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2019 ANNUAL CELEBRATION

MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCACY SERVICES’ ANNUAL CELEBRATION October 20, 2019 – 3pm The New Center for Psychoanalysis 2014 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90025 Please join Mental Health Advocacy Services at this year’s Annual Celebration! This is the organization’s largest fundraiser bringing together attorneys, mental health professionals, advocates, and supporters to honor those...

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Supporting Student Educational Success through Advocacy to Maintain Housing

By Nicolas Muñoz, USC Gould Irmas Legal Fellow LawWorks is a school/legal partnership with Learning Works, a charter school serving disenfranchised youth in grades 6 through 12 who have been pushed out of traditional schools. Through this partnership, I provide legal support on matters that pose barriers to student graduation and successful transition into adulthood. This […]

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MAY 21, 2019: BREAK THE STIGMA – STORY HOUR

When: Tuesday, May 21, 6:30pm – 8:00pm Where: Public Counsel, 610 S. Ardmore Ave., Los Angeles, CA Mental Health Advocacy Services (MHAS), Alexandria House, and Stories from the Frontline present an evening of storytelling followed by a brief training on bias and fair housing rights, including reasonable accommodations for tenants with mental health disabilities. We are honored […]

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Medical-Legal Partnership Making a Difference in the Lives of LA County’s Most Vulnerable

By Johanna Bloomfield, Senior Attorney I rejoined Mental Health Advocacy Services (MHAS) last spring as it began a new partnership led by Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLS) designed to serve some of our County’s most vulnerable, often homeless, residents by integrating legal services into the provision of health care. It is an innovative […]

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March 2019 Newsletter | Law Rocks

We are so excited to see The MHAS Warriors take the stage at Law Rocks! We had a blast making signs and posters to cheer them on. Huge thanks to everyone who has donated to MHAS in support of The MHAS Warriors. Join us on Thursday night! Read more.  

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When the System Fails, Who Will Pick Up the Pieces?

While the focus of my Irmas Fellowship project is young children, I have also been fortunate to participate in a community-based partnership that enables me to provide much needed advocacy when the systems have failed older students. This part of my fellowship, LawWorks, is a school/legal partnership with Learning Works, a charter school serving disenfranchised […]

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Law Rocks Los Angeles 2019

  The MHAS Warriors ROCKED at the 8th Annual Law Rocks Los Angeles! Bands comprised of legal professionals battled it out for their favorite Los Angeles nonprofit in an epic law firm battle of the bands. MHAS was honored to once again be the chosen charity of the band from Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP. Fronting […]

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