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General Agency Information
Name:Mental Health Client Action Network
Alternate Name(s):MHCAN of Santa Cruz
Address:1051 Cayuga Street
Santa Cruz, CA  95062
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-469-0462
Fax Number:831-469-9160
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 2:00 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.
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
Health Related Support Groups
Mental Health Facility Complaints
Private Nonprofits
Psychiatrist Complaints
Psychologist Complaints
Public Awareness/Education
Speakers/Speakers Bureaus
This record last modified May 1, 2016