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


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.


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


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


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.

CHAC is approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and all donations are tax deductible to the full extent provided by law.