Finding Our Voice
National Empowerment Center
California Network of Mental Health Clients
Finding our Voice is a joint project of the California Network of Mental Health Clients and the National Empowerment Center to assist client leaders throughout the state of California to play an active role in policy formation and peer support in their local communities, and to advance mental health systems transformation. These leaders are playing a key role in ensuring that systems are client-driven as emphasized in the New Freedom Commission Report (2003). This website is set up to share resources, information, problem solving ideas, and support as client leaders throughout the state of California work to transform the mental health systems in their local areas.
Finding Our Voice Teleconference Notes 11/13/06. Including update on each Region's work. (pdf 87KB - 4 pages)
emPowerment Presentation - PDF (3.25 MB, 24 pages)
Get Inspired - Stories of successful consumer-run programs.
Websites and information from each of the Regions in California:
A Resource List for Grant Writing, News and Updates, Not-for-profit Information, Recovery Oriented Information, Technical Assistance, General Resources
Planning Your Advocacy Effort:
Effective Advocacy Happens in Groups Tactics to Create ChangeOverview of the Legislative Process with a sample letter, fact sheet, resourcesTips for Connecting with your Local Media