Consumer Advisory Board
The Consumer Advisory Board (CAB) of the Community Counseling Center (CCC) meets monthly for the purpose of providing input for the Center's service delivery and to develop initiatives that promote awareness regarding the stigma associated with mental illness. CAB advises, plans, monitors and advocates on behalf of consumers of service. Any CCC consumer of service or family member is eligible for membership. The Board meets monthly and is open to all CCC consumers. Attendees may address the Board regarding any issue involving the delivery of service or any issue effecting their health or well being.
The Consumer Advisory Board (CAB) officers include the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer who are elected annually. The CAB President and Vice President represent consumers as voting members on the Center's Governing and Foundation Boards, respectively. A monthly consumer report is presented at each meeting of the Governing and Foundation Boards.
The Consumer Advisory Board also operates the Talk, Listen, Care (TLC) Line. The TLC Line is a Missouri Department of Mental Health funded telephone reassurance program operated by consumers, for consumers. The TLC Line is available 365 days a year and operates from 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. daily. The TLC Line provides support to persons living alone or who just need someone to listen. Consumers can call 651-3642 in the Cape Girardeau Area or toll free 1-877-626-0638.
Anyone wishing to gain more information about the Consumer Advisory Board may contact any of the Community Counseling Center's offices located in Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Madison, Perry, Ste. Genevieve Counties.