CAMHPRO Postcard Campaign: Ask Governor Newsom to Sign SB10 Now!

CAMHPRO is organizing a Support SB 10 postcard campaign

If you want postcards to send to the Governor, contact Sally Zinman or 510 581 6165

Dear friends and supporters,

I am thrilled to let you know that SB 10, which will create state certification for peers, is on its way to the Governor.

Your unwavering support and enthusiasm has gotten us this far, and we need a final push to make sure the bill gets signed. We are hopeful that this new administration will keep its promise to take action on mental health. Let’s make sure they know how important this is to so many people.

The Governor’s office needs to hear from us- as soon as possible. Attached is a template letter that you can personalize. Please deliver to the Governor, or email to Sunshine and Tania, cc-d.

Please share this with anyone that might like to join in. Thank you for all you have done and are still doing to make peer certification a  reality in California.

Carrie Holmes
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Legislative Director
Senator Jim Beall
(916) 651-4015

From: Holmes, Carrie <>
Date: Sat, Sep 7, 2019 at 3:46 PM
Subject: Action alert! Ask Governor Newsom to sign SB 10 (Beall)
To: Dikho, Tania <>, Borelli, Sunshine <>
Cc: <>


Current SB 10 Peer Certification Fact Sheet

SB10 Peer Certification Passes on Assembly Floor 67-0

(From Steinberg Facebook Post): SB 10 (Beall), which would establish a statewide peer support specialist certification program, received bipartisan support with a 79-0 vote and passed off the Assembly Floor today. The Steinberg Institute is a proud co-sponsor along with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission. Thank you to Asm Waldron and Senator Beall for your leadership on this important issue.


Peer Support SB10: Appropriations Friday 8/30

Friday, August 30, 2019 Appropriations

Upon Adjournment of Session – State Capitol, Room 4202
Listen to this hearing
Appropriations Committee

SB-10 Mental health services:
peer support specialist certification legislations


Monday, September 16th, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
(9:30-10:00 sign in & networking)
San Mateo County

  • Connect & Network
  • Build CApacity
  • Reach & Reflect Diversity
  • Strategic Collective Action

Limited Seats — Lunch Provided

KEYNOTES PANEL: The Peer Story in California

CONSTITUENCY PERSPECTIVES PANEL: Youth, Adult, Family of Adult, Parent, Cultural



Who should attendCounty BH Directors, Family, Peers & Peer Run Programs of the Greater Bay Area Regional Counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano & Sonoma) Open to all others.

*If you want to become a Peer Action League Member, please go to:


***Advance Notice for translation, interpretation or for accommodations will be honored*** Please contact Karin at to confirm.


Presented by the California Association of Mental Health Peer Run Organizations (CAMHPRO) in partnership and collaboration with Heart & Soul, Inc.
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Hiring a Fund Developer (Due Aug. 19)

Part Time Contract Position
Time Frame: One year, which could be extended
Expected Start Date: September 1, 2019

Position Description
The Fund Developer is responsible for seeking and securing funds for CAMHPRO, working with a team of individuals to develop and coordinate donor solicitations, product sales, write grant applications and other requests for funding, and explore other sources of funding.

Agency Description
The California Association of Mental Health Peer Run Organizations (CAMHPRO) is a nonprofit statewide organization consisting of local consumer-run organizations/programs reaching thousands of mental health consumers who participate in these programs and individual consumers.  CAMHPRO’s mission is to transform communities and the behavioral health care 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.

Essential Duties:

  • Assists in helping CAMHPRO in the development of fundraising goals and works to meet these goals.
  • Identifies and solicits new donors; and, in general, donations in the form of money or gifts,
  • Makes initial prospecting calls to pre-approved foundations to gain knowledge and initiate relationships
  • Assists in writing grant proposals and responding to other opportunities for funding
  • Takes responsibility for product sales, including identifying the products and the market for the products.
  • Participates in gathering information or statistics for grant proposals and letters when needed
  • Proofreads proposals and grant applications
  • Supports calendar for deadline reminders with regard to impact reports, grant applications, other fund development-related requests and requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills and Ability:

  • Prefer person with lived experience with a mental health challenge
  • Understand and share consumer values of recovery and self-determination promoted by CAMHPRO
  • Shows familiarity with all aspects of the behavioral health environment, particularly in finance and marketing.
  • Demonstrates excellent judgment and decision-making skills for the purpose of earning money for the organization
  • Superior writing skills and familiarity with foundations, government and other potential resources for funding.
  • Possesses interpersonal skills that allow him or her to interact with potential donors and the general public.
  • Demonstrates creativity in coming up with funding opportunities and executing events successfully.
  • Possesses the ability to work well with limited or direct supervision.

Education and Experience:
A High School Diploma with seven years’ experience as a grant writer. Associates Degree in with 5 years of experience; Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of experience necessary.

The anticipated compensation is $25,000 annually.

Application due August 19, 2019.
Email resume and description of why you would be an excellent candidate





Register NOW: Grow & Sustain Webinar Series Starts July 18, 12-1pm

Thu, Jul 18, 2019
Thu, Sep 19, 2019
Thu, Dec 19, 2019
Thu, Mar 19, 2020

Thu, Jun 18, 2020

Designed to increase, grow and sustain Peer Run Programs & Organizations throughout California, subject matter experts will present 4 times a year on topics including:
• Organizational Assessment • Mission, Vision & Values
• Boards and Governance • Ethics & Accountability
• Strategic Planning • Fundraising & Grants
• Financial Planning for Growth & Sustainability
You only need to register once for this series with your correct email, and you will be reminded automatically before each webinar.


You only need to register once for this monthly webinar series with your correct email. If you have already registered you will receive a reminder email each month with your unique link to join.

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“Leading & Supervising by Peer Values”
This workshop will present an evidence-based practice of trauma-informed supervision based on peer support values, to strengthen supervision relationships, elevate performance and increase awareness, motivation and autonomy.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will be able to identify core components of performance-based trauma-informed supervision.
  2. Participants will identify 5 strategies to build trust and accountability in supervision relationships.


Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) 3 part series

Bringing Recovery Supports to
Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS)
Session 1, July 24
Session 2, July 31
Session 3, August 7


SAMHSA’s Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) invites you to join a three-part virtual learning series focusing on recovery supports for people considering or using medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD) or co-occurring disorders.

MAT leads to better treatment outcomes than behavioral therapies alone. There is strong evidence that combining MAT with recovery support services improves outcomes for people with OUD. Peer support workers are uniquely positioned to provide recovery support services. They offer lived experience of recovery from substance use disorders, mental health conditions, or both, and have specialized training to support people seeking recovery.

  • Session one of the Living Proof series will examine the neurobiology of OUD and share information about three medications commonly used to treat this disorder. Presenters will highlight important considerations for people with co-occurring disorders who are considering using MAT or currently using this treatment approach.
  • Session two will examine peer-delivered recovery supports for people using MAT.
  • Session three will explore the role of peer support workers in engaging and supporting people with OUD who are considering the use of MAT.

You may register for individual sessions or the series

In each session, presenters will address common misperceptions about MAT; provide current, accurate information; and recommend ways to learn more and educate others about OUD, co-occurring disorders, and MAT.

The presenters will share information and strategies that strengthen peers’ ability to provide:

  • peer recovery supports for people considering MAT, including identifying goals, determining individual preferences, and using an informed decision-making process;
  • peer recovery supports for people with OUD who currently use MAT; and
  • appropriate strategies to apply important considerations for people with co-occurring disorders who are considering using MAT.

Join us for these free, interactive virtual events moderated by Steven Samra, BRSS TACS Deputy Director, and Devin Reaves, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Pennsylvania Harm Reduction Coalition.

You may register for individual sessions or the series

Session 1, July 24: Neurobiology of OUD and Medications for OUD: Implications for Co-occurring Disorders”

Ayana Jordan, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor at Yale and an attending physician at Connecticut Mental Health Center
David Marcovitz, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Vanderbilt University

Session 2, July 31: Delivering Recovery Supports to People with OUD Who Are Participating in MAT”

Brooke Feldman, President, Sparking Solutions LLC
Carlos Hardy, MHS, Founder and Executive Director, Maryland Recovery Organization Connecting Communities
Amelia Murphy, Peer Recovery Coach Educator and Medication-Assisted Recovery Support (MARS) Trainer
Rollin Oden, MD, MPH, Director, CCH-WAGEES Program, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

Session 3, August 7: Delivering Recovery Supports to People with OUD Who Are Considering MAT”

Sharon LeGore, Founder and President, MOMSTELL
David Marcovitz, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Vanderbilt University
Sara Schade, Executive Director, Unlimited Alternatives


You may register for individual sessions or the series.
Registration will close 60 minutes before the event start time.