Logo1CAMHPRO (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.

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  1. I am a student of Jonathan Dufresne 0f NAMI Sac. Can a ride for me to go to the SB 906 hearing be arranged on wed. Please advise. I live in Berkeley n I can be reached ar 408 841 32 53 thx

    1. Les, we apologize for not getting to you sooner. We’re new to the blogging experience so we didn’t see this comment until now. Next time, we can better arrange carpool. Thank you for your support!

    1. Toni, wonderful! Visit our Peer Run Organizations page (on the menu bar), and look for LA County Peer Organizations; there are plenty of them in the area.

      I know Painted Brain (info below) is active in their community, but there are a few others. Good luck!

      Once SB 906 passes, we’ll start to implement the certification. It’s only a matter of time.

      The Painted Brain
      Contact emails: Dave Leon
      Contact phone: (626) 354-1584

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