About Consumer Connections

Mission Statement

Consumer Connections, a program of the Mental Health Association in New Jersey, is dedicated to strengthening and expanding peer workforce development. Through the creation of high quality training and educational opportunities, our goal is to empower individuals working as Peer Specialists to use their lived experience to support others in moving toward wellness and recovery.


Consumer Connections Vision Statement

To offer state of the art training and support to peers seeking to develop the skills and competencies necessary to work as Peer Recovery Specialists in the State of NJ.


Consumer Connections Values

  • Ensure that Consumer Connections screening and application processes provide opportunity for informed decision-making, appropriate selection of candidates, and viable alternatives to each peer seeking guidance.


  • Ensure that the Consumer Connection Core Training program learning objectives and content are current and offer viable peer recovery specialist competencies.


  • Address any grievances or appeals from participants regarding the Core training.


  • Ensure that Consumer Connections policies and procedures reflect established and best practices for professional peer workforce development.


  • Ensure that CRSP certification and re-certification processes and training opportunities are relevant, and clearly presented to Core peer graduates.


  • Ensure that consumers are provided continuing education opportunities which support competency and further vocational development to achieving and sustaining their role as professional peer recovery specialists.


  • Advocate within the state to establish higher education learning opportunities, and expansion of professional career opportunities for Peer Specialists.


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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: 673 Morris Ave., Suite 100
                        Springfield, NJ 07081

Telephone: 1.800.367.8850 Toll-Free

FAX: 973-218-0636

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