Client Run Center

With the addition of CSS funds under the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), the Center added this component to complement those consumers who are in later stages of mental health recovery and no longer require professional mental health treatment services to remain engaged in recovery.
The SFVCMHC, Inc. Client Run Center provides peer support, self-help, mental health advocacy, recreation, and social activities for consumers in Service Area II who are well grounded in their mental health recovery and can benefit from ongoing peer support to remain involved in their recovery process. The program is staffed 100 percent by consumers and is open to all consumers regardless of funding as long as they no longer require professional mental health services. Many consumers have community-based psychiatrists for ongoing med management. The program does not provide meds, case management or other professional services. It also cannot serve persons on parole.
Consumers are referred to the Client Run Center as they complete their treatment goals in Wellness Centers, Outpatient Programs, and the like. They are also referred from community-based mental health providers, employment service providers, NAMI, self help/peer support groups, community colleges, universities, faith-based organizations, and local pharmacies. Self-referrals are accepted as long as the person has a major mental health diagnosis and is already grounded in mental health recovery. The prospective referral can either call and have an application mailed to him/her, or walk-in and arrange an orientation appointment.
This program is funded through the Mental Health Services Act.

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday - 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday - 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.; Open most major holidays.
Target Population: 

Persons well established in their mental health recovery.

Ages of Population: 

Ages 26 and up.

(818) 989-7475
Older Adults