Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee Massachusetts Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee

Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee Massachusetts Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee

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Contact Information

Massachusetts Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee
Contact: Laís Teixeira, Office Manager
Email Address: lteixeira@mhlac.org
Phone: 617-338-2345
Alternate Phone: 800-342-9092
Fax: 617-338-2347

24 School Street, 8th Floor Boston, MA 02108
Area Served: Boston

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Narrative

MHLAC provides legal and policy advocacy for people with mental health challenges throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. A State agency, its central priority is to address those concerns that are most closely related to clients’ ability to live full and independent lives. Like other legal services offices, this includes combating poverty, which is often characterized as a “social determinant” of mental illness. When clients are put in institutional settings, MHLAC seeks to protect them from abusive treatment that can often wreak permanent damage.

An independent state agency of the Supreme Judicial Court. Advice and legal representation on treatment rights, custody and visitation matters, guardianship abuse, insurance discrimination, educational rights, housing bias, and mistreatment. (Intake: M-W-F, 8:30-1:00).

Service Types

  • Legal Representation

Program Type

  • Advocacy
  • Legal

Populations Served

  • Mental Illness

Ages Served

  • Birth to 3
  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service, Personal Funds