PROPEL is a program of Mental Health Association of San Francisco (MHASF) funded by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD). We work 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. Our Training Institute provides a variety of trainings customized to meet the needs of peers who are interested in joining the mental health workforce, as well as trainings for peer professionals seeking continuing education to enhance their skills and advance their careers in mental health.

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).

For more information please contact Terri Byrne, Mental Health Recovery Programs Manager, by phone at 415-421-2926 x306, or by email at

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