Since 1988, we have been improving the quality of lives of mental health clients
within Alameda County by promoting freedom of choice, empowerment, and independent living within the community. We are a network of five peer-run programs throughout Alameda County.
All of our programs managed and staffed by people who have "lived-experience" with mental health, homelessness, and/or addiction issues. We seek to meet the needs of the mental health community by providing peer-run alternatives to the traditional mental health system.
The Berkeley Drop-In Center is Reopening!
And how about some fun stuff?
Fun Activities to Keep You Busy During Shelter In Place:
Laughter is the Best Medicine:
COVID-19: Stay at Home Fun for Adults
Are you currently homeless?
Are you experiencing an illness such as a cold or upper respiratory challenges?
Do you have concerns fo being exposed to Covid-19?
Please contact us at infonet.org
There are resources for you!
We are providing essential peer support services during this time of required "physical isolation." We use the term "physical isolation" instead of social isolation because we firmly believe in the importance of social connection, especially during difficult times.
Each of our programs is providing some level of peer support services.
Reaching Across staff leads yoga class.
Umbrella and program from our 25th anniversary
BestNow staff help coordinate the free farmer's market at the
"We Move for Health" event, organized by the Health and Human Resource Education Center
Our Response to COVID-19
Click on a program to find out what they are offering during this time of pandemic.
Here are some links to resources addressing the pandemic provided by other agencies within Alameda County
Get phone peeer support.
Contact PEERS (Peers Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services) at 510-832-7337
City of Berkeley COVID-19 Resources:
for Transitional Age Youth
Liberate Meditation App: https://liberatemeditation.com/ (the only meditation app by and for the Black & African Diaspora)
Want to get involved?
We are a grassroots organization with many opportunities for community members to support our programs. Whether you are able to make a financial contribution, volunteer your time, or participate in our peer support groups, we hope you will consider getting involved with the Network!
Want to help us out financially?