A Better Way
Our behavioral health programs serve Alameda, San Francisco, Contra Costa and Solano Counties. We serve children and youth from birth to age 21. Specializing in children who are in or at risk of entering foster care and those who were previously in foster care, we offer permanency-informed care at all points of the permanency continuum. We also operate an FFA/Adoption program, multiple peer-parent programs, and a Title IV-E training program.
David Channer, Chief Executive Officer
Warner Graham, Chief Program Officer
Abode Services offers programs that combine affordable housing and services to meet the unique needs of low-income, un-housed people. Housing options include emergency shelter programs, rental subsidies, transitional housing and permanent supportive housing. Support consists of street outreach through a mobile health clinic, intensive case management, primary/mental healthcare & children’s programs.
Louis Chicoine, Executive Director
Alameda Family Services
Alameda Family Services provides comprehensive support services to children, youth, and families through programs including: Head Start; school-based health centers; substance abuse treatment; domestic violence and anger management services; counseling; a clinical training program; and emergency shelter/support for homeless youth.
Katherine Schwartz, Executive Director
Alternative Family Services
Alternative Family Services provides therapeutic foster care in several different modalities to children and youth 0 to 21. AFS is a fully licensed Adoptions Agency. AFS provides mental health services to foster children and their families and therapeutic visitation services to assist foster children to become reunified with their families quickly and safely. AFS also provides Independent Living Skills training to emancipating foster youth and subsidized housing to former foster youth. Services are provided in English and Spanish.
Marsha Lewis, Executive Director
Asian American Recovery Services
Asian American Recovery Services (AARS), a program of HealthRIGHT 360 provides an array of culturally competent services to the Asian and Pacific Islander and other ethnically diverse communities of the San Francisco Bay Area. Our programs serve youth, adults, and families, and are located in San Francisco, Santa Clara, San Mateo and Alameda counties. In Alameda County, we provide outpatient and intensive outpatient substance use treatment services with a focus on serving Transitional Aged Youth and Adults and the Asian Pacific Islander communities.
Vitka Eisen, Chief Executive Officer
Radawn Alcorn, Vice President of Behavioral Health – Northern California
Razelle Buenavista, Managing Director for Santa Clara County & Alameda County
Asian Health Services
At Asian Health Services our mission is to serve and advocate for the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community by ensuring access to health care services regardless of income, insurance status, language, or culture. As an important part of this mission, we pro-vide services in English and eleven Asian languages: Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese), Vietnamese, Korean, Tagalog, Lao, Mien, Khmer, Karen, Mongolian, and Burmese. We offer medical, dental, and specialty mental health services for all ages.
Thu Qhach, Chief Executive Officer
Kao Saechao, Specialty Mental Health
for Self Sufficiency
Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS) serves people who have multiple barriers to self-sufficiency including trauma, mental illness and/or cooccurring disorders. BOSS programs include outreach, mental health services, benefits eligibility, emergency shelters for individuals and families, supported independent living, employment programs, and re-entry and violence prevention initiatives to help individuals and families achieve lasting wellness and recovery._
Donald Frazier, Executive Director
Bay Area Community Services
Bay Area Community Services serves individuals living with mental health challenges related to homelessness, substance use, and aging-related health issues. Programs span the continuum of care and include crisis residential treatment, assertive community treatment, community-based case management, wellness centers, supported housing, supported employment, and prevention and early intervention services.
Jamie Almanza, Executive Director
for Asian Americans
Community Health for Asian Americans provides culturally and linguistically competent comprehensive mental health services to the Asian Pacific Community. Programs include substance abuse treatment and prevention, family violence treatment and prevention, psychotherapy, and crisis intervention. Community Health for Asian Americans integrates mental health and primary health care
John Chung, Executive Director
Crisis Support Services
of Alameda County
Crisis Support Services works to prevent suicide and offers support during times of crisis. Programs at Crisis Support Services include a 24-hour telephone service, attempter’s group counseling, grief counseling, community education, and in-home senior mental health services.
Narges Dillon, Executive Director
East Bay Agency for Children
The mission of East Bay Agency for Children (EBAC) is to improve the well-being of children, youth, and families by reducing the impact of trauma and social inequities. EBAC programming includes School-based Mental Health, Early Childhood, Family Resources Centers, Afterschool, Youth Development and Grief and Loss. Additionally, EBAC’s Trauma Transformed program works locally and nationally to change the way our public health systems understand, respond to, and heal from trauma.
Josh Leonard, Chief Executive Officer
East Bay Community Recovery Project - LifeLong
East Bay Community Recovery Project supports selfsufficiency and wellness of individuals and families by providing comprehensive and integrated services for mental health, substance use and related health conditions, while addressing housing and employment. Three locations offer a full range of services including residential treatment for women and children, counseling for individuals with co-occurring disorders, case management, homeless outreach and vocational services.
David Vliet, Chief Executive Officer
Marta Rose, Director of Programs and Operations
Family Paths, Inc. provides a number of mental health, counseling and therapy services to low income, multi-stressed individuals and families. Programs include 24-hour Family Support Resource Hotline, 24- hour Foster Parent Advice Line, CalWORKS support counseling, Positive Parenting classes, and counseling for infants, children, adolescents, adults and families
Barbra Silver, Executive Director
Felton Institute provides cutting-edge mental health and social services that combine evidencebased practices with cultural sensitivity and a deep respect for our clients. Our 45 diverse programs place special emphasis on the needs of low-income families, children, the elderly and people living with disabilities. Felton has a 127- year history of successfully providing services and treatment locally, nationally and internationally
Al Gilbert, Chief Executive Officer
Adriana Furuzawa, Program Director
Filipino Advocates for Justice
The mission of Filipino Advocates for Justice (FAJ) is to build a strong and empowered Filipino community by organizing constituents, developing leaders, providing services and advocating for policies that promote social and economic justice and equity. FAJ provides prevention and early intervention for mental health to the Filipino community, particularly youth and young adults, adult caregivers, and immigrants through peer support, preventative counseling and leadership development. Services are offered at its Oakland Chinatown and Union City locations.
Geraldine Alcid, Executive Director
Christopher Cara, Prevention Director
Horizon Services, Inc.
Horizon Services, Inc’s mission is to reduce alcohol, drug, and co-occurring mental health-related problems for individuals, families, and communities. Alameda County recovery programs enable men, women, and youth to free themselves of their addictions and help family members understand addiction. HSI prevention programs help communities develop safe, healthier environments.
Jaime Campos, Chief Executive Officer
The Hume Center provides culturally sensitive and comprehensive behavioral health services of the highest quality to under- and unserved populations. The Hume Center, with a rich understanding and appreciation for the gifts of each culture, is a Community Mental Health Center that has clinics located in Concord, Pittsburg, Fremont, and Pleasanton, as well as a satellite location in Hayward.
Joty Sikand, President
Bay Area Community Resources
BACR provides school-based trauma-informed and restorative mental health services in elementary, middle, and high schools. Mental health services include counseling, case management, trauma response, parent education, teacher consultation, and other assistance. We provide individual, group, and family mental health services, psycho-education, school climate support, as well as consultation with school personnel and other stakeholders and collaborators. Program models and practices include different treatment approaches, such as talk, play, art, and cognitive behavioral therapies.
Martin Weinstein, Chief Executive Officer
Stephanie Hochman, Program Director
Bonita House, Inc. provides services to adults living with co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disabilities at eight sites throughout Alameda County. Services include: Residential Treatment, Outpatient, Medication Management, Case Management, Day Rehabilitative, Transitional and Permanent Supportive Housing, and Homeless Outreach Services.
Youth and Family Services
Founded in 1891 as an orphanage in Oakland, California, today’s Fred Finch Youth & Family Services operates over 20 programs in California including mental health, housing, education, and independent living services, providing a pathway to healing and self-sufficiency. Our 130-year history and strong track record have made Fred Finch a recognized leader in the treatment of children and families.
Tom Alexander, Chief Executive Officer
Roger Daniels, Senior Director
Greater New Beginnings
Youth Services, Inc.
Greater New Beginnings provides quality residential services to boys with significant emotional and behavioral problems in Alameda County. Our mission is to promote physical, mental, and social stability by providing a continuum of individualized care that empowers youth to overcome past adversities and build better tomorrows. Residents experience individualized, structured, and comprehensive supports collaboratively
created to meet their unique needs. We encourage the residents to resolve symptoms, improve behavior, and develop skills to promote resiliency, independence, wellness, and good citizenship.
Len Turner, Chief Executive Officer
Kenneth Porter, Executive Director
Salina Harrigan, Head of Service
La Tanya Hawkins, Compliance Director
La Clinica offers comprehensive medical services to multilingual, multicultural populations. Services include pediatrics, adolescent medicine, family medicine, women’s health care (OB/GYN), school based health centers, mental health services, dental and vision care, and health education. The Mental Health department, Casa del Sol, provides specialty linguistic and cultural services to Alameda County’s Latino population.
Jane Garcia, Chief Executive Officer
Nancy Facher, Behavioral Health Director
La Familia Counseling Service provides: culturally proficient outpatient services for children and adults; intensive day treatment for children; child abuse prevention; family, group, and leadership development with a strong advocacy focus; and a special program serving the monolingual community for people with developmental disabilities.
Aaron Ortiz, Chief Executive Officer
and Community Services
Jewish Family & Community Services - East Bay offers mental health and social services for children and adults, including specialized services for children 0-5, older adults, Holocaust survivors, and refugees.
Robin Mencher, Chief Executive Officer
La Cheim School Inc.
Since 1974, La Cheim has operated with the commitment to support youth, adults, and families to be healthy and thriving. Today, La Cheim is a health, education, and support services nonprofit serving hundreds of clients annually, providing personalized care that is evidenced-based, culturally sensitive and responsive, and trauma-informed.
Dr. Carizma Chapman , Chief Executive Officer
Loraine Bailor, Clinical Director
Mental Health Association
of Alameda County
The Mental Health Association assists and advocates for people with mental illness and their families. Programs include Patient’s Rights Advocacy, Family Caregiver Advocacy and Support, Family Education and Resource Center (FERC), Family Partner Program, and African American Family Support Group. The Association also provides education about mental illness and advocacy for better public policy.
Kathy Davies, Executive Director
The New Bridge Foundation, Inc.
New Bridge Foundation’s mission is to provide adults and adolescents with the education, counseling, support and skills necessary to live productive and healthy lives without the use of drugs or alcohol. Services are designed to increase the clients’ self-esteem, independence and overall quality of life. All of our programs work diligently to help individuals recover. These treatment options tackle addiction to alcohol, prescription drugs, opiates, methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, and more. Evaluations and assessments are free of charge.
Kosta Markakis, Chief Executive Officer
Nathalie Gireaud-Ferko, Director of Administration
Options Recovery Services
Options Recovery Services is a multi-service agency specializing in Substance Use Disorder treatment. Options provides Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, Case Management and Recovery Support Services. We have (9) Clean, sober and tobacco-free Recovery Residences in Alameda County and system-wide integrated co-occurring services embedded in Alameda County mental health programs. For 24 years, Options has prided itself on never refusing services to anyone based solely on their inability to pay for services. Options was also the first agency to establish a Substance Use Disorder training and state certification program for incarcerated people originating in San Quentin State Prison, now called the Offender Mentor Certification Program. Options educational programs are embedded in 9 California State Prisons.
Justin Phillips, Executive Director
Peers Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services - PEERS
PEERS is a consumer run organization that serves individuals with lived experience of mental health challenges, their families and the community. PEERS programs include A.C. Social Inclusion Campaign: Reducing Stigma and Discrimination against people with m.h. issues, Wellness Recovery Action Planning support groups, wellness, recovery and empowerment trainings, community outreach and education, and advocacy.
Jennifer Vanaman, Executive Director
Seneca Family of Agencies
Seneca Center provides in-home wrap-around services, foster family treatment, mobile crisis services, public & non-public school based mental health programs and residential services to children and families
Leticia Galyean, Chief Executive Officer
Scott Osborn, Regional Executive Director
Side by Side
At Side By Side we walk with young people impacted by adversity on their unique journeys to heal from trauma, restore resilience, and embrace their own potential. We see our clients for the individuals they are, and how all aspects of their life experiences have impacted their behavior, emotions, and ability to learn. We provide critical and comprehensive services that honor the young person’s unique needs and strengths to prevent the escalation of dangerous conditions and behaviors and set them on a positive path. When they feel seen for who they are today, we believe our youth can move with confidence toward a future with meaning and connection. We offer a continuum of services including housing, communitybased mental health, case management and independent living skills teaching, as well as a community center for LGBT youth.
Christine Isana Garcia, Chief Executive Officer
Rebecca Hathorn, Regional Executive Director
Roots Community Health Center
Roots Community Health Center uplifts those impacted by systemic inequities and poverty. We accomplish this through medical and behavioral health care, health navigation, workforce enterprises, housing, outreach, and advocacy.
Noha Aboelata, M.D., Chief Executive Officer
Shanice Smith, Clinical Service Manager
Second Chance, Inc.
Second Chance provides a range of substance use treatment and recovery to adults in Alameda County. Services include outpatient substance use treatment, group services for those in recovery, for skill development, and for special populations. Second Chance also provides drug-ordered treatment, interactive journaling, drug testing, and emergency housing.
John Balentine, Executive Director
Lincoln’s mission is to disrupt the cycles of poverty and trauma, empowering families to build strong futures. Lincoln provides a range of school and community-based services to youth and families throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties. These programs include school-based mental health, wrap-around and intensive services with systems involved youth, early childhood mental health consultation, kinship services, family resource centers, truancy prevention and intervention, therapeutic behavioral services and summer literacy programs.
Allison Becwar, Chief Executive Officer
Magnolia Women's Recovery
Magnolia Women's Recovery Programs Inc., is a not for-profit organization committed to educating our clients, their children, family members, and others on the various illegal drugs that are destroying our community. In 2013 we successfully expanded to two locations that provide a comfortable and completely furnished residential facility for pregnant and postpartum women and women with children. Daily programs are offered to empower our women to reconnect with their lives and families.
Linda Stewart, Executive Director
Westcoast Children's Clinic
Westcoast Children’s Clinic provides mental health services, and supports to vulnerable children, youth and their families.The majority of our clients live in or at risk of being in foster care, due to intersections of poverty, inter-generational trauma, and the impact of systemic racism.Westcoast services are mobile, community-based and last for as long as our clients need them.We also expand our reach by research and policy aimed at understanding system impacts, and advocating for policy changes that will ensure all children are able to reach their potential.To ensure the ongoing availability of our services, we are committed to training the next generation of mental health practitioners.
Stacey Katz, Chief Executive Officer
West Oakland Health Council
West Oakland Health Council provides primary care, health education, day rehabilitation, and social and behavioral care services to residents of Oakland and Berkeley. Mental Health services include case management, medication management and group, individual and family psychotherapy. The Council is accredited by the Joint Commission.
Erika Simpson Akpawu, Chief Executive Officer
Nicole Sudduth, Director of Behavioral Health
Beats Rhymes and Life
Beats Rhymes and Life (BRL) is a community-based organization that grew in response to a critical need for therapeutic programs designed specifically to serve boys and young men of color who as a group demonstrate some of the greatest health and social disparities.
Rob jackson, Executive Director
Bi-Bett provides effective and affordable human services to individuals, families and communities with alcohol and drug related problems in the belief that everyone has value and can grow through change if given one’s rightful opportunity to choose. Our goal is to create culturally appropriate alcohol and drug-free environments in which one may experience personal and social growth
Shellee Stopera, Chief Executive Officer
Brighter Beginnings believes every family matters and every child deserves to have a happy, healthy future. Our multi-cultural, bi-lingual staff of passionate and committed family-service professionals work within our closest Bay Area communities to support healthy births and successful development of children by partnering with parents and helping to build strong communities. Our ultimate goal is to help parents with limited financial, support and medical resources become self-sufficient so they can raise happy, healthy children. In return, we visualize a prospering community full of healthy and happy children who grow up to also be happy and self-sufficient parents.
Dr. Miku Sodhi, Chief Executive Officer
Jennifer Shallat, Director of Program Services
Through the Looking Glass
Through the Looking Glass serves families that have children, parents, or grandparents with disability or medical issues. Since its founding in 1982, TLG has blended infant mental health, child/parent and family therapy with developmental intervention, and practical disability resources, such as babycare adaptations for parents with physical or vision disabilities. These services provide wraparound support for TLG’s own Early Head Start program and inform its mental health and developmental consultation to other early childhood education programs in the community. TLG has an ongoing training program for psychology doctoral students, including an APA-Accredited internship program. TLG also conducts research, primarily focused on increasing resources and improving practice with parents with disabilities and their children.
Megan Kirshbaum, Executive Director
Nahoko Nishizawa, Clinical Director
Children’s Hospital provides assessment, treatment, and medication management for biologically and environmentally vulnerable children and youth. Programs include: the Early Intervention Services Early Childhood M.H. Program, the Center for the Vulnerable Child’s SEED, SPARK, CATS, and School-based M.H. Services, the Behavioral Pediatrics Program, Child Development Center, and Psychiatry Programs.
Seth Goldberg, Director of Behavioral Health
Luann DeVoss, Director, Vulnerable Child Program