Consumer Connections

Consumer Connections is a nationally recognized program which recruits, trains, and supports consumers of mental health services working to become providers of mental health services. The program operates a job bank and works with mental health providers in New Jersey to expand employment opportunities for consumer providers. Consumer Connections offers courses which meet the educational requirements and lead to Certification as a Recovery Support Practitioner (CRSP) as well as Certification as a Co-occurring Disorders Professional (CCDP). For more information contact one of our interim program contacts, Training Coordinators:  Maria Lambarski for the Southern Region at or 973-632-1685 or, or Frank Garris for the Northern Region at 908-810-1001, ext. 315 or

Core Training Program Application Updated Aug. 25, 2014

About Consumer Connections

A Brief History of Consumer Connections

Consumer Connections Information Packet (Printable)

Employment and Workforce Development (Including Access to Job Bank and Internships)

Frequently Asked Questions

Technical Assistance for Employers

Work and Wellness Forums

Consumer Connections Trainings

Core Training

Peer Specialist Training 

Specialty Training

Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP)



Funding for Superstorm Sandy Recovery
Efforts through Generous Grants from:
American Red Cross Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Mental Health Association in New Jersey, Inc.

Address: 88 Pompton Avenue, Verona, NJ 07044

Telephone: 1.800.367.8850 Toll-Free

FAX: 973.857.1777

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