From The Executive Director
Jack Cameron Wants You! For the OEC Board of Directors
We need dedicated consumer advocates to serve on our Board of Directors. If you might be interested in serving, please complete the Board Application Form and return ASAP.
Health Transformation Information
We are in the process of scheduling our next CPS training, and will announce the dates and location ASAP. In the meantime, feel free to fill out our application.
Young Adult CPS
We are very excited about the development of our Young Adult CPS Training for individuals between the ages of 18 and 26. Please find that application here, and contact Mona Duffy with questions regarding the application process and when the first training is scheduled to be held.
Veteran's Administration Peer Support Hiring Initiative
Community Resource Navigator at Shawnee Mental Health (Scioto, Adams, and Lawrence Counties)
High-Risk Community Liaisons:
Central Region: more info
Cincinnati: more info
Western Region: more info
Current positions at Southeast Inc. (Service Specialists, etc):
PROPOSAL TO CLARIFY OHIO'S EXISTING COURT ORDERED OUTPATIENT TREATMENT LAW RECEIVES BILL NUMBER IN OHIO SENATE
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT:
STATE LEGISLATIVE RESOURCES:
FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE RESOURCES:
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
Click above for the flyer, and click here for the official registration form!
Young Adult CPS Training Program is now accepting applications!
Click on the "Young Adult Programs" tab above for more information.
Applications due May 30th
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 healthcase 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 has received a 2012 DBSA Rookie Award for their outstanding first year bringing supports to their area! Check out the announcement here. They are also throwing a fundraiser /Kentucky Derby party May 4th.
CPS Page Update!
The CPS Page has been updated with new and exciting Continuing Education Units to maintain your certificate!
OEC featured by the Statewide Consumer Networks Institute's a second time!
You can read the September 2012 "Grantee Spotlight," which recognizes OEC's work on the Statewide Networking Project here.
The OEC has been invited to take part in SAMHSA's Social Inclusion Campaign
This grant will create the opportunity for OEC to advance the initiatives of SAMHSA's Social Inclusion Campaign related to public education and the utilization of social media tools to reach out to underserved populations and young adults in transition.
Specifically, it will afford us the ability to adapt our current Certified Peer Specialist training to create a Youth-Oriented CPS program aimed to more accurately address the unique issues that youth-in-transition and young adults ages 18-26 encounter. We are grateful and eager to begin our work on these socially-relevant and necessary endeavors!
ODMH, ODADAS Merge
Regional conference features consumer artwork & talent!
6797 N. High
St. Ste 238 Columbus, OH 43085-2533
Funded By: The Ohio Department Of Mental Health