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2014 Toolkit


Consumer Mental Health Statewide Organizations

The following section provides listings of state-specific consumer-run mental health organizations. The listings below are from the directory provided by the National Empowerment Center. This directory provides information that is current as of March 28, 2014.

Please note: This list is not exhaustive of all available resources. Inclusion does not constitute endorsement by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).




AK

Alaska Peer Support Consortium


Robyn Priest 
Director
P.O. Box 240588
Anchorage, AK 99524

Phone: 907-351-6890
http://www.akpeersupport.org

MN

Mental Health Consumer/Survivor Network of Minnesota


Rachel Voiler 
Acting Director
1821 University Avenue, West
Suite 160
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Phone: 800-483-2007
http://www.mhcsn.org

AL

Wings Across Alabama


Robert Hermes 
Executive Director
P.O. Box 211286
Montgomery, AL 36121

Phone: 888-946-4725 or 334-395-7616
http://www.wingsalabama.org

MT

Consumers Asserting Leadership in Montana
(CAIM4us)


Jim Hajny 
Executive Director
P.O. Box 1907
Great Falls, MT 59403

AR

Personal Empowerment Recovery Coalition (PERC)


Linda Donovan 
PERC Chair
1818 North Taylor Street
Suite 311
Little Rock, AR 72207

Phone: 501-288-9323

NC

Mental Health Advocacy, Inc.


Marc Jacques 
Executive Director
P.O. Box 26952
Raleigh, NC 27611

Phone: 919-803-5813
http://www.mentalliealthadvocacyinc.org

AZ

Arizona-Hope, Inc.


Chayo Long-Mendez  

236 South Tucson Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85716

Phone: 520-770-1197
http://www.hopetucson.org

North Carolina Mental Health Consumers' Organization


Bruce Spangler 
Executive Director
P.O. Box 27042
Raleigh, NC 27611

Phone: 800-326-3842
http://www.ncmhco.org

Recovery Empowerment Network (REN)


Ann Rider 
Executive Director
P.O. Box 7732
Phoenix, AZ 85011

Phone: 602-248-0368
http://www.recoveryempowermentnetwork.net

NE

Mental Health Association of Nebraska


Alan Green 
Executive Director
1645 North Street
Suite A
Lincoln, NE 68508

Phone: 402-441-4371
http://www.mha-ne.org

CA

Mental Health Consumer Concerns, Inc.


Brenda Crawford 
Executive Director
2975 Treat Boulevard
Building C
Concord, CA 94518

Phone: 925-521-1230
http://www.mhccnet.org

NJ

Coalition of Mental Health Consumers


Annette Wright 
Director
408 Sussex Street
Paterson, NJ 7503

Phone: 973-778-8810

CO

WE CAN! of Colorado


Amanda Kearney-Smith 
Director
1385 South Colorado Boulevard
Suite 610
Denver, CO 80222

Phone: 720-208-2228
http://www.wecancolorado.org

Collaborative Support Program of New Jersey


Margaret Swarbrick 
Director
11 Spring Street
Freehold, NJ 7728

Phone: 732-780-1175 or 732-677-1682 Ext. 4305
http://www.cspnJ.org

CT

Advocacy Unlimited, Inc.


Dr. Karen  Kangas 
Director
300 Russell Road
Wethersfield, CT 6109

Phone: 800-573-6929 or 860-667-0460
http://www.mindlink.org

NY

Mental Health Empowerment Project – New York


Amy Colesante 
Executive Director
21 Colvin Avenue
Albany, NY 12206

Phone: 518-434-1393
http://www.mhepinc.org

Focus On Recovery-United, Inc.


Heather McDonald 
Director
100 Riverview Center
Suite 272
Middletown, CT 6457

Phone: 860-704-0556 or 866-255-5029
heather.foru@gmail.com http://www.focusonrecovery.org

Mental Patients Liberation Alliance


George Ebert 
Director
13 Hopper Street
Utica, NY 13501

FL

Florida Peer Network


Rose Delaney 
Executive Director
2728 Centerview Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Phone: 850-922-0090
http://floridapeernetwork.org

PEOPLE, Inc


Steve Miccio 
Director
378 Violet Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Phone: 845-452-2728
http://www.projectstoempower.org

GA

Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network


Sherry Jenkins Tucker 
Director
246 Sycamore Street
Suite 160
Decatur, GA 30030

Phone: 800-297-6146 or 404-687-9487
http://www.gmhcn.org

The Empowerment Center, Inc.


James Rye 
Executive Director
20 East First Street
Suite 304
Mount Vernon, NY 10550

Phone: 914-699-5036
www.theempowermentcenter.org

HI

United Self Help


William Bowles 
Director
2525 South King Street
Suite 303
Honolulu, HI 96826

Phone: 808-947-5558 or 866-866-4357
http://www.unitedselfhelp.org

OH

Ohio Center for Advocacy,
Training, and Support


Lisa Marie Griffin 
Board President
P.O. Box 36
Tallmadge, OH 44278

http://www.ocats.org

IA

Iowa Advocates for Mental Health Recovery (IAMHR)


Todd Lange 
Director
2003 Geneva Street
Sioux City, IA 51103

Phone: 563-564-2933
http://www.Iarecovery.org

Ohio Empowerment Coalition


Jack Cameron 
Executive Director
6797 North High Street
Suite 238
Columbus, OH 43085

Phone: 614-310-8054 or 877-643-6701
http://www.ohioempowerment.org

IN

KEY Consumer Organization, Inc.


Ronda Ames 
Director
2835 North Illinois Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Phone: 800-933-KEYS (5397) or 317-205-2500
http://www.keyconsumer.org

OK

Oklahoma Mental Health Consumer Council


Shae Leggett 
Executive Director
3200 NW 48th Street
Suite 102
Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Phone: 405-604-6975

KS

Kansas Consumer AC for Adult Mental Health


Gary  Parker 
Director
358 North Main
Wichita, KS 67202

Phone: 316-978-5842
http://www.kansascac.org

OR

Oregon Mental Health Consumer/
Psychiatric Survivor Coalition (OCSC)


Rebecca  Eichhorn 
President
P.O. Box 11284
Eugene, OR 97440

Kansas Consumer AC for Adult Mental Health


Gary  Parker 
Director
P.O. Box 485
Colby, KS 67701

Phone: 316-978-5842
http://www.kansascac.org

Project ABLE


Nancy Snider 
Executive Director
3876 Beverly Avenue NE
Suite 7
Salem, OR 97305

Phone: 503-363-3260 or 888-363-3260
http://www.projectableoregon.org

LA

Meaningful Minds of Louisiana


Carole Glover 

1345 West Willow Street
Lafayette, LA 70506

Phone: 337-234-6291
http://www.meaningfulmindsla.com

PA

Pennsylvania Mental Health
Consumers Association


Lynne Kelz 
Director
4105 Derry Street
Harrisburg, PA 17111

Phone: 717-564-4930
http://www.pmhca.org

MA

Central Mass. RLC


Brenda Vezina 
Director
91 Stafford Street
Worcester, MA 1603

Phone: 508-751-9600
brenda.vezina@centralmassrlc.org

RI

Mental Health Consumer Advocates of
Rhode Island, Inc.


Anthony Pierre 
Director
1280 North Main Street
Providence, RI 2904

Phone: 401-831-6937
tonypierre@mhca-ri.org

Freedom Center


  

P.O. Box 623
Northampton, MA 1061

http://www.freedom-center.org

SC

South Carolina Share


Bonnie Pate 
Executive Director
427 Meeting Street
West Columbia, SC 29169

Phone: 800-832-8032 or 803-739-5712
http://www.scshare.com

Metro Boston RLC
Solomon Carter Fuller Center


Paul Styczko 
Director
85 East Newton Street
Ground Floor
Boston, MA 2118

Phone: 617-305-9976
www.metrobostonrlc.org

SD

South Dakota United for Hope and Recovery


Jennifer  Constantine  
President
P.O. Box 3052
Rapid City, SD 57709

Phone: 605-549-5509
http://www.southdakotaunited.org

Metro Suburban RLC


John Piselli 
Director
460 Quincy Avenue
Quincy, MA 2169

Phone: 617-472-3237 617-786-7513
http://metrosubrlc.org

TN

Tennessee Mental Health Consumers' Association


Anthony Fox 
Director
480 Craighead Street
Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37204

Phone: 888-539-0393 or 615-250-1176
http://www.tmhca-tn.org

North East RLC
Northeast Independent Living Program


Kellianne O'Brien 
Director
20 Ballard Road
Lawrence, MA 1843

Phone: 978-687-4288 (V/TTY)
http://www.nilp.org

TX

Texas Catalyst for Empowerment


  

P.O. Box 5971
Austin, TX 78763

http://www.mytce.org

Southeast RLC


Frances Sokoll 
Director
60 Hodges Avenue Gifford Building
Office 127
Taunton, MA 2780

Phone: 508-977-3127
http://www.southeastrlc.org

VA

VOCAL, Inc.


Brian Parrish 
Director
P.O. Box 1248
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: 434-243-7878
http://www.vocalvirginia.org

The Transformation Center


Deborah Delman 
Director
98 Magazine Street
Roxbury, MA 2119

Phone: 877-769-7693 or 617-442-4111
http://www.transformation-center.org

VT

Vermont Psychiatric Survivors


Linda Corey 
Director
1 Scale Avenue
Suite 52
Rutland, VT 5743

Phone: 802-775-6834
http://www.sover.net/-vpsinc

Western Mass. RLC
Western Massachusetts Training Consortium


Sera Davidow 
Director
187 High Street
Suite 303
Holyoke, MA 1040

Phone: 413-539-5941
http://www.westernmassrlc.org

WA

Mental Health Action


Helen Nilon 
Executive Director
126 SW 148th Street
Suite C100-310
Burien, WA 98166

Phone: 206-972-7647
http://www.mentalhealthaction.org

MD

On Our Own of Maryland


Michael Finkle 
Director
1521 South Edgewood Street
Suite C
Baltimore, MD 21227

Phone: 800-704-0262 or 410-646-0262
http://www.onourownmd.org

WI

Grassroots Empowerment Project, Inc.


Molly Cisco 
Director
P.O. Box 8663
Madison, WI 53708

Phone: 800-770-0588 or 608-206-5094
http://www.grassrootspower.org

ME

Advocacy Initiative Network of Maine


Melinda Davis 
Director
P.O. Box 878
Bangor, ME 4402

Phone: 888-375-5969 or 207-941-4734
http://www.thenetwork123.com

Wisconsin Association of Peer Specialists


Alyce Knowlton-Jablonski 
Executive Director
926 South 16th Avenue
Wausau, WI 54401

Phone: 800-770-0588 or 715-212-3677
http://www.waps.health.officelive.com

MI

Justice in Mental Health Organization


Brian Wellwood 
Director
520 Cherry Street
Lansing, MI 48933

Phone: 800-831-8035 (in Michigan only) or 517-371-4661
http://www.jimho.org

WV

West Virginia Mental Health
Consumers Association


Kathy Muscari 
Interim Executive Director
713 Bigley Avenue
Charleston, WV 25302

Phone: 800-598-8847 or 304-345-7312
http://www.wvmhca.org

Peer Choices, Inc.


Pamela Estigoy 
Executive Director
1105 North Telegraph Road
Suite 300
Waterford, MI 48328

Phone: 248-451-5350
http://www.peerchoices.org


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