From the
Executive Director

Our Vision


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 fill out our application form.


Upcoming Events

OEC's Biennial Regional Conferences

October 3, 2014: Sandusky
October 18, 2014: Columbus
November 14, 2014: Cincinnati

We will post conference fliers and details as we have them!


Consumer Family Partnership Team

To see OhioMHAS's new guidelines for CFPT, please click here.


Health Transformation Information

OEC's Health Home & Peer Support Webinar Powerpoint (2/5/13)


About Medicaid Health Homes


Job Opportunities

Open Positions at Shawnee Mental Health (Scioto, Adams, and Lawrence Counties).  Often employ Health Navigators; check their job posting here: more info

High-Risk Community Liaisons
Central Region: more info
Cincinnati: more info
Western Region: more info


Current positions at Southeast Inc. (Service Specialists, etc):  more info


Advocacy Update:


to view SB 350

more info

OEC's response

to provide feedback



helpful info


Ohio Legislative Service Commission



library of congress

bipartisan policy center


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.

Our Mission

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






Certified Peer Supporter Training

Every confirmed training will be posted below.

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.

If you have filled out an application in the past (before September 2013, using our long-form application), please resubmit an application.


CPS Training Schedule

 September 8-12:  Chillicothe

September 15-19: Columbus (no longer limited to Franklin County!)

October 13-17: Cincinnati


Local Authors

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!


Young Adult Recovery Leadership Academy

This training will come to fruition Summer 2014 thanks to a SAMHSA's Social Inclusion grant.  Young adults (ages 18-26) will be taught the fundamentals of recovery, peer support, advocacy, and leadership so they can success in their journey to becoming Ohio's next generation of recovery movement leaders!

Click here for the flier.

Click here for the application.


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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Ohio Behavioral Health e-newsletter

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Funded By: The Ohio Department Of Mental Health and Addiction Services