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MHALA Makes Progress on Long Beach Boulevard Site

October 4, 2019

For more than two decades, Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHALA) has been Long Beach’s go-to nonprofit for mental health services for the homeless population. Through that partnership, a new one-stop center in the 1900 block of Long Beach Boulevard is scheduled to open before the end of the year, according to Dr. Christina…

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Fundraiser to Honor Mental Health Advocate Nancy Foster

September 12, 2019
MHALA's Under the Toque Gala logo

MHALA’s Under the Toque Gala Returns Oct. 7 Long Beach, Calif. (September 12, 2019) – Mental Health America of Los Angeles is honoring the work of Nancy Foster as part of its fourth Under the Toque gala and auction. The annual charity fundraiser takes place Monday, October 7th from 5 to 9 p.m. at the…

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The Deputy’s Shooting Was a Hoax, but People with Mental Illness Were Blamed First

August 28, 2019
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The fabricated story of a shooting by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy in Lancaster was about much more than one rookie officer gone awry. Read More at the LA Times — will open a new tab.

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MHALA: Helping Those Who Need it Most

May 28, 2019
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Founded in 1924, Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHALA) is one of the oldest nonprofit mental health organizations in the country. Each year, the organization serves more than 7,500 adults and transitional age youth (TAY) who are dealing with mental health needs and do not have financial resources, including veterans, their families, and people…

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For Some of Long Beach’s Homeless With Mental Illness, the Path to Recovery Can Lead Through the Alley

April 5, 2019
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April marks the two-year anniversary of the establishment of Alleybusters, a partnership between the non-profit Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHALA) and the DLBA.  The program, which started in the alleys of the Willmore District, was created to provide an avenue of employment and connectedness for persons experiencing homelessness and a history of mental…

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