since 1973, our services have reflected what we believe in most:

the value of each individual, the importance of family,

and the necessity of community

 

Our Mission

CHAC exists to provide alternatives to self-destructive behavior and to help create healthy lives for the children and families of Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Sunnyvale, and surrounding communities.

our core values

empathy 

All who come to CHAC for assistance are treated with dignity, respect, and empathy.

Healthy Families

Our services focus on developing healthy families, including the growth and stability of each member.

healthy lifestyles

We promote healthy lifestyles through a comprehensive approach to mental health. Counseling, psychotherapy, and community awareness education are offered along with programs for the prevention and intervention of substance abuse.

availability of services

We are committed to offering programs and services to children, youth, and families without regard to their ability to pay.

diversity

We value the diversity of the communities served and do not discriminate.

collaboration

We believe that collaboration with other organizations is needed to meet the complex needs of our communities. We welcome innovative and creative ideas.

professionalism

We expect a high degree of professionalism and integrity from staff, board members, and intern counselors. Open communication and willing cooperation are used in day-to-day operations and problem solving.

fiscal responsibility

Fiscal responsibility is our standard in every endeavor.