On July 27, 2022, the County of Santa Clara launched the Behavioral Health Navigator Program, intended to help individuals and families find information about mental health and substance use services in the county. Any resident in Santa Clara County can call the behavioral health non crisis line at 800-704-0900, option 4, and a peer navigator will provide personalized assistance and guidance for wellness services and support. Now that the program has been up and running for a few months, we will hear from Alicia Anderson and Rosa Ortiz about its progress.
Alicia Anderson, LCSW, is a Senior Manager in the County of Santa Clara Behavioral Health Services Department. Currently, she oversees LGBTQ+ wellness services and additional peer-run programs in the Access Division of the department. She is forever pushing bureaucratic systems to be more accessible, inclusive, and adaptable to what the community wants and needs.
Rosa J. Ortiz LCSW, is Program Manager for the Behavioral Health Navigator Program. Rosa strives to provide the community she lives in with support, advocacy, and education about resources and accessible services.
Join us to learn more about the program from Alicia Anderson and Rosa J. Ortiz.