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Mental Health Client Action Network

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General Agency Information
Name: Mental Health Client Action Network
Altername Name(s): MHCAN of Santa Cruz
Address: 1051 Cayuga Street
Santa Cruz,  CA  95062
Driving Directions
Contact Information
Primary Phone: 831-469-0462
Fax: 831-469-9160
Email: mail@mhcan.org
Website: http://www.mhcan.org
Hours
Days/Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Details
Description: The Mental Health Client Action Network of Santa Cruz County is a peer-run organization dedicated to providing mutual support and networking, to having a voice in all matters which affect us, to creating programs controlled by peers, to advocating for the rights to choose our own life paths, to educating the public from our own perspective, and to working to eradicate treatment disparities and confronting discrimination.
MHCAN provides a place of connection in the tumult of life. So come, put aside the cares of the week and find yourself in the presence of folks who really care.
Mission: OUR MISSION IS HELPING PEOPLE FIND THEIR WAY BACK TO THEIR DREAMS
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.

BiPolar Support Group
Healing Through Writing Group
Lyme Disease Support
Managing Depression & Anxiety
Mood Matters Group
NAMI Support Group
Peer Support Group
Suicide Survivors
Meth Recovery
PTSD support
Eating & Body Image
Hearing Voices
Narcotic Anonymous meeting
Schizophrenia Support
SMART Recovery

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.
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
Subject Headings
Subject Headings: Advocacy
Health Related Support Groups
Mental Health Facility Complaints
Private Nonprofits
Psychiatrist Complaints
Psychologist Complaints
Public Awareness/Education
Schizophrenia
Speakers/Speakers Bureaus
Transportation
This agency was last updated on March 24, 2020