Welcome to AAMHC


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Services We Offer

Austin Area Mental Health Consumers, Inc. provides its services at The Self-Help and Advocacy Center (The SHAC). We are proud to report that we make a difference for people with lived experiences of mental health, substance use, and homelessness. Our members receive life affirming services, embrace RECOVERY and healthy living, become gainfully employed, and give back to their communities.

Peer Support Groups

Open Support, Yoga, Wednesday Fun Day, Art & Wellness

One-to-One Mentor Program

Return to Work Program

Computer Lab with Internet Access and Tutorials

Independent Living Skills Training

Resource for Mental Health Navigation

Private Pay One-to-One Services

Bus Pass Program

SHAC Snacks

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About Us

We are proud to report that AAMHC at The SHAC is making a difference in people's lives daily. Our members have received life affirming services which help them become gainfully employed as well as giving back to their community in various ways. Our members have learned self-sustaining recovery tools and also help other members learn to embrace RECOVERY and healthy living methods which lead to more productive lives.

Although we operate on a small budget, the enthusiasm and energy of our volunteers and the efforts of our employees have led us in unprecedented success for a consumer operated non-profit organization.

Our Mission
AAMHC supports and advocates for a consumer's right to achieve mental wellness, self-empowerment and self-sufficiency.

Our Vision
Our vision is to have a society where people with mental health challenges are active, included, empowered, and supported by each other and the community to live strong, successful lives.

Austin Area Mental Health Consumers is a Texas nonprofit corporation and is tax exempt under the Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)3.

Our Accomplishments
• The first Consumer Operated Service Provider in Texas to offer Medicaid billable services.

• More than 1,200 members receive services each year.

• More than 4,400 services delivered to the community and to our members each year.

• Over 300 support groups hosted at The SHAC and in the community each year.

• Over 2,200 attended groups, an average of 183 individuals per month.

• About 1,100 individuals utilize the computer lab and tutorials each year.

• Our Peer Mentor Program assisted over 200 individuals with independent living skills, housing placement, and employment supports.

• In partnership with the local businesses, we provide over 3,500 small meals and snacks to our members, visitors, and guests per year.

Employment Opportunities

  • Alex Merphy

How to Find us

If you have any questions, just fill in the contact form, and we will answer you shortly. If you are living nearby, come visit AAHMC at the SHAC.


AAMHC 3205 South 1st Street Austin Texas 78704

+1 512 442 3366
+1 512 448 3366



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