Alameda County Mental Health Network of Clients logo shows an umbrella with the acronym ACNMHC underneath it. Under the acronym are 4 hands of varying colors. On the bottom left, there is a small logo for BestNow! to represent the training program which is part of ACNMHC.

Agency Biography

Alameda County Mental Health Network of Clients (ACNMHC) 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 (PSS).

BestNow! (Building Employment Strategies Through Networking on Wellness) is a program of ACNMHC, which was created in 1988 and was the first Peer-run organization of its kind in Alameda County, and since has been a leader in Peer support services. BestNow! has offered training and employment support for more than 20 years.

We stand proudly by the slogan, “We are who we serve.” ACNMHC stays true to this motto by continuing to value lived experience just as much
as academic and/or work experience. Today, all our programs are staffed by experienced Peers, who share similar lived experiences with the participants they work with.

Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification Training Schedule

Training Method: Online (live facilitation)
Training Modality: Cohort Style

Training Length: 4 weeks long, 56 hours in class with 6 hours per week of self-paced learning (24 hours outside of class). 80 hours of training total.

Training Hours: Monday – Thursday, 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Registration Capacity: 50 students maximum

2022 Registration Dates: Until August 30th

Class Start Date: September 5th

To Register for Class:

For More Information:

Contact Information:
Elizabeth Gama – Program Manager
Phone: (559) 708-1993
Email: [email protected]