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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 PO Box 240588
Anchorage, AK 99524
907-258-2772
Executive Director: Donna Mong
www.akpeersupport.org
 
AZ
Arizona-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.recoveryempowermentnetwork.net
 
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
 
CA
Mental Health Consumer Concerns, Inc. 2975 Treat Blvd., Bldg. C,
Concord, CA 94518
925-521-1230
Executive Director: Brenda Crawford
www.mhccnet.org
 
CA
Project Return Peer Support Network 6055 E. Washington Blvd., Ste 900
Commerce, CA 90040
323-346-0960
Executive Director: Keris Jan Myrick
www.prpsn.org
 
CO
Colorado Mental Wellness Network PO Box 6336
Denver, CO 80206
720-842-9222
Executive Director, Amanda Kearney-Smith
www.mentalwellnessnetwork.org
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CT
Advocacy Unlimited, Inc. 300 Russell Road
Wethersfield, CT 06109
800-573-6929 or 860-667-0460
Director: Dr. Karen Kangas
www.mindlink.org
 
CT
Focus On Recovery- United, Inc. 100 Riverview Center
Suite 272
Middletown, CT 06457
860-704-0556 or
(CT Toll Free) 866- 255-5029
Director: Heather McDonald
www.focusonrecovery.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
 
DC
Campbell Center 2759 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE Suite 201
Washington, DC 20032
202-684-7015
Executive Director: Iden Campbell McCollum
www.thecampbellcenter.org
 
DE
Delaware Consumer Recovery Coalition 100 W. 10th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-689-3272
Executive Director: Bryce Hewlett
www.delawarerecovery.org
 
FL
Florida Consumer Action Network

 

3006 W Kennedy Blvd. Suite B
Tampa, FL 33609
813-877-6712
Executive Director: Bill Newton
www.fcan.org
 
GA
Georgia Mental
Health Consumer Network
246 Sycamore St.
Suite 160
Decatur, GA 30030
800-297-6146 or 404-687-9487
Director: Sherry Jenkins Tucker
www.gmhcn.org
 
HI
United Self Help 2525 S. King St. Ste. 303
Honolulu, HI 96826
808-947-5558 or 866-866-4357
Director: William Bowles
director@unitedselfhelp.org
www.unitedselfhelp.org
 
IN
KEY Consumer Organization, Inc. 2835 N. Illinois Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208
800-933-KEYS (5397) or 317-205-2500
Director: Ronda R. Ames
www.keyconsumer.org
 
IA
Iowa Advocates for Mental Health Recovery (IAMHR) 2003 Geneva Street
Sioux City, IA 51103
563-564-2933
Director: Todd Lange
www.iarecovery.org
 
KS
Kansas Consumer
AC for Adult Mental Health
Office: 358 N Main
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 
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LA
Meaningful Minds of Louisiana 1345 West Willow St.
Lafayette, LA 70506
337-234-6291
Debra Lavergne
www.meaningfulmindsla.com
 
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://transformation-center.org/?page_id=141 for more information  
MA
Freedom Center PO Box 623
Northampton, MA 01061
877-677-6424
www.freedom-center.org
 
MD
On Our Own of Maryland 1521 S Edgewood St.
Suite C
Baltimore, MD 21227
800-704-0262 or 410-646-0262
Director: Michael Finkle
www.onourownmd.org
 
ME
Advocacy Initiative Network of Maine PO Box 878
Bangor, ME 04402
888-375-5969 or 207-941-4734
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
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MI
Peer Choices, Inc. 1105 N. Telegraph Road
Suite 300
Waterford, MI  48328
(248) 451.5350 Main
(248) 451.5354 Fax
Executive Director: Pamela Estigoy
www.peerchoices.org
 
MN
Mental Health
Consumer/Survivor Network of Minnesota
1821 University Ave.
W, S-160
St. Paul, MN 55104
800-483-2007 or 651-537-2800
Executive Director: Patti Bitney Starke
www.mhcsn.net
 
MT
Consumers Asserting Leadership in Montana (CALM4us) 103 1/2 S Main St., Suite 7, Livingston, MT 59047 406-381-0559
President: Charles Baker
www.calm4us.org
 
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
21 Colvin Ave.
Albany, NY 12206
518-434-1393
Executive Director: Amy Colesante
www.mhepinc.org
 
NY
Mental Patients Liberation Alliance 13 Hopper St.
Utica, NY 13501
315-732-5377
Director: George Ebert
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NY
PEOPLE, Inc. 378 Violet Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
845-452-2728
Director: Steve Miccio
www.projectstoempower.org
 
NY
The Empowerment Center, Inc. 20 East First Street
Suite 304
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
(914) 699-5036
Executive Director: James J. Rye,
www.theempowermentcenter.org
 
NC
North Carolina Mental Health Consumers' Organization PO Box 27042
Raleigh, NC 27611
800-326-3842
Executive Director: Bruce Spangler
www.ncmhco.org
 
NC
Mental Health Advocacy, Inc. PO Box 26952
Raleigh, NC 27611
919-803-5813
Executive Director: Marc Jacques
www.mentalhealthadvocacyinc.org
 
OH
Ohio Center for Advocacy, Training, and Support P.O. Box 36
Tallmadge, OH 44278
www.ocats.org  
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 3876 Beverly Ave NE
Building G, Suite 7
Salem, OR 97305
503-363-3260 or Toll Free 888-363-3260
Executive Director: Nancy Snider
www.projectableoregon.org
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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
 
RI
Mental Health Consumer
Advocates of Rhode Island, Inc.
1280 N. Main St.
Providence, RI 02904
401-831-6937
Director: Jim McNulty
www.mhca-ri.org
 
SC
South Carolina
Share
427 Meeting St.
W. Columbia, SC 29169
800-832-8032 or 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 615-835-2223
Fax 615-810-9451
Director: 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. P.O. Box 1248
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-243-7878
Executive Director: Bonnie Neighbour
www.vocalvirginia.org
 
VT
Vermont Psychiatric Survivors 1 Scale Avenue
Suite 52
Rutland, VT 05743
802-775-6834
Director: Linda Corey
www.sover.net/~vpsinc
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WA
Mental Health Action 126 SW 148th St.
C100-310
Burien, WA 98166-1984
206-257-6840 or 855-436-9727
Fax: 206-257-6842
Executive Director: Helen Nilon
www.MentalHealthAction.org
 
WI
Grassroots Empowerment Project, Inc PO Box 8663
Madison, WI 53708
800-770-0588 or 608-206-5094
Director: Molly Cisco
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
www.waps.health.officelive.com
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