Jul 062016

The Kansas Consumer Advisory Council for Adult Mental Health is currently accepting applications for open positions to be appointed on the Board of Directors!

Current positions open for appointment include:

Region 4 Representative
Must currently live in Region 4 to apply for this position. Counties represented include Clark, Comanche, Edwards, Finney, Ford, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearny, Kiowa, Lane, Meade, Morton, Scott, Seward, Stanton, Stevens and Wichita.

Urban CROs Representative
Must currently be a member of an urban CRO to apply for this position. Urban CROs include  Caring Place, Project Independence, S.I.D.E., Sunshine Connection, Recovery and Hope Network (RAHN), Caring Place, CROs Nest, and Morning Star.

Dual Diagnosis Representative
Must have a dual diagnosis (substance use and mental health) to apply for this position.

Native Communities Representative
You must live within a Native Community to apply for this position.

Application for Kansas CAC Board of Directors

Please send applications to
Kansas CAC
c/o Melissa Patrick
238 N Mead
Wichita, KS 67202

For more information please contact Gary Parker
garyjparkeratkansascacdotorg or (785) 432-0412

Apr 062016

The CAC would like to congratulate all who participated in the 2016 Trauma Informed Care training with members of Journey to Recovery and the CAC Board of Directors!! The training was held on March 31st & April 1st at the Best Western hotel near Park City.


Interested in bringing the Trauma Informed Care training to your organization? Contact Gary Parker for more information.

Gary J. Parker – Executive Director
(785) 432-0412

You may also find out more information about TIC on our website by clicking here.

Dec 172015

The Kansas Consumer Advisory Council for Adult Mental Health is currently accepting applications for our Consumer Run Organization (CRO) Support Specialist position. Please click on the links below for a detailed job description and a job application. If you have any questions please contact Gary Parker at garyjparkeratkansascacdotorg or (785) 432-0412.

CRO Support Specialist job description

Support Specialist Job Application

Sep 212015

We would like to take this opportunity to announce the new Executive Board for 2016!

President – Christine Thompson
Vice President – Carol Hewitt
Secretary – Shonna Reeser
Treasurer – Nancy Jensen

Congratulations to the newly elected Executive Board!

Sep 082015

Everyone is invited!

Join consumers across the nation in celebrating the 26th Annual National Recovery Month, sponsored by SAMHSA, with the Recovery Month kick off broadcasted live from Washington!

Date: Thursday, September 10th, 2015
Time: 8:30 AM, central time

Click the link below to find out more information about the live event and be sure to spread the word!!

Join the Voices for Recovery on September 10

Join the Voices for Recovery on September 10


Are you looking for more information about Recovery Month? Just click on the logo below or go to http://www.recoverymonth.gov
There you will find useful facts, press releases, a place where you can find Recovery Month activities happening in your area and much more!


Join the Voices for Recovery on September 10



Jul 262015

The Kansas Consumer Advisory Council would like to welcome our new board members to the Board of Directors!

Region 3 – Kathy Washington, Kansas City

Peers as Providers – Nancy Jensen, Wichita

Rural CROs – Shonna Reeser, Wellington


We also have vacant positions on the Board of Directors to be filled, including:

Region 4

Must be a resident of one of the following counties: Greeley, Wichita, Scott, Lane, Hamilton, Kearny, Finney, Hodgeman, Edwards, Stanton, Grant, Haskell, Gray, Ford, Kiowa, Morton Stevens, Seward, Meade, Clark, or Comanche.

Region 6

Must be a resident of one of the following counties: Cowley, Butler, Chase, Morris, Wabaunsee, Lyon, Greenwood, Chautauqua, Elk, Montgomery, Woodson, Coffey, Labette, Cherokee, Osage, Anderson, Franklin, Miami, Linn, Neosho, Crawford, Bourbon, or Allen.

Dual Diagnosis

Must have co-occurring mental health and substance abuse diagnosis.

Emerging Leader of Tomorrow

Must be older than 18 and no older than 25 years of age at time of application.


If you would like more information or are interested in submitting an application, you can visit the Board of Directors page and you will find some more information, as well as a link to the application.

Feb 122015

Call for awards nominations!

Do you know of someone who deserves recognition for their efforts? Below you will find a link to the award nomination packet for the 2015 Annual Recovery Conference.


2015 Awards Nomination Packet

Feb 062015

Please be advised that workshop proposals for the 2015 Annual Recovery Conference are now due no later than SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH, 2015!