BEAM (The Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective) is a national training, movement building, and grantmaking institution dedicated to the healing, wellness, and liberation of Black and marginalized communities. BEAM envisions a world where there are no barriers to Black healing. In pursuit of this vision, BEAM has made it their mission to remove the barriers that Black people experience while gaining access to or staying connected with emotional healthcare and healing. BEAM achieves this through Healing Justice-based organizing, education, training, grant making, and advocacy.
As a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) and through an equity and efficiency lens, CalMHSA implements and develops quality services and programs on behalf of 56 counties and 2 cities mental health and behavioral health delivery systems. Working together CalMHSA uses innovation and leverages resources to develop, fund, and implement behavioral health services, projects, and educational programs at State, regional, and local levels. At CalMHSA, we know that representation matters. CalMHSA’s diverse team members strengthen the organization and bring a diverse voice to all services and programs.
The Center for Applied Research Solutions (CARS) has been leading change at the national, state, and local levels for more than 30 years. We are dedicated to fostering safer and healthier young people, families, and communities. CARS believes in changing beliefs and actions by providing supportive learning experiences, promoting effective and evidence-based practices, and engaging community voices. Those shifts happen by collaborating with people where they are, including in neighborhoods, organizations, agencies, and systems. Together, through our shared work, we enhance collective effectiveness and impact.
Change Matrix works to motivate, manage, and measure change using a structured approach to assess the situation, define outcomes, and tailor processes and tools. In partnership, individuals and organizations transform from their current state to a desired future state. For most systems – and the individuals and organizations within them – change is a constant. Some organizations initiate change, learning and growing as a result of it. Others are surprised by change and are forced to adapt whether they like it or not. Our Vision: Communities are equitable, inclusive, and resilient, supported by integrated and collaborative systems.
The LGBTQ TA Center provides no-cost technical assistance and training to seven grantees funded through the California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP) to implement and evaluate community-based programs that support mental health among California’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Questioning populations. Over the course of six years (2016-2022), TA Center staff and consultants have been working with the grantees to promote strategic planning, effective implementation, rigorous evaluation, successful scaling-up, and ongoing sustainability.
NAMI California is a statewide grassroots organization of families and individuals whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness. We advocate for lives of quality and respect, without discrimination and stigma, for all our constituents. We provide leadership in advocacy, legislation, policy development, education, and support throughout California. NAMI California is dedicated to the strengthening of local grassroots organizations. We provide updated information and support to local affiliates and are here to help organize new affiliates.
The Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) is an independent nonprofit that serves as the Native American Technical Assistance Provider Team supporting the 7 Native Hub Grantees in the California Reducing Disparities Project run by the California Department of Public Health’s Office of Health Equity. Together with our partners we aim to share insights into mental health programming that honors California’s tremendous diversity, including its first people, Native Californians as well as members of hundreds of other indigenous groups from around the continent and beyond.
Special Service for Groups (SSG) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was founded in 1952 as a response to the Zoot Suit riots in Los Angeles. Currently, more than 20 divisions provide direct social services, technical assistance, and policy advocacy in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Francisco. The Research and Evaluation Team (SSG R&E) advances SSG’s mission to build community capacity through a variety of services and trainings that are tailored to be responsive to local histories, cultures, and political contexts.