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

 ​​NEW 12-Week WRAP® Support Group Session
Next Series Starts Wednesday, JANUARY 8, 2020​

Wellness Recovery Action Planning flyer

Zephyr Self-Help Center Upcoming Events

Zephyr Consumer Learning Center

Zephyr Self-Help Workshop Series

    Zephyr Self-Help Center Groups



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