Advocacy Task Force
The Community Mental Health of Ottawa County Advocacy Task Force has been formed to provide additional assistance, information, and support to our consumers and their families. We recognize our consumers and their families may occasionally need assistance in navigating the mental health system and/or a “neutral” party to answer questions and provide support. We are working closely with the ARC – Advocacy & Resource Center of Ottawa County, Disability Network Lakeshore, and other community partners to assure these resources are known and available to our consumers. Future work will include training for Independent Facilitators for Person Centered Planning meetings, regular updates related to consumer rights and protections on our website, and creation of “contract provider community liaisons” - “go to” people involved in service delivery who are likely the first point of contact with consumers and families who have concerns and questions.
If you are interested in learning more about the Advocacy Task Force or would like any of the assistance mentioned above, please contact Anna Bednarek, our Program and Community Development Coordinator at (616) 494-5545 or firstname.lastname@example.org.