​​​MHCAN of Santa Cruz

Mental Health Client Action Network

1051 Cayuga 831-469-0462

The Only Mental Health Peer-Run Organization

in Santa Cruz, CA


 I’m David Badillo, I was referred to MHCAN by my therapist 12 years ago. I started coming here when I moved to Santa Cruz. I often felt shocked and alone.

When I came to MHCAN my life started to improve. I found a whole community here. This community has helped me find purpose and the healthy relationship I’m in today.

I started working here in 2015 and my mental health has continued to improve. I now run my own support group. I would like to continue to do what I do here at MHCAN in the future.

David's Story