Community Services

Choice Pantry

Our Choice Pantry is stocked with non - perishable food items as well as basic hygiene and household necessities. Distribution is based on family size and  need. The pantry is a referral based program by appointment only. Mental health service providers, social workers, and case managers who work with people with mental health conditions are encouraged to make referrals. Recipients are allowed to walk thru the pantry and choose available items appropriate for their needs. Donations are needed and welcomed, please call to arrange. Click HERE to see our most update needs list for our Choice Pantry.

Holiday Gift Lift

2019 Holiday Gift Lift is gearing up for a busy season! We currently have 6 confirmed nursing homes with close to 1000 residents that will be receiving gift bags and close to 80 community residents that have been referred for holiday assistance thru our wish list program. 


The Holiday Gift Lift program provides new essential items to adults who might not otherwise receive a gift over the holiday season.

Eligible recipients are:

  • Residents of all participating nursing homes located within Hendricks County
  • Patients of Cummins Behavioral Health Services who are deemed in need by clinical staff
  • Clients in the Hendricks county home, Cypress Manor
  • Clients of Mental Health America’s other supportive programs who are deemed appropriate by MHAHC staff

Donations for Gift Lift are accepted year round, although the majority of our gifts are collected in November and early December at area churches and businesses that serve as “collection sites”. In early December our volunteers sort the items and prepare them for delivery. If there is not enough of a particular item, the cash donations we receive are then used to purchase what is needed. The gifts are distributed throughout the county just before the holidays to brighten what is often  a lonely time of year for the recipients.

We are always in need of additional businesses, places of worship or community groups that are willing to serve as collection sites for gifts. Its  simple, you sign up as a collection site, we drop a decorated, labeled box or boxes off on a designated day and time. We recognize your location as a collection site sponsor via email and social media for a few weeks. We pick collection boxes and donated items up on a designated day and time. Please contact us at 317-272-0027 or via email at to get signed up as a collection site for the 2022 Gift Lift season!

Gift Lift Program Needs list:

  • Warm Socks
  • Sugar Free candy
  • Puzzle Books
  • Pencils
  • Hygiene items (Men’s and Women’s) NO RAZORS, LOOFAHS or GLASS please
  • Calendars
  • Blankets
  • Wrapping paper
  • Reusable plastic totes to be used at collection sites (30 gallon or bigger)
  • Fleece (pieces that are 1.5 yards or bigger)

Only new,  unwrapped gifts are accepted. Monetary donations are also needed. 100% of all cash donations designated for the Holiday Gift Lift program go directly toward the program.

Please help by donating a new unwrapped gift or by making a cash donation. All contributions are tax-deductible. For more information, please contact MHAHC at 317-272-0027. You may also contact us via email Thank you again to everyone who supports our agency and our programs each year. We couldn’t do it without you!

2021 Sponsor:

Mental Health Speakers

Mental Health America of Hendricks County offers speakers for a  variety of topics including  general overview of MHAHC, specific mental health topics/ issues to suicide prevention.

If you’re interested in having someone speak to your organization, church group, class or business, please give us a call at 317-272-0027 or email us at

Support Groups

General Health Support Group

This support group is free of charge and open to anyone struggling with mental health issues. Family and friends of  anyone struggling are welcome as well.  It is an informal, relaxed, peer-to-peer setting.

First Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm

Mental Health America of Hendricks County
75 Queensway Drive, Avon, IN 46123
(Meeting Room, South side of bldg)

Lifeline for Loss Support Group

This group is intended to support and offer a safe space for families and friends who have lost a loved one to addiction. Today’s society has a lot of stigma around the disease of addiction which makes the  struggle that much more isolating. Families and friends of those living with addiction often experience the shame and judgement of others. Overdose Lifeline recognizes the need for an understanding community to provide support from a loss.

If you or someone you know has experienced loss due to an opioid overdose, we hope to see you in our monthly support group. 

SECOND Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm

Mental Health America of Hendricks County
75 Queensway Drive, Avon, IN 46123
(Small Conference Room, Westside of the building, please enter through main entrance of bldg)

Open Door Social Club provides a safe social & educational space for adults living with mental illness or in recovery who are treatment compliant. Members are able to explore through art, cooking, music, games and more. Life skills building, peer support, wellness workshops and educational programs are available. Referral and outreach services are provided as needed. Please see club days and hours below.

Click HERE to reserve computer time.

Open Door Social Club MAY 2022 Calendar

2022 Sponsors of the Open Door Social Club include: