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Wisdom from the Streets: Unhoused, Criminalized, and Hospitalized

The CAFÉ TA Center recently hosted Wisdom from the Streets: Unhoused, Criminalized, and Hospitalized, a conversation about the lived experience of being unhoused in America while experiencing mental health and substance use challenges, what helps and harms, and alternative solutions to hospitals and jails. View the recording here! The intersection between mental health, substance use, housing, and race is a pressing issue, with some communities defaulting to criminal penalties and incarceration, others to forced hospitalization and “sweep the street” policies, and some focusing on outreach, services, and access to housing.  According to SAMHSA data, 21 percent of unhoused individuals have …

Strengthening Families in Times of Perceived Crisis

CAFE TAC recently hosted a conversation on supporting loved ones in mental health crisis, Strengthening Families in Times of Perceived Crisis. View the recording here! Are you a family member or caregiver supporting a loved one dealing with mental health challenges and/or addiction? Then this transformative webinar is tailor-made for you! This Zoom event could be a turning point for your family’s well-being! Together, we delve into resilience and discover actionable strategies to navigate the complexities of supporting someone you care about. Unlock the Power of Resilience Recognizing Signs of Caregiver Trauma: Learn how to identify and address the often-overlooked …

Hearing Voices Network: De-mystifying Voices and Visions

The CAFÉ TA Center recently hosted Hearing Voices Network: De-mystifying Voices and Visions, a free webinar about alternative approaches to voice hearing and visions associated with schizophrenia and other serious mental health conditions. View the recording here! In the US, the experiences of hearing voices, having visions, or sensing or feeling things that others may not are often viewed as symptoms of illness. Schizophrenia, psychosis, and thought disorders are common diagnoses attributed to these experiences. Alternative, non-medicalized understandings of these experiences have come from other cultures, and voice hearers themselves have described them as a gist, spiritual awakening, and response …

About The CAFE TA Center

The CAFÉ TA Center is a program of The Family Café, a cross-disability organization that has been connecting individuals with information, training and resources since 1998. The Center is supported by SAMHSA to operate one of its five national technical assistance centers; providing technical assistance, training, and resources that facilitate the restructuring of the mental health system through effective consumer directed approaches for adults with serious mental illnesses across the country.

We Exist to Help You

The CAFÉ TA Center is committed to providing quality training to consumers and advocates throughout the country. Consumers in the community need the right knowledge and tools to effectively organize, speak for themselves, and thrive in their daily lives. Thanks to the technology available, it has become relatively easy to connect with consumers and advocates and share resources without having to ask people to interrupt their daily routines by traveling to attend training.

Check Our Resource Bank

The CAFÉ TA Center is committed to connecting consumers, advocates and organizations with information and resources that can make a real difference for them, regardless of where they come from. That’s why we have created this section, to house those resources that partners, experts, peers and advocates and developed and chosen to share with others. We truly believe that our advocacy and capacity can be greatly enhanced by working together, not only across states and SAMHSA programs, but also across the entire spectrum of healthcare and human services advocacy.

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Phone: 850/224-4670

Toll Free: 855/CAFE-TAC (223-3822)

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