GRANTEE SPOTLIGHT: American Addiction Institute of Mind and Medicine

American Addiction Institute

With help from PWI funding, American Addiction Institute of Mind and Medicine fulfills its mission to empower each client through care based on science and compassion; to advocate their client population through education and community outreach; and to create a society where those that struggle with substance abuse can live and prosper with dignity and hope.


The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) today awarded more than $23 million in funding to 81 nonprofit, tribal, and county-operated behavioral health providers to expand the state’s behavioral health care workforce.

Each entity will receive up to $350,000 to enhance and build its behavioral health substance use disorder (SUD) workforce, focusing on resources to expand the prevention, treatment, and
recovery workforce for those who work with individuals with or at risk of developing an opioid use disorder.

CARS Report

Man and Woman reading a pad of paper

Review the newly released findings and recommendations from the fall 2021 California Behavioral Health Workforce Assessment survey!

May 9th is National Fentanyl Awareness Day

Today is National Fentanyl Awareness Day, a day of action to raise public awareness about an urgent problem: people dying at alarming rates due to illegally made fentanyl, a dangerous synthetic opioid. 

Mentored Internship Program, Round 2, Awarded

Mentored Internship Program (MIP) Logo for round 1

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) awarded $17,653,585 to 39 behavioral health organizations throughout the state as part of the Mentored Internship Program. The grants support the development of mentors among behavioral health service providers.


Find a Friend Webinar

EPOC grantee A Friend in Deed (FIND) is centered in elevating voices and ensuring participants receive training and support to be most effective, providing direct services (especially outside of standard business hours), and conducting advocacy are core activities.

GRANTEE SPOTLIGHT: Consumers Self Help Center

Consumers Self Help Centers

PWI grantee Consumers Self Help Center aims to bridge the gap between the community and behavioral health by meeting people where they are at, through field-based outreach, compassion, and cultural competency.