This is one of those nonprofits which I am amazed is not more recognized. It has been around for over fifty years so is probably one of San Jose's oldest. Yet, I had never heard of it until a friend told me. This is a wonderful group of staff and volunteers who provide mental health services and referrals to those with very little or no income. They do this on a shoestring budget. Please see their web site http://www.actmentalhealth.org/ for more information.
ACT for Mental Health is setup in an old building in downtown San Jose. While the building could use a remodeling job, this is a very insignificant detail in comparison to the impact of ACT for Mental Health. Not only do they provide low-cost counseling for low-income individuals and families that need mental health services, but they provide opportunities for everyone involved to make a direct impact on their community. As a volunteer, I learned about ACT's great mission and was given the freedom to spread the word about our mission in my own creative ways.