PENNDEL MENTAL HEALTH CENTER
Celebrating 50 years of Service to our Community!
This is a very special year for us. On August 21, 2023, we celebrated 50 years of service to our community! We have accomplished so much in the past 50 years and we are very, very proud of our continued commitment to provide comprehensive behavioral treatment options, education and support to the individuals and families of Bucks County.
How Can You Be a Part of our Mission? You Can Help Us with our ANNUAL APPEAL
We are a private, non-profit community mental health center, financed by several sources – client fees, County and State funds, public and private grants, third-party payments and private donations. Since reimbursement rates do not cover the full expense of our programs, we must rely on donations to help us fund some of the extra costs we incur to assist the individuals and families who come to us for help.
Please consider making a donation so we can continue the great work we do in Bucks County communities. Your contribution, no matter the size, can make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve. If you wonder what your donation means to the individuals and families we serve………..
A donation of $30 can purchase school supplies for families who cannot afford them, or art supplies for an Art Therapy Group.
A donation of $50 can purchase three bags of food for families who utilize Cares Cupboard, our Food Pantry, or purchase two winter coats for children who receive our services and have none.
A donation of $100 can purchase bus/train passes for up to 8 people each month to help them get to treatment, or pay for one night of temporary housing for someone who is homeless.
Please go to our website: www.penndelmhc.org and then to the “How Can I Help” dropdown. Then choose “Donations” and you will find a DONATE button. You can also send a check, made out to Penndel Mental Health Center, to Penndel Mental Health Center 2005 Cabot Blvd Langhorne, PA 19047, ATTN: Annual Appeal.
PMHC is a private, not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Help Celebrate Penndel Mental Health Center’s
50th Year Anniversary
November 28th is GIVING TUESDAY, the universal day of giving. In the spirit of giving, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Penndel Mental Health Center. We are a local community mental health center that has been providing treatment, services and supports to children, adolescents and adults, many of whom are your friends and neighbors here in Bucks County, for 50 years. Penndel Mental Health Center is dedicated to promoting community well-being through the provision of comprehensive behavioral health treatment options, education and supports to individuals and families in Lower Bucks County.
Mental health treatment is needed more than ever right now and your gift can help us to assist the many individuals and families who need us. We thank you for any financial support that you are able to give, either on GIVING TUESDAY or at any point during the holiday season. Please go to our website: www.penndelmhc.org and then to the “How Can I Help” dropdown. Then choose “Donations” and you’ll find a DONATE button. You can also send a check, made out to Penndel Mental Health Center, to PMHC, 2005 Cabot Blvd. Langhorne, PA 19047, ATTN: Giving Tuesday. We appreciate all contributions, big and small. Happy Holidays!
Bucks County Intermediate Unit’s Transition Fair in Doylestown.
Staff in Costume to Celebrate Halloween .
Buck County Suicide Prevention Task Force “Hold on You Matter” Music and Art Festival at Christ’s Home Community Center.
Rep. Joe Hogan’s Senior Expo at Neshaminy Activity Center in Feasterville.
Nami Stride event at Warminster Community Park.
Senator Frank Farry’s Senior Expo held at the Northampton Country Club in Richboro.
Penndel Mental Health Center attended the March on Harrisburg, along with many other advocates across the state of Pennsylvania, to encourage the State Legislatures to increase funding for mental health services across the state.
“Grill N Go” is a once- a- month lunchtime cook-out at both Cabot and Main Center locations. The cook-out is held from 12p-1pm. Beef burgers, veggie burgers, and hot dogs are provided by PMHC and served hot off the grill, by Grill Master Dave. It is a great opportunity for employees to venture outside and join their co-workers for lunch.
PMHC attended Nami Bucks Stride Kickoff party at Maggio’s Ballroom in Southampton. Nami is celebrating its 40th year of providing quality mental health programs and resources to the community. PMHC is proud to partner with Nami to help end the stigma surrounding mental health and providing much needed services to the residents of Bucks County.
CELEBRATING OUR 50th ANNIVERSARY!
Hello everyone. On August 21, 2023, we celebrated 50 years of service to our community! We have accomplished so much in the past 50 years and we are very, very proud of our continued commitment to provide comprehensive behavioral treatment options, education and support to the individuals and families of Bucks County.
One of the many ways we are acknowledging and celebrating this major milestone is with a new slogan! In May, we initiated a contest, looking to our creative, innovative and talented staff, to help us to come up with a new slogan to use for the next 50 years that will reflect our commitment to growth and expansion in the community.
PMHC employees responded and submitted twenty-one (21) different slogans to consider. The PMHC Re-Branding Committee voted and our new slogan submitted by Anitra, is:
Your Stepping Stone to a Brighter Tomorrow
The Re-Branding Committee chose their top three selections, and the following three employees, who submitted those top three slogans, received prizes for their efforts. They are:
Our next step is to work with a marketing firm to design a new logo for the agency. Stay tuned for more exciting news, as we prepare for the next 50 years of dedicated services to our community.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO US!
PMHC celebrates the Employees for all their hard work and dedication throughout the year with a Summer Party. The Summer Party was held in July at the Administration offices on Cabot Blvd. Food, music, games & prizes and a chance to socialize with colleagues made for a wonderful afternoon. A caricaturist drew portraits for anyone who wanted one done. A fun and enjoyable time was had by all.
“To keep the lights on” has been the words used by Walter Gordon to describe the primary job of the PMHC Board of Directors. Mr. Gordon or “Walt” has been doing that, and so much more, in the 39 years that he has been an active member of the Board and 18 of those years as Board President.
Walt has been a loyal and enthusiastic supporter of Penndel Mental Health Center. He has been steadfast in not only making sure that the lights stay on, but also ensuring that we uphold our Mission and give the best and most professional behavioral health and intellectual disabilities treatment, services and supports to the Lower Bucks County community.
It is with appreciation and admiration to Walt’s 39 years of service to our Agency that we acknowledge his decision to step down as Board President.
And so, at the Annual meeting on April 12th – for the first time since 2004 – a new Board President was voted in. We welcome William Massinger as Board President and say a heartfelt Thank You to Walt Gordon for his many dedicated years of service.
We will continue to keep the lights on.
In an effort to move the agency forward, we are introducing Juneteenth as a holiday acknowledged and celebrated by Penndel Mental Health Center.
Juneteenth (officially Juneteenth National Independence Day) commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans. It is also often observed for celebrating African-American culture. Juneteenth’s commemoration is on the anniversary date of the June 19, 1865, announcement proclaiming freedom for enslaved people in Texas, which was the last state of the Confederacy with institutional slavery.
Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19th, therefore, the agency will be closed in observance of Juneteenth on Monday, June 20th.
In addition, we will host in house celebrations on holidays such as Martin Luther King Day and Veterans Day.
We, as an Agency, try every day to make lives better for our clients, our employees and each other. Our efforts are not always overtly visible and we may not always succeed, but we will always commit to trying.
The Cares Cupboard at Penndel Mental Health Center was recently restocked thanks to the generous donation from Wawa. PMHC is grateful to have this partnership with Wawa as we battle food insecurity in Bucks County. If you would like to make a donation to Cares Cupboard you can contact Judy McCoy at 267-587-2369. If you need assistance from The Cares Cupboard you can call 215-757-8611 Monday thru Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm.
Karen Graff presents Bucks County Commissioner Robert J. Harvie Jr. a welcome packet as he tours the main center facility. Mr. Harvie spent time meeting and interacting with staff at PMHC.
On May 4, 2021 PMHC has once again established our Caring Chain support group. This group meets monthly, on the 3rd Tuesday from 7-8p. It is open to all members of the community who have a loved one impacted by mental illness. There is no cost and it is run by a licensed therapist (although it is a support group, not a therapy group). There is also no sign-up or referral needed. Interested members of the community can simply show up at 1517 Durham Rd. Penndel, PA. For additional information, please contact any of the following: PMHC Front Desk at 215-752-1541 or Chara at 267-569-3500.
Thank you United Way for your generous PPE donations!!