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Program Information
Program Name: Hope, the Suicide Attempt Survivor Group
Agency Name: Mental Health Association of San Francisco
Year the Program was Started: 2012
Public Contact Person: Melodee Jarvis
Address: 870 Market Street
Suite 781
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone #: (415) 341-9527
Fax #: (415) 421-2928
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
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: 5-10
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, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: This group, led by the Mental Health Association of San Francisco and San Francisco Suicide Prevention, and guided by clinically supported peer-facilitators, will provide a safe space to discuss these challenging feelings and provide space to create a dialogue of recovery and wellness, while developing an action and safety plan based on the WRAP® model for recovery.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Through participant surveys.
Program Mission Statement: The Mental Health Association of San Francisco advances the mental health of the people of San Francisco and leads the global community in advocacy, education, research and supports that promote recovery and wellness while challenging the stigma associated with mental health conditions.
Additional Information: Have you made a suicide attempt? Do you continue to struggle with thoughts of suicide? Do you know someone who could use support? Consider joining Hope, our suicide attempt survivor support group. In this group, we utilize WRAP® (Wellness Recovery Action Plan™) as a wellness tool for people who are struggling with difficult thoughts and emotions related to suicide.

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