The Only Mental Health Peer-Run Organization
in Santa Cruz, CA
MHCAN of Santa Cruz
Mental Health Client Action Network
You are welcome to call or come in and take a tour. After filling out some New Member Forms, you will be free to enjoy all of our services any time we are open.
Our hours are 9am-2pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
We are always thankful for volunteers! You are welcome to call, email, or come in to make arrangements to volunteer your time.
Donations are so appreciated. If you feel moved to help, the donate button above will direct you to PayPal. If you would like to send a donation in the mail, our address is:
1051 Cayuga Street
Santa Cruz CA 95062
Many faces, one faith- in each other.
We are a diverse group of people – artists, musicians, African-Americans, eccentrics, believers, genderqueer, elders, youth, people living with schizophrenia, teachers, transgendered folks, people with bipolar disorder, public servants, the differently abled in all of the challenging and blessed ways that we may be, business owners, people on SSI/SSDI, Anglo, ailurophiles, Buddhist, Christian, Taoist, gay, lesbian, bisexual, straight, Latino, Asian, atheists, parents, children, depressed, joyful – united by our shared faith in the knowledge that we have gifts to offer each other and the world...
What we have in common is that we are all mental health peers- or have been- and although we all have differing experiences, many of us know what it's like to be medicated, to be hospitalized, to hear voices, to want to end our lives, to want to begin again- perhaps in a single day- and we know what it's like to be ourselves, in this sometimes cookie-cutter world, to be different.
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.