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The purpose of the Office of Consumer and Family Affairs (OFCA) is to empower consumers and family members by assuring their interests are represented and their input is considered in DMHA planning and policy development.
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 training consumers and families in effective advocacy skills. Advocacy and leadership training are a growing part of OCFA responsibilities. 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. Training seminars are offered through the DMHA and address these different levels of advocacy. OCFA partners on training seminars with the Olmstead Coalition of Marion County, a coalition of the mental health organizations in Marion County.
Persons with disabilities should be able to:
Bruce VanDusen, Bureau Chief
Office of Consumer and Family Affairs
Division of Mental Health and Addiction
402 W. Washington St. W353
Indianapolis IN 46204