Self-Help Centers

Program Description
Self-Help Centers provide a safe, confidential and supportive environment for those dealing with mental illness. Operated by and for mental health consumers, these Centers provide support for individuals who want to take control of their lives. Individuals who share a disability have something to offer each other which cannot always be provided by traditional services. The Centers are run by welcoming and friendly consumer staff, who provide services with respect and dignity. The Centers are drop in and you may stop by anytime during our open hours.
We provide the following services:

  • Connect mental health consumers with resources
  • Network with and heal one another through peer supported events and social activities
  • Education through various peer facilitated support groups
  • WRAP® (Wellness Recovery Action Plan®) groups
  • One-on-one peer support
  • Self-Help for Transitional Aged Youth (TAY) 18 - 25 yrs.
  • ​Computer Workshops and Basic Computer Functions Classes at the Consumer Learning Center flyer rev. 08-01-19

Please check below for events and activities in each center

Central County Self-Help Center

Zephyr Self-Help Center
1075 E Santa Clara Street, Rear of Building 
San Jose, CA  95116
Main Line:  1 (408) 792-2140
Fax:  (408) ​792-2157
Monday: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday and Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

​​​Consumer Learning Center (CLC) / Computer Lab:1 (408) 792-2150 – Call to enroll in computer classes

South County Self-Help Center

Esperanza Self-Help Center
1235 First Street
Gilroy, CA  95020
Main Line:  1 (408) 852-2460  
Fax:  (408) 852-4370
​Monday : C L O S E D​​
Tuesday - Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

To learn more click here for the Esperanza Self-Help Center brochure​ (rev. 10/01/19)​​​Esperanza Self-Help Center Flyer/Map

Peer Support During COVID
by phone and Telehealth ( click here for flyer)

​​Starting in May, Zephyr staff will be hosting 2 virtual support groups, Positive Thinking and Racial Healing. Each group will host a Microsoft Teams “virtual room” to facilitate the group. Each room shall open 30 minutes before and remain open 30 minutes after the group to connect and network with other peers.  Anyone interested in participating in these virtual groups need to pre-register with the facilitator via the contact information on the flyer within 24 hours on the group.  Participants can use an Android phone, IPhone, computer, tablet, or laptop, to participate in virtual groups.  Participants will be provided with instructions on how to navigate and log in to virtual groups.

Positive Thinking, Tuesday 1:30 – 2:30pm (Click here for Flyer)
Racial Healing, Thursdays 1:30 – 2:30pm (Click Here for Flyer)

Zephyr Consumer Learning Center

Zephyr Self-Help Center Groups



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