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The leading precepts of our work

Service, collaboration, learning, and growing

We provide community service navigation and referrals, as well as advocate for equity in mental health, healthcare, housing, and other areas that impact marginalized people. 

Connect

For more information about getting help please get in touch with us directly.

Support

Find more information and join our support groups, and workshops.

Collaboration

A movement that works to unite all voices in the behavioral healthcare arena.

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About Us

Get To Know Us

Richard Gallo is a self-advocate. He is currently a night counselor in a step-down program for clients coming from 5150 unit to stabilize on their medications. He is a former Recovery Specialist at local Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF) for seven years. He is a former Disability Benefits Specialist with BPAO projects which now is the WIPA projects with Social Security Administration for disability organizations in United States. 

He is hard of hearing, Anxiety Disorder, and Hoarding Disorder. He volunteer as a State Ambassador with ACCESS California, a program of Cal Voices for seven years in monitoring and advocacy on the former Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) which now is the  Behavioral Health Services Act (BHSA) under Proposition 1 which I opposed personally. I’m a former Youth Peer Counselor in High School and currently a California MediCal Peer Support Specialist as a Peer Worker and serves as first Secretary of the California Association of Peer Professionals (CAPP).

We believe in being the change we want to see in the world. Service, collaboration, learning, and growing are the leading precepts of our work.

our amazing

partners

funding for those in need

"NOTHING ABOUT US, WITHOUT US"

Securing funding is vital as it enables us to expand our services, support our staff, and implement crucial initiatives to uplift and empower individuals and communities in Sacramento. Our founding is distributed over several different areas that look to help in different areas.

Pay & Benefits

We need funding to hire and provide equitable pay and benefits to a workforce so that we can expand hours of operations to reach more people in need. We need funding to pay operating costs, capacity-building, and salaries.

Staff advancement

We need funding to develop and provide training to our staff. We need funding for advocacy events, including travel, hotel, conference fees, ground transportation, etc.

Office necessities

We need funding for office supplies including computers, a color ink tank printer, reimbursements to staff for personal cellphone or internet usage, and mileage reimbursements. We need funding to provide in-person and virtual support groups, to pay for journals, supplies, food, prizes for games, and raffles for group participants.

Additional Expenses

We need funding for continued education, classes, seminars, certifications, etc.Ongoing education, professional development opportunities, and community infrastructure projects such as housing, peer respites, and community gardens in Sacramento.

We can’t make change alone We need help from the community

Your funds will go to support two struggling communities desiring a fresh start. We are peers helping people transition and recover from hoarding and homelessness through a variety of services.

Peer Voices of Sacramento is operating through a CA non-profit public benefit corporation using fiscal sponsorship with Peer Voices of Orange County  (Federal Tax ID: 93-1580625), with federal tax-exempt status as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to Peer Voices of Sacramento are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Support Groups

what we do

Our services are recovery-oriented, person-centered, voluntary, relationship-focused, and trauma-informed. We understand that we are only there for a snapshot of someone’s journey, and Peer empowerment is the key to their future success.

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Counseling

Ppersonalized one-on-one sessions, family therapy, and supportive group sessions, tailored to meet the diverse needs of individuals and families in our community, we also provide safe space Equitable Care sexuality counseling (sex workers, kink specific, LGBTQ+, etc.)

Therapy for addiction treatment

Overcoming Addiction

This group would be a safe and confidential place to share and receive accountability. We talk about remaining sober and staying on track. recognizing your early warning signals and triggers Taking care of your inner shield. Using coping strategies and discussion to better comprehend self-awareness.

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Managing Crisis

Online Support group

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Healing Through Empowerment

Online Support Group

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community service

Our community service navigation and referral program offers comprehensive assistance, guiding individuals to vital resources and support services tailored to their specific needs within the community.

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Advocacy

Advocate for equity in mental health, healthcare, housing, and other areas that impact marginalized people.

Connect with us

Get to know our work with the community

Learn more about the work and events Peer Voices of Sacramento is doing for the community by following us on our social media.

our locations

Peer Voices of Sacramento takes pride in supporting the community and providing opportunities for peer expansion across all aspects of the Behavioral Health System and Justice Intervention System to benefit the community as a whole.

Get in touch

We would love to hear from you, please fill out the following form and we will reach out as soon as possible.

Email

info@peervoices.org

Telephone

(657) 272-7040

Statewide location hours

Monday - Friday 8 am - 7 pm