CHAA practices a consumer-oriented, strength-based model of behavioral health care, encouraging youths and clients to become active and involved participants in their own plans for wellness.
CHAA provides mental health treatment services to adults at risk of homelessness, children, and adolescents, victims of domestic violence, students at the RYSE Center in Richmond and at schools in Alameda and Contra Costa County. CHAA is the treatment provider for West County’s Juvenile Drug Court and runs the only outpatient adolescent AOD treatment program in West County (OATS). CHAA has offered presentations, clinical findings, cultural competency training, and recommendations to public systems and decision-makers including the Richmond City Council, Oakland Unified School District, San Francisco Juvenile Probation, Contra Costa County Probation, and Contra Costa Health Services.
CHAA also provides wraparound services in both West and East Contra Costa County. Wraparound is a family-centered, strength-based program serving children, youth and families confronted with complex issues that are chronic and systemic, and who need additional support from a team of dedicated providers. Services include parenting skills, preparation for work through communication and skills development, personal finances management, and greater awareness of service systems and supports.