ADVANCING CLIENT AND COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT THROUGH SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS

ACCESS California is a statewide consumer-led public mental health advocacy program of Cal Voices. Founded in 1946, Cal Voices is the oldest continuously operating peer-run consumer advocacy agency in California.

NEW TO ACCESS?

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PAST WEBINARS

Missed a recent webinar? You're in luck. All our webinars are recorded and archived for at least six months so you can watch whenever you have time.

HOW TO ADVOCATE

Want to participate in mental health advocacy but not sure where to begin? ACCESS has you covered. Our experienced advocates  know the in's and out's of the Public Mental Health System and how to get stuff done. 

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NEWS AND ACTIVITIES

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ACCESS Welcomes New AMBASSADORS!

Ambassadors serve as regional representatives of the ACCESS program, expanding Behavioral Health advocacy across the state. By recruiting and training other stakeholders in their communities, Ambassadors help us establish and strengthen local advocacy networks, increase stakeholder participation in the community planning process, and ensure county Behavioral Health systems incorporate Client/Consumer voice and choice in local-level policy planning, programming decisions, and services delivery.

ACCESS recently concluded an Ambassador recruitment campaign throughout California's Superior and Southern Regions, looking for individuals who identify as mental health Clients/Consumers and have Lived Experience with the Justice System to participate in our program as subject-matter experts. The new advocates have joined our team of amazing subject matter experts throughout the State and will enrich the work that ACCESS is dedicated to doing; aid in improving California's Public Mental Health System, empower and uplift lived expertise, and promote recovery model values. Click here to learn more about our ACCESS Ambassador team! Learn More

Training information and resources are available on our Learn page.
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