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Mental Health Association of San Mateo County
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County


Mental Health Association of San Mateo County (MHA)

Almost sixty years ago, concerned citizens of San Mateo County came together to form the Mental Health Association (MHA).  They  work for people in San Mateo County who are experiencing mental health issues has grown in size and breadth over the years to include a wide variety of assistance programmes, including as case management, community outreach, and low-cost housing. In order to assist persons with mental illness, HIV/AIDS, or co-occurring disorders lead healthier, more satisfying lives, the Mental Health Association of San Mateo County offers safe housing as well as other programmes.

Program Name

Contact Person

Phone Number


Services Provided

Friendship Center Program

Espinoza, Doraly

(650) 722-7385

Community-based events and activities for persons with mental illness, including outdoor activities and weekly meetings online

Support and Advocacy for Young Adults in Transition (SAYAT)

Theo Cotton

(650) 257-8821

Comprehensive case management and support services for young people exiting foster care or the juvenile court system

MHA Wellness Program

Amadeus Smith

(650) 368-9016

Occupational therapy to improve daily living abilities of people with mental illness

Community Buddies

Gael Peterson

(650) 298-9846

Peer mentoring program to promote close-knit social interactions, including movies, meals, shopping, and athletic activities

Resident Assistant Mentoring Program (RAMP)

Gael Peterson

(650) 298-9846

Pairing of previously homeless mentors with persons who are chronically homeless and recently housed to provide one-on-one support

Housing and Client Support Program for people with HIV/AIDS

Sally Platte

(650) 363-2834

Assistance in finding and maintaining stable housing for San Mateo County people who are HIV positive and low-income, including short-term rental aid, move-in expenses assistance, and support with utilities bills


Mental Health Association of San Mateo County (MHA)

2686 Spring Street

Redwood City, California 94063

Phone: (650) 368-3345

Shelter Direct: (650) 257-8822


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