Metta Association is a nonprofit organization committed to advocacy and awareness for decriminalizing and destigmatizing that which concerns mental illness.
Metta Association’s purpose is to promote wellness and improvement related to issues of mental health, recidivism, and substance abuse.
Our interests are vast: we are interested in individuals, families, and communities, including layperson and professionals.
Metta Association utilizes advocacy, peer involvement, and community-driven solutions. We initiate a dialogue that moves into consumer and peer action in every arena, including legislation.
Wellness and mental health touch every individual and we want to help move people past the stigma so that healing can begin. While in no way exclusive, we see an urgent need for Metta Association's presence in the Black Community.
Metta Association does not speak for people instead we promote access for individuals to speak and control their narrative.
To advance human rights and diminish stigma via service, advocacy, education, and enlightenment thereby improving the community and individuals affected and impacted by mental illness.
Metta Association visualizes a community where persons impacted by mental illness have access to the services and resources necessary for their overall health, recovery, and quality of life.
We believe that you have to "open the door before you can open your arms." The betterment of individuals impacted by mental illness is attained through operating daily by these core values.
Our Core Values