Formerly known as the Alameda Mental Health Clients (ACNMHC) or "The Network,"
we are now the Peer Wellness Collective. New name, same Peer-led mental health services.
(559) 708-1993 - firstname.lastname@example.org
BestNow! (Building Employment Strategies Through Networking on Wellness) provides leadership development, empowerment, job training, and support for people with mental health and/or substance use recovery experience who are interested in joining the behavioral health field as Peer Support Specialists
"BestNow!'s training program is outstanding and full of opportunities in preparing a Peer Support Specialist for the behavioral health workforce." - Class of 2020 Graduate
"This program has changed my life. I am so hopeful to continue my journey." - Class of 2020 Graduate
"I needed support and opportunities. The BestNow! community and its partners are supporting me to join the workforce." - Class of 2020 Graduate
"There was a time in the program that I really thought I would have to withdraw from the BestNow! training due to personal struggles, but BestNow! staff and fellow peers stepped in to support me through the challenges." - Class of 2020 Graduate
“It was such a life-changing experience and a wonderful period of my life. I wouldn't be where I am without BestNow!" - Class of 2019 Graduate
“BestNow! has fully equipped and enhanced my life personally as well as my family. The life experiences that I possess along with the knowledge of the peer support specialist training program bring me a great deal of gratitude to be able to support consumers and a host of others in and around the community.” - Class of 2016 Graduate
BestNow! graduate class Spring 2023
BestNow! graduate class Fall 2023