Mental Health Association in Butler County

Working Together for Healthier Minds

Representative Payee Program

The Representative Payee Program at the Mental Health Association helps individuals who are unable manage bills and personal budgets.


The representative payee program seeks to:


1) Provide services to individuals with a documented mental illness or intellectual disability.


2) Assist individuals with finding additional resources/services


3) Help an individual maintain housing and personal needs


4) Teach budgeting and planning skills


The client must be a Butler County resident; over age 18 and receive some form of Social Security income. Clients can live in the community, a nursing home, boarding home or other residential facility.  Clients are encouraged to have other supports, such as family,  blended case manager, psychiatric rehabilitation services and outpatient therapy.


If you have additional questions, please contact the representative payee supervisor, Jennifer Dearth, at 724-287-1965, or by e-mail at


The referral packet is available below.



Anyone in need of our Representative Payee Services can download and print our application here.


Physician's Statement





140 North Elm Street

Butler, PA 16001


Local Phone Numbers:

(724) 287 - 1965

(724) 287 - 3380


Toll-Free Number:

(1 888) 329 - 0468

Fax Number:

(724) 287 - 7090


24 Hour Crisis Hot-line:



Suicide Prevention Hot-line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)