The Adversity 2 Advocacy Alliance is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and fostering the power of turning personal challenges into service to others with similar challenges. To this end, A2A has three primary objectives: (1) Network and support inspiring individuals who have turned adversity into advocacy; (2) Provide pathways to advocacy for anyone facing adversity; and (3) Showcase the proven power of turning adversity into advocacy.
California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), an organization of county governments working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families and communities. CalMHSA operates services and education programs on a statewide, regional and local basis. For more information, visit www.calmhsa.org.
California Youth Empowerment Network (CAYEN) influences policy by engaging our all TAY Steering Committee, adult advisory committee, and other people from across the state that care about mental health for youth and young adults. With input from these important voices we advocate, engage in policy discussions, and participate in state level committees to ensure that the youth voice and youth needs are included in all policy decisions around mental health services for TAY.
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health:
A vital part of one of the world’s greatest universities and medical centers, Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health pursues an agenda of education, research, and service to address the critical and complex public health issues affecting New Yorkers, the nation, and the world. A global presence built on local excellence; the School has faculty members pursuing research and service projects in more than 100 countries. The Mailman School is the third largest recipient of NIH grants among schools of public health.
Family Youth Roundtable (FYRT):
Family Youth Roundtable (FYRT) is an independent family and youth led organization. The foundation of our work is to build an interconnection between the families and youth receiving services and the public child-family serving agencies that serve our communities. Public agencies such as: Children’s Mental Health, Juvenile Justice, Education and Child Welfare
Peers Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services (PEERS) is a consumer-run organization that promotes wellness for people with mental health difficulties and their families through community outreach, empowerment, education, advocacy for social inclusion, and elimination of stigma and discrimination.
The Racial & Ethnic Mental Health Disparities Coalition (REMHDCO) is a statewide coalition of non-profit state wide and local organizations whose mission is to work to reduce mental health disparities through advocacy for racial and ethnic communities.
The National Consortium on Stigma and Empowerment (NCSE) is a research group meant to promote recovery by understanding stigma and promoting empowerment. The Consortium is located at the Illinois Institute of Technology with a collection of researchers at Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers University, Temple University, the University of Wisconsin, Illinois State University, and the University of Chicago.
Project Return Peer Support Network (PRPSN) offers empowerment and integration through involvement in our self-help groups and Warm Line, membership in our centers, and independence through employment and advocacy.
Founded in 1889, Family Service Agency of San Francisco is the oldest nonsectarian, nonprofit charitable social-services provider in the City and County of San Francisco. FSA’s mission is to respond to human needs with cutting edge social services and treatment that combine the best social science research with cultural sensitivity, a deep respect for the consumer, and a commitment to social justice and supportive communities.
UCSF Medical Center is recognized throughout the world for innovative patient care, advanced technology and pioneering research. They are consistently ranked one of the nation’s top hospitals, according to an annual survey by U.S. News & World Report.