Self-Help Centers provide a safe, confidential and supportive environment for those dealing with mental illness. Operated by and for mental health consumers, these Centers provide support for individuals who want to take control of their lives. Individuals who share a disability have something to offer each other which cannot always be provided by traditional services. The Centers are run by welcoming and friendly consumer staff, who provide services with respect and dignity. The Centers are drop in and you may stop by anytime during our open hours.
We provide the following services:
- Connect mental health consumers with resources
- Network with and heal one another through peer supported events and social activities
- Education through various peer facilitated support groups
- WRAP® (Wellness Recovery Action Plan®) groups
- One-on-one peer support
- Self-Help for Transitional Aged Youth (TAY) 18 - 25 yrs.
Save the Date!!!
Consumer Art Show
Friday, May 10, 2019
Click on image to access flyer
Central County Self-Help Center
Zephyr Self-Help Center
1075 E Santa Clara Street, Rear of Building
San Jose, CA 95116
Main Line: 1 (408) 792-2140
Fax: (408) 792-2157
We are Excited to announce the New Spring Extended hours:
Monday 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Tuesday and Wednesday 8:30 - 4:00 PM
Thursday and Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 PM
To learn more click here for the Zephyr Self-Help Center April Calendar & Brochure (Rev. 04-01-19).
Karen Flink, CPRP, WRAP, Mental Health Peer Support Worker lead
Consumer Affairs, Self Help Support
Behavioral Health Services Department
Direct Line: 1 (408) 852-2471
Michelle Blade, Mental Health Peer Support Worker
Julie Helfrich, Mental Health Peer Support Worker
Robert Moody, Mental Health Peer Support Worker
Enrique Ruiz, MSW, Mental Health Peer Support Worker
Lina Som, Mental Health Peer Support Worker
Lorraine Zeller, MHRS, CPRP, Mental Health Peer Support Worker
Consumer Learning Center (CLC) / Computer Lab
John Hardy, Mental Health Peer Support Worker
Direct Line: 1 (408) 792-2150 – Call to enroll in computer classes
South County Self-Help Center
Esperanza Self-Help Center
1235 First Street
Gilroy, CA 95020
Main Line: 1 (408) 852-2460
Fax: (408) 852-4370
Mondays C L O S E D
Tuesday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
To learn more click here for the Esperanza Self-Help Center brochure (rev. 05/2018). Esperanza Self-Help Center Flyer/Map
Liliana Carrisoza-McCoy, Mental Health Peer Support Worker lead
Kai Shimabukuro, Mental Health Peer Support Worker
Krissy Zamarron, Mental Health Peer Support Worker