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The purpose of the Office of Consumer and Family Affairs (OCFA) is to empower individuals living with mental health and /or addiction issues and their family members by assuring their interests are represented and their input is considered in DMHA planning and policy development.
The Office of Consumer and Family Affairs also provides technical assistance and oversight to consumer and family-controlled organizations who apply for, receive, and implement FSSA grants and/or contracts.
Mission in action:
The goals of OFCA are summed up in four objectives:
What can we offer you?
The Office of Consumer and Family Affairs (OCFA) is committed to the training of consumers and families in effective advocacy skills. Advocacy and leadership training are a growing part of OCFA strategy. Advocacy training works to build the skills necessary to advocate on many levels, either to improve your personal medical treatment plan or to bring people together to work toward systems change. OCFA supports groups who do advocacy training as it relates to the overall strategy of DMHA, consumers, and family members statewide.
Persons with mental health and /or addiction issues should be able to:
Office of Consumer and Family Affairs
Division of Mental Health and Addiction
402 W. Washington St. W353
Indianapolis, IN 46204