About Caminar

Empowering and supporting individuals and families to move toward
resilience, wellness, and independence.

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Founded in San Mateo, California, in 1964, Caminar’s thriving programs and services serve more than 20,000 individuals annually across San MateoSanta ClaraSan FranciscoSolano, and Butte Counties. Our nonprofit organization’s portfolio of behavioral health and supportive services empowers and supports individuals and families to move toward resilience, wellness, and independence. And, we are expanding our capacity to address the increasingly complex
needs of individuals and families. Since January of 2017, we have added three divisions to the
Caminar organization.

Our Divisions

Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley


Since 1948, Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley (FCS) has been promoting the resilience, safety, and wellness of individuals, families, and communities throughout Santa Clara County. FCS brings its counseling, prevention, and support services to dozens of community locations, including schools, community centers, jails, and health clinics. FCS counsels children and teens coping with the effects of trauma, provides a way forward for adults in recovery from addiction, and empowers families to heal from violence and abuse. FCS merged with and became a division of Caminar in January 2017.

Healthy Partnerships

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Since its founding in 1997, Healthy Partnerships has provided high-quality behavioral health care in an atmosphere of compassion, respect, and cultural competence in Solano County. Outpatient prevention, intervention, and treatment services offered at Healthy Partnerships reflect a deep and abiding belief in the value of treatment, and a strong commitment to promoting recovery on an individual, family, and community level. Healthy Partnerships began operating as a division of Caminar on May 1, 2018.

Project Ninety

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For more than four decades, Project Ninety has served individuals and families in San Mateo County through its alcohol and substance abuse treatment services. Over the years, Project Ninety has helped more than 23,000 individuals recover from the disease of addiction. Project Ninety’s services treat all individuals, regardless of socioeconomic standing, race, cultural background, education, age, or life experience. Project Ninety became a division of Caminar on June 1, 2018.

Eunice Kushman, former Caminar Board Member, speaks about Caminar's 50-year history and her personal connection. (c) Alex Vo Films

Caminar was built on a commitment to improve community-based behavioral health services and opportunities for people to live and work in the community. We believe that providing support services that enable people to live independently and self-sufficiently, in accordance with their ability and choice, goes beyond clinical solutions. It is essential that our vulnerable neighbors are afforded the same quality of life opportunities as those around them.

With industry leadership comes the opportunity and responsibility to make a positive contribution to the future of our communities. We feel strongly that the support services that Caminar provides  not only advance our mission but also contribute to the social and economic development of our communities. We believe the people we serve have a great deal to contribute to our communities if they are given the opportunity.

Looking toward the future, Caminar’s mission, values, and goals remain consistent with the vision on which the organization was founded over 50 years ago. At Caminar, we are committed to continuing the pursuit of excellence in providing
support services for vulnerable members of our community—as well as our
employees and the communities we work in. We’re proud to support our local communities!