We are who we serve
Peer-led mental health services for Alameda County since 1988
Participants at a creative arts group at Reaching Across
Peer Specialist Eddie in front of Tenant Support Program
We improve the quality of life of mental health clients within Alameda County by promoting freedom of choice, empowerment, and independent living within the community.
BestNow students participate in our annual mask-making activity
ACNMHC is a network of 5 programs throughout Alameda County. Since we were founded in 1988, all of our programs have been run by people with personal lived experience with mental health and/or substance use recovery. Our 5 programs are designed to meet the needs of the mental health community by providing peer-run alternatives to the traditional mental health system.
How 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!
Reaching Across staff lead a yoga class at our 25th anniversary celebration
A BestNow student gives a presentation on her internship experience
Umbrella and program from our 25th anniversary
BestNow staff help coordinate the free farmer's market at the We Move for Health event at Lake Merritt, organized by the Health and Human Resource Education Center