Community Support

Community plays a significant role in recovery. The hours spent with a mental health professional are relatively few compared to time outside of treatment. Being connected to a non-judgmental community can help fill that gap. It also gives a person a chance to work on their mental wellness with the support of others, reducing isolation and loneliness.

Shasta County is fortunate to have trained Peer Support Specialists and two wellness centers offering free support groups, workshops, trainings, and other activities that promote mental wellbeing. Services are free and anyone in the community can participate.

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Peers are people who have learned how to get well and stay well through community mental health resources. They are not therapists or case managers. They are people with lived experience recovering from mental health conditions who meet people where they are at on their mental health journey. They work with people to ensure their goals are always prioritized and help them become confident in their own care.

Peers come in many forms. Some are trained volunteers, and some are employed by county mental health or nonprofit wellness centers.

Learn more about the value of peer support.

A program of Kings View, Sunrise Mountain Wellness Center offers support for mental health and substance use recovery. The Center offers peer support, WRAP Wellness Recovery Action Plan workshops, support groups, job readiness, arts & crafts, and activities. All services are free.

The Center is is open Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and is located at 1300 Hilltop Dr. in Redding (behind Bank of America). Contact Jullie Calkins at or (530) 618-5630 for more information.

Check out their groups and activities – November 2022 Calendar; Newsletter.

Circle of Friends is a safe and welcoming place to make new friends, find support and encouragement. Recognizing that we all have mental health, our doors are open to any person experiencing mental health challenges and/or their family members. We also support anyone looking to heal, grow and learn more about themselves and mental wellness
We learn to support one another through friendship, peer support, a variety of classes and other activities.  We help people discover their individual strengths and gifts. And we use those strengths to make valuable contributions in our lives and in our communities.
Circle of Friends is located at 36987 CA-299E in Burney. Call (530) 335-4222 for more information.
Check out their groups and activities –  Calendar, Newsletter.

Provides support for parents, families, friends and people experiencing mental health challenges.

Visit the Shasta County NAMI webpage for more information.