Consumer-Run Statewide Organizations

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:

ALWings Across Alabama400 Eastern Boulevard
Suite 201
Montgomery, Al 36117
888-WINGSAL or 334-395-7616
Executive Director: Darlene Berry
AKAlaska Peer Support Consortium144 W 15th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99504
907-258-2772 or 855-257-3377
Executive Director: Donna Mong
AZHope, Inc.236 S. Tucson Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85716-5519
AZRecovery Empowerment Network (REN)PO Box 7732
Phoenix, AZ 85011-7732
CEO: Deb Jorgenson
ARPersonal Empowerment Recovery Coalition (PERC)1818 N. Taylor St., #311
Little Rock, AR 72207
Phone: 501-288-9323
Board Chair: Eddie Smith
CACalifornia Association of Mental Health Peer Run Organizations (CAMHPRO)870 Market St. Suite 928
San Francisco, CA 94102
Director: Sally Zinman
CAProject Return Peer Support Network2677 1/2 Zoe Ave.
Huntington Park, CA 90255
323-346-0960 X210
Executive Director: Guyton Colantuono
COPoetry for Personal Power4328 Madison Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64111
CEO: Corinna West
COColorado Mental Wellness Network2390 S. Downing St, Suite C
Denver, CO 80210
Executive Director, Hope Hyatt
CTAdvocacy Unlimited, Inc.114 W. Main St. Suite 105
New Britain, CT 06051
800-573-6929 or 860-505-7581
Director: Deron Drumm
CTFocus 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
CTMental Health Advocacy, Inc. 147 Federal Rd. Chaplin, CT 06235919-872-1183
Co-Director: Marc Jacques
DCConsumer Action Network (CAN)1300 L. St., NW Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
Executive Director: Effie Smith
DEDelaware Consumer Recovery Coalition100 W. 10th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Executive Director: Bryce Hewlett
GAGeorgia Mental
Health Consumer Network
246 Sycamore St.
Suite 260
Decatur, GA 30030
800-297-6146 or 404-687-9487
Director: Sherry Jenkins Tucker
HIUnited Self Help277 Oahu Ave., Suite 204H
Honolulu, HI 96815
808-947-5558 or 866-866-4357
Director: William Bowles
[email protected]
INKEY Consumer Organization, Inc. 4755 Kingsway Drive, Suite 325
Indianapolis, Indiana 46205
800-933-KEYS (5397) or 317-205-2500
Executive Director: Ronda R. Ames
IAIowa 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
KSKansas 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
KSPoetry for Personal Power4328 Madison Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64111
CEO: Corinna West
MAThe Transformation Center98 Magazine Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
877-769-7693 or 617-442-4111
Director: Deborah Delman
MARecovery Learning CommunitiesMassachusetts has 6 Recovery Learning CommunitiesVisit for more information
MAFreedom CenterPO Box 1358
Northampton, MA 01061-1358
Shana Bulhan Haydock
Phone/Text: 413-341-2050
MDOn Our Own of Maryland7310 Esquire Court, 3rd Floor, Mailbox 14
Elkridge, MD 21075
800-704-0262, 410-540-9020
Executive Director: Michael Finkle
MEConsumer Council System of Maine219 Capitol St., Suite 7
Augusta, ME 04330
Executive Director: Simonne M. Maline
MIJustice in Mental Health Organization520 Cherry St.
Lansing, MI 48933
800-831-8035 (in Michigan only)
Director: Brian Wellwood
MIMy Place - Center for Wellness12718 W. Nine Mile Road
Oak Park, MI 48237
Director: Michelle Bidigare
MNWellness in the Woods25362 230th St. Verndale MN 56481218-296-2067
Executive Director: Jode Freyholtz-London
MOPoetry for Personal Power4328 Madison Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64111
CEO: Corinna West
MTMontana’s Peer Network205 Haggerty Lane, Suite Bozeman, MT 59715406-551-1058
Executive Director: Jim Hajny
NEMental Health Association of Nebraska1645 N St., Suite A
Lincoln, NE 68508
Executive Director: Alan Green
NHNew Hampshire Peer Voice55 Summer Street
Rochester, NH 03876
Chairperson: Martha Hewitt
[email protected]
NJCoalition of Mental Health Consumers408 Sussex St.
Paterson, NJ 07503-1914
Director: Annette Wright
Support Program of New Jersey
11 Spring St.
Freehold, NJ 07728
Director: Margaret Swarbrick
NYMental Health Empowerment
Project - New York
3 Atrium Drive, Suite 205
Albany, NY 12205
Executive Director: Amy Colesante
NYPEOPLE, Inc.126 Innis Ave.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
CEO: Steve Miccio
NYThe Empowerment Center, Inc.20 East First Street
Suite 304
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
Executive Director: James J. Rye
NCNorth Carolina Consumer Advocacy, Networking, and Support Organization (NC CANSO)2790 Birchwood Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27107
Executive Director: Laurie Coker
NCNorth Carolina Mental Health Consumers' Organization916 Richardson Drive
Raleigh, NC 27603
Executive Director: Bruce Spangler
NCPromise Resource Network1041 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC 28205704-776-6708
Executive Director: Cherene Allen-Caraco
OROregon Mental Health Consumer/Psychiatric Survivor Coalition (OCSC)PO Box 11284
Eugene, OR 97440-3484
President: Rebecca Eichhorn
ORPeerlink10373 NE Hancock Street, Suite 132 Portland, OR 97220888-820-0138
Executive Director: Donita Diamata
ORProject ABLE1599 State Street
Salem, OR 97301
Executive Director: Nancy Snider
Mental Health Consumers
4105 Derry St.
Harrisburg, PA 17111
717-564-4930 or Toll Free 800-887-6422
Director: Kathy Quick
SCSouth Carolina
427 Meeting St.
W. Columbia, SC 29169
Executive Director: Bonnie Pate
SDSouth Dakota United for Hope and RecoveryPO Box 3052
Rapid City, SD 57709
Executive Director: Jennifer Constantine
TNTennessee Mental Health Consumers' Association3931 Gallatin Pike
Nashville, TN 37216
888-539-0393 or 615-250-1176
President: Anthony Fox
TXTexas Catalyst for EmpowermentPO Box 5971
Austin, TX 78763
Board President: Bill Gilstrap
VAVOCAL, Inc.1904 Byrd Ave.
Suite 111
Richmond, VA 23230
Executive Director: Bonnie Neighbour
VTVermont Psychiatric Survivors128 Merchants Row
Suite 606
Rutland, VT 05743
Executive Director: Wilda L. White
WABehavioral Health & Wellness15100 SE 38th Street, Suite 701
Bellevue, WA 98006-1765
855-436-9727 or 206-972-7647
Executive Director: Helen E. Vasek
WIGrassroots Empowerment ProjectPO Box 8683
Madison, WI 53708-8683
Executive Director: William Parke-Sutherland
WIWisconsin Association of Peer Specialists926 South 16th Avenue
Wausau, WI 54401-5772
800-770-0588 or 715-212-3677
Executive Director: Alyce M. Knowlton-Jablonski