OCSC heads to Washington D.C.

US Capitol in Washington D.C.

OCSC is heading to Washington D.C. to join up with the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR) for Capitol Hill Day on July 31st 2018 where people will be meeting with US Congresspersons in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.  July 29th-August 3rd is the Alternatives Conference (See: https://www.alternatives-conference.org/) and on July 30th the national meeting of NCMHR …

OCSC discusses name change

Oregon Capitol Interior

Leaders of OCSC in prior years seeing considerable overlap with NCMHR (National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery) were at one point preparing to change the name to OCMHR.  Today, however, OCSCs board members are taking many considerations into account for deciding how the organization shall proceed with a name change, if at all.  Preserving civil rights and cognitive liberties, reducing …

Peer Support and CCBHCs: What Where How?

Oregon map of Certified Behavioral Health Clinics

CCBHCs are Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics where people can go to receive peer support and other services. Oregon was one of 8 states chosen for this federal demonstration project after a year of hard work planning and screening sites in 2016. As of April 2017, these sites are supposed to be operational with funding up to 24 months (2 …

Pennies for Peers Making Change Campaign

Pennies for Peers Making Change

OCSCs Pennies for Peers Making Change Campaign is all about change!  Many peers need financial assistance to attend trainings, meetings, rallies, and other events to find, develop and exercise their voices – individually and collectively in a united voice for change.  We can raise funds *and* awareness by pooling resources, reaching out to our communities, and extending support — one …