MHA is a private, not-for-profit organization seeking to promote the mental health and emotional well being of Orange County residents. Under the leadership of a volunteer Board of Directors, MHA's staff members, consultants and volunteers provide free mental health services to thousands of Orange County residents each year. In addition, several volunteers answer several hotlines, provide companionship, public education, direct services and assist with fundraisers.
Funding for the services is provided largely through state, county and federal allocation grants, MHA is also a United Way member agency. Private contributions, membership drives, memorial endowments and community fundraisers are important sources of revenue.