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Consumer-runs organizations are defined as organizations in which consumers make up the majority of the staff and the board of the organization. These consumer-run organizations encompass the entire state or large parts of states. These organizations can be contacted for consumer support groups or programs in their respective states.

NEC works to keep this list up to date. If you know of a statewide consumer organization that should be added to this list, please send it to NEC.

For a listing of local and national consumer-driven programs (or to add your program to this listing), see: www.cdsdirectory.org

Sorted by State
| A-E | F-J | K-M | N-O | P-Z |
State Organization Address Contact  
AL
Wings Across Alabama 400 Eastern Boulevard
Suite 201
Montgomery, Al 36117
888-WINGSAL or 334-395-7616
Executive Director: Darlene Berry
www.wingsalabama.org
 
AK
Alaska Peer Support Consortium 144 W 15th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99504
907-258-2772 or 855-257-3377
Executive Director: Donna Mong
www.akpeersupport.org
 
AZ
Hope, Inc. 236 S. Tucson Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85716-5519
520-770-1197
www.hopetucson.org
 
AZ
Recovery Empowerment Network (REN) PO Box 7732
Phoenix, AZ 85011-7732
602-248-0368
CEO: Deb Jorgenson
www.renaz.org
 
AR
Personal Empowerment Recovery Coalition (PERC) 1818 N. Taylor St., #311
Little Rock, AR 72207
Phone: 501-288-9323
Board Chair: Eddie Smith
 
CA
California Association of Mental Health Peer Run Organizations (CAMHPRO) 870 Market St. Suite 928
San Francisco, CA 94102
510-681-6165
Director: Sally Zinman
www.camhpro.org
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CA
Project Return Peer Support Network 6055 E. Washington Blvd., Ste 900
Commerce, CA 90040
323-346-0960 X210
Executive Director: Guyton Colantuono
www.prpsn.org
 
CO
Colorado Mental Wellness Network 1031 33rd St., Suite 237
Denver, CO 80205
720-842-9222
Executive Director, Amanda Kearney-Smith www.coloradomentalwellnessnetwork
 
CT
Advocacy Unlimited, Inc. 114 W. Main St. Suite 105
New Britain, CT 06051
800-573-6929 or 860-505-7581
Director: Deron Drumm
www.mindlink.org
 
CT
Focus On Recovery- United, Inc. 100 Riverside Center
Suite 272
Middletown, CT 06457
860-704-0556 or
(CT Toll Free) 866- 255-5029
Director: Paul Acker
www.focusonrecovery.org
 
CT
Mental Health Advocacy, Inc. (state by state listing) 147 Federal Rd. Chaplin, CT 06235 919-872-1183
Co-Director: Marc Jacques
www.mentalhealthadvocacyinc.org
 
DC
Consumer Action Network (CAN) 1300 L. St., NW Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
202-842-2685
Executive Director: Effie Smith
www.can-dc.org
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DE
Delaware Consumer Recovery Coalition 100 W. 10th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-689-3272
Executive Director: Bryce Hewlett
www.delawarerecovery.org
 
GA
Georgia Mental
Health Consumer Network
246 Sycamore St.
Suite 260
Decatur, GA 30030
800-297-6146 or 404-687-9487
Director: Sherry Jenkins Tucker
www.gmhcn.org
 
HI
United Self Help 277 Oahu Ave., Suite 204H
Honolulu, HI 96815
808-947-5558 or 866-866-4357
Director: William Bowles
director@unitedselfhelp.org
www.unitedselfhelp.org
 
IN
KEY Consumer Organization, Inc. 4755 Kingsway Drive, Suite 325
Indianapolis, Indiana 46205
800-933-KEYS (5397) or 317-205-2500
Executive Director: Ronda R. Ames
www.keyconsumer.org
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IA
Iowa Advocates for Mental Health Recovery (IAMHR) 2003 Geneva Street
Sioux City, IA 51103
Toll Free: 877-424-6734 or 563-564-2933
Director: Todd Lange
www.iarecovery.org
 
KS
Kansas Consumer
AC for Adult Mental Health
Office: 238 N. Mead
Wichita, KS 67202
Mail: PO Box 485
Colby, KS 67701
Director: Gary J. Parker
Office: 316-978-5842
Cell Phone: 785-432-0412
www.kansascac.org
 
MA
The Transformation Center 98 Magazine Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
877-769-7693 or 617-442-4111
Director: Deborah Delman
www.transformation-center.org
 
MA
Recovery Learning Communities Massachusetts has 6 Recovery Learning Communities Visit http://massrlcs.org/?page_id=82 for more information for more information  
MA
Freedom Center PO Box 1358
Northampton, MA 01061-1358
For more information, or if you want to get involved, please contact:
Shana Bulhan Haydock
Phone/Text: 413-341-2050
Email: freedomcenter.northampton@gmail.com
www.freedom-center.org
Blog: www.cruxate.com/freedomcenter
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MD
On Our Own of Maryland 7310 Esquire Court, 3rd Floor, Mailbox 14
Elkridge, MD 21075
800-704-0262, 410-540-9020
Executive Director: Michael Finkle
www.onourownmd.org
 
ME
Advocacy Initiative Network of Maine PO Box 878
Bangor, ME 04402
207-951-7007
www.thenetwork123.com
 
MI
Justice in Mental Health Organization 520 Cherry St.
Lansing, MI 48933
800-831-8035 (in Michigan only)
517-371-4661
Director: Brian Wellwood
www.jimho.org
 
MN
Wellness in the Woods 25362 230th St. Verndale MN 56481 218-296-2067
Executive Director: Jode Freyholtz-London
www.wellness-in-the-woods.org
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MT
Montana’s Peer Network 205 Haggerty Lane, Suite Bozeman, MT 59715 406-551-1058
Executive Director: Jim Hajny
www.mtpeernetwork.org
 
NE
Mental Health Association of Nebraska 1645 N St., Suite A
Lincoln, NE 68508
402-441-4371
Executive Director: Alan Green
www.mha-ne.org
 
NJ
Coalition of Mental Health Consumers 408 Sussex St.
Paterson, NJ 07503-1914
973-778-8810
Director: Annette Wright
 
NJ
Collaborative
Support Program of New Jersey
11 Spring St.
Freehold, NJ 07728
732-780-1175
Director: Margaret Swarbrick
www.cspnj.org
 
NY
Mental Health Empowerment
Project - New York
3 Atrium Drive, Suite 205
Albany, NY 12205
518-434-1393
Executive Director: Amy Colesante
www.mhepinc.org
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NY
PEOPLE, Inc. 126 Innis Ave.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
845-452-2728
CEO: Steve Miccio
www.projectstoempower.org
 
NY
The Empowerment Center, Inc. 20 East First Street
Suite 304
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
Executive Director: James J. Rye
www.theempowermentcenter.org
 
NC
North Carolina Consumer Advocacy, Networking, and Support Organization (NC CANSO) 2790 Birchwood Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27107
336-577-3743
Executive Director: Laurie Coker
www.nccanso.org
 
NC
North Carolina Mental Health Consumers' Organization 916 Richardson Drive
Raleigh, NC 27603
919-832-2285
Executive Director: Bruce Spangler
www.ncmhco.org
 
NC
Promise Resource Network 1041 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC 28205 704-776-6708
Executive Director: Cherene Allen-Caraco
www.promiseresourcenetwork.com
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OH
Ohio Empowerment Coalition 6797 N. High St. Ste 238
Columbus, OH 43085-2533
614-310-8054 or 877-643-6701
Executive Director: Jack Cameron
www.ohioempowerment.org
 
OR
Oregon Mental Health Consumer/Psychiatric Survivor Coalition (OCSC) PO Box 11284
Eugene, OR 97440-3484
541-345-9106
President: Rebecca Eichhorn
 
OR
Project ABLE 1599 State Street
Salem, OR 97301
503-363-3260
Executive Director: Nancy Snider
www.projectableoregon.org
 
PA
Pennsylvania
Mental Health Consumers
Association
4105 Derry St.
Harrisburg, PA 17111
717-564-4930 or Toll Free 800-887-6422
Director: Lynn Kelz
www.pmhca.org
 
SC
South Carolina
Share
427 Meeting St.
W. Columbia, SC 29169
803-739-5712
Executive Director: Bonnie Pate
www.scshare.com
 
SD
South Dakota United for Hope and Recovery PO Box 3052
Rapid City, SD 57709
605-549-5509
Executive Director: Jennifer Constantine
www.southdakotaunited.org
 
TN
Tennessee Mental Health Consumers' Association 3931 Gallatin Pike
Nashville, TN 37216
888-539-0393 or 615-250-1176
President: Anthony Fox
www.tmhca-tn.org
 
TX
Texas Catalyst for Empowerment PO Box 5971
Austin, TX 78763
210-535-5418
Board President: Bill Gilstrap
www.mytce.org
 
VA
VOCAL, Inc. 1904 Byrd Ave.
Suite 111
Richmond, VA 23230
804-343-1777
Executive Director: Bonnie Neighbour
www.vocalvirginia.org
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VT
Vermont Psychiatric Survivors 128 Merchants Row
Suite 606
Rutland, VT 05743
802-775-6834
www.vermontpsychiatricsurvivors.org
 
WA
Behavioral Health & Wellness 15100 SE 38th Street, Suite 701
Bellevue, WA 98006-1765
855-436-9727 or 206-972-7647
Executive Director: Helen E. Vasek
www.BehavioralHealthWellness.org
 
WI
Grassroots Empowerment Project PO Box 8683
Madison, WI 53708-8683
800-770-0588
Executive Director: William Parke-Sutherland
www.grassrootspower.org
 
WI
Wisconsin Association of Peer Specialists 926 South 16th Avenue
Wausau, WI 54401-5772
800-770-0588 or 715-212-3677
Executive Director: Alyce M. Knowlton-Jablonski
https://waops.sharepoint.com
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