Directory of Consumer Driven Services
Program Information
Program Name: Mental Health America of Northern California
Year the Program was Started: Before 1965
Public Contact Person: Susan Gallagher
Address: 1908 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95628
Telephone #: 916-366-4600
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Advocacy, Drop-in Center, Peer Support
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, LGBT, Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Children, Families of Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 20+
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Website, Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To foster wellness and recovery in the lives of clients, assisting them towards self determination and independence.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: We have created a pilot recovery questionnaire for our peer partner program in Sacramento who work on an multidisciplinary team with clinical staff. Results are currently being compiled.
Program Mission Statement: MHANCA is a nonprofit peer run advocacy agency, dedicated to improving the lives of people with mental health challenges across the life span, through advocacy, outreach, community based research and culturally relevant peer support services.
Additional Information: We currently operate peer run programs in Sacramento, Placer, Amador and Calaveras counties.

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