Alameda County

9-1-1 – for situation where an individual is of danger to oneself or others

ACCESS Program – 1-800-491-9099 (Acute Crisis Care and Evaluation for System-wide Services) – Available 24/7 and staffed by clinicians, who may access the Mobile Crisis Team and the Crisis Response Program for you.

Crisis Support Services – 1-800-309-2131. 24 hour crisis line, all ages.

FERC – Family Education Resource Center 1-888-896-3372

Family Advocate – Bev Bergman -Mental Health Association – 510-835-0188

NAMI Alameda County: 510-334-7721,
NAMI Tri-Valley: 925-980-5331,
NAMI Alameda County South: 510-969-6479,

NAMI EastBay (you are here) – two monthly groups: 2nd Wed group is for families of adults, 3rd Tues group is for familis of young adults. See What We Offer

Hearing Voices Group, 3rd Thursdays. For families of relatives who hear voices. See What’s New.

Family to Family class, starts mid-January  for 12 weeks РContact us to register


Contra Costa County

9-1-1 – for situation where an individual is of danger to oneself or others.

ACCESS Program – 1-888-678-7277
Contra Costa Crisis Center 1-800-833-2900


NAMI Contra Costa – 925-676-5771. Email
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Family Advocate – Bob Thigpen – 925-957-5139 or 925-676-5771.
Email to

West County Support Group, 2nd Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm, Richmond Medical Center of Kaiser, 901 Nevin Ave, room 317, conference room 1, Richmond. Dr. Sumchai, 510-237-9277 or email

Spanish Language Family Support Group – Pittsburg. 1st Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 pm, Faith based. Church of the Living God, 1125 Harbor St, Pittsburg. Veronica, 925-250-4032, defamiliaafamilia@namicontracosta.


Online Web Resources This is the site of our mother organization. It is comprehensive and rich, with opportunities for discussion groups and information resources. Founded by Dr. Fuller Torrey, this site is one of the most hard-hitting and provocative advocacy resources. Recommended by one of our members, this site is geared towards the questions that family members have regarding medications. This site provides collaborative housing information and education focused on expanding housing choices for low-income Alameda County residents.