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 are 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.
Check out these upcoming workshops being offered by our BestNow! Program
Thursday, January 14, 2021
1 pm to 3 pm on Zoom
No registration required.
Click anywhere on the flyer
to link to Zoom group.
Our Response to COVID-19
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. Click on a program below to get details about what we are doing during this challenging time.
You can also check out our Resources page for links to resources addressing the pandemic
provided by other agencies within Alameda County
Ruby Butler, resource specialist, and Alvin Ma, BestNow! grad intern, serve Thanksgiving dinner at the Berkeley Drop-In Center
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