The Family Education and Resource Center (FERC) is a family-centered program that provides free education, advocacy, and support to family caregivers of a loved one with mental health issues living in all regions of Alameda County. Through our programming, we educate our families about mental health treatment, we advocate on behalf of our families to ensure they are part of the dialogue, and we support our families through support groups, phone calls, and in-person meetings.
Our programs live under the trauma-informed care model, which means we recognize the impact of trauma, the trauma of institutionalized racism, and the importance of being compassionate and supportive through building a sense of empowerment in all of our work. We offer services, support groups, and training at no cost. To learn more, contact us today!