February 13, 2018: FREE LEGAL CLINIC 

When: 10:30am-1:00pm, Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Where: First United Methodist Church of Pasadena, Great Hall, 500 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101

Do you have questions about:
-A child’s problems in school
-Special education
-Landlord/tenant or other housing problems
-Medi-Cal, SSI or SSDI benefits
-Conservatorship, mental health law or family member with mental health disabilities
-or another legal problem?

At this clinic, volunteers and attorneys at Mental Health Advocacy Services, Inc. will provide consultation and information. Bring any documents relating to your questions.

To make an appointment, call 213-389-2077 ext. 12 – ask for Pam

Priority will be given to people with appointments, but drop-ins are welcome. Individuals, families, and local case managers or clinicians are welcome!

View/Download the flyer


Sherrill Martin (1936-2017)
It is with great sorrow that we tell you longtime MHAS staff member Sherrill Martin passed away on November 1st.

Sherrill was a tireless and tenacious advocate who helped thousands of individuals obtain and maintain Social Security Disability and SSI benefits. In 30 years as a Government Benefits Specialist at Mental Health Advocacy Services, Sherrill was a key player in benefits advocacy in Los Angeles County. She led important policy initiatives, shared her expertise by training other advocates, and managed MHAS’ Homeless SSI Outreach Project. Remarkably, before coming to MHAS Sherrill completed an impressive 30-year career at the Social Security Administration, where she was a District Office Manager.

Most recently, Sherill was excited to lead MHAS’ participation in the launch of the Countywide Benefits Entitlements Services Team (CBEST), a program of the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative.

Sherrill devoted her life’s work to improving the lives of people with disabilities. She will be greatly missed.

Our thoughts are with Sherrill‘s family at this difficult time.

October 23, 2017 – October 27, 2017: CELEBRATE PRO BONO WEEK

MHAS celebrates ABA Pro Bono Week with an Ethics Training and as a member of the coordinating committee for this year’s So Cal Pro Bono Managers’ annual ABA Pro Bono Week.


The 40th Anniversary Celebration raises funds for Mental Health Advocacy Services (MHAS), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect and advance the legal rights of children and adults with mental disabilities, in order to maximize autonomy, promote equality, and secure the resources needed to thrive in the community. The event will include a reception, silent auction, and awards presentation.

Tickets and Sponsorship


News, events, summer law clerks and more.