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Transforming our community through proven programs that educate, empower, and strengthen the way families function for life.

Empowering Families through Prevention and Education

Mental Health America of Lake County is a nonprofit agency providing a range of services to families and children designed to prevent crises and enhance family functioning. The many programs of MHA are based in prevention and result in empowerment of individuals served.


Our organization stands as one of the premier prevention agencies in Lake County providing evidence-based, culturally-appropriate home-, center-, and school-based parent education services for families. We are grounded in a strength-based philosophy that believes all individuals have strengths and resources for their own empowerment.


Mental Health America of Lake County also provides advocacy, education, information, and referral services to all families, related to mental well-being. We are a proud supporter of #B4stage4 campaign which calls attention to the importance addressing mental health symptoms early. 



MHALC Adopts New Mission Statement and Strategic Plan

Mental Health America of Lake County’s Board of Directors recently adopted a new strategic plan and mission statement to guide our priorities, operations, and accomplishments into the future. Board directors, as well as the executive team, management team, and direct service staff collaborated to create a strategic plan that provides direction for achieving continuous quality improvement and informed growth.


The mission statement was refreshed to focus on our organization’s commitment to overall wellness through personal and family support. MHALC believes that the promotion of mental health and strategies related to prevention and early intervention will have the greatest impact in our community. Our new mission statement reads, “To transform our communities through proven programs that educate, empower, and strengthen the way families function for life.” We believe that investing in early childhood programs and providing access to appropriate individual and family services where needed, we can stop failing our children and enhance supporting families in our communities toward maintaining and achieving good mental health.




Recent News

Press Release: MHA of Lake County to Move Agency Headquarters to Hammond

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Press Release: MHA of Lake County Hires Vice President

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Press Release: MHA of Lake County Recognized as Empowering Business of the Year

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What People are Saying

“She asks me questions to help work through some difficult decisions. She never tells me what I should do, but asks questions that cause me to think things out. This is really helpful when I’m struggling with what to do.”

– Healthy Families Client Survey, 2014

“I love the program. It helps me better myself as a mother. I am so glad to have gotten the chance to be in this program.”

– Empowering Teens as Parents Client Survey, 2015

“It is amazing to watch how much my child develops over the time with Parents as Teacher. The program has taught me different and more effective ways to help my child learn.”

– Parents as Teachers Client Survey, 2015

“Even as a pediatric RN, I have learned a lot and my child has grown and benefited as a result, too.”

– Parents as Teachers Client Survey, 2015

“I have more confidence in choosing the right activities for my children to help them learn and grow.”

– Parents as Teachers Client Survey, 2015

“I love this program and my support specialist is awesome! She gives me advice for my kids and life and she is very helpful. I feel very comfortable talking to her.”

– Healthy Families Client Survey, 2013