How We Help

CHAC’s services address a variety of emotional problems that affect children and teens, and cause stress within their families such as:

  • Stress & depression
  • Drug & alcohol abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Teen pregnancy
  • Truancy
  • Gang participation
  • Suicide prevention
  • Economic hardship
  • Relationship issues
  • Bullying
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New Incoming Executive Director

Naomi NNM

With great pleasure CHAC’s Board of Directors announces that Naomi Nakano-Matsumoto, LCSW, will become our Executive Director effective July 1, 2015


Donate Now

Donate Now

CHAC greatly appreciates the wonderful support we receive from our donors. Without your generous donations, we would not be able to continue providing necessary services to our local community. CHAC gladly accepts gifts of cash, stock, real estate, vehicles and planned gifts to support our vital services to the local community. All contributions are tax deductible.

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Our Stories

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Getting Well Within: Justin’s Story

Justin B. was about to address a small audience at Le Petit Bistro, a restaurant in Mountain View.  The occasion was a thank-you dinner for major donors to CHAC, and Justin was the main speaker.  To say he was nervous is an understatement – an 18-year-old “kid” with a history of anger, social anxiety, and [...]

Teen Takes Charge

Teen Takes Charge

Recently we saw a self-referred teen girl who came to see a CHAC counselor at her high school because her life is so complicated. Her mother abandoned the family, and she can’t live at home with her father because he is violent and in and out of jail. She bounces around staying with friends and relatives, but can’t stay anywhere for long. Despite this chaotic lifestyle, she maintains decent grades. Her counselor is helping her find a cosmetology school to enroll in when [...]

Happy Family

Happy Family

A staff member recently shared the story of a middle school boy she counseled several years ago who was on the verge of getting seriously involved with drugs and gangs. She was able to keep him somewhat on track through middle school, though he continued to dabble in high-risk behavior. She always worried that he’d go in a negative direction. He recently came back to CHAC for relationship counseling. He is now 23 years old, married and has a child. He graduated from an auto technician [...]