W.I.S.E. Mission

Workforce Integration Support and Education


As a peer-education program of Cal Voices (a continuation of NorCal MHA), funded by the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) with dollars from Prop 63 or the MHSA, our goal is simple:  We make Peer Training our number one priority.

Not only do we support, train, and place peers in hopes of ensuring a client and family driven Public Mental Health System, but we also help employers recruit and retain consumer, TAY, parent/caregiver, and family member staff through genuine workforce integration.

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WISE U Cohort Calendar

Summer'21 Website Calendar
Summer'21 Website Calendar

Sept'21 Website Calendar
Sept'21 Website Calendar

Winter'22 Website Calendar
Winter'22 Website Calendar

Summer'21 Website Calendar
Summer'21 Website Calendar



Cal Voices' WISE University is a FREE, 3-week, interactive peer training course, offered quarterly. Hosted both online (16 days), or in-person (11 days), WISE U is designed to aid in the development of peer support services and increase the peer workforce within substance-use and mental health service settings.

Virtual Team Meeting


Peer resources including WISE Wednesday webinars, WISE e-learnings, Cal Voices peer support podcast, and peer and employer resources including downloadable links, and region-based local resources.


Peer Job Portal

WISE U Graduate Dashboard including The Peer Job Portal, and Peer Job Resources. 
The Peer Job Portal includes new peer positions throughout each specific Mental Health Region.
The Peer Job Resource List includes a Peer Job position placement quiz, along with interview, resume, and cover-letter tips and tricks.