We need dedicated consumer advocates to serve on our Board of Directors. If you might be interested in serving, please fill out our application form.
Executive Director position open for Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence (MACC). The primary function of the Executive Director is to implement the strategic goals and objectives of the organization, work directly with the Board Chair, and enable the Board to fulfill its governance function. Check out the full job posting here: more info
Executive Director position open for Friends of the Castle, Inc. Friends of the Castle is a Peer Support Organization located in Montgomery County. Click here to download the full job posting.
Executive Director position open for Mental Health America of Franklin County. Check out the full job posting here: more info
Current positions at Southeast Inc. (Service Specialists, etc): more info
Consumer Family Partnership Team
OhioMHAS has new guidelines for CFPT scholarships, mileage reimbursement, etc for consumer involvement in state stakeholder groups and committees. Please click here for more information.
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Health Transformation Information
We envision that all people whose lives have been affected by mental illness and addiction will live a meaningful life of wellness by implementing their choices in an accepting and supportive community.
The Ohio Empowerment Coalition, Inc. is a consumer-operated organization that consists of members statewide who are united to provide a platform for the voice of people with mental illness; to support persons and groups working to transform systems, and to promote wellness, mental health recovery, and resilience.
Our 5 Core Strategies
1.) To inspire hope and promote recovery
2.) To foster inclusive statewide outreach and involvement
3.) To facilitate empowerment and create leadership
4.) To advocate for consumer voice on social justice
5.) To provide education opportunities
Peer Supporter Training
Please submit an application even if there is no training scheduled yet in your area. This will ensure you are contacted when one is scheduled.
Click here for the application.
OPS Training Schedule
Every confirmed training will be posted here and on our calendar
Stark: March 2-6, 2015
Stark: March 30 - April 3, 2015
Zanesville: April 13-17, 2015
Stark: May 4-8, 2015
Peer Support Technical Assistance Calls
OhioMHAS and Case Western Reserve University are facilitating Peer Support TA Calls to provide an accessible venue for Peer Support staff to both give and receive support from each other. This is a great networking opportunity! Click here to see the flyer and get more information.
We are pleased and proud to announce that one of our Peer Supporter Training facilitators, Nancy Montagna of Northeast Ohio, and one of our CPSs and Board Members, Marla Chudy of Northwest Ohio, have each published a book!
You can read about Nancy's book "What's Behind the Smile? My Journey with Bi-Polar Disorder" here.
You can read about Marla's book "Somewhere Under the Rainbow" here.
Congratulations, Marla and Nancy!
Take the Ohio Association of Foodbanks' Survey on Health Navigation
If you a Peer Supporter, or work at an organization who serves peers and/or populations who will be affected by healthcare changes, click here to take the survey! It will provide valuable information regarding the needs and current resources Ohio has to educate Ohioans about their coverage options.
Local DBSA Chapters
New Depression Bi-polar Support Alliance chapter in Columbiana County! Click here for info.
The Zanesville/ Muskingum County DMSA Chapter received a 2012 DBSA Rookie Award for their outstanding first year bringing supports to their area! Check out the announcement here.
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