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Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC)

Human Services

Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC)

Provides counseling, crisis intervention, awareness classes, support groups and teen diversion programs for children and adolescents with substance abuse problems.


Provides a multifaceted program to address most of the difficulties and stresses encountered by children, adolescents and families that impacts their emotional well-being. Programs include individual, couple and family counseling to help with problems including depression, anxiety, parenting issues, divorce and grief. Also offers play therapy, substance abuse prevention and intervention, parenting classes, teen diversion day treatment program for substance abuse, conflict resolution, First 5 Program for children birth to age five. Latina women's group, outreach and counseling to gay, lesbian, transgender and questioning youth, and case management and other services to youth in the Restorative Justice Program of the county Juvenile Probation Department. Parent education classes available in positive discipline for all ages. The Parent Project is an intensive class for parents with acting-out teens and Functional Family Therapy is a new program available to families with major issues.


Public Transit:

VTA stops within 4 blocks.
711 Church Street, Mountain View, CA 94041 37.387869 -122.081773 Human Services

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Mandarin
  • Persian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Accessibility Options:

  • Wheelchair



Vary according to income and family size. No one is refused service for inability to pay. Children seen at school sites are not charged. Cash, checks, credit cards and Victim Witness vouchers accepted.


Children, adolescents, families


Child in school (K-12), young adults and immediate family; birth-age 5 for First 5 Program

How to Apply:

Apply by phone or school referral. Appointment required.

Service Wait Estimate:

Intake appointment within 3 to 7 days of calling. Crises are seen the same day.

Service Areas:

  • Los Altos
  • Los Altos Hills
  • Mountain View
  • Palo Alto
  • Sunnyvale