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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 presents its first Wing & Roll Fundraiser

Wing & Roll 2016On Monday, December 5, 2016, the Patrician Banquet Center in Schererville will be alive with excitement when the best of the best Chefs come together to prepare an evening of gourmet wings to help raise awareness and funds for the families and babies of Lake County . Guests will have an opportunity to silently bid on unique items while tasting unique "craft" wings set to the background of your favorite 80's and 90's rock songs performed by Underground Prophets.

Funds raised in this event will go to support our programs: Healthy Families, Parents as Teachers, Empowering Teens as Parents, I’m Thumbody Special, and Infant Safe Sleep. These programs are the backbone of our mission of reducing infant mortality, child abuse, and neglect while strengthening the way Lake County families function for life. To learn more or for ticket information call 219.937.7733.




Recent News

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

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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