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The Ohio Empowerment Coalition Needs Your Help!




The Ohio Empowerment Coalition is engaged in reaching out to individuals aged 18-26 who are consumers of mental health to better understand the unique issues young adults encounter.  In addition, the Ohio Empowerment Coalition is incredibly interested in collaborating with young adults to connect individuals to recovery oriented programming and peer support networks. 

OEC is heavily invested in working to ensure young adults feel empowered to utilize their own voices and lived experiences to advocate on behalf of the issues they feel are important!


In addition, the Ohio Empowerment coalition is also involved in creation of the Legacy Council.  This is a Council made up entirely of young adults who are interested in actively participating in the advocacy process.  This group is a network of peers serving peers.  We unify our voices, other youth and young adult organizations in support of issues that affect us. We are our OWN advocates and we empower other youth and young adults to be advocates as well.


Check out pictures from Children's Mental Health Day at the Ohio Statehouse!



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The Ohio Empowerment Coalition has teamed up with a wide range of provider organizations and nonprofits as well as the Ohio Department of Mental Health and county behavioral health boards to collaborate on a SAMHSA funded project which aims to engage young adults in creating community based services that address their own unique needs. Engaging the New Generation to Achieve their Goals through Empowerment or ENGAGE Project, will hopefully identify the specific and unique obstacles Ohio's young adult population face in both seeking services and advocating for change.


It is imperative for these projects to include the voices of young adults in order to succeed.  If you are interested in participating in any aspect of advocacy, please feel free to contact Mona Duffy Arrington via email:







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