Wanda Irene Alexander Broadie

1921-2020

SERVING SANTA CLARA COUNTY FOR OVER 50 YEARS, ACT PROVIDES VITAL, AFFORDABLE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES TO ANYONE IN NEED

ACT for Mental Health is a nonprofit that brings communities closer together by providing quality, affordable mental health counseling

and educational services.

ACT offers services and activities designed to:

  • Support, encourage and facilitate better mental health

  • Increase self-esteem

  • Enhance abilities and skills to cope with everyday living – to work, to relate to others, to play, to enjoy life, to realize one's potential

Our staff includes licensed psychologists, therapists, counselors and interns.

HISTORY

ACT was incorporated in 1956 to sponsor the client-managed “Fireside Friendship Club” for persons with serious mental illness. FFC was a therapeutic, social club that worked to establish a firm foundation for everyday life.

Over the years ACT earned a strong reputation for intervention, innovation, and therapy. ACT has diversified, and its mental health services now extend to individual, family and group therapy, with a focus on parent/child reunification, child trauma, and healing families.