Mountain Lake Services: Enriching the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, their families, and our communities...

What is Mountain Lake Services?

Randomly chosen image of Mountain Lake Services people and placesMountain 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.


Related Websites

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.

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Your donation will go to the Mountain Lake Services Foundation to support the mission of our agency.

Current Position Openings

  • 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.

Hiking the High Peaks - John's Journey

Mountain Lake Services' first self-produced video has been posted on YouTube: Hiking the High Peaks - John's Journey. Read more...