Child And Family Advocacy

We can help you navigate the mental health system. We will listen, answer questions, explain your rights, and partner with your family to assist you in finding the appropriate supports and services. We will empower you to be your own best advocate!

There is no cost for our child and family advocacy services and representation.

If you are looking for advocacy services and peer education for someone 18 years and older, please visit our adult advocacy page. 

Advocacy At Your School

We can act as your educational advocate for the special education system by supporting you through the IEP/504 process. We can educate and empower you to advocate for your child and help facilitate conversations with the school to support your child. This can include reviewing plans, advising next steps, and attending meetings with you. You are your child’s biggest advocate, and I can give you the confidence you need to do it. 


See what parents are saying about the process: 


I have more knowledge regarding the process. I now know what questions to ask and what evaluations to request.” 


“Yes! She gave me the tools and information I needed to feel more confident during my meeting.” 


advocacy at your school

Call our office at 717-397-7461 or email us at to start the conversation for your child and the health of your entire family.



Contact MHA to ask whether your school is a part of this program at or 717-397-7461.  If you would like to bring mental health screening and education into your classroom, we would be happy to meet with you.

10 Proven Benefits of Yoga for Your Kids: Yoga is an excellent way to borrow “my time” and to feel loved, alive, and free from the technology invasion.  As they say: “logout, shutdown, and do yoga”.  Interestingly enough, a growing number of kids are embracing yoga in their lives.  Visit this link to learn more about ways to connect your children to the benefits of a yoga practice.


Minority Mental Health (Mental Health America): Mental health information for minority groups such as Black and African America Communities, Latino/Hispanic Communities, Asian American/Pacific Islander Communities, Native America Communities and LGBTQ Communities.

A Parent’s Guide to Suicide Prevention: The Community for Accredited Online Schools (CFAOS) has an important campaign to help parents of teenagers. The goal of the campaign is to better equip these parents should their teenager — or someone close to them — enter a depressed or suicidal mindset.  Use this resource as a guide to the prevention of suicide.

Take A Confidential Screening

If you don't know where to turn, and you would like to talk to someone about planning how to get help, then an MHA Advocate can help.

If you are a Lancaster County resident, then email or call 717-397-7461 to schedule a time to begin a conversation for yourself, or someone you care about.

If you are outside of the Lancaster County area, please visit to locate the MHA office nearest to you.

After your Screening

If You Don't Know Where To Turn...

Call 717-397-7461 or email to ask about Spanish-speaking professionals who will be able to help you in Lancaster County. We will guide you to your choice of mental health support.

If you live outside of Lancaster County , then visit to find the MHA office nearest you.

We Are Virtual.

We Are Open And
Serving our Community.

MHA is now offering all its services, programs and Mental Health Academy education & training throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you would like to discuss how to meet your educational goals in a virtual or socially distanced format, then please contact MHA at 717-397-7461 or email our office. We are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays.

We encourage you to continue pursuing mental health education and training during the pandemic. The need has always been there and the number of people needing support has increased this past year. Let's break the stigma and open the mental health conversation together.

Please Reach Out

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