CARS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that has supported California’s mental and behavioral health workforce since 2001 through trainings and technical assistance (TA) rooted in innovative, research-based, and culturally responsive best practices. CARS leads national, state, and local TA centers for initiatives in mental health, substance abuse prevention, and trauma-informed crisis response. CARS’ projects include leadership of five SAMHSA-funded TA centers to support the mental health of the nation’s children, youth, transition-age young adults, and families, as well as schools and communities after crisis.
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RI International is a global organization with more than 50 programs in the U.S. and abroad. RI’s leadership — along with other members of the Crisis Services Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance) — created the Crisis Now concept. RI’s Crisis programs are located in Arizona, California, Delaware, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and Washington State. All of RI’s facilities follow the Crisis Now principles and practices, including: recovery orientation, trauma-informed care, peer staff, Zero Suicide/Suicide Safer Care, safety for consumers and staff, and collaboration with law enforcement.
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NAMI California is a grassroots organization of families and individuals whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness. They strive to eradicate stigma and provide leadership in advocacy, legislation, policy development, education and support throughout California. NAMI California has 62 local affiliates and represents 19,000 individuals in their work with the California Legislature and Governor to advocate and educate on mental illness issues. NAMI California works to provide a strong, coherent system that offers a continuum of care for the persistent, long-term needs of people with mental illness including education on the latest scientific evidence that shows serious mental illnesses are neurobiological brain disorders as well as increased research to uncover causes and new, effective treatments.
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C4 Innovations advances equitable access to recovery, wellness, and housing stability for people who are systematically marginalized. Our work leads with racial equity and is person-centered, trauma-informed, and recovery-oriented with a deep commitment to promoting social justice and reducing disparities. More than 45% of our staff is in recovery from substance use and mental health disorders, homelessness, and trauma. Many more are family members and allies of people in recovery as well as clinicians, practitioners, and leaders with on-the-ground experience designing and delivering services. We prioritize the lived experience and first-hand knowledge of our staff, clients, and partners in all our work. Our training and technical assistance, customized support and consulting, online learning, program evaluation, and research services spark learning and transformation through program and systems change efforts and innovative product development and dissemination. Our work with partners around the U.S. spans the continuum from prevention and early intervention strategies to housing solutions and recovery supports—all with a focus on transforming lives, systems, and communities.
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Impact Justice is a national innovation and research center committed to fostering a more humane, responsive, and restorative system of justice in our nation. Impact Justice harnesses innovation, research, and policy ideas toward three goals: preventing more youth and adults from becoming involved in the justice system; improving conditions that ensure humanity and hope for those currently incarcerated; and helping formerly incarcerated people to successfully rejoin their communities. Impact Justice understands that the struggle for justice takes place in a context of historic, systemic, and pervasive racism.
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Stanford Youth Solutions has merged with Sierra Forever Families to become Stanford Sierra Youth & Families. Stanford Sierra Youth & Families empowers youth and families to solve serious challenges that threaten their ability to stay together. They provide intensive, individualized programs that are research-based and effective for young people and families in difficult circumstances. The merged organization has proudly served the community for a combined total of 150 years, currently serving 4,500 youth and their families throughout Northern California.
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