The Oaklawn Foundation supports the important mental health and addiction treatment services Oaklawn provides through:

Prevention and Early Intervention Programs

One of the best ways to invest in the health of our community, while also reducing expenses of high-end services, is to support programs that target prevention and early intervention. The Oaklawn Foundation supports two such programs:

  • Camp Mariposa: A free weekend camp for children ages 9-12 whose family has been impacted by addiction, and
  • Partnership for Children: A partnership between Oaklawn and 11 youth-serving agencies in Elkhart County that identifies at-risk youth earlier, gets them help sooner and improves outcomes for children and families.

Education Grants

Each year, the Oaklawn Foundation awards about $15,000 in education assistance to employees pursuing degrees in high-priority areas, such as social work or nursing. This ability to grow our own ultimately improves access to services for our clients.

Basic Needs

Clients can’t get the full benefit of treatment if they lack access to necessities such as food, shelter and healthcare. The Oaklawn Foundation helps with HIP 2.0 premium payments, prescription assistance and transportation. Additionally, the Foundation funds document replacement (birth certificates, etc.) when needed so clients can apply for benefits, and it supplies Goodwill gift certificates to clients moving into apartments from homelessness.

Charity Care

Oaklawn sees patients regardless of their ability to pay, and the Oaklawn Foundation funds charity care as needed.


The Foundation is keeping an eye to the future, with a focus on sustainability as it grows its endowment.


Oaklawn publishes an annual Community Report detailing our services and impact in our community. Check out the most recent reports below!