From where it began MHC

About Us

MHC was founded in Nashville, Tennessee, in response to the need for assertive community-based treatment for individuals who have required frequent inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. Since 1993, MHC has been passionately helping adults with severe mental illness to live quality lives in the community with our state-of-the-art treatment and support. In 1999, MHC recognized the need to support the whole family and expanded services to include children and youth.

We established our non-profit agency by merging three community organizations: Urban Case Management of Meharry Community Health Center, Continuous Treatment Team of Council of Community Services, and Mobile Crisis Team of the Crisis Intervention Center.

This fusion resulted in an innovative, comprehensive, and multidisciplinary approach that addresses the specialized needs of individuals living with severe behavioral health conditions and challenges related to poverty. MHC remains the only organization in the state focused solely on this population.

At MHC, we never rest on our laurels.

Throughout our history, this organization has remained laser-focused on our mission and vision by constantly evolving and searching for innovative approaches that drive improved outcomes while reducing the overall cost of care.


We empower individuals and families to live healthier lives. Through engagement in our collaborative approach to behavioral health, physical health, and substance use services, individuals experience hope and live a fulfilling life after diagnosis.


To deliver exceptional, comprehensive services that improve health outcomes, remove barriers to care, and foster hope in those served while inspiring employees to innovate and thrive.

Top Workplace-Tennessean: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023