The Office of Consumer Affairs recruits youth, adults, and family members of children who have lived with mental illness, emotional challenges, or trauma to share their experiences in hope, healing, resilience and recovery with Iowa's Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Disability Services.
As a peer support network, it carries information about Iowa programs, services and initiatives to Iowans living with mental illness through its regional staff and advisory councils, newsletter, website http://ocaiowa.org, annual conference and periodic seminars and forums.
All Office of Consumer Affairs staff are people who live with mental illness or have family members who live with mental illness. Staff believe that state policy must reflect "nothing about us without us." We encourage you to make the Office of Consumer Affairs a resource!
Learn more about mental health services in Iowa through periodic trainings and forums
Jason Orent, State Director
Jackie Dieckmann, Region 1
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Brent Wightman, Region 2
David Lange, Region 3
Jorge Pena, Region 4
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Jim Paprocki, Region 5
Additional Phone: 515-212-8156
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