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Organizational Sustainability, Part 2

The CAFÉ TA Center is committed to fostering sustainability among consumer-led organizations throughout the country, so they can thrive and provide a strong advocacy voice on behalf of their members. To support that commitment, we have created a two-part training on organizational sustainability. Organizational Sustainability, Part Two is a compliment to Part One, and provides detailed guidance on developing a functional sustainability plan for your organization. The training features a targeted focus on four key areas; Accountability, Financial Security, Organizational Management, and Relationships. Strength in these areas provides the underpinning for an infrastructure that is sustainable and has the capacity …

Help SAMHSA Define Recovery

Over the past year as part of its Recovery Support Strategic Initiative—SAMHSA has worked with a range of stakeholders to develop a working definition of recovery that “captures the essential, common experiences of those recovering from mental and substance use disorders,” as well as 10 guiding principles that support recovery. Here’s what they have come up with: Recovery From Mental and Substance Use Disorders – A process of change through which individuals work to improve their own health and well-being, live a self-directed life, and strive to achieve their full potential. Ten Guiding Principles of Recovery: Recovery is person-driven. Recovery …

Focus 7: Supported Education: Is It A Right?

The CAFE TA Center is committed to helping people succeed through Supported Education, and is here to provide reliable information on how consumers can benefit from educational opportunities. Of course, many consumers have questions about Supported Education, especially when it comes to determining what an institution of higher learning is required to provide in terms of accommodations, and identifying the steps that consumers need to take for themselves to find the college or university with the right array of resources to help them succeed. To help sort out some of the answers to these questions, the CAFE TA Center has …

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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