New York State's Largest Nonprofit Organization Supporting People With Intellectual, Developmental, And Other Disabilities

10 Saint Patrick's Place Port Henry, New York 12974 United States

County(ies) Served:


Chapter President:

Shelley Winters

Executive Director:

Martin J. Nephew

Mountain Lake Services (Essex County Chapter, NYSARC, Inc.)


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. What began as a small vocational training center has grown into an organization that provides many services throughout Essex County.

A vast array of services are provided in our communities by dedicated teams of Direct Support Professionals, Managers and Directors. Residential Services, Day Services, Early Childhood Intervention, Home Based Supports and Services and Autism Services are just a few.

Vocational components of Mountain Lake Services include Charles R. Hayes Essex Industries and The Mountain Weaver's Fiber Arts Guild. Essex Industries is our vocational training work center, where high-quality canoe accessories are hand crafted. The Mountain Weavers' Fiber Arts Guild is a pre-vocational program where unique baskets are woven. For more information visit or

Through these services, Mountain Lake Services fulfills its mission of enriching the lives of people with developmental disabilities, their families and our communities.