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: W. Thomson McCorkle
AZHope, Inc.4067 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85712
Chief Executive Officer: Dan Haley
AZRecovery Empowerment Network (REN)PO Box 7732
Phoenix, AZ 85011-7732
CEO: April Dickerson
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: Andrea Wagner
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
Interim CEO: Sheri Hall
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
Executive Director: Michaela Fissell
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-Directors: Marc Jacques and Diane Waye
DCConsumer Action Network (CAN)1300 L. St., NW Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
Board Chair: Deborah Griffin
GAGeorgia Mental
Health Consumer Network
246 Sycamore St.
Suite 260
Decatur, GA 30030
800-297-6146 or 404-687-9487
Interim Executive Director: Chris Johnson
HIUnited Self Help277 Oahu Ave., Suite 204H
Honolulu, HI 96815
808-947-5558 or 866-866-4357
Director: William Bowles
IALife Connections Peer Recovery Services916 11th Street
Dewitt, IA 52742
(563) 659-9027
Executive Director: Todd Noack
ILGift of Voice903 N. 2nd St. Ste. B
Edwardsville, IL 62025
CEO: AJ French
INKEY Consumer Organization, Inc. 4755 Kingsway Drive, Suite 325
Indianapolis, Indiana 46205
800-933-KEYS (5397) or 317-205-2500
Executive Director: Sarah Gunther
KSKansas Consumer
AC for Adult Mental Health
Office: 238 N. Mead
Wichita, KS 67202
Mail: PO Box 485
Colby, KS 67701
Interim Co-Directors: Koleen Garrison and Melissa Patrick
Office: 316-978-5842
Cell Phone: 785-432-0412
KSPoetry for Personal Power4328 Madison Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64111
Interim CEO: Sherri Hall
LAMeaningful Minds United222 Mayo Street
Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 554-5705
President/CEO: Jennifer Randal-Thorpe
MAKiva Centers206 S Bridge Street
Auburn, MA 01501
Executive Director: Brenda Vezina
MAWildflower AllianceWildflower Alliance has 6 centers and a peer respite.413-539-5941, 866-641-2853
Executive Director: Sera Davidow
MDOn Our Own of Maryland7310 Esquire Court, 3rd Floor, Mailbox 15
Elkridge, MD 21075
800-704-0262, 410-540-9020
Executive Director: Katie Rouse
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
Interim CEO: Sherri Hall
MTMontana’s Peer Network109 E. Lewis Street
Livingston, MT 59047
Executive Director: Jim Hajny
NEMental Health Association of Nebraska1645 N St., Suite A
Lincoln, NE 68508
Executive Director: Kasey Moyer
NHNew Hampshire Peer Voice55 Summer Street
Rochester, NH 03876
Chairperson: Martha Hewitt
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
CEO: Victor Luna
NYMental Health Empowerment
Project - New York
3 Atrium Drive, Suite 205
Albany, NY 12205
Executive Director: Amy Colesante
NYPeopleUSA126 Innis Ave.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
CEO: Steve Miccio
NCNorth Carolina Consumer Advocacy, Networking, and Support Organization (NC CANSO)2790 Birchwood Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27107
Executive Director: Laurie Coker
NCPromise Resource Network1041 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC 28205704-776-6708
CEO: Cherene Caraco
OROregon Mental Health Consumer/Psychiatric Survivor Coalition (OCSC)PO Box 11284
Eugene, OR 97440-3484
President: Rebecca Edens
ORPeerlink10373 NE Hancock Street, Suite 132 Portland, OR 97220888-820-0138
ORProject ABLE1599 State Street
Salem, OR 97301
Executive Director: Nancy Snider
Mental Health Consumers
2551 Walnut Street
Harrisburg, PA 17103

Mailing Address:
1425 Crooked Hill Road
PO Box 61620
Harrisburg, PA 17106
717-221-1022 or Toll Free 1-800-887-6422
Director: Kathy Quick
SCSouth Carolina
427 Meeting St.
W. Columbia, SC 29169
Executive Director: Bonnie Pate
TNTennessee Mental Health Consumers' Association3931 Gallatin Pike
Nashville, TN 37216
888-539-0393 or 615-250-1176
President: Anthony Fox
TXProsumers International6800 Park Ten Blvd, Suite 220-N
San Antonio, TX 78213
VAVOCAL, Inc.1904 Byrd Ave.
Suite 111
Richmond, VA 23230
Acting Executive Director: Heather Orrock
VTVermont Psychiatric Survivors128 Merchants Row
Suite 606
Rutland, VT 05743
Executive Director: Walt Wade
WIWisconsin Milkweed Alliance, Inc.1700 Tainter St., Unit D
Menomonie, WI 54751
Board Chair: Victoria (Vic) Welle
WVWest Virginia Recovers134 W. Sioux Lane
Romney, WV 26757