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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 Central Florida, for qualified individuals, and hosting Peer Support Recovery and Guardian Advocate services.   


“We strive to empower our community to be inclusive, equitable and aware of mental, emotional and behavioral health needs in ourselves and others. We work to advocate for all to be courageous in their pursuit to be seen, heard and understood on their path to wellness.”

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.

For additional information, please contact us at info@mhacf.org or



Become an MHACF Guardian Advocate

Our Guardian Advocate Program trains individuals to serve as temporary surrogate decision makers for involuntarily hospitalized clients, under the Florida Baker Act, who have no family members to act on their behalf. When a community member is involuntarily hospitalized, this is often one of the most difficult times in their lives. By becoming a Guardian Advocate, you are able to be their to guide and help them back to recovery in their time of need.

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Contact Us

If you are seeking a referral for a mental health or community resource, please instead use our referral form. If this is a mental health crisis, please call or text 988.


Please use the form below to contact us with any questions. We will do our best to respond as soon as possible.

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