The mission of the Mental Health Association is to promote an environment of empowerment and acceptance for all people dealing with mental health issues through advocacy, education, and comprehensive support services. We foster opportunities for growth, recovery, inclusion, and, most importantly HOPE. We envision a community in which all members with mental health issues are accepted, not stigmatized, and have an opportunity to reach their full potential.

Founded in 1965, the Mental Health Association of Washington County is a non-profit agency dedicated to assisting people with mental illness. For over 45 years, the Mental Health Association has played a leading role in advocacy, providing services, and educating the community.

The Mental Health Association has been a catalyst for change in improving the availability and diversity of Mental Health services.  The Mental Health Association developed and operated the first social and vocational rehabilitation services in the county. Besides the current programs listed, the Mental Health Association provides technical assistance to the community. The Mental Health Association is an active member of numerous coalitions, committees, and advisory boards on a local, regional, and statewide basis.