Cal Voices

aka Mental Health America of Northern California   |   Sacramento, CA   |  www.calvoices.org

Mission

Cal Voices is dedicated to improving the lives of residents in the diverse communities of California through advocacy, education, research, and culturally relevant services. In all of its programs, Cal Voices works with individuals and families with mental health challenges to promote wellness and recovery, prevention, and improved access to services and support. Cal Voices staff strive to provide peer services that foster recovery, reduce stigma and discrimination, and improve cultural competency through self-help, education, and culturally relevant research.

Ruling year info

1965

Principal Officer

Susan Gallagher

Main address

720 Howe Avenue Suite 102

Sacramento, CA 95825 USA

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Formerly known as

Mental Health Association - Sacramento Chapter

EIN

94-1476949

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (F01)

Mental Health Association, Multipurpose (F80)

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Our programs

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Client & Family Voice

Client/Family Voice in Sacramento:  Consumer/Family/Youth Advocacy programs operate several weekly and monthly support groups and provide the family/client/youth voice to Sacramento County's mental health system of care.  SAFE also operates a bi-monthly support and education group called Family Night Out. Consumer Advocacy! Consumer Advocacy staff work within the County of Sacramento's mental health system to ensure that the needs of the adult mental health clients are being addressed in meaningful ways. Consumers and encouraged to have a voice in public policy and program and policy development system-wide with a focus on self-help, recovery and consumer empowerment.

Population(s) Served

MHANCA operates Sierra Wind Wellness and Recovery Center in Amador County serving adults, families, youth and older adults with peer support and advocacy services.  Sierra Wind provides peer support services to over 2,000 individuals annually, hosting over 20 week support groups and providing outreach and educational support to 5,000 residents of Amador County annually.

Population(s) Served

MHANCA operates 2 Supporting Community Connections programs in Sacramento:  one for older adults and another for a consumer warm line. These programs are part of Sacramento County's Suicide Prevention Initiative and provide peer support, outreach and education services to adults and older adults in Sacramento.  Additionally, the Older Adult program provides in home friendly volunteer visitors to provide companionship, social support to older adults to reduce isolation, depression, and institutionalization.  The Consumer Warm Line provides telephone reassurance, outreach, education, and peer support groups to adults and families in Sacramento.

Population(s) Served

MHANCA operates a Family Advocacy program in Placer County serving families of children receiving high end intensive wraparound services with multiple agencies in the system of care.  MHANCA provides peer support, advocacy, benefit acquisition services to families and clients in Placer County.  We also provide the Consumer Affairs Coordinator and Family and Friends Coordinators for clients and families receiving services in the adult system of care.  MHANCA also provides a speaker's bureau and LGBTQ training in Placer County.  We also provide bilingual/bicultural peer support and advocacy services to the Spanish speaking community.

Population(s) Served

MHANCA operates the LGBTQ California Reducing Disparities Project aimed at providing community based research and recommendations towards improving mh services for LGBTQ communities.  We published the report, "First, Do No Harm" outlining the community needs, gaps, and recommendations based on data obtained from thousands of LGBTQ residents in California.  Additionally, MHANCA operates an LGBTQ Youth Collaborative in Sacramento County funded by The California Endowment as part of the Building Healthy Communities Initiative.

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Affiliations & memberships

National Mental Health Association 1956

Mental Health America - Affiliate 1960

Mental Health America - Affiliate 1960

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Cal Voices

Board of directors
as of 06/23/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Gaylon Palmer


Board co-chair

Richard Ikleda

Gaylon Palmer

Richard Ikeda

Hank Archangel

Karen Vicari

Isaiah Perez

Susan Abrams