CBHA Advocacy Day
January 22-23, 2019
Sacramento, CA

CBHA Mental Health First Aid Summit
February 21, 2018

March 25-27, 2019
Nashville, TN
(CBHA Members, get your discount code to save on your registration fee!)

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November 19, 2018
We are grateful every day for the hard work and dedication that all of you do to improve the lives of those who have behavioral healthcare needs in our state. With you, our victories and successes have been plentiful. In addition, our hearts go out to all those who have been affected by the recent tragedies and disasters this holiday season. Our deepest gratitude to those who responded, helped and showed kindness in helping these communities face these emergencies during this time of year when it should be filled with jubilee. We share our deepest thanks for the outpouring generosity of every community aiding those who have experienced loss this season.Thank you to all those providing mental health support during this challenging time, including our behavioral health partners and member agencies. We thank you.

From all of us at California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies, we wish everyone a grateful thanksgiving.
Celebrating over 60 years of service, West End Family Counseling Services was established in 1955. We are a non-profit, public benefit charity. West End Family provides low-cost community mental health services in West San Bernardino County. With an annual budget of over $5 million, West End Family provides over 25,000 hours of direct services to clients from 3 clinics, over 30 school sites, and various community centers. Click here for their website.
Check out our new website!
Same address. Different look!

We are delighted to announce the launch of our website.
Among the new features are social media widgets for Facebook and Twitter to foster improved communications, easy to navigate menu items, and quicker log-in section just to name a few! Other bells and whistles we’ll add soon are advocacy tools that enable quick action on legislative issues, and a community forum section so members can share program and funding information and tap into each other’s expertise. Stay tuned!
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CBHA Creates A New Membership Level for Smaller Nonprofit Behavioral Health Agencies

 The CBHA Executive Committee approved a new membership level for nonprofit agencies with mental health revenues under $500,000 starting July 1, 2018. To become a part of the CBHA community, fill out the CBHA 2018-19 membership application .
For more information, email Ma Eliza Caliolio, communications and membership manager at   or call (916) 557-1166 x20.
2019 CBHA Advocacy Day
January 22-23, 2019
Embassy Suites by Hilton Sacramento Riverfront
Sacramento, CA
Registration Fee: $25 CBHA Members Only

This is the only CBHA Advocacy Day that will occur for 2019. We urge you to register so that you can advocate in front of your legislators for the behavioral healthcare community. 
Book your room at the $219 rate. Reservations must be completed by December 31, 2018.
2019 CBHA California Mental Health First Aid Summit
February 21, 2019
St. Anne’s Conference Center
Los Angeles, CA
Registration Fee: $25 CBHA Members / $50 Non-members
The California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies is excited to announce the second Mental Health First Aid Summit for our state. Programming will be developed for those who are Mental Health First Aid Trainers, agency’s providing training, and policy makers.

The ALS Golden West Chapter held it's Champions for CARE and a CURE gala last Friday in San Francisco and honored Rusty Selix, who received the Dean & Kathleen Rasmussen Advocate of the Year Award. He wasn't able to attend, but spoke during this video tribute, and was saluted for "leveraging his expertise and influence in the public policy arena as a powerful spokesperson to advance the Chapter’s commitment to providing care and discovering cures for ALS."

Christine Stoner-Mertz, LCSW, CBHA Board President and Lincoln President and CEO, and Paul Curtis, CBHA Executive Director, were honored to attend and celebrate Rusty's ongoing advocacy efforts and achievements. Below is the ALS Golden West Chapter tribute to Rusty and more on the Essey Awards.
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Become A CBHA Member Agency And Enjoy These Benefits:
  • Attend our policy forums and advocacy days and participate in the shaping of public policy that affects your agency.
  • Subscription to our members-only newsletter, legislative and budget member alerts, action alerts to oppose harmful bills, important announcements, and access to our webinar series!
  • Networking opportunities through our member reception and invite-only events during policy forums and advocacy days.
  • Expand your footprint with exclusive advertising through our members newsletter and sponsorship opportunities.

Membership includes affiliate membership with the National Council for Behavioral Health and discounted rates at National Council events. Please email for more information.
CBHA affinity members offer approved services that benefit our members while supporting our advocacy efforts.
We appreciate our business associates for their partnerships that both provide our members exceptional services and sponsor our advocacy efforts.