ASCEND works to elevate awareness of mental health through special events and activities. Some projects/events are one-time-only and a collaboration among many community partners, such as the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill – North Country, Liberty House, and the Behavioral Health Department of the Glens Falls Hospital.  Other activities are scheduled annually to raise funds for existing programs in addition to awareness.  Building the best event requires sponsorships from corporate partnerships, local small business, and community partners.


Continuity of support enhances community awareness and connection to mental health activities… and those in the community who support them.

Walter P. Reichert Award (2023) – Adirondack EAP from 75th Diamond Jubilee ASCEND Community Awards.


Our Hope Tree in Glens Falls City Park, during Mental Health Month we write inspiring messages of hope and positivity to raise awareness.


Dorothea Dix Award (2023) – Chris Lyons, CEO of AIM Services Inc. from 75th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee ASCEND Community Awards. 


Upcoming Events

Every May, we hold our Annual Mental Health Month event this attended by ASCEND staff, clients, members, mental health professionals, community partners and people from the communities we serve. It features speakers, award presentations to people and businesses within and outside of the mental health field who have positively influenced mental health.

East Side Center – Summertime Carwash Fundraiser!

$5.00 Exterior carwash – cash only event.

July 11th, July 25th, August 8th, August 22nd and September 9th.

10:00AM – 12:00PM

230 Maple Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801

All proceeds from this event will support our East Side Center Adult Psychiatric Day Rehabilitation Program.  

Warren Washington Counties – Brainstorm

Friday, October 18th 2024

10:00AM – 2:00PM

Glens Falls Salvation Army

37 Broad Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801

(Community Partner Event)

Mental Health Needs Community Support

If you have any questions or would like more information on our events please reach out to our communications coordinator, Michele Morehouse via email or by phone (518) 747-2284 ext. 229