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About Us

Established in 1946, the Mental Health Association of Central Florida (MHACF) is one of the oldest nonprofits in Central Florida and is the leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all.

We provide a wide range of services, which include complimentary resources and professional referrals from our database of over 3000 providers through our Mental Health Connections program, free mental health services at our Outlook Clinic, the only free mental health clinic in the state of Florida, for qualified individuals, and hosting Peer Support Recovery and Guardian Advocate services.   


“To provide mental health services, support and information to the members of our Central Florida community.”

Our Equity Statement

The Mental Health Association of Central Florida (MHACF) understands that violence, racism, hate, and discrimination undermine mental wellness and are significant contributors to individual and community trauma. Therefore, we are committed to breaking cycles of multi-generational distress for marginalized communities in all that we do by pledging to work against racism, bias, prejudice and discrimination at individual, interpersonal, and institutional levels.

Our Featured Programs

Community Events

As part of our commitment to the mental well-being of our community, the Mental Health Association of Central Florida dedicates our time to raising awareness and spreading mental health information and resources through peer recovery support groups, trainings and other community events.

Click below for a complete list of our support groups, trainings and community functions.

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Create an Impact

Thank you for considering making a meaningful difference in the lives of so many by making a donation today! Over the past two years, we have seen an unprecedented rise in the demand for mental health services. 1 in 3 people who are diagnosed with Covid-19 are also diagnosed with a mental health disorder such as anxiety, depression or insomnia within 3 months. That’s why we need your help. Without the generosity of people like you, we would not be able to continue to raise awareness, provide free resources referrals and services and break the stigma about mental health conditions and treatment.  Your tax-deductible gift is appreciated, and crucial to the success of our mission and the mental health wellness of our community. 


The 988 Helpline goes live July 16th

The 988 Helpline, the new 3 digit dialing code that connects callers nationwide with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline goes live July 16th. A properly funded 988 Helpline would make a big difference for those in Crisis. Call your state legislators to show your support for 988 funding today!

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We’ve been recognized as an Orlando Business Journal Diversity in Business Awards Honoree!

The Orlando Business Journal’s Diversity in Business Award serves to recognize Central Florida organizations who have gone above and beyond in embracing inclusion and equality across all areas of diversity. That includes age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race and religion. We have always made an effort to represent and serve our diverse community and are proud to have been recognized as a leader in this space.

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Bring some cheer to individuals in behavioral health hospitals

Every year, the Mental Health Association of Central Florida puts together care packages to bring to individuals in behavioral health facilities over the holidays. This year, we’re celebrating Winter in July by starting collections early to bring care packages to as many people as we can. You can help by starting a fundraiser or collection box in your community or organization, volunteering to help pack the care packages or making a gift.

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