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Peers Helping Peers

Neighborhood Safety

Accepting Applications for Summer 2021 Cohorts

Cohort 3: June 1 - July 15/ Cohort 4: August 17 - September 30

What We Do

Peers Helping Peers is 7-week community health training and paid internship program. Interns will explore

  • Community building
  • Mental health basics
  • Resilience and trauma-informed care
  • Workforce development
  • Healthy relationships
  • Substance abuse

Due to COVID-19, the training will be done on Zoom and internships will occur online and/or at locations which practice COVID 19 safety (masks & social distancing).

Who Can Join

  • Youth and young adults ages 17-24 in the Sacramento County who¬†have been directly affected by untreated mental illness, violence, poverty, homelessness, incarceration, or school failure are highly encouraged to apply.

Apply Today!

Click here for the Summer 2021 Cohorts application. Deadline for Summer applicants is May 13th.

This program is funded by the Division of Behavioral Health Services through the voter approved Proposition 63, Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)