About Us




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What is the Esperanza Center?

Esperanza (Hope) Center is San Benito County Behavioral Health’s wellness center. Esperanza Center is open to adults and to Transition Age Youth (TAY) who are receiving services from San Benito County Behavioral Health. Our services are free of charge. We welcome newcomers and after a few visits to our center we link them to our main clinic for an assessment for enrollment in services.


What is Recovery?

Recovery is creating the life you want, a life that goes beyond your diagnosis. Recovery focuses on your strengths and abilities. Recovery involves openness, healing, identifying and developing strengths, and building a support system. Recovery is a journey that helps each person live a meaningful and enjoyable. At Esperanza Center, recovery is our primary focus, along with our emphasis on promoting wellness and the creation and maintenance of hope.


What activities does Esperanza offer?

Our goal is for Esperanza to be a welcoming and safe place where you are a valued part of our community. Our peers are always happy to see new faces, welcome without judgment, and allow you to go on your recovery journey at your own pace. Our daily activities are facilitated by peer mentors, case managers, and on occasion, our community partners.


We offer:

  • Support Groups
  • Art
  • Healthy Cooking
  • Anxiety and Depression skills group
  • Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)
  • Pool Table, Ping Pong, board games
  • Karaoke
  • Periodic Community Outings
  • Holiday Celebrations
  • Computers with Internet Access

Esperanza Services and Resources:

  • Case Management
  • Socialization
  • Resource Linkage and Referrals
  • Peer Support
  • Community Activities

What are the hours the Esperanza Center is open?

Adult days (age 26 and over):  Mondays and Wednesdays, 11-4, Fridays 9-1.
TAY days (age 14-25):   Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 1-5.