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Self-Help Centers

Published on: 5/4/2016 2:07 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 peer facilitated support groups
  • WRAP® (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) groups
  • One-on-one peer support
  • Self-Help for Transitional Age Youth (TAY) 18 - 16 yrs.
  • Computer Workshops and Basic Computer Functions Classes at the Consumer Learning Center​

Please contact your nearest Center for current schedule of activities.  Also, check out our Welcome flyer​ for more information.

Central County Self-Help Center

Zephyr Self-Help Center
1075 E Santa Clara Street, Rear of Building
San Jose, CA  95116   
Phone  1 (408) 792-2140 
Fax  (408) 852-2157 
Tuesday-Friday 9:00 am -3:00 pm              
Mondays Closed
Please view our Zephyr's APRIL 2016 Calendar and group descriptions​​​ for more information!
Zephyr Self-Help Center
Karen Flink, Mental Health Peer Support Worker
Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services Department
Direct Line 1 (408) 792-2152  

Consumer Learning Center/Computer Lab

John Hardy, Mental Health Peer Support Worker
Direct Line 1 (408) 792-2150 – Call to enroll in computer classes
To learn more click here for the Zephyr Self-Help Center brochure​.

South County Self-Help Center


Esperanza Self-Help Center

1235 First Street

Gilroy, CA  95020
Phone  1 (408) 852-2460 
Fax  (408) 852-4370
Tuesday-Thursday 10:30 am – 3:30
Friday 1:00 -4:00 pm
Mondays Closed 
Please view Esperanza's MAY CALENDAR 2016​​ here for more information!

Esperanza Self-Help Center ​
David Smith, Mental Health Peer Support Worker
Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services Department
Direct Line  1 (408) 852-2471

Please call the center directly for upcoming events!!