November 2019 News & Updates
Stay connected!
Visit our website & sign up for ARISE events and meetings!
Hope to see you soon!
Join us on our Facebook Page! This is a space for members to share advocacy information around mental health in San Francisco, pose questions to each other, and collaborate.

ARISE will be starting up again in January 2020. We will meet on Wednesday, January 15th and Saturday, January 18th. New member orientation is from 1 PM to 2 PM; meeting for everyone from 2 PM to 3:30 PM. Attend the Winter Peer Convening and learn about ARISE 2020!

Thank you for your support and interest in advocacy and ARISE!
Attend the Winter Peer Convening and Learn about ARISE 2020!
Community Campaign Saves Long-Term Beds At The Adult Residential Facility
Photo Credit: Abraham Rodriguez/Mission Local

The campaign of health care providers, patients, family members and community members, including ARISE Members and MHASF Staff, forced the San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH) to abandon its plan to close 41 permanent long-term psychiatric beds at the Adult Residental Facility (ARF), part of the Behavioral Health Center (BHC) at SF General Hospital, and replace them with 27 beds for short term use at the Hummingbird House Navigation Center.

On October 15th, DPH announced that all 55 beds at the ARF will remain long-term beds permanently after 14 of those beds serve temporarily as short-term navigation center beds for six months.

This victory shows what we can achieve if we work together and take direct action. Please join Mad Mob SF (see below) and continue working with ARISE when it reconvenes.
2019 MHASF Redefining Crazy Conference Was A Huge Success!!!

Over 250 people attended, presented at, and enjoyed the 2019 Mental Health Association of San Francisco's Redefining Crazy Conference on November 5 - 7, 2019 at Bespoke in Downtown San Francisco.

Plans are starting now for next year's conference!

Voluntary Services First Coalition

The Voluntary Services First Coalition formed to oppose San Francisco's effort to expand the criteria for losing one’s civil liberties through conservatorships.

Please attend the next meeting of the Voluntary Services First Coalition:

Friday, December 6, 2019, 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Senior and Disability Action
1360 Mission Street, Suite 400 (between 9th and 10th Streets)
Mad Mob SF

The Mental Health Consumers Working Group is now Mad Mob SF. The next meeting is:

Friday, December 13, 2019, 2 PM to 3:30 PM
Senior and Disability Action
1360 Mission Street, Suite 400 (between 9th and 10th Streets)
November/December Free Events
November and December are great months to enjoy free events in San Francisco. Here are some suggestions:
Do you know any SF Youth who would like to be a part of our community?
Work or Volunteer with MHASF!
Mental Health Association of San Francisco has multiple job, volunteering, and internship opportunities available. Please check our website, linked below, if you are interested!
It's My Life -
Peer Partners Support Group
It’s My Life - Peer Partners, is an innovative peer-run support group, helping individuals identify and hone in on their life goals. Join in on this opportunity for self-growth in a safe environment – and make some new friends!

For more information, contact:
The Warm Line
New Warm Line Hours Beginning October 7th:

Sundays, 7am - 9pm
Mondays, 7am - 11pm
Tuesdays, 7am - 11pm
Wednesdays, 7am - 11pm
Thursdays, 7am - 11pm
Fridays, 7am - 11pm
Saturdays, 7am - 3pm

Visit our website for more job openings and to apply:
Mental Health Association of San Francisco | 415-421-2926| 415-421-2928|| Website