TONIGHT - Mindful Moments with StarVista's Early Childhood Services

Mindful Moments is a workshop for parents of children 0-5 years old. Come join us, as we learn how to be actively present, self-aware and build tools to strengthen the parent-child relationship! Open to all parents in San Mateo County with children 0-5 years old. 


Presented by StarVista’s Early Childhood Services with the support of the Mental Health Services Act (Prop. 63) and San Mateo County’s Measure K. 


Date: Thursday, July 13, 2023 

Time: 5pm – 6pm (PST) 

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Celebrating 988's One Year Anniversary

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline was launched July 16th, 2022, forever changing the way Americans could reach out for support during a mental health crisis. The StarVista Crisis Center is proud to be one of the 12 crisis centers across California responding to 988 contacts. The 12 crisis centers in California respond to more 988 contacts than any other state in the country. 


Whether you’re experiencing anxiety, depression, problems with substance use, or other emotional distress, you always have somewhere to turn. 


If you are a San Mateo County resident, you can call our local line at 650-579-0350 to speak with a trained crisis worker 24/7 or dial 988 with a 650 area code. 


StarVista Crisis Center will be expanding to take 988 chats & texts at the end of July! 

StarVista in the News


StarVista and San Mateo PAL’s Mental Health Matters 2023 event was covered by The Peninsula Press. 


“An event called “Mental Health Matters 2023” attracted hundreds of people on May 21 for a 5k run or walk and other activities promoting mental and physical well-being. The community event, held during Mental Health Awareness Month, aimed to support mental wellness while also educating the public about mental health services in San Mateo County...” 

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Join us in welcoming Giselle Lauter, our new First Chance Program Manager! 

Giselle joined StarVista almost five years ago as a full-time case manager at our Daybreak Rapid Rehousing program. Throught the years, she has also supported youth through our Daybreak Transitional Housing program and worked part-time as an AOD [Alcohol and Other Drug] Counselor for StarVista's Archway, First Chance, and DUI Services programs. Learn more about First Chance.


"My own lived experiences along with my educational background has afforded myself the opportunity to step into this leadership role as the Program Manager at First Chance Sobering Station and Detox programs. I am very excited for the re-opening of our Women's Detox Center and the successful continuation of our AOD services in the community for those who struggle with SUD [Substance Use Disorders]." -Giselle Lauter

Introducing StarVista's Health Ambassador Program-Youth (HAP-Y) Instagram

HAP-Y launched their Instagram in May to celebrate their 7th birthday and in support of Mental Health Awareness Month.


We believed the launch coincided with the purpose of HAP-Y's Instagram, which is to create a community for youth to learn, destigmatize, and share resources surrounding mental health.


HAP-Y ambassadors shared an interests in staying in touch via social media, and with Instagram they now have the opportunity to stay connected with each other and their community! Check out the HAP-Y channel @hapy_smc.

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Help us Load the Bus to Camp Lodestar!

We are excited to bring back Kids Kamp this year! Hosted by our Children’s Place program, Kids Kamp is unique to San Mateo County. All participants come from homes where family members are experiencing mental health issues and/or alcohol and drug addiction.


Not only does the camp offer children the opportunity to connect and have fun, but it also empowers them to heal from their traumas through skill building, learn healthy coping skills, and explore their feelings in a safe and supportive environment.


$30,000 Dollar-for-Dollar Match

Please help our 20 Kids Kampers get to Camp Lodestar by August 6!


Each donation loads up our bus with kids, counselors, activities, meals, and more.


The best part? Every time you donate (load the bus to Lodestar), your dollars are matched up to $30,000! 

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The San Mateo County Pride Center is seeking Volunteers!

The Pride Center is looking for enthusiastic, friendly folks who are passionate about the LGBTQ+ community who want to get involved and give back in San Mateo County. 


We offer a variety of ongoing volunteer opportunities, and area also happy to create personalized volunteer experiences based on your skills, interests, and availability. We are also proud to host several volunteer committees that welcome new volunteers year-round. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Join our Team! 


We have opportunities for full-time, part-time and relief positions, as well as clinical internships. At StarVista, you’ll find a powerful combination of clinical leadership and a culture of continuous improvement.   


Open positions include: Mental Health Clinician (Bilingual), Case Manager, Relief Residential Counselor, Senior Grant Writer, Substance Abuse/AOD Counselor 

View Career Opportunities


Main Office: 650-591-9623 

StarVista's 24/7 Crisis Hotline: 650-579-0350

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