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MHA of Lake County Changes Name to Reflect Broader Community Influence

Mental Health America of Lake County announced that it has changed its name to Mental Health America of Northwest Indiana.

“As we enter a new era for our organization, this is one step of our growing investment to serve a broader community,” said Renae Vania Tomczak, President & CEO. “For more than 60 years we have dedicated ourselves to overall wellness through personal and family support, while remaining committed to our core principle of advocating on behalf of those experiencing emotional challenges.”

In January 2018, the organization created a strategic alliance by acquiring Early Learning Partnership of Northwest Indiana, uniting two like-minded organizations focused on strengthening families through empowerment and education.

Mental Health America of Northwest Indiana (MHANWI) will continue to provide many well-known programs such as Healthy Families of Lake County, Parents as Teachers (PAT), Empowering Teens as Parents (ETAP), Infant Safe Sleep, I’m Thumbody Special and Ready to Soar. The organization is in process of forming relationships with entities outside of Lake County to understand community needs and look at ways to expand its expertise in support of vulnerable individuals and families.


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What People are Saying

“She asks me questions to help work through some difficult decisions. She never tells me what I should do, but asks questions that cause me to think things out. This is really helpful when I’m struggling with what to do.”

– Healthy Families Client Survey, 2014

“I love the program. It helps me better myself as a mother. I am so glad to have gotten the chance to be in this program.”

– Empowering Teens as Parents Client Survey, 2015

“It is amazing to watch how much my child develops over the time with Parents as Teacher. The program has taught me different and more effective ways to help my child learn.”

– Parents as Teachers Client Survey, 2015

“Even as a pediatric RN, I have learned a lot and my child has grown and benefited as a result, too.”

– Parents as Teachers Client Survey, 2015

“I have more confidence in choosing the right activities for my children to help them learn and grow.”

– Parents as Teachers Client Survey, 2015

“I love this program and my support specialist is awesome! She gives me advice for my kids and life and she is very helpful. I feel very comfortable talking to her.”

– Healthy Families Client Survey, 2013