An Oasis for Mental Health in Marin
At the Enterprise Recovery Center (ERC), we serve adults with serious mental illness who are disenfranchised and often reluctant to seek help and services. We provide individual and group activities that are structured and lead to an individualized program of recovery using mental health peers.
Warm Line Phone-in Support
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The Best of Peer-Provided Mental Health
Services for individuals and families are targeted for transition-age youth, adults, and older adults who have serious mental illness. These individuals may or may not have a co-occurring substance abuse disorder and/or other serious health conditions. We work with a variety of community partners to ensure everyone can access pathways to overall well-being. Learn more about all of our mental health services here.
Helping People. Changing Lives.15,000Visitors each year200+New clients helped> 1,500Warm referrals
Success StoryRenewing Self-Respect
Working at the ERC helped me so much. I felt no stigma there for having a mental illness. Instead, I found renewed self-respect for the counseling and support I gave others. My work now is very rewarding.
The Enterprise Recovery Center (ERC) is managed and staffed entirely by mental health consumers. The center promotes a strengths-based, harm-reduction approach and offers clients a one-stop central location to access and receive services such as socialization activities, peer counseling, mentoring, psycho-educational activities, and support groups.
Contact us to learn more about upcoming opportunities, programs and services.
Recovery Groups | The Social Self
Groups addressing the Social Self and building a support network of meaningful and healing relationships
Peer Companion Program. A long-term program that builds supportive relationships by assigning members to a volunteer Peer Companion for weekly socializing and activities
Bipolar Support Group. A very popular and long running evening group providing support primarily for people with a bipolar diagnosis, but the group is also open to members with other diagnoses
Dual Diagnosis Group. This already existing group is targeted towards members with both a mental health and substance use diagnosis and uses a Harm Reduction Model.
Recovery Groups | The Creative Self
Groups addressing becoming creativeArt Groups focus on personal discovery through a variety of artistic mediums. Music & Drama Group where musical expression and music appreciation can lessen anxiety and promote emotional release. Write-On Group provides time for free writing on various topics.
Recovery Groups | The Physical Self
Groups addressing becoming physically healthyYoga and Movement Groups Meditation Group every day after morning meeting for 1⁄2 hour. Various leaders use different approaches. Groups can end with daily goal-setting using the technique called “WOOP’s” (Wish, Outcome, Obstacle, Plan)
Recovery Groups | The Spiritual & Learning Self
Groups addressing becoming spiritually aware and becoming a lifelong learnerWith spirituality defined as “a search for the sacred,” it means a search for meaning in life through something that is larger than the individual self or “self-transcendence.” Groups addressing this important area will be held twice a week (with no religious bias). Staff Training. Twice a year, the Director of Education and ERC Manager provide a three-day intensive training for new staff members to emphasize recovery skills and teamwork principles. Peer Academy. A program to develop peer volunteers, peer mentors, and peer advocates. There are five classes that each meet twice a week for 12 week and are offered on a rotation basis. Learn more under Peer Education. Continuing Education. Classes designed to supplement the Peer Educatino program with relevant topics at least once a month.
Recovery Groups | The Advocate Self & Other Programs
Groups and classes addressing becoming an agent for changeGroup on becoming a proficient mental health consumer with skill building around active involvement in treatment including how to interact with mental health professionals, problem-solving around specific communication issues in these relationships. Advocacy Project Group. May involve a letter or post-card writing campaign, attendance at governmental meetings or health organizations, or other ideas as planned. Volunteering at the ERC and daily specialty groups such as Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP). We may also offer smoking cessation, women's programs, process groups to promote friendships and learn social skills, and provide a peer companion program for people who are prone to isolate.
How do you measure successful recovery outcomes?
Our goal is to increase the number of clients using Individual Recovery Plans with specific long-term and short-term behavioral goals defined and measured by peer mentors.
How do you meet community needs?
We respond to community needs as expressed through surveys, focus groups, and community meetings where input and feedback are regularly generated. Knowing community needs, our work increases member recovery outcomes and highlights the effectiveness of specific program elements, such as peer support groups, showing evidence of the peer (consumer) mental health model of recovery.
What days are you open?
We are open six days each week, from Monday to Saturday, to support community needs. All services are free once you sign in.
The goals of ERC programs are to promote recovery and self-sufficiency, decrease isolation, and increase social support. We are here for you!
Can I get help on the phone?
Yes. Please call our Warm Line, a telephone peer counseling support service at 415-459-6330.
During these stressful times, we recognize the importance of providing extra care, comfort, and support to those with mental health challenges. For this reason, we are extending our peer support Warmline to 9am until midnight, 7 days a week.
If you have additional questions, please contact the ERC’s manager, Darcy Woodall.
Enterprise Recovery Center ManagerDarcy Woodall
Linda Reed Activity Program
A structured day program that encourages members to socialize. Activities include a support group, art, gardening, nature walk, and games. Once a month the group goes on a fun field trip to a local place of interest.
Meets weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10am to 2:30pm.
A fun, participatory gathering for anyone who loves music. Bring your own instrument or use one of our guitars, percussion instruments or piano. Or simply join in and sing.
Mondays 10am to 12pm
Community Support GroupDrop-in peer facilitated support group. We are here to listen and support each other and to share our individual experience, hope and wisdom. Meets weekly on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 2pm - 3pm and Saturday from 12pm - 1pm.
Voices & Negative Thoughts Support GroupMany of us struggle to manage judgmental “voices” and thinking patterns that we experience as intrusive and at times frightening. In this group, we learn skills that help us. Facilitated by Robin RN. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, from 12pm - 1pm.
Dual Diagnosis Support GroupRecovery from mental health and substance disorders can feel particularly challenging and isolating. This process group provides a safe space to share frustrations and celebrate achievements together. Facilitated by Alex Markel, LCSW Meets Tuesday from 2pm - 3pm.
Board Games with AdamBoard games are an excellent way to relax, make new friends, and to exercise our minds and imagination! Meets Tuesday from 3pm - 4pm.
NAMI Family Support GroupMental Health is a family concern. This group focuses on the needs of family members who often feel isolated and alone in their roles as advocates and caregivers for loved ones family struggling with serious mental health challenges. This group provides a sense of community where we celebrate and uplift each other through empathy and mutual support. Meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, from 7:30pm - 9:30pm.
PEER COMPANIONSLed by Ona Weizman, Peer Companions trains and supports peers to spend quality time engaging with socially isolated peers in a variety of activities (such as meeting for coffee, going on a walk, or other community activities). Meets Wednesday from 11am - 12:30pm.
Women’s Support GroupWomen with mental health disorders face unique challenges including stigma, abuse and PTSD. This peer-facilitated group provides a safe supportive sanctuary where women share frustrations, experiences, and mindful support, while cultivating community and an experience of shared empowerment. Meets Thursday from 10am - 11am.
Drama Therapy GroupA weekly peer facilitated support group where people participate in creative activities such as: role playing utilizing props, creative word games, charades, and madlibs. Meets Thursday from 11am - 12pm.
Buckelew Employment ServicesFree Employment support provided by Buckelew specialists, leading to hands-on training, skill development and ongoing employment support. Meets Thursday from 11am - 12pm.
Life Skills Support GroupA Support Group for those who are re-entering the community after a period of hospitalization, incarceration, or homelessness. In this group we learn skills to help us navigate the world, including communication skills and managing uncomfortable feelings. Meets Thursday 3pm - 4pm.
Creative Writing “Write On”Facilitated Nurturing well-being through self-expression. This group provides a meditative, mindful atmosphere for maximum permission to write your truth through poetry, prose, fact or fiction. Meets Friday from 2:30pm - 5pm.
Drop-In Art StudioDrop in studio time to build friendships and community while working on your own creative project (including drawing, painting, collage, clay beadwork and textiles). Meets Saturday from 1pm - 4pm.
Saturday Afternoon at the Movies at the ERCGreat movies, good popcorn and new (old) friends)! Meets Saturday from 1pm - 4pm.