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     All Alameda County residents are eligible for mental health services through the county and the agencies with whom it contracts. The central point of coordination is the ACCESS number - 1-800-491-9099. An overview of services can be viewed at the Alameda County Network of Care website: (Click onto California/Alameda County).


John George Psychiatric Pavilion, Psychiatric Emergency Services in San Leandro - 510-481-4141.

Sausal Creek Outpaient Stabilization Services, 2620 26th Ave, Oakland - 510-437-2363.

Crisis Support Services/Suicide Prevention 1-800-309-2131

     Grief, senior:  1-800-260-0094

Santa Rita Jail Mental Health - 1-925-551-6740.

FERC - see below


Family Education and Resource Center, FERC, 1-888-869-3372; website; Eastmont Town Center -7200 Bancroft Ave, suite 269 (2nd floor)

Eden Information & Referral Line, dial 2-1-1; open 24/7, multiple languages

Family Caregiver info/referral/support - Mental Health Assoc. 510-835-0188

Patients' Rights Advocates 1-800-734-2504

Social Security Disability Benefits/Mental Health Advocates - 510-835-5532

Consumer/Family complaint - 1-800-779-0787


     Berkeley and Albany residents are eligible to receive mental health services through the Mental Health Department of the City of Berkeley.  Residents only may call 510-981-5290 for information about services.  The Berkeley Mobile Crisis Team may be reached via 510-981-5254.  The Family Advocate is Marcella Sabin; she can be reached at 510-981-7668 or via


NAMI EastBay - see our Welcome page for info about support groups in Albany on 2nd Wed and 3rd Tues of each month).

Berkeley Mental Health Family Support Group, 510-981-7668 (held 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30 PM, 2640 MLK Jr. Way, Berkeley)

  **   Spanish speaking group - 3rd Fridays 3-4:30 (see above address) - contact Marcela Sabin at 510-981-7668

African American Family Support Group - Mental Health Association, 510-835-5010  (4th Tues, 5:50-7:30pm, 954 60th Street, Oak.)

 Asian-language Family Support Groups - Asian Community Mental Health Services, 510-451-6729 (one Sat/month, 10 AM-noon, 523 8th Street, Oak)

FERC (Family Education and Resource Center) - 1st Wednesdays of each month, 6:30-8:00pm, 7200 Bancroft Ave, ste 269, Eastmont Mall, Oak.

**Spanish speakers group, 4th Thursdays of each month, 6:30-8:00PM, Eastmont Town Center, 7200 Bancroft, ste 269, Oakland. (call 510-746-1705,  510-264-1004)

 Familias Unidas Parent Support Group - La Familia Counseling Service, 510-881-5921 (Hayward)

 Mental Health Association of Alameda County, 510-835-5010

South Alameda County Family Support Group, 510-727-2700 X4156 (2nd, 4th Tues, 7 pm, 4361 Agena Circle, Union City)

NAMI Tri-Valley Family Support Group, 925-455-6901 (4th Mon, 7-8:30PM, 3350 Hopyard Rd., Pleasanton)

Family/Caregiver Support Group, Fairmont Hospital, 15400 Foothill Blvd, San Leandro (Building C, room 219) - weekly on Wednesdays, 6-7PM.  Call (510) 895-4369 for information.

Berkeley Mental Health, Family Support Group, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30PM, 2636 MLK Jr. Way, Berkeley.  Call Marcela Sabin, 981-7668, for info.

Consumers: Berkeley Mental Health, DRA group, Wednesdays 1:30-2:30, self-help for those with dual diagnosis - see description under What's New tab.  2640 MLK Jr. Way.  Info at 981-5290.

Consumers: East Bay OCD Support Group.  2nd and last Saturdays  each month, 3-5 pm, Oakland Kaiser Hospital Tower, 280 W. MacArthur, Room OAK 1200A, Oakland.  Tim 925-699-1355 or

Consumers: Recovery International -led by trained consumers using methods developed by Dr. Abraham Low.  See full description and listing of Oakland classes in the What's New page. 

Consumers NAMI Connection/Recovery Support Group - every Sunday 3-4:30 pm.  Livermore Multi-Service Center (front conference room), 3311 Pacific Ave, Livermore.  Call Denicia at 925-273-4939/ e-mail:


     Many of our members join us from cities located in West Contra Costa county since we may be geographically closer, so we are including some of their resources as well.  The NAMI affiliate located in Contra Costa County ( can provide more information.

CRISIS:  ACCESS: 1-888-678-7277 (3900 Bissell Avenue, Room 2400, Richmond 94805)

West Contra Costa Emergency and Crisis, 240 24th St., Richmond, 510-374-3420.

West County Mental Illness Outpatient Services, 2523 El Portal Dr., #103, San Pablo, 510-374-7500.


Related Files

Medications for Mental Health, 2004 Edition (PDF File)

Related Links

Overview of county services

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