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Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)

 

Peer-to-Peer Support Services

Peer-to-peer support services are an integral part of a wellness and recovery-oriented mental health system, as individuals who have participated in mental health services, either as a consumer or as a family member, bring unique skills, knowledge, and lived experience to consumers who are struggling to navigate the mental health system. Peers also support consumers in dealing with stigma and facing economic and social barriers to wellness and recovery. These services are largely supported through the Community Services and Supports and Innovations funding streams.

Lead Agency

Program

Services

Curry Senior Center INN Funded

Addressing the Needs of Socially Isolated Older Adults

Provides peer outreach and engagement services along with screening and assessment services to reduce isolation among the older adult population.

SF Department of Public Health (SF DPH)

LEGACY (Lifting & Empowering Generations of Adults Children and Youth)

Offers family and youth navigation services and education with a focus on stigma reduction.

Mental Health Association of SF (MHASF)

Peer ResponseTeam

Provides interventions and access to services that address hoarding and cluttering.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Peer-to-Peer; Family-to-Family

Utilizes trained peers to provide outreach, engagement, navigation in the community.

Richmond Area Multi-Services (RAMS)

Peer Specialist Certificate & Counseling

 

This certificate training program provides training to peers to teach skills regarding outreach, engagement, navigation, and general peer counseling.

SF Department of Public Health (SF DPH

Transgender Health Services

MHSA began funding peer counselors to support this program as a supplemental enhancement. Peer counselors ensure proper coordination of behavioral health services and ensure all behavioral health needs are addressed.

SF Department of Public Health
(SF DPH)
INN Funded

Hummingbird Peer Respite

This peer-run and peer-led program provides a respite and an alternative to crisis/PES services for those individuals who may inappropriately use emergent and emergency services. This program provides one-on-one peer counselling, groups, art and other peer modalities to engage individuals in need of support.

Richmond Area Multi-Services (RAMS)

Peer-to-Peer Employment Program

This program facilitates wellness activities, conducts peer counseling, escorts clients to behavioral health services, assists with daily living activities, and uses lived experience to support individuals on their recovery path.

Richmond Area Multi-Services (RAMS)

The Peer Wellness Center

This peer-run drop-in center provides socialization, recreational activities, employment development, wellness activities and linkage services to engage individuals with behavioral health challenges.

Richmond Area Multi-Services (RAMS)

Leadership Academy

This program provides short-term training for peers/consumers, generally a 2-3 hour course, in specific topics and offer courses frequently throughout the year at various days/times to reach a broad audience.

SF Department of Public Health
(SF DPH)
INN Funded

Transgender Pilot Project

This project facilitates Wellness and Recovery groups for hard-to-engage and transgender consumers. Most clients are black/African-American women. 

SF Department of Public Health
(SF DPH)

Reducing Stigma in the Southeast (RSSE)

Engages faith-based organizations and families in Bayview/Hunter’s Point and Visitaction Valley in order to increase mental health awareness, decrease stigma, and provide social support for consumers, community members, and peers.

Mental Health Association of SF (MHASF)

The SF Mental Health
Peer-Run Warm Line

MHSA provides supplemental funding to support this project, which connects a person in emotional distress to a Peer Counselor through a phone call or chat session. The Warm Line is the first line of defense in preventing mental health crises by providing a compassionate, confidential and respectful space to be heard. The Warm Line existence continues to alleviate over-burdened crisis lines, law-enforcement, and mental health professionals.