“Alone we can do little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller
Advocacy, Choices & Empowerment or ACE, Inc. is a consumer driven agency and caring community whose mission is to reduce the isolation of consumers of mental health agencies, and to improve their quality of life. This goal is met by challenging, encouraging and offering hope to our members through peer support, educational services, social and recreational activities, advocacy, and opportunities for community involvement.
ACE is a Consumer Operated Service, with a minimum 51% of mental health consumers on our board of directors. Because of this, we believe in recovery, and the activities we provide our members are always chosen with a focus on recovery and wellness. One such meaningful activity is our Create-A-Card workshop program in which our members can learn new skills, discover hidden talents and gain a sense of accomplishment.
These handcrafted cards are mindfully created by members of ACE, and designed by Polly Patin-Mellor, as part of a workshop pilot project. We are selling our cards to pay for future programs at ACE that will benefit those who live with mental illness and reside in Tuscarawas County. Each card comes with an envelope and is contained in a plastic sleeve. They are hand-embossed, individually decorated and beautifully made, though not always perfect (just like each of us). We hope you will support us with a purchase!