The Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) is seeking individuals and family members of individuals who have received mental health and/or behavioral health services to participate in a Consumer and Family Discussion with a representative of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) as a part of the 2018 Community Mental Health Services Block Grant Site Visit.

The Consumer and Family Discussion will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 10AM-12:30PM.  Participants may attend in person at the OMHSAS Office in Commonwealth Tower, Strawberry Square (320 Market Street, Harrisburg) or via conference call.  SAMHSA requested that the individuals/family members in the Consumer and Family Group Discussion NOT be Planning Council Members.  However, OMHSAS welcomes referrals from Planning Council Members.

A separate meeting is scheduled for the Mental Health Planning Council (MHPC) to provide feedback as a part of this site visit.  Planning Council members will receive a separate email from their MHPC committee co-chairs regarding the MHPC feedback session.

SAMHSA also requested that individuals/family members participating in this discussion represent a broad demographic.  In order to ensure this, OMHSAS is including a demographic survey as a part of the request to participate form.

Request to Participate Forms must be returned to Jill Stemple at no later than 5PM on Friday, February 15, 2018.  If you have any questions, please contact Jill Stemple at 717-409-3790 or