In 2010, Richmond Area Multi-Services, Inc. and San Francisco State University jointly developed the Peer Specialist Mental Health Certificate Program, funded by the Mental Health Services Act (Prop 63). The Peer Specialist Mental Health Certificate Program initially offered one 12-week training course, now known as the Peer Specialist Mental Health Certificate Entry Course.
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San Francisco, CA – RAMS, Inc. is proud to announce its selection as a 2022 California Nonprofit of the Year by Assembly member Philip Ting. RAMS is one of more than one hundred nonprofits that will be honored by their state senators and assembly members for their outstanding contributions to the communities they serve in Sacramento on June 8th, 2022.
In honor of Asian and Pacific American Mental Health Day on May 10, Richmond Area Multi-Services, Inc. (RAMS) will proudly host a virtual showcase of beautiful ways that the multitude of Asian and Pacific Islander cultures have developed to maintain their mental health. As wellness is an active practice, join us in active learning through our highly experienced panel of experts in yoga, Siva dance, mandala drawing, meditation, and cooking demos!
Doug Russell, a RAMS Peer Counselor, has written and published a powerful article on The San Francisco Standard titled “The Rise of Fentanyl Is No Accident, and It’s Not Going Away.”
As a part of Giving Tuesday, RAMS has also released a short video about the Division of Peer-Based services and the impacts our peer programs have.
It is with heavy hearts that RAMS must say goodbye to Dr. Alla Volovich, who abruptly passed away on July 8, 2021 while vacationing in Mexico.
In honor of Asian and Pacific American Mental Health Day, Richmond Area Multi-Services, Inc. (RAMS) proudly presented Making Time: Wellness Practices across Asian American & Pacific Islander Communities, a free virtual event open to the public on May 10. From 9:30am – 4:00pm, guests engaged in panel discussions, a Bhangra dance workshop, Chinese integrative medicine, Zen-inspired meditative art, and Samoan dance.
In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May 2021, RAMS will launch the project: Where We Come From: 31-Days of API Heritage…
RAMS condemns the recent surge in violence against the Asian community, including last night’s shooting in Atlanta, Georgia, which left eight victims dead, six of whom were Asian women.
Launched in November 2020, the Street Crisis Response Team (SCRT) responds to 911 calls regarding people experiencing behavioral health crises today.