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.
Donate to MLS
Click 'Donate' below to visit a secure site where you can make a donation to Mountain Lake Services.
Visit the Mountain Lake Services Foundation website for information on how you can support our mission.
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 farmers' markets throughout the Adirondacks and in their shop on Main Street, Port Henry, NY.
The Self Advocates of the Adirondacks, a group of self advocates associated with Mountain Lake Services, have a website for their No DRAMA campaign about respecting their privacy (and a No DRAMA Facebook page).
NYSARC Recreation Grants
Mountain Lake Services has been awarded $15,000 in grants from the Trustee Management Board of NYSARC Trust Services to support Mountain Lake Services’ recreation program.
NYSARC Trust Services administers supplemental needs trusts (SNT) that can make dramatic improvements to the lives of people with disabilities while enabling individuals to maintain eligibility for public benefits programs, such as Medicaid and SSI. For 2017, NYSARC Trust Services is proud to fulfill its commitment to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities by awarding a total of $2,793,500 in grants to NYSARC Chapters statewide.
NYSARC Trust Services awarded Mountain Lake Services $15,000 to develop new recreational opportunities to enrich the lives of the more than 400 members it serves. Mountain Lake Services used the recreation grant funds to purchase a pontoon boat. The boat is accessible to all individuals who receive services at Mountain Lake Services.
Current Position Openings
- Staff Education & Development Coordinator
- Direct Support Professionals
- Registered Nurses (RNs)
- Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)
- Production Workers
- Residential Manager
- Support Specialist
- Physical Therapist (part-time or per diem)
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 $12.00-$15.00 per hour.