Mental health is a fundamental building block for a flourishing community. Community engagement is one of the many ways that FERC connects and stays connected to our community. We are always working to connect with more Community Based Organizations in order to always have the best resources and education available to you. The relationship that FERC has with our Family Members is one of high value and we are always working to find ways to better your experience with us. We want to have events tailored to you and your experience, a safe space to focus on your own self-care, and a welcoming environment for you to grow and learn as you maneuver the mental health care system of Alameda County.

Our goal is to be able to make our services as accessible and relevant as possible. If there is a service gap, we want to bridge it. If there is a need, we want to fulfill it. We also seek to destigmatize mental health in the community through our outreach.

If you are a part of a Community Based Organization and are interested in collaborating with us, please reach out to the Community Engagement Manager, Bianca Anderson.


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This program is an evidence-based treatment for stimulant use disorder and offers incentives to Medi-Cal beneficiaries for not using stimulants. Learn more by contacting La Familia here. View the program flyer: English Spanish

ORCA (Organizing and Responding to Crisis for Alameda youth) is a new, free short term therapy service that focuses on supporting youth experiencing thoughts and motivations to suicide. Learn more about this program at the Crisis Support Services of Alameda County website here.

A free weekly class for 8 weeks, to help caregivers understand and support individuals with serious mental illness while maintaining their own well being. Learn more about the NAMI Family-to-Family here and to find registration information.

Community Partnership

Collaboration with local non-profit organizations is essential for our program to proudly serve Alameda County residents. We deeply appreciate the support from our community partners, and work to provide the same support in return. Check out some of our recent partnerships, local non-profits we’ve sponsored or provided donation to, and appreciations to organizations hosting events FERC is invited to or attending. You may also find the events we are hosting and/or attending on the events tab.

Golden Dreams Sponsor of Pacific Center for Human Growth.

We had the opportunity to be a Golden Dream sponsor for the Pacific Center’s 50th Anniversary celebration. Learn more about the great work the Pacific Center does below!

“Founded in 1973, Pacific Center for Human Growth is the oldest LGBTQIA+ center in the Bay Area, the third oldest in the nation, and operates the only sliding scale mental health clinic for LGBTQIA+ and QTBIPOC people and their families in Alameda County. [Our mission is] to enhance the mental health and overall well-being of the LGBTQIA+ and QTBIPOC communities by providing culturally responsive therapy, peer to peer support groups, community outreach services, and facilitated workshops.”

– Pacific Center for Human Growth

Find out more about the Pacific Center at their website: PACIFICCENTER.ORG

NAMI Alameda County South, NAMIWALKS.

We had the opportunity to be a Bronze Level sponsor for NAMI Alameda County South 2023 NAMIWalks. Learn more about the work of NAMI below!

“NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Today, we are an alliance of more than 600 local affiliates who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.

NAMIWalks 2023 represents a powerful chance to leave a significant mark on the local mental health landscape.”

– National Alliance of Mental Illness

Find out more about NAMI at their website: NAMI.ORG

Healing Hearts Walk/Run for Suicide Prevention Sponsor for Crisis Support Services of Alameda County.

We had the opportunity to be a sponsor for Crisis Support Services of Alameda County (CSS) Healing Hearts Walk/Run for Suicide Prevention. Learn more about the great work being done at CSS below!

“Founded in 1966, Crisis Support Services of Alameda County offers a broad range of counseling, education and prevention services in a safe environment. CSS’ 24-hour crisis hotline responds to more than 65,000 calls each year. Services include on-going therapy groups, school-based counseling, supportive services for seniors, suicide prevention for youth; and community education.

Crisis Support Services of Alameda County recognizes and understands the impact of trauma including the challenge of accessing supportive services. Our mission is to provide a welcoming and safe environment, rooted in the belief that through collaboration with clients at every stage of service healing is possible.”

– Crisis Support Services of Alameda County

Find out more about the Crisis Support Services of Alameda County at their website: CRISISSUPPORT.ORG

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