Mental Health, Crisis Intervention

Community Health Awareness Council

Changing Lives Together

aka CHAC

Mountain View, CA

Mission

Since 1973, CHAC's programs have been addressing a variety of emotional problems that effect children and teens, and families. These problems can include bullying in any form, safe social media use, drug and alcohol abuse, physical and psychological abuse, teen pregnancy and truancy, domestic violence, gang participation, child custody conflicts, suicide prevention, economic hardship, and any other crisis or situation that may produce destructive behavior. All of CHAC's programs are designed to promote academic success and life resilience while and prevent self-destructive behaviors. CHAC builds positive personal assets such as school success, valuing diversity, maintaining good health, and delaying gratification to ensure strong families and the greatest chance for success in life.

Ruling Year

1983

Executive Director

Ms. Marsha Deslauriers

Main Address

590 W El Camino Real

Mountain View, CA 94040 USA

Keywords

children,youth,families, schools, Community Health Awareness Council, mental health, anti-bullying, addiction recovery, social emotional learning, mental illness, latino mental health, health access, early childhood development, learning disabilities

EIN

94-2223670

 Number

6429878318

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

Family Counseling, Marriage Counseling (P46)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2016, 2016 and 2015.
Register now

Social Media

Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

All of CHAC's programs are designed to protect young people, in particular, from high-risk behaviors while building critical assets - such as school success, valuing diversity, maintaining good health, and delaying gratification - that will insure that they have the greatest chance for success in life. CHAC's programs address a variety of emotional problems that affect children, teens, and adults; these problems can include drug and alcohol abuse, physical and psychological abuse, domestic violence, gang participation, child custody conflicts, suicide prevention, housing and food insecurity, economic hardship, and any other crisis or situation that may produce destructive behavior. CHAC provides services in four key areas: School-based Programs, Community Programs, In-House (clinic based) and Provider Training and Neuro-psychological Assessment. CHAC is a safety-net provider of mental health services; 56% of clients or families self-reporting less than $35,000 annual income.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Prevention Plus

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of people who received clinical mental health care

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Number of therapy hours provided to clients

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Number of Marriage & Family Therapists (MFTs) trained

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Context notes

CHAC is an American Psychological Association accredited training location where Marriage & Family Therapist candidates and post-graduates fulfill supervised clinical hours requirements for licensure.

Number of PhD and PsyD psychologists trained

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Context notes

CHAC is an American Psychological Association accredited training location where PhD candidates and postdocs fulfill supervised clinical hours requirements for licensure.

Number of students served per week at school locations

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Context notes

This metric includes students receiving individual or dyad counseling sessions who at one of CHAC's 34 school sites. New case intake occurs when a student completes counseling.

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

For 2017-2018, CHAC's Board approved its organization goal of being a "Best-in-Class, Pro-Active, Agile & Responsive Agency Serving Clients-Clinicians-Community." CHAC's detailed Strategic Objectives document is attached under the Other Documents tab.

CHAC's key strategies for addressing mental health on our communities are:

1) Providing school based prevention and intervention programs in school district for grades K- 12;
2) Working with clients in an "integrated care model" with educators, parents, families and the larger community;
3) Providing services on a sliding payment for in-clinic clients.

CHAC engages over 75 therapists to work with students K-12. These therapists- trainees, interns and associates are supervised by licensed, highly experienced and trained therapists. Additionally, CHAC provides affordably priced comprehensive neuro-psychological assessments using best practice assessment models and evidence-based training measures. CHAC has an adolescent substance abuse support and recovery program where teens learn to use the skills of mindfulness to take control of their lives and to reduce or eliminate the need to “use.” CHAC also provides comprehensive psycho-therapeutic services to Latinx/Hispanic children, youth, adults and families in our community. CHAC focuses on behavioral and relationship challenges, trauma-related conditions, inter-generational conflict, as well as adjustment issues related to immigration, acculturation, and housing and food insecurity.

CHAC measures progress by:

1) the improvement students show on evidence -based testing measures
2) the ability to attract and retain high quality trainees and staff.

CHAC's accomplishments include: An expanded LatinX program Piloting new social-emotional learning programs in all K-6 schools Enhanced clinical services offered in 11 languages Expanded clinical training and program orientation with increased focus on crisis intervention Implementation of an Electronic Medical Record for to enhance documentation and continuity of care.

External Reviews

Affiliations & Memberships

American Psychological Association Accredited Training Program

Financials

Community Health Awareness Council

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

Need more info on this nonprofit?

Need more info on this nonprofit?

FREE: Gain immediate access to the following:

  • Address, phone, website and contact information
  • Forms 990 for 2016, 2016 and 2015
A Pro report is also available for this organization for $125.
Click here to view a Sample Report.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Need more info?

FREE: Gain immediate access to the following:

  • Address, phone, website and contact information
  • Forms 990 for 2016, 2016 and 2015
A Pro report is also available for this organization for $125.
Click here to see what's included.

Board Leadership Practices

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section, which enables organizations and donors to transparently share information about essential board leadership practices.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No

Organizational Demographics

In order to support nonprofits and gain valuable insight for the sector, GuideStar worked with D5—a five-year initiative to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in philanthropy—in creating a questionnaire. This section is a voluntary questionnaire that empowers organizations to share information on the demographics of who works in and leads organizations. To protect the identity of individuals, we do not display sexual orientation or disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff. Any values displayed in this section are percentages of the total number of individuals in each category (e.g. 20% of all Board members for X organization are female).

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Gender

Race & Ethnicity

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

Sexual Orientation

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members and Full-Time Staff.

Disability

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

Diversity Strategies

close
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
close
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
close
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
close
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
close
We have a diversity committee in place
close
We have a diversity manager in place
close
We have a diversity plan
check_circle
We use other methods to support diversity
Diversity notes from the nonprofit
We conduct on-going diversity and cultural sensitivity training programs for our 111 staff, interns, and volunteers. We continue to seek a diverse Board composition. One of our four strategic objectives is to be 21st century thought leaders and providers of culturally sensitive behavioral/mental health services in schools and our communities.