What is Mountain Lake Services?
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.
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.
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 Classic: Friday, August 1, 2014
The Mountain Lake Services Foundation will hold its 13th annual Helen F. McDonald Memorial Golf Classic on Friday, August 1, 2014. The four-person scramble tournament will take place Friday, August 1, 2014 at the Westport Country Club. Registration will begin at 9:00 am with a 10:00 am tee time. The tournament is dedicated to the memory of Ms. Helen F. McDonald, an Essex County social worker who was a founding board member of Mountain Lake Services. 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
- 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.