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DEI Awards 2024

MHALA Recognized for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 

MHALA is honored to have been chosen as a finalist again this year at the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Symposium & Awards! This honor celebrates MHALA’s…

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MHALA Continues HealthLink Through CommonSpirit Health Grant

MHALA recently received a $74,797 community health grant from CommonSpirit Health to continue its HealthLink program at St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, through the end of 2024. Since 2018,…

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MHALA, Rhonda Love Host Free Community Art Workshop

Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHALA) and DreamKreator Studio’s Rhonda Love have partnered to host a free community art workshop on March 23, 2024. The workshop will be held from…

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MHALA Gala to Honor Mental Health Advocate Patti LaPlace

Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHALA) is honoring the career of California State University, Long Beach’s (CSULB’s) Patti LaPlace at its fifth Under the Toque gala and auction.   After…

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Mental Health America of Los Angeles, Cedars-Sinai Launch Wellness and Behavioral Health Specialist Certificate Program 

Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHALA) partnered with Cedars-Sinai to launch a certification program that will train a new generation of behavioral health specialists.  The MHALA & Cedars-Sinai Wellness…

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MHALA opens emergency shelter in Antelope Valley

In response to Hurricane Hilary, Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHALA) opened an emergency shelter in Antelope Valley for unhoused community members impacted by the storm. The shelter, which…

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MHALA’s Lucia Kung Named LA Times 2023 Nonprofit CFO of the Year

Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHALA) Chief Financial Officer Lucia Kung was named Nonprofit CFO of the Year by the Los Angeles Times at its 2023 CFO Leadership Awards. The annual…

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MHALA’s Village Cookie Shoppe Featured in Long Beach Signal Tribune

The Long Beach Signal Tribune featured MHALA’s The Village Cookie Shoppe in an article published June 1, 2023. The article highlights the tremendous impact the bakery has had both in…

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Mental Health America of Los Angeles Holds Open House in Honor of Mental Health Awareness Month 

Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHALA) will celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month with an open house on May 31, 2023. The event, held at MHALA’s Lancaster location, will highlight…

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MHALA’s Village Cookie Shoppe Named LA Business Journal 2023 Social Enterprise of the Year

The Village Cookie Shoppe in Long Beach was named Social Enterprise of the Year by the Los Angeles Business Journal at its 2023 Nonprofit & Corporate Citizenship Awards. The bakery…