Our History

MHALA is one of the oldest mental health nonprofits in LA County. We have a decades-long history of advocating for policy, systems, and legal changes at the local, state, and federal levels that have made it possible for people with mental health challenges to live healthy and meaningful lives. We have a county-wide Training Program that is training the mental health workforce of tomorrow. With 10 sites and a staff of 400, we provide direct services in north LA County, Long Beach, and south LA County.