Welcome to AAMHC

Austin Area Mental Health Consumers, Inc. (AAMHC) is a unique, consumer-run, non-profit organization that has become the largest of its kind in Texas. We operate out of the Self Help and Advocacy Center (The SHAC) where we provide a safe environment for adults to regain knowledge and skills needed for persons living with mental illness and substance abuse issues.

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.


Monday & Tuesday: 12:00pm - 4:30pm

Wednesday - Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm


Austin Area MHC in partnership with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), The National Association of Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD), and Austin Travis County Integral Care (ATCIC) is proud to have published a Supportive Employment Manual entitled:
"Peers Helping Each Other: Providing Evidence-Based Supported Employment"

Please click on the manual icon below to read and/or download for your convenience.

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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.

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Contact Us

PHONE: 512-442-3366

FAX: 512-448-3366

EMAIL: admin@austinmhc.org

ADDRESS: AAMHC 3205 South 1st Street, Austin, Texas 78704