Cal Voices Programs
Cal Voices offers a number of programs and resources throughout California. To learn more about the direct services and supports we offer, click on a button below.
Sierra Wind Wellness and Recovery Center
Sierra Wind is a peer-led self help center offering advocacy, support, resource linkage, benefits acquisition, culturally diverse support groups, patients’ rights advocacy, and free meals daily. The program is funded by the Mental Health Services Act through Amador County Behavioral Health Services. All are welcome at Sierra Wind. Check out Sierra Wind’s calendar of events and support groups and track the latest developments at the center on Sierra Wind’s Facebook page!
Meetings and Support Groups
Bipolar Depression Support Group
Eight Dimensions of Wellness Support Group
Freestyle Support Group
Heartfelt Coping Support Group
LGBTQ Support Group
LGBTQ Game Day
LGBTQ Youth Support Group
PTSD Support Group
Self-Advocacy Support Group
Social Wellness Support Group
Women to Women Support Group
MomCHAT is a partnership between Cal Voices and Amador County. This program aims to support mothers at crucial points during pregnancy and postpartum in an effort to reduce or eliminate mental health challenges from occurring or becoming severe. The peer support worker provides ongoing case management, referrals and resources to program participants.
Patients Rights Advocate
The Patients’ Rights Advocate (PRA) receives, investigates, and seeks to resolve complaints from or concerning clients residing in licensed mental health or community care facilities regarding abuse, unreasonable denial, or punitive withholding of rights guaranteed under the California Welfare and Institutions Code. To this end, the PRA represents the explicit expressed interests of adult and adolescent clients in resolving complaints related in inpatient care and at certification review hearings in accordance with the provisions of Welfare and Institutions Code Section 5250 et seq.
The Labyrinth Project
For thousands of years, labyrinths have been used as a holistic method of reducing stress and increasing mindfulness. The Project provides 12 labyrinth walks in the community throughout the year. There is a labyrinth at Sierra Wind Wellness and Recovery Center that is available for residents to walk at any time. This project aims to increase knowledge and understanding pertaining to mental health and improving timely access to behavioral health services.
Meetings and Support Groups
Finger Labyrinth Meditation - Download a finger labyrinth
Stay up to date on The Labyrinth Project of Amador County Facebook Page!
Placer County Parent Partners
11716 Enterprise Drive, Auburn, CA 95603
1000 Sunset Blvd., Suite 140, Rocklin CA, 95765
225 N. Lake Blvd., Carnelian Bay, CA 96140
Family Advocates use creative, culturally sensitive, and strengths-based thinking to support families in achieving their goals. We believe families are the experts in knowing their own needs and that extra support from someone who can relate makes the difference between delayed progress and a successful outcome. Services are located in Roseville, Rocklin, Auburn, and Tahoe.
Provide support to families receiving services from Placer County’s Children’s System of Care, including Behavioral Health, Drug Court, Child Welfare, and Juvenile Probation Services.
Create linkages between teachers, juvenile probation officers, mental health workers, and social workers.
Support families in court proceedings, treatment team meetings, and school meetings.
Assist families in being equal partners with professionals assisting them.
Provide an opportunity for parents to benefit from the support and understanding of other parents who have gone through similar experiences.
Link families to community resources and supports.
Client and Family Voice Program (Adult Advocacy)
7001-A East Parkway, Suite 811, Sacramento, CA 95823
Cal Voices' Consumer Advocate Liaison (CAL) actively participates in Sacramento County’s Behavioral Health Services management meetings, policy development meetings, program planning and development and implementation meetings, and system of care meetings. Our CAL regularly informs County leadership of issues, gaps, research, trends and developments related to needs of consumers of mental health services. The CAL also serves as a resource for adult consumers discharged from acute care by providing system navigation, advocacy, information, referral and support. For more information, email or call (916) 875-4710.
Cal Voices Family Advocate Liaison (FAL) actively participates in Sacramento County’s Behavioral Health Services management meetings, policy development meetings, program planning and development and implementation meetings, and system of care meetings. Our FAL regularly informs County leadership of issues, gaps, research, trends and developments related to needs of the family members and caretakers of adult mental health clients. The FAL also offers consultation related to the family member perspective to policy and program development committees, workgroups and task forces, system providers, and partners. For more information, email or call (916) 875-5644.
Meetings and Support Groups
Expert Pool Town Hall Meetings. Join the mailing list.
Mental Health Support Group. Join the mailing list.
Community Support Team (CST)
Phone: (916) 874-6015 | Fax (916) 854-8939
The CST provides community-based flexible services to community members experiencing mental health distress, which can include assessment, crisis intervention, safety planning, and linkage to ongoing services and supports. The CST is a collaboration between Behavioral Health Services (BHS) licensed mental health counselors and Cal Voices' Peer Support Specialists, creating one team with a variety of clinical and outreach skills. For more information, call (916) 874-6015 or email us.
Consumer Operated Warm Line
720 Howe Ave., Suite 102, Sacramento, CA 95825
Phone: (916) 366-4668
The Warm Line is a non-crisis phone line which offers supportive listening, referrals to mental health resources, and more. The Warm Line is staffed by a culturally diverse team of Cal Voices employees and volunteers, all of whom are living in recovery from mental illness. The Warm Line also provides Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) groups. The Warm Line provides support services in the following languages: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Chinese, Hmong, and Sinhala. For more information, email us.
Kaiser Permanente Peer Partners
720 Howe Ave., Suite 106, Sacramento, CA 95825
Peer Specialists work within Kaiser’s Center for Integrated Care (CIC) and provide individual peer support, information and referrals, mentoring, and advocacy skills to clients receiving public mental health services through and provide encouragement, motivation and support to clients seeking to establish or strengthen their recovery. Peer partner services are only available to Kaiser CIC patients.
Mental Health Matters (tv show)
720 Howe Ave., Suite 102, Sacramento, CA 95825 | Phone: (916) 366-4668
Mental Health Matters℠ is a monthly television talk show, produced by mental health consumers and their family members, that highlights issues relating to mental health. The show can be seen on the first Saturday of every month at 7:00 pm. Sacramento area Comcast and local television subscribers can view Mental Health Matters℠ program on channel 17; U-verse subscribers can see the show on channel 99.
To share your show ideas, to appear on Mental Health Matters℠, or for more information email us.
SacMap aims to helps community members navigate and access Sacramento County’s mental health services through web-based tools. On the website, individuals can use an online resource finder, a web-based resource guide, or print the most current behavioral health resource guide. The website also includes a video about mental health, recovery and an overview of the SacMap tools.
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Statewide and Regional Programs
720 Howe Ave., Suite 101, Sacramento, CA 95825
Phone: (916) 573-0522 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ACCESS California is a statewide consumer-led public mental health advocacy program. ACCESS works to strengthen and expand local and statewide client stakeholder advocacy in California's Public Mental Health System through individual and community empowerment. Through our ongoing research, data collection and evaluation, legislative and policy analysis, advocacy, education, training, outreach, and engagement activities, ACCESS implements strategies to elevate the voices, identify the needs, and increase genuine public participation of client stakeholders to drive truly transformative change in the Public Mental Health System. For more information, check out the ACCESS California website or email us.
California Association of Peer Professionals
720 Howe Ave., Suite 105, Sacramento, CA 95825
CAPP is a membership-based program that provides services and benefits to both certified and non-certified behavioral health peer professionals in California, with an emphasis on education, practice guidelines, professional standards, working conditions, career development, and competent supervision. For more information, check out CAPP's website or email us.
Since 2015, WISE has worked to expand the peer workforce in California's Public Mental Health System by training peer support professionals, offering employment assistance, and providing support to employers of peer support professionals.
WISE also provides Cal Voices' Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification (MPSSC) Training to peers in California through its WISE U program. Training participants also receive job coaching, placement assistance, and ongoing employment support for up to six months following training completion.
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