CAMHPRO (California Association of Mental Health Peer-Run Organizations), founded in 2012, is a 501(c)3 non-profit incorporated consumer-run statewide organization consisting of member entities, which are established, independent and successful consumer-run organizations, and individual consumer members.
CAMHPRO’s mission is:
“to transform communities and the mental health system throughout California to empower, support, and ensure the rights of consumers, eliminate stigma, and advance self-determination for all those affected by mental health issues by championing the work of consumers and consumer-run organizations.”
The specific purpose of CAMHPRO is to promote the work and mission of peer run organizations devoted to advocacy and empowerment for mental health consumers.
CAMHPRO promotes the work and mission of peer run organizations devoted to advocacy and empowerment for mental health consumers. Through championing the work of consumer run programs, CAMHPRO will promote on local, regional, and statewide levels.
The leadership of CAMHPRO consists of internationally recognized experts in consumer-operated services, peer support and self-help programming in very diverse communities, consumer-driven stigma and discrimination reduction programs, community organizing, suicide prevention, disability rights, empowerment and advocacy training, and the implementation of these in many sectors including California county government, federal and local agencies. Grounded in decades of experience with the mental health consumer advocacy movement and recovery principles, CAMPHRO’s team also comprises expertise in executive management, contracting, and program and organizational development and implementation and public policy advocacy.