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

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?


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Contact the Network

Phone: (510) 652-7451 - Email: info@acnetmhc.org