Mountain Lake Services: Enriching the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, their families, and our communities...

What is Mountain Lake Services?

Mountain Lake Services is committed to the highest standard for person-centered services, demonstrated in our accreditation by The Council on Quality and Leadership. People supported by Mountain Lake Services take pride in their homes and their lives. The Adirondacks offer unique opportunities for people supported by Mountain Lake Services. At Essex Industries, people with disabilities find employment and take pride in their work. Workers at Essex Industries make high quality canoe accessories, supplying some of the top canoe manufacturers. Mountain Lake Services offers comfortable homes with a personal touch, and skilled Direct Support Professionals to provide needed supports. Situated near the shores of Lake Champlain, Mountain Lake Services provides a unique environment for personal growth. People with disabilities participate in a wide range of activities through Mountain Lake Services' Day Habilitation Services. People are supported by Mountain Lake Services to participate in their choice of activities, including the Special Olympics. Mountain Lake Services proudly supports the Mountain Weavers Guild's quality craftsmanship. Mountain Lake Services is in the heart of the Adirondacks, near the High Peaks of New York. Whatever the season, Mountain Lake Services supports people with disabilities to live their lives to the fullest.

 

Mountain Lake Services began in 1967 with 15 citizens who were concerned about the lack of support for people with developmental disabilities in their communities. From our beginning, providing vocational training at our work center, Essex Industries, through the development of residential and day services, we now offer a wide array of services to suit any need and capability.

Here at Mountain Lake Services our mission is to enrich the lives of people with developmental disabilities, their families and our communities. By offering a comprehensive range of services we ensure that we are indeed meeting the needs of the individuals we support, their families and our communities.

Related Websites

Essex Industries, a work center operated by Mountain Lake Services, makes fine wood products for the canoe manufacturing industry and other customers.

The Mountain Weavers Guild makes exceptional handcrafted baskets, sold at craft fairs and famers' markets throughout the Adirondacks and in their shop on Main Street, Port Henry, NY.

MLS & Songs for NYSARC

We are pleased to announce our participation in Songs for NYSARC, a new endeavor whereby you can enjoy music by and for intellectually and disabled people AND support Mountain Lake Services' mission.

Please click the image link below to learn more and donate to MLS through Songs for NYSARC. The link opens a new window showing MLS' page on the Songs for NYSARC website.

Listen to Songs for NYSARC

Please support our mission -- donate now!

Your donation will go to Mountain Lake Services Foundation to support the mission of our agency.

Helen F. McDonald Memorial Golf Tournament 2014

August 1 was a beautiful day for golf at the beautiful Westport Country Club! We are happy to announce the tournament winners. Read more...

16th Annual Mountain Lake Services Triathlon: Saturday, September 13, 2014, Keeseville, NY

The 16th Annual Mountain Lake Services Triathlon will be held Saturday, September 13, 2014, in Keeseville, NY. This popular event features paddling, running and biking. There will be an Iron course and a Recreation course. Individual Iron and Recreational categories run all three legs. Iron and Recreational Teams may consist of two to four people. Read more...

Mountain Lake PBS Profiles Essex Industries

Mountain Lake PBS recently ran a story about our work center, Essex Industries. The story focused on the integrated and meaningful work being done at Essex Industries, and how this provides job opportunities that some people with disabilities might not have if they are forced to find competitive employment. Read more...

Current Position Openings

  • Registered Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Direct Support Professionals

Mountain Lake Services always accepts applications for direct support professionals (full-time, part-time, relief, awake overnight). Hours, days, and locations vary. Competitive benefits are provided.

We presently have IMMEDIATE openings for direct support professional positions to support intellectually disabled people throughout Essex County. If you are responsible and compassionate, come join our team. A high School diploma or GED and a satisfactory driving record are required. Our starting full-time rate is $11.75-$12.50 per hour.