Mental Health Client Action Network
|General Agency Information|
|Name:||Mental Health Client Action Network|
|Address:||1051 Cayuga Street|
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
|Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:||Monday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm|
Tuesday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
|Description:||MHCAN is a peer run community center where people with mental health conditions can meet, access programs, enjoy each other and life as well as make it through times of intensity together. MHCAN peers make progress in their lives in a safe, non-judgmental, supportive environment.
ELIGIBILITY: Services are targeted to individuals with serious and persistent mental illnesses. In addition, Adult Mental Health authorizes and oversees the provision of mental health services to Santa Cruz County Medi-Cal recipients meeting medical necessity criteria as well as those at risk of psychiatric hospitalization.
FUNDING SOURCE: County Board of Supervisors and private donations.
|Mission:||MHCAN helps clients reclaim their dignity through self-help. We do this by:
* providing mutual support and networking
* having a voice in all matters which affect us
* creating client controlled programs
* advocating for the right to choose our own life path
* educating the public from our perspective
* confronting discrimination
|Programs:||MHCAN's peer-run mental health community center is operated on a drop-in basis. Peers are free to congregate in our common areas, use our commercial-quality kitchen and our computer center with Microsoft Windows operating systems. The wide variety of classes, support groups and services take place in on-site meeting rooms.
Support Groups, check online calendar for times:
Dual Recovery Anonymous
Healing Through Writing Group
Homicide Survivors Support Group
Lyme Disease Support
Managing Depression & Anxiety
Mood Matters Group
NAMI Peer to Peer Class
Non Violent Communication
Serenity Support Group
Solutions Support Group
The Shadow Speakers endeavors to reduce stigma and discrimination by education through sharing our stories with schools, hospitals, law enforcement personnel and community members. Shadow Speakers works to eliminate the fear, prejudice, stigma and discrimination associated with being a mental health peer, helping to create a more healthy, safe and supportive environment for all individuals in Santa Cruz county.
Peers Outside connects mental health peers from inside hospitals and institutions to the mental health community in an effort to reduce the internalized stigma and prejudice many of us have had to deal with when we become mental health peers.
Cultural Competency in Mental Health Lecture Series offers continuing education credits and cultural competency hours open to county employees.
|Languages other than English:||Spanish|
|Accommodations for Disabled:||Parking & Wheelchair Access|
|Public Transportation:||Available Within One Block|
|Eligibility:||See Description Notes|
|Fees:||Call for Information|
|Areas Served:||Santa Cruz County|
|Physical Location:||Santa Cruz|
|Funding Source:||See Description Notes|
Health Related Support Groups
Mental Health Facility Complaints
|This record last modified December 18, 2012|