CalHOPE Through CalMHSA


In partnership with the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), CalMHSA has awarded $33 million to 21 community organizations and health providers to implement the CalHOPE Support Program (CHSP), which provides in-person and virtual outreach and non-clinical support services to Californians, with agencies located from Butte County to San Diego.

The CHSP relies on a Peer workforce to reach California’s diverse ethnic, racial, immigrant, and LGBTQ+ communities — with a focus on individual, family, and group counseling, as well as providing referrals to resources and clinical services.



If You Need Help

CalHOPE Connect is available for individuals seeking safe, secure, emotional support. Anyone can chat with a real person via text seven days a week from 8 a.m. – midnight.


Access our Resource Directory to search for specific services by region.

Resource Directory

Support for Providers

Webinar Slides & Recordings
March 7, 2024
CalHOPE Support Program Office Half-Hour
February 22, 2024
CalHOPE Support Program Supervisors’ Meeting
February 8, 2024
Discussion on Serving People Of African Descent
January 11, 2024
Supervisor's Meeting
December 7, 2023
KELECHI UBOZOH's Self Care Training
November 30, 2023
Supervisors Meeting
November 17, 2023
Happier Life Project - Science of Addiction and Recovery (SOAR) & Narcan Training Narcan Training starts at 1:27:00
November 2, 2023
My Sister's House Domestic violence - Important considerations for advocates, health care workers, and community members when working with Asian pacific islander & middle eastern communities
October 19, 2023
Suicide Awareness Training
October 4, 2023
Parents Anonymous Training on Trauma Informed Care and Peer Support
September 28, 2023
September 7, 2023
August 24, 2023
Alter Health Training on Trauma Informed Care.
August 10, 2023
Episcopal Community Services, Attachment Based Modality Training
June 1, 2023
May 18, 2023
How to Work with Schools and School Districts Training, Pro Youth and Families
May 4, 2023
April 6, 2023
March 23, 2023
March 9, 2023
CALHOPE Connect: Meeting People Where They Are, Keris Myrick
March 2, 2023
February 23, 2023
February 16, 2023
Due to technical errors only half the meeting was recorded
February 9, 2023
February 2, 2023
January 19, 2023
Webinar Details
Upcoming Webinars
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Additional Resources
Crisis Referrals

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860

The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

24/7 California Peer-Run Warm Line: 1-855-845-7415 contains the links to Peer run or staffed Warm Lines in every state

Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255

*NOTE: Many of these resources could utilize restrictive interventions, like active rescues (wellness or welfare checks) involving law enforcement or emergency services (with the exception of Trans Lifeline). You can ask if this is a possibility at any point in your conversation if this is a concern for you. You can also utilize these resources if you are concerned about someone in your life approaching a crisis.

Peer Supervision & Training


National Core Competencies for Peer Support Workers in Behavioral Health Settings:


Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification

Active & Reflective Listening

PFA Mobile App: PFA Mobile was designed to assist responders who provide psychological first aid (PFA) to adults, families, and children as part of an organized response effort. This app provides responders with summaries of PFA fundamentals, PFA interventions matched to specific concerns and needs of survivors, mentor tips for applying PFA in the field, a self-assessment tool for readiness to conduct PFA, and a survivors’ needs form for simplified data collection and easy referral. PFA Mobile was created by VA’s National Center for PTSD in partnership with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) and DoD’s National Center for Telehealth & Technology.

Wellness Resources

Apps (from Veterans Affairs and or the National Child Traumatic Stress Network)

COVID COACH – the COVID Coach app was created for everyone, including Veterans and Service members, to support self-care and overall mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The site provides information about the app, how to use the app and training material

Pat Deegan and Associates:

COVID 19 Safety Plan:

Mental health recovery pioneer, Pat Deegan PHD, created a free worksheet to help develop a unique Coming Out of Quarantine Safety Plan. Visit this link to access a fillable worksheet in English or Spanish and a video tutorial on how to use it. For more information visit: COVID 19 Safety Plan

NOTE: It’s free but one must provide an email to access and can make their own decision about downloading and may opt out at any time)


The National Center on Advancing Person- Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS) is an initiative from the Administration for Community Living and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that helps States, Tribes, and Territories implement person-centered thinking, planning, and practice in line with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services policy.

NCAPPS has developed and pulled together a number of useful resources (templates videos etc)

Self Help Resources:

UCLA site, Together for Wellness,