The Foundations of East Chicago (FEC) has the primary goal of helping the community by providing programs that benefit education, health/safety and community enrichment. In addition to providing these programs, FEC works to make the community aware of various resources available to them, regardless of whether the organization partners with FEC.


This past year, Mental Health America of Lake County (MHALC) moved its headquarters from Crown Point to Hammond. The facility offers information and resources regarding mental health counseling throughout Northwest Indiana. Additionally, they provide community education regarding locally based programs such as Healthy Families Lake County, Parents as Teachers, Empowering Teens as Parents, Infant Safe Sleep Education and I’m Thumbody Special. By moving to Hammond, MHALC and all the beneficial information and services they provide are now more accessible to people who live in western Lake County, like East Chicago residents.


MHALC also made this move because they are expanding and growing their staff. The office in Hammond, located at 5311 Hohman Avenue, provides more space. This is also good news for those who utilize their services.


Throughout 2016, FEC has made a conscious effort to be a primary source of information for the people of East Chicago. This includes the discussion of FEC funded and non-FEC funded programs. The primary concern is the quality of life of East Chicago residents.


For more information on education, health/safety and community enrichment in East Chicago, visit