Good Places

to Start

When you or a loved one has a mental illness,

it can be difficult to know where to start when looking for help. NAMI – Solano County has developed this list of local, regional, state and national support services to help you.

Crisis Stabilization Unit

Available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week
(707) 428-1131 Crisis Line
(707) 639-4675 Main Line

Solano County Mental Health and Crestwood Behavioral Health, have opened the new Crisis and Stabilization Unit at 2101 Courage Drive (in the back, in the northwest corner of the building, facing Courage Drive). This replaces the Psychiatric Emergency Team. Call 428-1131 or (707) 639-4675 for more information.

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Peer-Run Warm Line

The Peer-Run Warm Line (1-855-845-7415) is a non-emergency resource for anyone in California seeking emotional support. We provide assistance via phone and webchat on a nondiscriminatory basis to anyone in need. Some concerns callers share are challenges with interpersonal relationships, anxiety, panic, depression, finance, and alcohol and drug use.

Understanding Bipolar

Since bipolar disorder is so complex, we created a resource for loved ones to have a better understanding of the illness as well as insight on ways they can help which you can see here:

Solano County Wellness and Recovery Guide

If you know or suspect that you, a family member, or a loved one has a behavioral health concern or emotional challenge, this guide is intended to help you. To access the full guide, click here


Resource list provided by the City of Vacaville

List provided here:

Disclaimer: While every effort is made to keep the guide current, the city of Vacaville cannot insure the accuracy of information, as programs often change.

Bereavement Group for Suicide Survivors

The death of a loved one by suicide presents unique problems in grieving. Along with the shock and sorrow that accompany the sudden loss of someone vitally important to us, there is often a greater sense of bewilderment, helplessness, guilt, and even anger towards a person who has taken their own life.

Offered by the Buckelew Suicide Prevention Program, Survivors of Suicide: Allies for Hope offers a safe and supportive space to recover. The group meets virtually on the 2nd Wednesday of every month, from 7-8:30 PM. The next meeting is on December 9. To participate, call (415) 492-0614 or email

Navigating A Mental Health Crisis

Like any other health crisis, it’s important to address a mental health emergency quickly and effectively. This guide outlines what can contribute to a a crisis, warning signs that a crisis is emerging, strategies to help de-escalate a crisis, available resources and so much more. Learn more here

Recommended Reading

Nami Solano County has compiled a list of recommended books pertaining to mental illness. All of these books are available at the county library.

PDF List of Books | MS Word List of Books

Jeri Huey, Consumer Affairs Liaison

Phone: 707-553-5493 Email:

Lorena Perswain, Family Liaison

Phone: 707-553-5343 Email:

Desiree McCoy, Adult Peer Liaison

Phone: 707-366-5569 Email:

Teen Mental Health Resources

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 20 percent of all teens between the ages of 13 and 18 have or will have a serious mental illness. With this in mind, we’d like to provide guidance for relatives, friends or partners to help the individual suffering with mental health issues as well as raise awareness of helplines and organizations that are out there. Click here for more information.

Solano County Health and Social Services

The Mission of Solano County Health and Social Services Department is to promote cost-effective services, which safeguard the physical, emotional, and social well being of the people of Solano County.

Solano County Health & Social Services
Division of Mental Health Administration
275 Beck Ave
Fairfield, CA 94533

Solano County Mental Health

The Solano County Access Line
(800) 547-0495 is Solano County Mental Health’s information line for NEW services & supports for persons living with mental illness, family members and health care professionals.

For established patients, call (707) 784-2080.

Circle of Friends, Wellness and Recovery Centers

Circle of Friends meet in Fairfield and Vacaville

Hours: 7:30 AM—3:30 pm, Monday—Friday

Contact Information:

Locations: Fairfield: 349 Travis Blvd. 707-673-2838 Hours: M-F 8:00am-3:00 pm Saturday: 8:00am-2:00pm. Breakfast and lunch provided daily.

Vacaville: 185 Chandler St. 707-724-8989 Hours: Wed & Thurs 9:00am-2:00pm
Coffee, breakfast and lunch served.

Bay Area Community Services (BACS)

Bay Area Community Services (BACS):
Prevention Engagement Program (PEP)

PEP is a program offered by BACS to provide prevention and early intervention services, with the goal of reducing hospitalizations and preventing institutional care. The program follows a peer-driven model and serves adults who are experiencing their first crisis or are exiting hospitalization and need support to prevent relapse.

Contact information:
(707) 654-8875; Fax (707) 654-8677
236 Georgia Street, Suite 101
Vallejo, CA 94590
Contact Will Taylor:

For more program information, visit their website here.

Mental Health Children’s System of Care

For a full list of programs and resources, please see the PDF attached below.

Community Organization Information

Solano Parent Network

Finding Your Way – Parent/Care Giver Support Group
1st & 3rd Monday 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
1000 Marin St.
Vallejo, CA 94590

Free transportation and childcare provided with reservation
For information or to reserve transportation and/or child care call:
(707) 427-3545 Ext. 817 or 820

Solano Parent Network – FREE 12 week class
EES Classes – Educate, Equip and Support
You must pre-register for this class

1st & 3rd Monday 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Free childcare and registration
Limited space available – register early
Refreshments are served

For information or to register call:
(707) 427-3545 Ext. 817 or 820

Solano County Mental Health Committees and Boards

CFAC – Consumer/Family Advisory Committee

3rd Wednesday of every month
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Laurel Creek
956 East Tabor Street
Fairfield CA 94533

For an agenda or other information call Rachel at (707) 784-8102

Local Mental Health Board

3rd Tuesday of every other month
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

For meeting location and information call Cindy at (707) 784-8336

Regional Mental Health Service Offices

2101 Courage Dr. (in the back)
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-784-2080 2101 Courage Dr.
Suite 2-H
Fairfield, CA 94533
355 Tuolumne St.
Vallejo, CA 94590
707-553-5331 355 Tuolumne St.
Vallejo, CA 94589
233 Dobbins Street
Vacaville, CA 95687

CA Disability Community Action Network (CDCAN)

1225 8th Street, Suite 480
Sacramento, CA 95814
916 – 446 – 0013
916 – 446 – 0026 FAX
CA Disability Community Action Network (CDCAN) – Advocacy with out boarders: Connecting thousands of people with disabilities, mental health needs, seniors, workers, to civil & social justice rights & unified action!

Matrix Parent Network

Kerry Pilley, Parent Advisor
1615 West Texas, Suite 4
Fairfield, Ca 94533
707-423-2545 X102
800-578-2592 – Matrix Parent Special Education Advice Line
707-425-4585 FAX

National Mental Health Services Knowledge Exchange Network

PO Box 42490
Washington, DC 20015
1-301-443-9006 TTY
1-301-984-8796 FAX