Alameda County Pool of Consumer Champions

Alameda County Pool of Consumer Champions We inspire those with lived systems experience that live or work in Alameda County to educate, advocate and lead for change in mental health consumer lives
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Update: Sally's Place will be open for services on 1/21/19, not 1/14/19. We needed an extra week to complete the remodel...
01/11/2019

Update: Sally's Place will be open for services on 1/21/19, not 1/14/19. We needed an extra week to complete the remodel.

Happy birthday Sally Zinman!!! Congratulations on the Grand Opening of Sally's Place Peer Respite today! What a special ...
01/10/2019

Happy birthday Sally Zinman!!! Congratulations on the Grand Opening of Sally's Place Peer Respite today! What a special day it was! Thank you for your 4 decades of advocacy, leadership, mentoring, and making a difference in this world!!! You are an inspiration to us all!

Congratulations to the whole POCC too!!! Over ten years of advocacy and we finally have a peer run peer respite, named after our heroine!!! The peer respite opens for services on 1/21/19.

Much appreciation to our TAY committee, COLAT Committee, and Steering Committee Chair, Gordon Reed, for their connection...
09/25/2018

Much appreciation to our TAY committee, COLAT Committee, and Steering Committee Chair, Gordon Reed, for their connection to Youth In Mind Trauma Transformed and College of Alameda The Peralta Colleges —together we created a profound Day of Healing. Until the next time,

09/22/2018

Day of Healing is happening at the College of Alameda. Join us!

The Food Commonweal’s labor of love for our building and healing wellness baskets! ❤
09/20/2018

The Food Commonweal’s labor of love for our building and healing wellness baskets! ❤

Thank you to the @The Food Commonweal for making our grand prizes! There will be take away's, samples and items to buy.R...
09/18/2018

Thank you to the @The Food Commonweal for making our grand prizes! There will be take away's, samples and items to buy.

RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/yb9c42tg

Alameda County Pool of Consumer Champions's cover photo
09/17/2018

Alameda County Pool of Consumer Champions's cover photo

POCC Colat committee put on incredible event on Sept 13 to celebrate Latino Heritage month.
09/15/2018

POCC Colat committee put on incredible event on Sept 13 to celebrate Latino Heritage month.

Our very own TAY Committee, @Bre Williams, and @Gordon Reed are working with @Youth In Mind, the College of Alameda and ...
09/15/2018

Our very own TAY Committee, @Bre Williams, and @Gordon Reed are working with @Youth In Mind, the College of Alameda and Trauma Transformed to make this grassroots community wellbuilding movement happen. Come out, it's open and free to the public, with food, activities, and more. Help us spread the word!

The POCC Committee of Latinos (COLAT) began the celebration of Latino Heritage Month by hosting the 4th annual POCC Lati...
09/14/2018

The POCC Committee of Latinos (COLAT) began the celebration of Latino Heritage Month by hosting the 4th annual POCC Latino Empowerment Event yesterday. It was an inspiring, fun and informative event. Thank you COLAT and Irma!

Don't miss some of our community sharing, building and community healing! Register for more blasts on bios and wellness ...
09/12/2018

Don't miss some of our community sharing, building and community healing! Register for more blasts on bios and wellness experiences. Event is free to the public!
Doors open at 1PM https://tinyurl.com/yb9c42tg

Ample parking at College of Alameda, 555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway • Alameda, California 94501 in the F building.

Registration: 1:00 PM
Wellness Experience: 1:00 PM
Food and Speakers: 3:30 PM
Appreciations and Wellness Prizes: 4:45
Until Next Time: 5:00 PM

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06/30/2018

Photos from Alameda County Pool of Consumer Champions's post

Photos from Alameda County Pool of Consumer Champions's post
06/30/2018

Photos from Alameda County Pool of Consumer Champions's post

The 7th Annual POCC Awards Banquet and Conference was amazing! Dancing, trauma informed keynotes by Sharon Wise and Leah...
06/30/2018

The 7th Annual POCC Awards Banquet and Conference was amazing! Dancing, trauma informed keynotes by Sharon Wise and Leah Harris, the awards celebration, workshops and much more were part of the 2 day program! Thank you for all the support! Hope to see you next at the POCC BBQ on August 24th!

The POCC 7th Annual Awards Banquet & Coference is off to a great start! We look forward to having an informative and fun...
06/28/2018

The POCC 7th Annual Awards Banquet & Coference is off to a great start! We look forward to having an informative and fun 2 days together! More pictures to come...

Great event on an important subject: California’s Peer Support Certification bill, SB 906. Thank you, POCC Public Policy...
05/30/2018

Great event on an important subject: California’s Peer Support Certification bill, SB 906. Thank you, POCC Public Policy committee for hosting a wonderful and informative program.

Amazing experience at the POCC Holiday and Cultural Event last week! Happy holidays to all our friends and family!
12/23/2017

Amazing experience at the POCC Holiday and Cultural Event last week! Happy holidays to all our friends and family!

More pictures from the POCC BBQ 2017 😃
08/27/2017

More pictures from the POCC BBQ 2017 😃

2017 Pocc Barbeque at San Leandro Marina
08/26/2017

2017 Pocc Barbeque at San Leandro Marina

Another great conference completed! Thank you for all who made this happen and attended! We look forward to seeing you a...
07/01/2017

Another great conference completed! Thank you for all who made this happen and attended! We look forward to seeing you and many more at this great community building event next year!

Mental Health Board awards Patricia Cossio 2017 volunteer of the year
06/03/2017

Mental Health Board awards Patricia Cossio 2017 volunteer of the year

Excited that the Hospitality Team is headed out to drop gifts of wellness and deliver home made aromatherapeutic lotions...
05/10/2017

Excited that the Hospitality Team is headed out to drop gifts of wellness and deliver home made aromatherapeutic lotions, oils, wellness plans and more to our community in need of some extra support! Don't hesitate, let us know if you need a delivery!!!

Still time to DIY wellness supplies for hospitality team drop offs! A collaboration between POCC TAY, the African Americ...
05/03/2017

Still time to DIY wellness supplies for hospitality team drop offs! A collaboration between POCC TAY, the African American Empowerment Committee and the Steering Committee's new Hospitality Team. Please come by and support us, make 11 items take one home!

Alameda County Pool of Consumer Champions's cover photo
01/07/2017

Alameda County Pool of Consumer Champions's cover photo

01/05/2017

POCC, Happy early Valentines Day from Jay and Susan Mahler :)

Peace, love and joy from our POCC family to yours!
12/20/2016

Peace, love and joy from our POCC family to yours!

Peace, love and joy from our POCC family to yours!

11/01/2016

Pool of Consumer Champion (POCC) Members
Please join POCC Public Policy Committee on
Monday, November 7th
10:00am - 12:00pm
Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services
2000 Embarcadero, Suite 400 (Alvarado Niles Room)
Oakland, CA 94606

Heidi Strunk, Advocacy Coordinator with CAMHPRO will present on:
1) How to analyze proposed legislation and propositions through the consumer's eyes and
2) What happened to CA 2016 legislative bills important to mental health consumers

We hope to see you there!

More Latino Power event pictures.
09/11/2016

More Latino Power event pictures.

Pocc Latino Power event
09/10/2016

Pocc Latino Power event

On Thursday June 16th, the Alameda County Mental Health Board hosted its Annual Awards Banquet, celebrating all the wond...
06/19/2016

On Thursday June 16th, the Alameda County Mental Health Board hosted its Annual Awards Banquet, celebrating all the wonderful individuals and organizations that are making a difference in our community. The POCC is honored to acknowledge everyone, and especially the two POCC members who were recognized for their service on this evening...Paulette F. and Madlynn J. We can't thank them enough for their commitment to spreading hope, wellness, recovery and resiliency.

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05/27/2016

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Asian Pacific Islander Mental Health Awareness Day
05/13/2016

Asian Pacific Islander Mental Health Awareness Day

Last day to take the California Stakeholder Advocacy Survey:Your views needed!In collaboration with the California Assoc...
05/02/2016
Advocacy Survey

Last day to take the California Stakeholder Advocacy Survey:
Your views needed!

In collaboration with the California Association of Mental Health Peer-Run Organizations (CAMHPRO), Live & Learn, Inc. is exploring strategies to study the impact of stakeholder advocacy on improving public mental health systems in California.

The results of this survey will help CAMHPRO better support your work to make change in the state. This questionnaire was designed by people with personal experience of the mental health system and related advocacy work.

The first 50 respondents will receive a $5 Starbucks gift-card as a Thank You from us!

https://www.facebook.com/camhpro/posts/253165248371441

TAKE A SURVEY TO HELP US BETTER ADVOCATE FOR YOU In collaboration with the California Association of Mental Health Peer-Run Organizations (CAMHPRO), Live & Learn, Inc. is exploring strategies t…

Get involved in the POCC Voter Registration Drive!Join Jay Mahler and the POCC Public Policy Committee on Monday May 2nd...
04/25/2016

Get involved in the POCC Voter Registration Drive!

Join Jay Mahler and the POCC Public Policy Committee on Monday May 2nd from 11-12pm at 2000 Embarcadero Cove, Oakland (4th floor). Jay will train members interested in becoming a volunteer to help individuals with mental health conditions get registered to vote.

Welcome to all the new members who joined the Pool Of Consumer Champions today! Thank you for your passion to improve th...
04/12/2016

Welcome to all the new members who joined the Pool Of Consumer Champions today! Thank you for your passion to improve the mental health system and your commitment to wellness and recovery!

03/04/2016
cibhs.networkofcare4elearning.org

Keris Myrick, Director of the Office of Consumer Affairs at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), will be presenting at the

16th Annual National Behavioral Health Information Management Conference and Exposition:
Addressing the Informatics Needs of Mental Health and Substance Use Organizations.

The Conference will be from APRIL 27-28, 2016 in Garden Grove, CA.

Below is their program.

http://cibhs.networkofcare4elearning.org/TiresCourseFiles/EventFiles/OrgId_223/IM2016%20Expo%20PrelimPgm_09_web.pdf

We came together, we shared the value and importance of state peer certification for California and we advocated for SB ...
01/30/2016

We came together, we shared the value and importance of state peer certification for California and we advocated for SB 614 (Leno)! Thank you POCC and CAMHPRO for making the Bay Area Forum on State Peer Certification a huge success! Now we have to tell the Governor to sign the bill!

POCC Holiday and Cultural Event was uplifting and inspiring!!! Thank you to all the members and the Alameda County Netwo...
12/17/2015

POCC Holiday and Cultural Event was uplifting and inspiring!!! Thank you to all the members and the Alameda County Network of Mental Health Clients, who worked hard to make this event a wonderful one. More pictures to come.

Big thanks to our POCC TAY and Events and Planning Committee. We really thank all our collaborators for supporting the H...
10/31/2015

Big thanks to our POCC TAY and Events and Planning Committee. We really thank all our collaborators for supporting the Harvest Fest-The Alameda Network, PEERS, Game Theory Academy and Youth In Mind! With your efforts, we were able to rock it.

Thank you all for your amazing work!

Good times with friends at the POCC TAY Harvest Fest!
10/31/2015

Good times with friends at the POCC TAY Harvest Fest!

POCC TAY Youth In Mind Photo Challenge! So much fun, thank you to all those that have time, spirit and efforts. We appreciate you!

Grand Opening of the Jay Mahler Recovery Center
10/30/2015

Grand Opening of the Jay Mahler Recovery Center

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