Cal Voices’ core mission reflects the concepts of client/family resiliency and recovery, incorporating these principles into all of our programs, services, and advocacy efforts. As a peer led advocacy agency, these are the philosophies most important to us and drive the work we do on a daily basis. Our entire team has extensive knowledge of wellness, recovery principles, possess lived experience of people living in recovery and infuse these ideals into their ongoing local and statewide advocacy efforts. For example, we were the first agency in California to hire a Consumer and Family advocate, dating back to 1996 as well as the first agency to hire and create the Patient’ Rights Advocacy position in California in 1987. Our team of recovery educators possesses the following skills: certified WRAP facilitation, Whole Health Action Management (WHAM) trainers, Trauma Informed Care educators, all while promoting the core concepts of recovery on a regular basis to policy makers, psychiatric staff, clinical staff, and community based agencies.