CMHA, Niagara South Branch (formerly Welland Branch) received its Charter in November 1975, and had been growing and evolving to meet the mental health needs, initially of the people in the Welland, Port Colborne and area communities.
In 2001, CMHA – St. Catharines and CMHA – Niagara South amalgamated into one organization delivering services across the Niagara Region. We are recognized as a solid service provider and an effective contributor to the community mental health system. We have skilled staff and a good partnership of Board, consumers, family members and professional service providers. Measures have been taken throughout the years to ensure that programs are current and as efficient and effective as possible.