Who We Are

Mental Health Systems (MHS) is a non-profit organization founded in 1978 to provide innovative and cost-effective mental health and drug and alcohol recovery services. Our agency was established to improve people’s lives and instill hope by using new and creative treatment strategies that respect time-proven methods of intervention. Currently, MHS operates more than 85 community-based programs throughout California for people who either cannot afford privately paid services or for whom appropriate services are not otherwise available.

MHS services address behavioral health issues through a broad range of prevention, early intervention, integrated treatment, diversion and vocational programs that are culturally appropriate and strengths-based. Our outpatient, residential and home-based programs serve: children, adolescents and transition-age youth; adults and older adults; homeless; veterans and military families; adult offenders under federal, state and county jurisdictions. All programs and services are provided in a client-focused, compassionate manner that underscores MHS’ founding values: Integrity, Excellence, Hope, Action, Innovation and Dignity.

Leading the field of non-profit behavioral health services, our expertise and scope are unparalleled. Our dedicated counselors, case managers, therapists, doctors, peer and family support partners and volunteers contribute their years of expertise to all programs and services. Above all, they genuinely care about people and strive to bring hope and integrity to people’s lives providing culturally appropriate and strengths-based service plans for individuals and families.