Our Annual Report Summary

When MHA was founded in 1924, it meant bringing hope to children and families as we started Los Angeles' first child guidance center.  In the 1950's, it meant being responsible advocates for reform of the state hospital system.  In the 1990's, it meant building a service model that empowers people with mental illness to recover meaningful lives.


In 2016 and beyond, it means doing even more for people who live with mental health needs - and we need to do everything we can to end their struggles. 

  • To eliminate injustices and inequities in funding, health care and housing. 
  • To empower people with mental health diagnoses - adults who work to escape a dangerous existence on the streets and young people who "age out" of foster care with no skills or support. 
  • To educate to increase awareness and acceptance. 

We design every day with these ambitions in mind and make every effort a step towards the fulfillment of these goals.


Restoring stability to vulnerable lives.  Rebuilding skills and confidence. Reuniting families in healthy ways.  Recognizing the signs of those in need of help.  This is all a part of recovery - the core of how your contribution helps people in our community.


MHA is funded by a combination of private and public sources.  Community contributions are a cornerstone that makes all we do possible.  The generous support of foundations and corporations establishes and enhances our services.  We are a United Way partner and provide services through contracts and grants with public sources.

Our Successes

Our many programs and services help MHALA members bring positive change into their own lives.  Learn more about our recent successes here.

Our Funding and Outcomes

Our many funding sources, along with responsible and efficient management of their contributions allow us to provide the highest quality services with the greatest efficiency.  Click these links to learn more about our funding sources and uses, funds allocation, financials and outcomes.

Our Resources

The resources that MHALA provides to the agency and to the supportive service community at large are vast and incredibly unique.  Click the following links to learn more about our services and learning opportunities.