About us

The Indiana Council of Community Mental Health Centers (Indiana Council) is a professional trade association that serves the interests of 24 community-based mental health providers across the state. Our member agencies offer a full range of health services such as adult, child and adolescent behavioral, addiction treatment and other programs aimed at improving the lives of citizens in their home communities. The Indiana Council promotes and preserves the best interests of its constituent members through public policy advocacy, member services, education and community relations.

As the primary legislative voice for its members on both state and federal issues, we direct and manage all public policy activities. This includes securing and maintaining appropriate behavioral health funding, developing legislative and administrative recommendations related to behavioral health services provisions and ensuring that Community-based Mental Health Centers (CMHC) are the principal providers for those in need of behavioral health services.  We leverage our relationships with the legislature, various public health associations as well as other interested organizations to effectively represent our members. In addition to advocacy, we offer member agencies professional development opportunities and business support. These services include member and public education, technical assistance and training.  

Founded in 1976, we are strategically headquartered in Indianapolis near the state’s capital. Our knowledgeable staff is experienced in government affairs, member and community relations and business administration. Indiana Council is structured as a 501 (C)(6) organization directed by a board of directors comprised of representatives from various member agencies. Membership is exclusively limited to those organizations certified as a CMHC under the Family and Social Services Agencies’ Division of Mental Health and Addiction approval process.