Peer-LED Living Assistance Support
Reach Out is a peer-led program that connects with people in mental health facilities, board and care homes, and other wellness Facilities. We provide support, offer wellness activities, and assist people in their transition to independent living, through site visits, access to resources, and assistance in connecting with other programs in Alameda County. These services are made possible by Reach Out staff and dedicated volunteers. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer please click the link: Volunteer Here
All Reach Out volunteers and staff have lived experience with mental health hospitalization and/or living in adult care facilities. Through sharing personal lived experiences and utilizing peer support, the Reach Out Team models recovery and provides support for the transition to independent living. Reach Out’s mission is to improve the quality of life of mental health patients within Alameda County by promoting freedom of choice, empowerment, and independent living in the community
Peer Empowerment Publication
Beginning in March 2021 Reach Out launched the Peer Empowerment Publication (PEP). This publication is created monthly by Reach Out team members who are all mental health peers. The publication contains wellness tools, affirmations, community news/highlights, self-care tips. a wellness cartoon, quote of the month, a team member’s personal story, and consumer creative expression (when available). The goal of PEP is to inspire hope through sharing our lived experience and providing information, wellness tools, and resources to assist consumers in living successfully in the community.
If you are interested in receiving our PEP monthly please call Reach Out’s Office at (510) 654-7813, and leave your name, address including city, state, and zip code, in addition to your phone number. We will add you to our mailing list and make sure that you receive our next issue. You may also contact Reach Out at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any additional questions.