Peer Support Services
Attention: The NAMI Connection Group is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. The following local services have also suspended walk-in support services for the time being, but have warmline services still available:
Wellness and Advocacy Center (Mon-Fri, 9 AM – 4:00 PM) – Call (707) 565 -7800
Interlink Self-Help Center (Mon-Sat, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM) – Call (707) 546-4481, (707) 546-4482, (707) 546-4483 & (707) 546-4484
Petaluma Peer Recovery Center (Mon, Wed, Th, 10 AM – 3:00 PM) – Call (707) 565-1299
Other in-person local groups and services may be suspended; please call the listed phone number to check if services are available.
NAMI Connection & Recovery Support Groups
A free, drop-in peer-led support group, Connection is designed for adults (18+) living with a mental health condition. Groups meet weekly in Santa Rosa with two venues to choose from:
Thursdays, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
First United Methodist Church – Chapel
1551 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa CA 95405
Thursdays, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
NAMI Sonoma County
182 Farmers Lane, Suite 202, Santa Rosa CA 95405
For more information, call our Warmline at 866-960-6264.
Peer-Run Self-Help Centers in Santa Rosa
Senior Peer Counseling Services in Sonoma County
Council on Aging
Senior peer counseling
(707) 525-0143 X 125
Family Service Agency
Senior peer counseling
(707) 545-4551 x 308
Community Support Groups
Hearing Voices Network USA
From the Hearing Voices Network USA, this group is for individuals that hear voices and have other sensory experiences, including tactile, olfactory, and visual experiences. This is a judgment-free group that offers mutual support and friendship.
During COVID-19, the Bay Area Hearing Voices Network is hosting online support group meetings for adults, family members, and transitional age youth (TAY, age 18-24).
Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
For adults, family, and transitional age youth
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
To learn more about the groups and sign up online, visit bayareahearingvoices.org.
Peer-Run Warmline and Hotlines
Mental Health Association of San Francisco
The Peer-Run Warm Line is a non-emergency resource for anyone in the Bay Area seeking emotional support. We provide assistance via phone and web chat on a nondiscriminatory basis to anyone in need. Some concerns callers share are challenges with interpersonal relationships, anxiety, panic, depression, finance, and alcohol and drug use.
Volunteers with personal lived experience of mental health challenges answer calls and instant messages, provide information on local resources, share their lived experience, and offer a warm, nonjudgmental, responsive human connection to people with a variety of needs and from all walks of life across Northern California. Serving Sonoma County, as well as the rest of California as of October 2019.
Job Skills Programs
Goodwill – Redwood Empire Co-Op Program
The Behavioral Health Cooperative, also known as the Co-Op, is a program of Goodwill – Redwood Empire (GIRE) in partnership with the Department of Rehabilitation and Sonoma County Behavioral Health. The Co-Op assists individuals living with mental health challenges to find, obtain and retain employment. Participants receive assistance related to their goals and aptitude, get help developing resumes, practicing interviews, and more. The Co-Op offers a paid 90-day Work Adjustment Training program where participants work in a supportive work environment with a skills trainer to develop good work habits.
To learn more, contact Laura Hodge at email@example.com or call (707) 523-0550 x 205.