Peer Mentoring Services


801 N. Parkcenter #235  Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: (714) 948-7970   Fax: (657) 208-1374

Who We Are

College Community Services: Adult Peer Mentoring Services assists adults and older adults with mental health conditions by supporting individuals as they pursue their recovery goals. 

Peer mentors work alongside our consumers to enhance their recovery through empowerment by linking them to resources and services in order to develop greater independence.

All of our peer mentors have lived experience with mental illness. Our services are provided at the consumer’s home, or in an appropriate community setting, with respect and cultural sensitivity.

Who We Serve

We offer short-term (typically 3-6 months), cognitive-behavioral therapy on an individual, weekly basis. We meet with clients once per week, or as needed. All clinics are ADA accessible, and are located throughout Orange and Los Angeles County.  If you are interested in seeing one of our therapists, please contact your insurance provider, or call Pathways Integrated Care Services at (562) 467-5448.

Our Services

  • Our services follow the Recovery & Rehabilitation Models of Care, which focus on consumer strengths 
  • and self-identified goals and objectives.  Our comprehensive services include educational, vocational, housing and peer support services.
  • ​​We use a Team Model approach to service delivery which provides a comprehensive clinical network of providers that best meets the needs of our clients.
  • ​Our clinical staff is a multi-disciplinary team and includes psychiatrists, nursing staff, Personal Service Coordinators, vocational specialists, housing specialists, and peer support staff.  
  • ​Peer Mentors work alongside consumers to enhance their recovery by focusing on client strengths, modeling recovery practices, and empowering consumers to eliminate the stigma of mental illness

How It Works

Peer mentors are paired with consumers to assist them with a realistic and measurable recovery goal.
Goals may include:

  • Peer support through education/
    advocacy, reducing stigma, and providing hope
  • Connecting to community resources such as food banks, housing, or financial benefits
  • Bus training
  • Connection to a self-sustaining resource or program such as the Wellness Centers

Depending on program requirements, consumers typically remain in the program for 60 days.


Track 1 Services

    Assists Adults and Older Adults with serious and persistent mental illnesses who are referred by county and county-contracted Mental Health Clinics to achieving recovery goals. Client’s goals may include: reintegrating into the community, increasing self-reliance by building a healthy network of support, linking to community-based service, utilizing public transportation, or assisting clients with applications for driver’s license or ID cards. 

    Track 2 Services

      Assists Adults and Older Adults with serious and persistent mental illnesses who are pending discharge from inpatient services at the County Crisis Stabilization Units or regional hospitals to provide linkage to outpatient mental health services within the County of Orange Behavioral Health System. In addition, Track 2 works collaboratively with Orange County’s Mobile Crisis Assessment Team (CAT), as a part of a multi-disciplinary team providing peer support to individuals in crisis as they are hospitalized, or diverted to ongoing mental health recovery services in the community.  

      For Plan Coordinators

        Plan coordinators complete a referral packet and fax to 657-208-1374. To request a referral packet, please call 714-948· 7970.

        For Consumers

        Talk to your Plan Coordinator and ask if Peer Mentoring Services is right for you. Ask them to refer you and discuss a goal you would like help with.

        Contact Us:

        Program Director: Christopher Rios 
        Phone: 714-948-7983

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