Good Places To Start

When you or a loved one has a mental illness, it can be difficult to know where to start when looking for help. NAMI – Solano County has developed this list of local, regional, state and national support services to help you.

Please click on each heading for more information


 

Recommended Reading

NAMI Solano County has compiled a list of recommended books pertaining to mental illnesses. All of these books are available at the county library.
PDF List of Books | MS Word List of Books


Teen Mental Health Resources

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 20 percent of all teens between the ages of 13 and 18 have or will have a serious mental illness. With this in mind, we’d like to provide guidance for relatives, friends or partners to help the individual suffering with mental health issues as well as raise awareness of helplines and organizations that are out there. Visit https://www.columbusrecoverycenter.com/help-teen-with-mental-health-issues/ for more information.


Solano County Health and Social Services

The Mission of Solano County Health and Social Services Department is to promote cost-effective services, which safeguard the physical, emotional, and social well being of the people of Solano County.

The Department seeks to improve services to the community and is committed to: Working closely with clients, finding out what clients need, and providing quality services and benefits. Ensuring that all clients are treated with respect. Making services accessible for clients. Encouraging Solano County residents to adopt healthier lifestyles.

Call 211 for information on available services and service locations in Solano County.

Solano County Health & Social Services
Division of Mental Health Administration
275 Beck Ave
Fairfield, CA 94533


 

Dial 211

County Health & Social Services Information
& Referral Call Center

211 has information on every imaginable social or community service in Solano County.
211

 

  • The dog catcher
  • Who to call when you’re depressed
  • Where to take your child for immunizations
  • Where to get a car seat
  • And much, much more

Solano County Mental Health

The Solano County Access Line (800) 547-0495 is Solano County Mental Health’s information line for NEW services & supports for persons living with mental illness, family members and health care professionals. If you have not been seen at Solano County Mental Health, you will need to call this line for an assessment and appointment. You can also obtain information on claims, billing & payments. Services are available in English and Spanish.

Solano County Mental Health offers psychiatrists, clinicians, mental health specialists, therapy, support groups, day treatment programs and individualized services for persons of all ages. You can also ask your primary care physician, your child’s teacher, or religious support person for a referral to mental health and wellness services. For established patients, call (707) 784-2080.


 

Crisis Stabilization Unit

Available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week
(707) 428-1131 Crisis Line
(707) 639-4675 Main Line

Solano County Mental Health and Exodus, Inc. have opened the new Crisis and Stabilizatiion Unit at 2101 Courage Drive (in the back, in the northwest corner of the building, facing Courage Drive). This replaces the Psychiatric Emergency Team. Call 428-1131 or (707) 639-4675 for more information.


 

Circle of Friends, Wellness and Recovery Center

Circle of Friends is a new Fairfield Consumer Wellness and Recovery Center, located at 349 Travis Blvd. in Fairfield.

Hours: 7:30 AM—3:30 pm, Monday—Friday

Director: Susie Frank. Call (707) 694-5617 for more information.


Bay Area Community Services (BACS)

Bay Area Community Services (BACS):
Prevention Engagement Program (PEP)

PEP is a program offered by BACS to provide prevention and early intervention services, with the goal of reducing hospitalizations and preventing institutional care. The program follows a peer-driven model and serves adults who are experiencing their first crisis or are exiting hospitalization and need support to prevent relapse.

Contact information:
(707) 654-8875; Fax (707) 654-8677
236 Georgia Street, Suite 101
Vallejo, CA 94590
Contact Will Taylor: wtaylor@bayareacs.org

For more program information, please see this Flyer.
For agencies looking to refer to BACS: PEP, please use this Form.
Solano Release of Information Form.


 

Community Organization Information

Solano Parent Network

Finding Your Way – Parent/Care Giver Support Group
1st & 3rd Monday 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
1000 Marin St.
Vallejo, CA 94590

Free transportation and childcare provided with reservation
For information or to reserve transportation and/or child care call:
(707) 427-3545 Ext. 817 or 820

Solano Parent Network – FREE 12 week class
EES Classes – Educate, Equip and Support
You must pre-register for this class

1st & 3rd Monday 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Free childcare and registration
Limited space available – register early
Refreshments are served

For information or to register call:
(707) 427-3545 Ext. 817 or 820


 

Solano County Mental Health Committees and Boards

CFAC – Consumer/Family Advisory Committee

3rd Wednesday of every month
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Laurel Creek
956 East Tabor Street
Fairfield CA 94533

For an agenda or other information call Rachel at (707) 784-8102

Local Mental Health Board

3rd Tuesday of every other month
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

For meeting location and information call Cindy at (707) 784-8336


 

Regional Mental Health Service Offices

Fairfield Children’s
MH Services

Fairfield Adult
MH Services

2101 Courage Dr. (in the back)
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-784-2080
2101 Courage Dr.
Suite 2-H
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-784-2080

Vallejo Adult
MH Services

Vallejo Children’s
MH Services

355 Tuolumne St.
Vallejo, CA 94590
707-553-5331
355 Tuolumne St.
Vallejo, CA 94589
707-553-5811

Vacaville Children’s MH Services

233 Dobbins Street
Vacaville, CA 95687
707-469-4540

 

CA Disability Community Action Network (CDCAN)

1225 8th Street, Suite 480
Sacramento, CA 95814
916 – 446 – 0013
916 – 446 – 0026 FAX
www.cdcan.us
martyomoto@rcip.com

CA Disability Community Action Network (CDCAN) – Advocacy with out boarders: Connecting thousands of people with disabilities, mental health needs, seniors, workers, to civil & social justice rights & unified action! Tele-conference, public testimony, political rallies, public meetings, letter writing campaigns. Helping individuals come together as a united voice that can be heard by our legislators & policy makers.


 

Matrix Parent Network

Kerry Pilley, Parent Advisor
1615 West Texas, Suite 4
Fairfield, Ca 94533
707-423-2545 X102
800-578-2592 – Matrix Parent Special Education Advice Line
707-425-4585 FAX
kerryp@matrixparents.org
www.matrixparents.org

Matrix Parent Network is a nonprofit organization that offers training and support to the parents of children who have or are suspected of having special education needs or any disability.


 

National Mental Health Services Knowledge Exchange Network

PO Box 42490
Washington, DC 20015
1-800-789-2647
1-301-443-9006 TTY
1-301-984-8796 FAX
ken@mentalhealth.org
www.mentalhealth.org

This agency operates the Knowledge Exchange Network which can provide you with referrals to local and national resources or referrals and publications. All services are free.