With funding by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), PROPEL works to support, train and place individuals, both mental health consumers and family members who are seeking to be employed or volunteer as peer personnel in the Public Mental Health System (PMHS). We also assist employers in the California PMHS in recruiting and retaining consumer and family member staff through workforce integration.PROPE

As a consumer-run organization, we at MHASF know firsthand how important meaningful employment is to mental health recovery. With 75% of our staff identifying as consumers and/or family members, we are a highly committed group of people who believe in the mission, vision, and values of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA).

In the 2016 to 2017 Fiscal Year

We had 32 trainings and presentations with 194 participants

175 Peers Enrolled in PROPEL

76 Peers Completed Individualized Career Plans

For more information, please contact Rose Cohen Westbrooke, PROPEL Program Coordinator, by phone at 415-421-2926, or by email at

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