Peer/Self Advocacy (PSA) Program


Peer/Self Advocacy (PSA) Program


What You Can Learn About:

  • Patients’ Rights
  • Challenging conservatorship
  • Applying for Social Security benefits
  • Improving your living situation
  • Accessing community resources
  • Getting out and staying out of the hospital
  • Communicating effectively

We at the PSA know that “change can and does happen!”

Who is a Peer?

Peers share something in common with one another. In the Peer/Self-Advocacy program, we are peers who share similar life experiences as individuals with mental health disabilities.

How Peer / Self-Advocacy Works

We teach you to be your own advocate rather than advocate for you. By participating in self-advocacy groups, you will learn important knowledge and skills to help you access the services and resources you need.

What is the PSA?

A program of Disability Rights California, the PSA program teaches peers how to advocate for themselves by providing self-advocacy groups, training, workshops and outreaches in residential care facilities, state hospitals and in the community.

DRC’s Mission Statement

“We advocate, educate, investigate, and litigate to advance and protect the rights of Californians with disabilities.”

How We Can Help You

By participating in our self-advocacy services, you can:

  • Learn your rights so you can advocate for yourself
  • Identify your own goals
  • Make a plan to reach your goals
  • Learn about services available to you

We Can Help You

  • Change your life in ways you choose
  • Fight for your rights and dignity
  • Be your own advocate

Contact us!

Services from Disability Rights California are completely free. Contact us for more information at (800)776-5746.



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