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Self-Help Centers

Published on: 7/17/2015 12:26 PM

Program Description 
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 support groups
  • WRAP® (Wellness and Recovery Action Plan) Groups
  • One-on-one peer support
  • Computer Workshops and Basic Computer Functions Classes at the Consumer Learning Center
Please contact your nearest Center for current schedule of activities and more information.


Zephyr Self-Help Center
1075 E. Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95116-2244

Phone: 1 (408) 792-2140

Fax: (408) 792-2158

Hours: Monday- Closed; Tuesday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Contact Information:
Karen Flink, Mental Health Peer Support Worker
Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services Department
Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA)
Direct Line: 1 (408) 792-2152

Fax: (408) 792-2158
Learn more by reading the Zephyr Self-Help Center brochure.
South County Self-Help Center
1235 1st Street
Gilroy, CA 95020-4733
Learn more by reading the South County Self-Help Center brochure.
Phone: 1 (408) 686-2365

Fax:  (408) 848-4370
Hours: Monday- Closed; Tuesday - Thursday, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Friday- Closed
Contact Information:
Adriana Vega, Mental Health Peer Support Worker​
Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services Department
Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA)
Direct Line: 1 (408) 852-2462

Fax: (408) 848-4370