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Program Information
Program Name: 9 Muses Art Center
Agency Name: Mental Health Association of Southeast Florida
Year the Program was Started: 1996
Public Contact Person: Anita Godfrey
Address: 7139 W. Oakland Park Blvd.
Lauderhill, FL 33313
Telephone #: 954-746-2055
Fax #: 954-746-6373
Email Address: 9Muses@mhabroward.org
Website URL: www.mhabroward.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Recreation/Arts
Target Participants:
Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: 1. To promote wellness through empowerment. 2. Teach and model self-advocacy. 3. Link participants to resources
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To work for mental health and victory over mental illness through education, prevention, advocacy and empowerment.
Additional Information: 9 Muses art gallery is a project designed to provide those with behavioral illness the opportunity for expression and recovery through the arts. Participants are free to choose from a broad array of visual and performing arts. Classes and personalized instruction along with individual studio time allow each artist to create according to his/her own personal "muse". 9 Muses is open to persons also engaging in stimulating activity without regard to labels. Artistic expression and community integration at 9 Muses promote understanding and acceptance both for those with illness and for those without. Together our members make a difference, challenging stigma, embracing expression and creating opportunity via the arts.
Program Information
Program Name: A New Life Peer Resource Center
Agency Name: Mental Health Association of SE Penna.
Year the Program was Started:
Public Contact Person: Jacqui Williams
Address: 3119 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Telephone #: 215-243-0550
Fax #: 215-243-0903
Email Address: jwilliams@mhasp.org
Website URL: www.mhasp.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Young Adults, Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available:
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: Helping people to help themselves. Peer Support . Empowerment/Advocacy.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Outcomes have been assessed for this program. (A major survey was done by the agency. It was very well received.)
Program Mission Statement: To provide a safe haven for adults which promotes ongoing recovery through peer support, advocacy, empowerment and social skills development in a culturally competent manner.
Program Information
Program Name: A.R.E. Drop In Centers
Agency Name: A.R.E.
Year the Program was Started: 2006
Public Contact Person: Kenneth Walter
Address: 1009 W. Michigan Ave
Jackson, MI 49202
Telephone #: (517) 817-0042
Fax #: (517) 788-8630
Email Address: kwalter@dropincenters.org
Website URL: www.dropincenters.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recreation/Arts
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? Yes
Program Goals: A.R.E. = Activities, Recovery, Empowerment
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Additional Information: Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Saturday 9 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Sunday Noon - 5 p.m. | Holiday Hours may vary (The Drop In may stay open late if arrangements have been made ahead of time.)
Program Information
Program Name: Achraiyut
Agency Name: Jewish Attention to Mental Illness/ Stl (or JAMI/Stl)
Year the Program was Started: 1992
Public Contact Person: Ellen Rosenbaum
Address: 2100 East Drive
St. Louis, MO 63131
Telephone #: (314) 994-1542
Email Address: rosenfein@sbcglobal.net
Program Category: Support Group, Other
Target Participants:
Other
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: None
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Achraiyut means "to accept responsibility" in Hebrew. Our group is for Jewish persons with a mental illness who are taking the responsibility to make the best of their lives.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Achraiyut is a a support group for Jewish Persons with a mental illness who are taking the responsibility to make the best of their lives.
Additional Information: This is the first group of its kind and may still be the only support group for Jewish persons with a mental illness.
Program Information
Program Name: Advocacy and Education MHA-Wilson
Year the Program was Started: Before 1965
Public Contact Person: Jennifer Hancock
Address: 106 East Vance Street
Wilson, NC 27893
Telephone #: 252-243-2773
Fax #: 252-243-2773
Email Address: mhawilson@embarqmail.com
Website URL: www.facebook.com/people/Mha-Wilson-Mha-Wilson/100000128894555?_fb_noscript=1
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, Co-occurring substance abuse, Co-occurring HIV/AIDS, Co-occurring MR/DD, Trauma Survivors, Persons on Inpatient Units, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, Children, Families of Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults, Other
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: $40,000-$70,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Some
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: “Promoting Mental Health Wellness, mental health diagnosis, quality services,and advocacy for individuals dealing with mental health issues.”
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: “To promote Mental Health Wellness, mental health diagnosis, quality services, and advocacy for individuals dealing with mental health issues.”
Additional Information: Purist advocacy organization committed to true advocacy.
Program Information
Program Name: Advocacy Education Training Course
Agency Name: Advocacy Unlimited, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 1994
Public Contact Person: Norm Kidwell
Address: 300 Russell Road
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Telephone #: 860-667-0460
Fax #: 860-667-2240
Email Address: webmaster@mindlink.org
Website URL: www.mindlink.org
Program Category: Other
Target Participants:
Other
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula
Cost for materials? No
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Outcomes have been assessed for this program.
Program Mission Statement: "The mission of Advocacy Unlimited, Inc. is to improve the quality of life for all persons in recovery from psychiatric disabilities and co-occuring disabilities through education in self, systems, and legislative advocacy skills."
Additional Information: Education Program: Our Advocacy Education Training Course provides advocacy skills training to persons in recovery from psychiatric disabilities and co-occurring disabilities. While focusing on self, systems, and legislative advocacy skills, the course also covers many other important topics and skills, such as the Advocacy Movement, the ADA, stigma, public speaking, time management, and goal setting. It is one of the most comprehensive education courses in the nation for persons in recovery. Classes are held one day each week during the 16-week semester. Class size is limited to afford plenty of individual attention. Individuals selected to participate in the Advocacy Education Training Course must make a commitment to volunteer six hours of their time each week for six months at an agency or clubhouse in their local area following their graduation. They are responsible for arranging presentations and workshops where others can attend and learn from people with expertise in pertinent topics and subjects, thereby encouraging the network to flourish. In addition, following graduation, the advocates meet every other month on a Saturday to keep up-to-date and to continue learning in support of their advocacy efforts.
Program Information
Program Name: Advocacy Initiative Network of Maine
Year the Program was Started: 1999
Public Contact Person: Lydia Richard
Address: PO Box 878
Bangor, ME 04402
Telephone #: 207-941-4734
Fax #: 207-561-5050
Email Address: info@thenetwork123.com
Website URL: www.thenetwork123.com
Program Category: Advocacy, Recovery Education, Technical Assistance
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: 1. To support local peer initiatives & consumers in becoming strong & valued partners in Maine's mental health & community support system. 2. To facilitate the provision of TA in training consumers by accessing local, regional, state & national resources. 3. Assist local peer initiatives & consumers to identify & acquire a range of leadership & other skills essential to both personal recovery & system change. 4. Promote the application of leadership skills & organizational capacity to systems change strategies & actions at state & local levels. 5. Articulate & implement a plan for sustaining infrastruction enhancements after Center for Mental Health support ends.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Through a SAMSHA grant our Leadership Academy was assessed by the Muskie School for Public Service
Program Mission Statement: To support the creation and sustainability of programs & initiatives that provide a better quality of life for Maine consumers.
Program Information
Program Name: Advocacy, Peer Support, Education, Information & Referral
Agency Name: Mental Health Association of Tarrant County
Year the Program was Started: Before 1965
Address: 3136 W. 4th Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Telephone #: (817) 335-5405
Fax #: (817)334-0025
Email Address: mhatc@mhatc.org
Website URL: www.mhatc.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Other
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 10-20
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: Provide mental health consumers, family members and professionals educational opportunities, advocacy, information and referral, and peer support in Tarrant and surrounding areas.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Wellness Recovery Action Planning classes have been evaluated externally through research and internally through pre-post testing.
Program Mission Statement: The mission of MHATC is to promote mental health, advocate for improved care and treatment of persons with mental illness, provide assistance through social support, community education, information, referral, and advocacy for residents in long term care.
Program Information
Program Name: Alameda County Network of Mental Health Clients
Year the Program was Started: 1988
Public Contact Person: Katrina Killian
Address: 3238 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
Telephone #: (510) 652-5891
Fax #: (510) 652-4577
Email Address: alcountynet@aol.com
Website URL: banmhc.org
Program Category: Other
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 20+
Paid Part-Time: 10-20
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To help members achieve goals they choose including: housing, income, education, health, reducing personal habits which interfere with achieving their goals, developing meaningful relationships and participating in the community in whatever ways they choose.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The misson of the Alameda County Network of Mental Health Clients (the Network) shall be to improve the quality of life of mental health clients within Alameda County by promoting freedom of choice, empowerment, and independent living within the community.
Program Information
Program Name: Alaska Youth and Family Network
Year the Program was Started: 2001
Public Contact Person: Frances Purdy
Address: 401 E. Northern Lights Suite 100
Anchorage, AK 99503
Telephone #: (907) 770-4979
Fax #: (907) 770-4997
Email Address: ayfn@ayfn.org
Website URL: www.ayfn.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Children, Families of Children, Adolescents, Young Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 5-10
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: Support parents to navigate services for their children with behavioral health concerns, teach specialized parenting skills, teach wellness recovery management to all members of the family, advocate for a family/youth driven system of care
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Internal assessment of individual wellness skills and followup placement information (frequency of use residential services)
Program Mission Statement: Advocating for an effective and inclusive mental health & substance abuse treatment system for Alaskan families
Additional Information: AYFN outstations Peer Navigators at local behavioral health centers throughout the state to support family members, teach parenting classes and youth wellness & recovery management classes. Peer Navigators are also available for family members needing assistance with any system (education, housing, child protection etc). Peer Navigation is billed to Medicaid and funded by public and private grants. Family members are invited and supported in serving on local,state and national policy committees.
Program Information
Program Name: Albuquerque Center for Hope and Recovery
Year the Program was Started: 2000
Public Contact Person: Debi Biringer
Address: 1027 San Mateo SE
Albuquerque, NM 87035
Telephone #: 505-256-8289
Fax #: 505-266-6909
Email Address: adic1@msn.com
Website URL: www.abqchr.org/index.html
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: None
Cost for materials? N/A
Program Goals: ADIC strives to provide a safe, stigma free environment that promotes recovery from mental illness and co-occuring substance abuse/alcoholism.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Information
Program Name: Alyssum Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2011
Public Contact Person: Gloria van den Berg
Address: 927 Rt 100 North
Rochester, VT 05767
Telephone #: 802-767-6000
Fax #: 802-767-6001
Email Address: Alyssum.ed@gmail.com
Website URL: Alyssum.org
Program Category: Crisis Prevention/Respite, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 10-20
Volunteers: 1-2
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: Education about self-empowerment. Daily skills, spirituality, away from "mental illness"
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Very little to date. Guest response to the program has been overwhelmingly positive, Improvement of state of being is in the high 90% and occupancy has a revolving wait list.
Program Mission Statement: Is to provide a peer operated holistic approach to mental wellness and recovery for Vermonters who are experiencing emotional crisis. This alternative to psychiatric hospitalization will provide a safe, mutually supportive, non-judgmental, educational and self-empowering environment. Alyssum will afford individuals the opportunity to engage in the principles of wellness, recovery and peer support and to emerge from crisis with wisdom and the personal responsibility skills for living well.
Program Information
Program Name: Amazing Place
Agency Name: San Bernadino County Department of Behavioral Health
Year the Program was Started: 2003
Public Contact Person: David Miller
Address: 934 North Mountain Avenue
Suite C
Upland, CA 91786
Telephone #: (909) 579-8157
Email Address: info@amazingplace.org
Website URL: www.amazingplace.org
Program Category: Clubhouse
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Outpatient psychiatric treatment facility
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: 1) Recovery 2) Re-entry into the community (schooling, jobs, etc.)
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: We talk to our members about their future and goals for the future. Four of our members have just been hired by the county under the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). Several other members have taken steps to become formal volunteers. We also have members who have been hired for jobs outside the county. Still other members have or will be returning to school. We also have a literacy group on site that teaches adults to read.
Program Mission Statement: Amazing Place is founded on the principle that, given the opportunity, members will take charge of their own recovery. As a community, we are here to encourage personal discovery in a dynamic atmosphere of support and mutual respect. This occurs in the form of a variety of educational and therapeutic classes, peer support, social activities, and a connection to the larger community. We honor each member's unique journey and, therefore, we continually strive to create a safe environment that promotes and nurtures personal growth and recovery.
Additional Information: The Amazing Place has many member-run groups and classes. These groups include, but are not limited to, diabetes support, discussion groups, spirituality, literacy, photography, womens', men's, creative writing mediation, and self-esteem, as well as sever craft and ceramics groups and many more. Members have a also been trained to run WRAP groups. The Amazing Place has grown in numbers so much that we are out-growing our facility.
Program Information
Program Name: Amistad
Year the Program was Started: 1982
Public Contact Person: Peter Driscoll
Address: PO Box 992
Portland, ME 04101
Telephone #: 207-773-1956
Fax #: 207-773-2087
Email Address: amistad1@maine.rr.com
Website URL: www.amistadinc.com/
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 10-20
Paid Part-Time: 10-20
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Provide a welcomming and respectful community; provide peer support to individuals in the psych emergency room; provide peer support in the State Psychiatric Hospital; to work with individuals who are frequent users of the local psych ED.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Conduct an annual member survey; have had programs formally assessed by outside evaluators
Program Mission Statement: to foster a community of people who are facing mental health and other life challenges, develop peer services, and advocate for changes to the mental health system which are based on a belief in recovery and respect for meaningful consumer voice.
Program Information
Program Name: Another Life Foundation Volunteer Mentor Services
Agency Name: Another Life Foundation
Year the Program was Started: 2005
Public Contact Person: Stephanie Green
Address: 801 N. Weber St. Suite 204
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Telephone #: 719-216-7238
Fax #: none
Email Address: anotherlifefoundation@hotmail.com
Website URL: www.anotherlifefoundation.org
Program Category: Crisis Prevention/Respite, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To reduce rehospitalization and prevent crisis with individuals battling with suicidal behaviors and mental illness.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Our program is assessed through internal research. Assessments are done on a quarterly basis.
Program Mission Statement: Our mission is to promote wellness, empowerment, and support to save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by education, training, mentoring, and linking people with a variety of resources.
Additional Information: Another Life Foundation was founded in 2005 to provide volunteer mentors to individuals battling with suicidal behaviors and mental illness.
Program Information
Program Name: Another Way
Year the Program was Started: 1985
Public Contact Person: Steven Morgan
Address: 125 Barre St
Montpelier, VT 05602
Telephone #: 802-229-0920
Fax #: 802-225-8929
Email Address: anotherwayvt@gmail.com
Website URL: www.vermontrecovery.com/aw.html
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recreation/Arts
Target Participants:
Trauma Survivors, Persons who are Homeless, Young Adults, Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 10-20
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To build community, solve problems, create splendidly, and promote social justice.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Another Way operates a community center that provides peer support, advocacy, resources, and crisis response to psychiatric survivors and people at risk of psychiatric intervention.
Program Information
Program Name: Another Way Drop-In Center
Agency Name: Green Mountain Support Group, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 1984
Public Contact Person: Roxy Smith
Address: P O Box 264
125 Barre Street
Montpelier, VT 05601
Telephone #: (802) 229-0920
Email Address: ImaGonaMakeIt@aol.com
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Persons who are Homeless, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: 1-2
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Sometimes
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Provide supportive environment, peer support as well as advocacy, assistance and access to benefits and resources for meeting of a person needs.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Information
Program Name: Anti-Stigma Program
Agency Name: Community Network Services
Year the Program was Started: 2005
Public Contact Person: Malkia Maisha Newman
Address: 279 Summit Drive
Waterford, MI 48328
Telephone #: 248-409-4227
Fax #: 248-745-6872
Email Address: mmaisha@cnsmi.org
Website URL: www.cnsantistigmaprogram.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $40,000-$70,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 1-2
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To provide sensitivity and awareness training of mental health issues and to address the stigma and discrimination that is faced by people with a mental health issue
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Pre and post program evaluations
Program Mission Statement: Stomp Out Stigma
Additional Information: The CNS Anti-Stigma program strives to provide quality education about mental health issues from people who have experienced a mental health challenge.
Program Information
Program Name: Approach to Balance
Year the Program was Started: 2005
Public Contact Person: Bob Bennett
Address: P.O. Box 12831
Reno, NV 89510
Telephone #: 775 828-2488
Email Address: bob@approach2balance.org
Website URL: www.approach2balance.org
Program Category: Community Education, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: None
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To provide peer education and complementary services to aid individuals in their recovery from mental illness/ substance abuse
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To provide peer education and complementary services to aid individuals in recovery from mental illness/ substance abuse.
Additional Information: The book Mental Illness: A Guide to Recovery, written by our director was very favorably reviewed by Boston University's Psychiatric Rehabilition Journal Spring 2005, Vol. 28 #4.
Program Information
Program Name: Arkansas Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Agency Name: DBSA National Office in Chicago
Year the Program was Started: 2003
Public Contact Person: Jerry Quick
Address: 1301 Garland
North Little Rock, AR 72116
Telephone #: (501) 753-4767
Email Address: Jerjune@sbcglocal.net
Program Category: Support Group
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Sometimes
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Mutual support for patients and loved ones affected by depression or bipolar.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Information
Program Name: ASPIRE Assistance Dogs
Year the Program was Started: 2013
Public Contact Person: James Givens
Address: 402A West Palm Valley Boulevard
#103
Round Rock, TX 78664
Telephone #: (866) 348-1820
Email Address: info@aspiredogs.org
Website URL: www.aspiredogs.org/
Program Category: Other
Target Participants:
Men, Women, Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, Veterans, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Mobile/Transitional
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Some
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: ASPIRE Assistance Dogs trains assistance dogs for people with behavioral and mental health disabilities, post traumatic stress disorder and other issues. Our Primary purpose is to improve the lives of people living with behavioral health conditions by creating partnerships with dogs that are specially trained to mitigate the symptoms of their disabilities. Our secondary goal is to help promote public acceptance of behavioral health assistance dogs via pro-active outreach efforts and by maintaining the highest standards of training and certification of our assistance dog teams.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To improve the lives of people living with mental and behavioral health disabilities by creating assistance dog partnerships.
Additional Information: An application to receive services can be found on our website. We are a nonprofit organization in the Austin, Texas area. Assistance dogs are provided at little or no cost to qualified recipients. We coordinate with recipients family, medical professionals, and other stakeholders to ensure all aspects of community integration. This may include peer counseling.
Program Information
Program Name: Associated Psychological Health Services
Year the Program was Started: 1984
Public Contact Person: Dr. Toby Watson
Address: 2808 Kohler Memorial Drive
Suite 1
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Telephone #: 920-457-9192
Fax #: 920-208-7060
Email Address: tobywatson@abcmedsfree.com
Website URL: www.abcmedsfree.com
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, Persons on Inpatient Units, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults
Program Setting:
Outpatient psychiatric treatment facility
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 1-2
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To provide psycho-education, education related to mental suffering, forensic expertise and support, emotional and economic support (e.g. through free treatment services) to people and families suffering from mental health problems.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: We track all patients who come through our clinic, at time of entering treatment, 3, 6 and 12 month follow ups. No formal data has been complied and we are seeking an intern or other graduate student to compile and summarize this data.
Program Mission Statement: To provide psycho-education, education related to mental suffering, forensic expertise and support, emotional and economic support (e.g. through free treatment services) to people and families suffering from mental health problems.
Additional Information: We are also a full service outpatient psychotherapy clinic specializing at working with patients who are unable or unwilling to use psychotropic medications due to confounding illness, intolerable side effects, religion or free will.
Program Information
Program Name: Austin Area Mental Health Consumers, Inc. (AAMHC)
Agency Name: Texas Mental Health Consumers
Year the Program was Started: 1999
Public Contact Person: Shannon Carr
Address: 3205 South 1st Street
Austin, TX 78704
Telephone #: 512-442-3366
Fax #: 512-448-3366
Email Address: admin@austinmhc.org
Website URL: www.austinmhc.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Peer Support
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: $40,000-$70,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To assist people who are living with Mental Illness strive for RECOVERY and to provide policy makers and local authorities with living testimonies and hands-on experience regarding the lives people with mental illness are struggling to acheive.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To empower and promote self-esteem; act as a resource of information and services; and partner with community organizations through S.H.A.R.E.(Support-Hope-Advocacy-Responsibility-Education)
Additional Information: We invision that our membership will develop relationships with the community and the community will utilize our organization as a respectable resouce for mental health information and education.
Program Information
Program Name: Avafx reviews
Agency Name: Avafx reviews
Year the Program was Started: Before 1965
Public Contact Person: Avafx reviews Avafx reviews
Address: Rome
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Telephone #: Avafx Download
Fax #: Avafx Download
Email Address: vhjhndlcor@udqjfl.com
Website URL: drinkworldcongress.com/avafx-review/
Program Category:
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: None
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To improve the lives of people living with mental illness by providing support groups and recovery education programs including Pathways to Recovery and Annual Recovery and Wellness Mental Health Retreat.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To improve the lives of people living with mental illness.
Program Information
Program Name: AZPIRE Recovery Center
Agency Name: NAZCARE, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2000
Public Contact Person: Roberta Howard
Address: 516 N. Humpreys
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Telephone #: (928) 213-0742
Fax #: (928) 537-9025
Email Address: smatheson@nazcare.org
Website URL: www.nazcare.org
Program Category: Other
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Persons who are Homeless, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $40,000-$70,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Program Goals: 1. Promote and support recovery. 2. Psychoeducation, general to specific. 3. Peer support services training and career development.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Research has begun in all program service areas in all six recovery centers: Day services, support groups, employment support training program.
Program Mission Statement: To support each other in our quest for recovery and wellness of mind, body, and spirit. The heart of our service is empowerment in an atmosphere of peace, love, and joy. Our vision: to assist all consumers in discovering and embracing recovery.
Additional Information: AZPIRE is one of six recovery centers run by NAZCARE, Inc. of Northern Arizona. We provide a great range of services from Day Services to reduce social isolation and increase socio-metric skills, support groups, peer support services, classes, workshops, training in indepedent living skills & life skills, employment support training, family groups & activities, community outings, meals with diet & nutrition education.
Program Information
Program Name: Bad Credit Car Loans Mississauga
Agency Name: Bad Credit Car Loans Mississauga
Year the Program was Started: Before 1965
Public Contact Person: Bad Credit Car Loans Mississauga Bad Credit Car Loans Mississauga
Address: Atlanta
Atlanta
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Telephone #: Bad Credit Car Loans Nova
Fax #: Bad Credit Car Loans Nova
Email Address: obtcnmgaeb@rumvoi.com
Website URL: cabadcreditcarloans.com/
Program Category:
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: None
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Provide alternative mental health services in conjunction with traditional mental health services to improve the overall wellness of individuals in our community.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Information
Program Name: Baltic Street AEH INC
Year the Program was Started: 1996
Address: 250 Baltic Street
Brooklyn , NY 11201
Telephone #: (718) 855-5929
Fax #: (718) 222-1116
Email Address: info@balticstreet.org
Website URL: www.balticstreet.org/
Program Category: Advocacy, Employment, Housing
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 20+
Paid Part-Time: 20+
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? Yes
Program Goals: Baltic Street AEH, Inc. provides services in a partnership between individuals diagnosed with mental illness and peers that have dedicated themselves to empowering and helping individuals accomplish their particular recovery goals. Through our comprehensive self-help and advocacy, bridger, housing, and employment services, our mission is to be part of “the wellness team.” We work to help the recipient develop a community life: an apartment, a job, a support system, a skill, an education or other tasks the individual has identified as their goals toward a satisfactory life.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: WORK IN PROGGRESS
Program Mission Statement: Baltic Street, AEH, Inc. believes that individuals can and do recover from mental illness. We work to support recovery efforts and to decrease the stigma and alienation related to mental health diagnoses. We believe that all persons should be treated with respect and compassion, and we value the rights of all persons to transform their lives.
Program Information
Program Name: Behavioral Health & Wellness
Year the Program was Started: 2008
Public Contact Person: Helen Nilon
Address: 126 SW 148th Street
C 100-310
Burien, WA 98166
Telephone #: (206) 257-6840 or (206)
Fax #: (206) 257-6842
Email Address: Info@BehavioralHealthWellness.org
Website URL: www.BehavioralHealthWellness.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Peer Support, Other
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To empower peers/consumers/survivors in the State of Washington to speak with a unified voice on matters of plans and polciies.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Mental Health Action is an Advocacy Organization that provides a voice for peers/consumers/survivors in the State of Washington.
Additional Information: Mental Health Action is a newly forming Advocacy Organization whose goals include being change agents regarding Plans and Policies at all levels of state and local governments. OUR voice will be at the table whether it is you personally or someone YOU have passed your voice onto as your representative and liaison. Individuals with psychiatric diagnoses/challenges themselves, of ALL ages, are welcome to join with us!
Program Information
Program Name: Benzie Community Drop-In Center
Agency Name: Justice in Mental Health Organization
Year the Program was Started: 2005
Public Contact Person: Mary Campbell
Address: 1034 Michigan Avenue
P.O. Box 306
Benzonia, MI 49616
Telephone #: (231) 383-4300
Email Address: benziedropin@yahoo.com
Website URL: benziedrop-incenter.com/
Program Category: Advocacy, Drop-in Center, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $70,000-$100,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Recovery; Advocacy; Choice; Respect.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To provide a safe serene recovery environment for people who have or have had a mental health issue.
Additional Information: We welcome all adults who are on the recovery path.
Program Information
Program Name: Beth Shamar
Agency Name: The Oikos
Year the Program was Started: 2000
Public Contact Person: Mona Casselman
Address: PO Box 192
Moose Pass, AK 99631
Telephone #: (907) 769-0003
Email Address: alaskanwalela@gmail.com
Website URL: www.bethshamar.org/
Program Category: Peer Support, Other
Target Participants:
Trauma Survivors, Veterans, Adults, Older Adults, Other
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Beth Shamar means "House of the Watchman". We are an Alaska based non-profit, with a desire to provide a place and an atmosphere of respite, retreat and restoration of vision and purpose for those who function in both spiritual and secular leadership.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Why just survive when you can thrive? Beth Shamar means "House of the Watchman". We are an Alaska based non-profit, with a desire to provide a place and an atmosphere of respite, retreat and restoration of vision and purpose for those who function in both spiritual and secular leadership.
Additional Information: We are faith based and Christian but don't let that scare you! We believe in humor, love, kindness and a willingness to seek change for the betterment of both the individual and the community. We believe in the work of your hands and heart as an act of worship and healing and want to help people find their true self.
Program Information
Program Name: Beyond Today
Year the Program was Started: 2011
Public Contact Person: Adam Slosberg
Address: P.O. Box 153173
Austin, TX 78715
Telephone #: (512) 879-9930
Email Address: outreach@beyondtoday.us
Website URL: www.beyondtoday.us
Program Category: Advocacy, Homeless Outreach, Peer Support
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Mobile/Transitional
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Sometimes
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To help fellow peers with whatever needs they have. From medical care, to housing, to overall case management. We also facilitate veterinary care, acupuncture and counseling services.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To serve our peers in the way they desire to be served.
Program Information
Program Name: BHI Peer Specialist Program
Agency Name: Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 1993
Public Contact Person: Nate Rockitter
Address: 10004 E. Colfax
Aurora, CO 80010
Telephone #: (303) 839-8590
Fax #: (303) 739-0389
Email Address: info@peertraining
Website URL: www,peertraining.com
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Technical Assistance
Target Participants:
Persons on Inpatient Units, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 10-20
Volunteers: 1-2
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: None
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Yes
Program Goals: Employ mental health consumers as Peer Specialists
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Consumer Satisfaction Surveys reveal the effects of meeting with a Peer Specialist relative to other services (i.e. therapy, support groups)
Program Mission Statement: The BHI Peer Specialist Program trains and employs Peer Specialists by utilizing the group process and teaching counseling skills. The fundamental concept in this program is that "people can think for themselves".
Additional Information: The BHI Peer Specialist Program provides 7 credits of training through the Community College of Denver. Participants are encouraged to continue their education and reach their full potential.
Program Information
Program Name: Blacksburg Computer Empowerment
Year the Program was Started: 2008
Public Contact Person: Marcus Cowgill
Address: 201 Fairfax Road #8
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Telephone #: (540) 449-1772
Email Address: marcuscowgill@gmail.com
Website URL: www.computerempowerment.net
Program Category: Peer Support, Technical Assistance, Other
Target Participants:
Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To provide computers and training to individuals with a psychiatric diagnosis.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Blacksburg Computer Empowerment helps individuals acquire computer hardware and facilitates their personal empowerment as they gain the skills needed to communicate with others and to find critical information via the internet.
Additional Information: Digital connectivity is a vital need among the consumer community and we love to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.
Program Information
Program Name: BrainStorm Career Services
Agency Name: DBSA Colorado Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2008
Public Contact Person: Steve Bell
Address: 1352 N Academy Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Telephone #: (719) 492-9335
Email Address: info@brainstorm-works.org
Website URL: www.brainstorm-works.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Employment, Peer Support
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals:

Building and empowering a network of free, confidential peer support groups throughout Colorado.

Providing employment readiness and retention education to persons with psychiatric disabilities.

Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Partcipant evaluation surveys and reports to the Board of Directors.
Program Mission Statement: To improve the lives of people living with a psychiatric disability such as major depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD and anxiety disorders. Also, to help people with psychiatric disabilities secure meaningful and sustainable employment.
Additional Information: Currently, we work side by side with leaders of DBSA support groups in six different Colorado cities. Like our state organization, all chapters are independent, autonmous affiliates of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. We offer technical support, encouragement and advocacy training to chapter leaders. Our BrainStorm Career Services program offers employment services via our 'wellness to work' classes to peers in El Paso County...the largest population area in the state. We are also a member of the United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA).
Program Information
Program Name: Brevard Drop-In Center
Year the Program was Started: 2006
Public Contact Person: Jean McPhaden
Address: 268 N. Babcock Street
Melbourne, FL 32935
Telephone #: 321-549-8761
Email Address: mcphadenjh@yahoo.com
Website URL: www.brevard-drop-in-center.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center
Target Participants:
Trauma Survivors, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: 1. To develop recovery and coping skills and knowledge. 2. To increase members' socialization, interaction and well-being. 3. To decrease hospitalization, incarcerations, and deaths among participants.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Informal surveys of participants and particpants' own assessments.
Program Mission Statement: To provide a safe environment for people to socialize, communicate and particpate in activities that support the recovery process.
Additional Information: We offer support and educational groups, snacks, computer use and instruction, TV, movies, music, pizza or cookout once a month, a place to relax by yourself, or with others who have problems in common with you.
Program Information
Program Name: Bridge To Freedom. Inc
Year the Program was Started: 2003
Public Contact Person: Steven Raub
Address: P.O. Box 85
Osawatomie, KS 66064
Telephone #: 913-755-4480
Email Address: btfcro@hotmail.com
Program Category: Drop-in Center
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: $40,000-$70,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Reduce Stigma, Reduce Isolation, Increase Socialization, Increase Wellness
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Internal Research
Program Information
Program Name: BRIDGES (Building Recovery of Dreams and Goals through Education and Support)
Agency Name: Mental Health Association of Greater St. Louis
Year the Program was Started: 1996
Public Contact Person: Ramona Taylor
Address: 1905 S. Grand Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63104
Telephone #: 314-773-1399
Fax #: 314-773-5930
Email Address: BRIDGES@mha-em.org
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: $70,000-$100,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 20+
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To provide an understanding of recovery from mental illness. To provide understanding of mental illness. To provide a safe place to discuss feelings. To reduce the stigma of mental illness. To provide mental health treatment and how to make it work for us. To provide tools for the road to recovery.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Additional Information: BRIDGES is a self-help program that provides education and support to mental health consumers. It is available to adults who have a diagnosis of mental illness. It is also cost free for anyone to participate. Courses offer detailed information on mental illness, mental health treatment, self-help skills and the philosphy of recovery. The goal is to empower students to take an active role in their treatment and recovery. We also take qualified students and train them to become BRIDGES teachers and facilitators for the support groups.
Program Information
Program Name: Bright Horizons, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2001
Public Contact Person: Kathy McNett
Address: 1028 Harrison Street
Great Bend, KS 67530
Telephone #: 866-793-8855
Email Address: bhinc1741@yahoo.com
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $70,000-$100,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To provide and enhance leadership opportunities for members; to provide and enhance educational opportunities for members, the general community, and other human service providers; to provide and enhance training opportunities for members; to perform and participate in research activities to improve our services, the mental health system and the lives of individual members.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: To provide and enhance leadership opportunities for members; to provide and enhance educational opportunities for members, the general community, and other human service providers; to provide and enhance training opportunities for members; to perform and participate in research activities to improve our services, the mental health system and the lives of individual members.
Program Mission Statement: To provide a supportive atmosphere in which consumers of mental health services can use our gifts to develop leadership among members and increase community involvement through fostering education and training of members and furthering research in the areas of mental illness and recovery.
Additional Information: We are run by as well as serve consumers of mental health services in the counties of Barton, Rice, Pawnee and Stafford in Central Kansas.
Program Information
Program Name: Brokerage Services
Agency Name: Empowerment Initiatives Inc
Year the Program was Started: 2003
Public Contact Person: Kristi Jamison
Address: 4370 NE Halsey St
Suite 223
Portland, OR 97213
Telephone #: 503-249-1413
Fax #: 503-282-1554
Email Address: info@chooseempowerment.com
Website URL: www.chooseempowerment.com
Program Category: Advocacy, Housing, Peer Support
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, LGBT, Co-occurring substance abuse, Co-occurring HIV/AIDS, Co-occurring MR/DD, Trauma Survivors, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults, Other
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: None
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? N/A
Program Goals: The goal of this program is to assist consumers to become self sufficient by empowering them to obtain supports not available through traditional mental health providers, in an effort to obtain their personal mental health recovery goals.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Additional Information: The brokerage customers are referred to us by case managers at county mental health facilities. Through a selective process the individual participants are awarded a $3000 grant to use over a one year period of time. Expenditure of these grant funds must pass an approval process established by the federal, state, and local governments providing the grant funding.
Program Information
Program Name: Bryn Mawr Peer Resource Center
Agency Name: Mental Health Association of SE Penna.
Year the Program was Started: 2002
Public Contact Person: Michelle Mosley
Address: 1001 W. Lancaster Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Telephone #: 610-527-1511
Fax #: 610-527-3094
Email Address: mmosley@mhasp.org
Website URL: www.mhasp.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center
Target Participants:
Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Some
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available:
Cost for materials? Yes
Program Goals: Provide a safe haven. Promote ongoing recovery through peer support, advocacy, empowerment and social skills development in a culturally competent manner.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Provide a safe haven that promotes ongoing recovery through peer support, advocacy, empowerment and social skills development in a culturally competent manner.
Additional Information:
Program Information
Program Name: California Network of Mental Health Clients
Year the Program was Started: 1984
Public Contact Person: Elizabeth Ellison
Address: 9300 Tech Center Drive
Suite 160
Sacramento, CA 95826
Telephone #: (916) 233-2897
Fax #: (916) 443-4089
Email Address: calnetmembers@gmail.com
Website URL: www.californiaclients.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Other
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $70,000-$100,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: Technical assistance for peer-run and self-help organizations; public education on policy issues that impact our members; letter-writing and testimony to legislators and decision-makers; peer participation on boards and committees that make recommendations to policymakers; interviews in the media;cross-disability coalition; systems-change advocacy; anti-stigma research; public education and systems change advocacy; anti-discrimination advocacy to honor people who lived and died in state mental institutions; education, training and technical assistance to promote peer employment in the mental health workforce; cultural competence training; client culture training; community-based and participatory research.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The purpose of the California Network of Mental health Clients is to support and encourage mental health clients to live at the highest level possible while enjoying full civil and human rights.
Additional Information: The primary objectives and purposes of the California Network include, but are not limited to: a) empowering clients of the mental health system through self-help groups and networking statewide; b) confronting stigmatizing attitudes about mental health clients in the public, the media, the mental health system, and within mental health clients themselves; c) providing a strong voice of, by, and for mental health clients, to be heard on all issues concerning clients and public policies affecting them in the government, the media and the community; d) promoting and instilling the rights of clients in and out of treatment situations, with special attention to the right of freedom of choice; e) promoting employment of persons who have received mental health services in a range and variety of careers of their choices, including the public mental health system.
Program Information
Program Name: Camden County Youth Partnership
Agency Name: Camden Family Support Organization
Year the Program was Started: 2005
Address: 23 West Park Avenue
Merchantville , NJ 08109
Telephone #: (856) 662-2600
Email Address: peter.burgos@camdenfso.org
Program Category: Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Young Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: None
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Some
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To break the stigma associated with mental illness.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: ETO
Program Mission Statement: Our mission is to educate people about mental health issues in today’s teens. We want to help eliminate the stigma of mental illness by advocating for each other around the community. This is another way for us to open pathways to other resources and to increase the knowledge about mental health throughout the world. We are a group of young leaders that wants to make a difference in our community. We want to reduce the stigma associated with mental health. We work together to promote change in the “System of Care”. This organization is about us, run by us, and for us. So, if you are someone between the ages of 13-21, then come out and join our group of talented leaders.
Program Information
Program Name: Capital Area Peer Services, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 1988
Public Contact Person: Dan Reilly
Address: 352 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
Telephone #: (518) 427-5056
Fax #: (518) 427-5059
Email Address: danr@nycaps.org
Website URL: www.nycaps.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Drop-in Center, Housing
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 10-20
Volunteers: 1-2
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: See Mission Statement
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Capital Area Peer Services, �CAPS�, promotes dignity, safety, recovery, and community. CAPS, a peer-run agency that serves adults in the capital region of New York state who are recovering from mental illnesses, uses the unique power of peer services to enhance recovery and self-empowerment. Our programs enhance the well-being of those we serve through increased community integration, systems advocacy, and problem solving skills in environments that foster self-determination.
Program Information
Program Name: Capital Clubhouse
Year the Program was Started: 1989
Address: 618 7th Ave
Olympia, WA 98501
Telephone #: 360-357-2582
Fax #: 360-357-2821
Email Address: recovery@capitalclubhouse.org
Website URL: www.capitalclubhouse.org
Program Category: Clubhouse
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Workin together to achieve recovery
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: certified clubhouse
Program Information
Program Name: Cascade Peer and Self Help Center
Year the Program was Started: 2001
Public Contact Person: Beth Quinn
Address: 1128 NW Hill Street
Bend, OR 97701
Telephone #: 541-647-2643
Email Address: cpashc@gmail.com
Website URL: www.connectpeer.com
Program Category: Clubhouse, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, LGBT, Co-occurring substance abuse, Co-occurring HIV/AIDS, Co-occurring MR/DD, Trauma Survivors, Persons on Inpatient Units, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, Families of Children, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults, Other
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To help participants thrive as interdependant members in their community. Offering support groups, drop-in center and intentional peer support training.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: We support each other to develop to our fullest potential, as interdependent members of our communities.
Additional Information: Values of Intentional Peer Support in practice.
Program Information
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Email Address: udwebfojih@vpguag.com
Website URL: confurence.net/
Program Category:
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: None
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To reduce hospitlizations, stablize housing, develop employment, volunteer, and educational opportunities.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: SAMSHA
Program Mission Statement: To achieve complete social equality for individuals with mental illness by providing supportive housing and other services so that individuals may live with dignity and have choices in the community.
Additional Information: We are a multi-county (6), supportive housing agency that also operates a regional recovery center and warm line with an extensive training program that saves tax payors millions of dollars every year.
Program Information
Program Name: Catonsville Center
Agency Name: On Our Own, Inc
Year the Program was Started: 2006
Public Contact Person: Sarah Burns
Address: 5 - 7 Bloomsbury Ave
Catonsville, MD 21228
Telephone #: (410) 747-4492 ext 1203
Email Address: seb21228@aol.com
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To assist individuals in their recovery, to advocate for people with mental health issues, and to provide a safe place for people to express themselves.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Please see On Our Own, Inc
Additional Information: We are located in Historic Catonsville, behind Appalachian Bluegrass. We have a diverse membership who are active in the community. Please call for the schedule since we hope you will join us!
Program Information
Program Name: CELT (Consumer Empowerment Leadership Training)
Agency Name: Mental Health America of Virginia
Year the Program was Started: 1997
Public Contact Person: Selena Ruffin
Address: 3212 Cutshaw Ave.
Suite 315
Richmond, VA 23230
Telephone #: (804) 257-5591
Fax #: (804) 257-5593
Email Address: selena.ruffin@mhav.org
Website URL: www.mhav.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: Consumer Empowerment and Leadership Training (CELT) is MHAV’s premier program and takes our strong dedication to mental health advocacy one step further. Through its four-day leadership academies, CELT gives people with mental health concerns the leadership and advocacy skills they need to make a positive impact on Virginia's mental health system.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Additional Information: Having a mental illness and using mental health services gives CELT participants a unique and valuable firsthand view of the mental health system. Many programs, facilities and localities, including your own, want consumers to join their boards, committees, and work groups to improve mental health services and focus on high quality services. Community Service Boards and local Human Rights Committees are required by Virginia law to include consumers in their activities. During each training, participants receive the tools and skills necessary to combine their mental health experiences with the ability to network, identify issues, and work with policy-makers and service providers. CELT graduates use their training in many ways, including organizing mental health self-help groups, joining provider workgroups, and serving on mental health committees. The Leadership Academy is designed to give you the skills to meet any of these challenges.
Program Information
Program Name: Center for Career Freedom
Year the Program was Started: 1998
Public Contact Person: Don Fitch, MS
Address: 1 East Post Road
White Plains, NY 10601
Telephone #: (914) 288-9763
Email Address: donfitch@freecenter.org
Website URL: www.freecenter.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Technical Assistance, Other
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: our mission is the recovery & rehabilitation of persons w/ severe & persistant mental illness leading to competitive employment. we are a 501(c)(3), a nys licensed business school/microsoft cert. trng ctr, ssa/en, vesid trngr,one stop trngr,etc and a drop-in ctr. we also do ms trng @ several community agencies off-site.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: we have served over 900 persons since opening in 1998-about 20% have achieved ms certification & returned to competitive employment. we have published a number of articles in mental health news(about 100k readers)
Program Mission Statement: see above
Program Information
Program Name: Center for Dignity, Recovery, and Empowerment
Agency Name: Mental Health Association of San Francisco
Year the Program was Started: 2011
Public Contact Person: Luba Botcheva
Address: 870 Market Street, Suite 928
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone #: (415) 421-2926, extension
Fax #: (415) 421-2928
Email Address: luba@mentalhealthsf.org
Website URL: www.dignityandrecoverycenter.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Technical Assistance
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, LGBT, Trauma Survivors, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, Children, Families of Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 5-10
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 1-2
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Stigma Reduction (Public, Self, Institutional); Consumer Empowerment and Advocacy, Technical Assistance for Consumer-Run/Operated Programs, Research and Best/Promising Practices.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Outcomes are continually assessed by Principal Investigators for the program on a national level. Emphasis is also placed on Participatory Action Research at the community level.
Program Mission Statement: The mission of the Center for Dignity, Recovery and Stigma Elimination is to advance effective mental health supports grounded in hope and human dignity through development and dissemination of culturally relevant best practices for recovery and the reduction of prejudice associated with mental health conditions.
Program Information
Program Name: Chat Room Drop-In Center, Inc.
Agency Name: Northern Lakes Community Mental Health
Year the Program was Started: 2000
Public Contact Person: Ernie Reynolds
Address: PO 294
Houghton Lake Heights, MI 48630
Telephone #: (989) 422-2276
Email Address: None
Program Category: Drop-in Center
Target Participants:
Men, Women, Adults, Other
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $40,000-$70,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: None
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: 1. Include all and exclude none. 2. consumer advocacy through involvement in the system. 3. Provide a safe place to gather.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: peer Support Networks, Community Involvement, Board training through JIMHO network.
Program Mission Statement: The Chat Room Drop-In Center will provide a safe place for people who have a mental, emotional, or physical disability to meet. Chat Room is a place where they can talk with friends in a safe environment. A non-judgmental atmosphere will exist to better represent consumer needs. Confidentiality and security will be given to all consumers.
Program Information
Program Name: CHEEERS INC
Year the Program was Started: 1990
Public Contact Person: Mitchell Klein
Address: 1950 W. Heatherbrae Drive
Suite 5
Phoenix, AZ 85015
Telephone #: 602-246-7607
Email Address: WCalandra@cheeers.org
Website URL: www.cheeers.org
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, Other
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Please see below.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Additional Information: Celebrating our 15th year, Survivors United / CHEEERS is a not-for-profit consumer run, consumer driven recovery oriented behavioral health service agency. We are dedicated to providing strength based recovery principled services for persons diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder or behavioral challenges. Most of our funding comes from ValueOptions, the Regional Behavioral Health Authority of Maricopa County. We offer peer support, socialization, and recreation in a daily schedule of events that range from exercise to self help groups, hygiene and healthcare, job development and community integration. We also offer programs to strengthen the member�s support system of family and/or friends. Participation in scheduled or other planned activities is completely voluntary. We offer a positive, supportive, comfortable environment. Members may come and go as they please. We are dedicated to self-help, education, advocacy, and the fight against discrimination and stigma. Survivors United Inc. / CHEEERS stresses personal values of recovery and empowerment that lead to a sense of responsibility and self-worth. And, we like to have fun at Survivors United / CHEEERS! Individuals who have been challenged with a psychiatric or behavioral disorder operate Survivors United Inc. / CHEEERS. Their first hand experiences allow them to relate well with the members who frequent Survivors United / CHEEERS in a compassionate and empathetic way. The elected Board of Directors, most of whom are behavioral health consumers, assist in the agency�s matters and contribute to the agency�s progress and growth.
Program Information
Program Name: Chesapeake Voyagers, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2009
Address: 342 N. Aurora St.
#C
Easton, MD 21601
Telephone #: (410) 822-1601
Fax #: (410) 822-1621
Email Address: dianelane@chesapeakevoyagers.org
Website URL: www.chesapeakevoyagers.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To reduce isolation by providing a safe enviornment for peers to support one another while working towards their personal journey of wellnes and recovery.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Chesapeake Voyagers, Inc is dedicated to promoting wellness and recovery by empowering individuals with mental health needs to reach their full potential. We strive to reduce isolation by providing a safe, comfortable, and uplifting environment where individuals can meet others in their community, receive one-to-one peer support, obtain helpful information and skills needed to continue on their individual path to wellness and recovery
Additional Information: Primarily serve adults with mental health needs or those who have a co-occurring disorder.
Program Information
Program Name: Chestnut Place Clubhouse
Agency Name: The Consortium
Year the Program was Started: 1991
Address: 4044 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19081
Telephone #: 215-596-8200
Fax #: 215-596-8040
Email Address: chestnutplace@yahoo.com
Program Category: Clubhouse, Employment
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 5-10
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: None
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Some
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Opportunities for members for work experiences: Running the Clubhouse with staff and other members. Transitional Employment, Supported and Independent Employment,
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: We have placed well over a hundred people in various employment positions
Program Mission Statement: Chestnut Place Clubhouse provides job skills training, job placement opportunities and educational services to consumers of mental health services who are Philadelphia residents. Core to clubhouse philosophy is the belief that everyone has a right to "work" and will always find support at the clubhouse. In a safe and caring environment, members and staff work together to offer guidance and encouragement. Clubhouse members and staff respect the diversity of one another, as well as each other's values and cultures. Members may choose how and when they wish to participate at the clubhouse. The clubhouse welcomes and encourages member input into the overall operation of the clubhouse. The clubhouse helps members attain self-sufficiency and overcome obstacles to achieve their goals.
Program Information
Program Name: Child and Family Focus
Year the Program was Started: 2008
Public Contact Person: jenny wood
Address: 133 Samaritan Dr. Suite 303
Gainesvile, GA 30506
Telephone #: (770) 833-1055
Fax #: 877-498-0462
Email Address: jwood@childandfamilyfocus.org
Website URL: www.childandfamilyfocusga.com
Program Category: Community Education, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Men, Women, Co-occurring substance abuse, Co-occurring MR/DD, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Families of Children, Young Adults, Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: None
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To empower individuals to gain the skills and tools necessary to make independent choices and live in the least restrictive setting. Decrease the current number of juveniles and adults who re-offend and return to a less restrictive environment, while reducing the number of disruptions in life due to addiction, violence and untreated mental illness. Increase the evidence of measurable data that indicates an improvement of the consumers ability to complete objectives focused on their life goals Improve the communities’ ability to improve their wellness by offering support and expertise for individual empowerment and group collaboration. Support an environment that is faith focused, spiritually driven and respectful to each of our neighbors.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Client survey's , interviewa and outcome measures and the consumers ability to maintain and manage goal status. CFF will maintain the larger majority of it's staff and board to be made up of consumers.
Program Mission Statement: It is the mission of Child and Family Focus to provide a continuum of mental health and substance abuse services that will enhance the quality of physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and relational well being of adults, youth and their families. Through our commitment to excellence, we endeavor to provide and advocate for least-restrictive, community-based settings, as the most conducive environment for effective growth and positive change.
Additional Information: As a faith based treatment provider, it is our belief, that in order to effectively serve those in need, we must be dedicated to work with the consumers in their environment, at their own level. In essence, barriers to participation, including transportation , financial considerations and typical road blocks, are decreased because our staff are dedicated to working within the community. This approach allows us to communicate with consumers and their families effectively, ultimately, providing top services to those with limited resources or without insurance. Child & Family Focus is made up of unique, qualified, “real” individuals who have strived to live and work using a faith-based approach as they serve their neighbors in need. Our staff members not only possess impressive credentials but they have their own “stories” to tell as many of us were and are consumers. We are now able to help others, as we were once helped. Child and Family Focus is comprised of a team who believe that it is not the goal of our services to change others, but to empower and support each unique individual as they determine and strive towards their own personal and spiritual growth.
Program Information
Program Name: CHOICE New Rochelle
Year the Program was Started: 1997
Public Contact Person: Guy Fessdenden
Address: 420 North Avenue
2nd Floor
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Telephone #: 914-576-0173
Fax #: 914-576-0178
Email Address: gfessenden@choiceofny.org
Website URL: www,choiceofny.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Homeless Outreach, Technical Assistance
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 10-20
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Assist mental health clientele to secure housing, advocacy, case management, and employment services on an ongoing and recurring basis.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Our programs are offered to people who have traditionally been under-served and need assistance to obtain or maintain vital benefits and services -- people who have lost their homes, their families, their health. We seek to enable consumers to become or remain fully empowered, independent and integrated in the community.
Program Information
Program Name: CHOICES Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2007
Public Contact Person: Lisa Smith
Address: 401 E Northern Lights Blvd
Suite 211
Anchorage, AK 99503
Telephone #: 907-333-4343
Fax #: 907-333-4383
Email Address: lisas@choices-ak.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 10-20
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 1-2
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To provide people the type of services or other resources they choose to help them recover. Choices provides a fresh approach to helping people feel empowered, grow, & achieve dreams and goals, and live satisfying lives.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Choices offers adults facing challenges of mental illness or co-occurring disorders; strengths-based, person centered strategies, opportunities, and resources to develop skills essential to cultivating personal growth, recovery, and successful community integration in a stigma free environment that recognizes the importance of individuality and self-determination.
Additional Information: Case Management
Program Information
Program Name: Circle of Friends
Year the Program was Started: 1992
Public Contact Person: Jackie shepherd
Address: 260 American Canyon Rd # 62
American Canyon, CA 94503
Telephone #: (707) 259-8692
Email Address: jaxs1966@gmail.com
Website URL: www.pep-cof.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Yes
Program Goals: To instill and provide folks with the practice of the consumer movement. To assist people in community inclusion, life skills, etc.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The Solano Network of Mental Health Consumers/Circle of Friends was formed and incorporated by and for consumers in 1991, and since then has provided consumer-directed-and -managed self-help, wellness and recovery services.
Additional Information: People Empowering People, also known as PEP, is a consumer-directed-and-managed program operated by the 501c3 nonprofit, Circle of Friends. PEP’s Drop-In Resource Center is currently located on the Health & Human Services, Old Sonoma Road Campus in Napa at 2261 Elm Street; Trailer N; Napa, CA 94559.
Program Information
Program Name: Clubhouse
Agency Name: Triple R Behavioral Health, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 1974
Public Contact Person: Alicia M. Brown
Address: Triple R Behavioral Health, Inc.
40 E. Mitchell Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Telephone #: 602.995.7474
Fax #: 602.973.2993
Email Address: abrown@trbh.org
Website URL: www.trbh.org
Program Category: Clubhouse
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 20+
Paid Part-Time: 20+
Volunteers: None
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Job readiness (education & support), Opportunities for socialization & personal growth, Recovery- facilitating a life-long process of self-awareness.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Internally. Program keeps employment statistics (length of employment/hourly wage/etc.) Stats for education are also maintained (how many return for GED, peer training, college, etc.)
Program Mission Statement: We transform lives through ~Recovery...facilitating a life-long process of self awareness and personal growth. ~Rehabilitation...Providing opportunities, resources, & experience for skills development. ~Renewal... Inspiring hope for the future.
Additional Information: Triple R has been providing Rehab and Residential services to the valley since 1974. Located in Phoenix, Mesa, and Apache Junction, our three Clubhouses provide opportunities for growth and support independence and recovery. Transportation is available.
Program Information
Program Name: Collaborative Support programs of New Jersey
Agency Name: CSP-NJ
Year the Program was Started: 1985
Public Contact Person: see above
Address: 11 Spring Street
Freehold, NJ 07728
Telephone #: 732-780-1175
Fax #: 732-780-8977
Email Address: pswarbrick@cspnj.org
Website URL: www.cspnj.org
Program Category: Housing, Recovery Education, Other
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 20+
Paid Part-Time: 20+
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: access to safe and decent affordable housing create employment opportunities opeartion of consumer run self-help centers recovery and wellness education systems change through program and service innovation
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Quality of life Empowerment and satisfaction
Program Mission Statement: Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey, Inc. (CSP-NJ) is a private not-for-profit organization. The agency is directed, managed and staffed through collaborative efforts of mental health consumers, survivors and non-consumers. CSP-NJ strives to provide individualized, flexible community based services that promote responsibility, recovery and wellness. This is done through the creation and administration of self-help centers, supportive housing, advocacy, and entrepreneurial programs for adults with mental health issues and other special needs. CSP-NJ shares a vision of healing and hope, which is promoted by choice, freedom, inclusion and destigmatization. Our greatest resource is the life experiences of persons working through their own recovery.
Program Information
Program Name: Colorado Mental Wellness Network
Agency Name: Mental Health America of Colorado
Year the Program was Started: 2002
Address: 1385 S Colorado Blvd.
Suite 610
Denver, CO 80222
Telephone #: (720) 208-2228
Email Address: akearney-smith@mhacolorado.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals:

Goal #1: To ensure access, awareness and quality improvement to the Colorado Behavioral Health system while advancing collaboration with external stakeholders through advocacy and outreach.

Goal #2: Promote participation in service planning among individuals receiving services and family members as well as evaluating the public mental health system to improve the quality of service.

Goal #3: To promote recovery and community integration for adults with mental health conditions by enhancing knowledge and awareness of mental health conditions and wellness tools.

Goal #4: Continue to serve individuals with mental health conditions through evidence-based, high quality programming, by increasing fundraising efforts, building a cohesive and dedicated board of directors and obtaining status as an independent organization.

Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Our mission is to empower Coloradans affected by mental health conditions to achieve wellness and further recovery through advocacy tools and peer support.
Program Information
Program Name: Come Share Our Growth
Year the Program was Started: 2007
Public Contact Person: Ron Gullette
Address: 15 West 2nd Street
Hutchinson, KS 67501
Telephone #: 620-259-7065
Email Address: candi_coker2000@yahoo.com
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, Other
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, LGBT, Trauma Survivors, Veterans, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To provide tools to the members, enabling them to help themselves through the rough times, in order to avoid hospitalization.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Provide a safe and reliable place for members to come and engage in mutual peer support.
Program Information
Program Name: Community Connections
Year the Program was Started: 2001
Public Contact Person: Kathy Ellis
Address: 133 E. Napier Ave., Suite 2
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Telephone #: 269-925-6422
Fax #: 269-925-7141
Email Address: kellis@miconnect.org
Website URL: www.miconnect.org/
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 1-2
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: Promotes disability awareness, options and supports.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Community Connections promotes full participation for all people with disabilities in our communities to create a society of equal opportunity.
Additional Information: Community Connections is a Center for Independent Living (CIL). We exist to help improve the quality of life and create a level playing field from which all people with disabilities are able to pursue life goals. Community Connections is a community-based, not for profit organization that is run by individuals with disabilities who have the training and personal experience to assist people with disabilities and their communities to become a society of equal opportunity. We are composed of a majority of people with disabilities on the board of directors, staff, and membership. Community Connections works to create a sense of pride, power and personal style!
Program Information
Program Name: Community Placement Team (CPT)
Agency Name: CHOICE
Year the Program was Started: 1999
Public Contact Person: Demetrius Moyston
Address: 420 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Telephone #: 914-576-0173
Fax #: 914-576-0178
Email Address: choice@cloud.net
Website URL: www.choicenr.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Homeless Outreach
Target Participants:
Persons who are Homeless, Adults, Other
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $70,000-$100,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: None
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available:
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To protect rights and interests of program participants. To advocate for change within the system. To aid the participant in making a successful transition to permanent housing (Example: To reduce substance use, to develop employment skills).
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Outcomes will be measured using customized software developed by National Health Data Systems, Inc. for CHOICE
Program Mission Statement: Consumers Helping Others in a Caring Environment (CHOICE) has as its mission helping, encouraging, and supporting persons who, like ourselves, have used mental health services. Choice offers peer advocacy, homeless outreach, case management and related services in a friendly environment. We bring programs to people who have been underserved and require assistance to obtain vital services. We seek to help people become fully empowered, independent and integrated into the wider community.
Additional Information: No additional info
Program Information
Program Name: Community Support Specialist Program - CSSP
Agency Name: Medical Care Development, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 1992
Public Contact Person: Linda Williams
Address: 11 Parkwood Drive
Augusta, ME 04330
Telephone #: 207-622-7566 ext 243
Fax #: 207-622-3616
Email Address: lwilliams@mcd.org
Website URL: www.csspmaine.com
Program Category: Community Education, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: None
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: The Community Support Specialist Program - CSSP will provide a college education and support to people in recovery from mental health and substance abuse issues. The goal is to have people graduate with a Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician/Community Provisional Certification - MHRT/C and go to work in the mental health or substance abuse field.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: We have over 170 graduates of the CSSP and in 2006 71% of the graduates were either employed or in college.
Program Mission Statement: The CSSP will provide a college level education to people in recovery from mental health and co-occurring issues allowing students to earn the Provisional Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician/Community Certification
Additional Information: The Community Support Specialist Program - CSSP provides a college education to people who are in recovery. The students are registered through the University of Maine Augusta for five of the ten courses required for the MHRT/C. Students who successfully complete the CSSP will receive the Provisional MHRT/C which will assist them in obtaining employment in the mental health field
Program Information
Program Name: Compeer Chester County
Agency Name: Mental Health Association of SE Penna.
Year the Program was Started: 1999
Public Contact Person: Rob Chisholm
Address: 825 Paoli Pike
3rd Floor, Mailbox #7
West Chester, PA 19380
Telephone #: 610-436-4445; 267-235-268
Fax #: 610-429-1099
Email Address: rchisholm@mhasp.org
Website URL: www.compeerchesco.org
Program Category: Peer Companion
Target Participants:
Men, Women, Young Adults, Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $70,000-$100,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available:
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To recruit, manage and sustain a significant volunteer base to provide support through friendship to consumers requesting program services. To help consumers overcome fear, isolation and loneliness, by matching them with caring, trained volunteers in various types of friendships. To maintain positve and effective working relationships with various consumer groups, family groups and mental health providers and other community organizations and religious groups, and educate the public about mental illness and strive to eliminate stigma, while increasing understanding, tolerance and acceptance of individuals with disabilities.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Outcomes have been assessed for this program. (1. Record, review and analyze the change in volume of volunteers and matches in the program against recruitment efforts, 2. Record, review and analyze changes in contacts and hours spent together between volunteers and consumers, 3. Record, review and analyze the attitudes of volunteers who are recruited into the program to measure any changes in their attitudes toward understanding, tolerance and acceptance of individuals with disabilities, 4. Conduct annual customer satisfaction surveys.)
Program Mission Statement: The mission of the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania's three Compeer programs, serving Bucks, Chester and Philadelphia Counties, is to promote maximum recovery by consumers of mental health services by matching them in friendship relationships with caring, trained adult volunteers in a culturally competent manner.
Additional Information: For information on starting up a new, consumer-driven Compeer program, go to www.compeer.org or call toll free 1-800-836-0475.
Program Information
Program Name: Compeer of Lebanon County
Year the Program was Started: 1999
Public Contact Person: Teri Birch
Address: 250 S. 7th St., Suite 2
Lebanon, PA 17042
Telephone #: 717-272-8317
Fax #: 717-272-0898
Email Address: compeerlebanon@verizon.net
Website URL: www.compeer-lebanon.org
Program Category: Peer Companion, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $40,000-$70,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Some
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To reduce social isolation and develop natural supports and opportunities for community re-integration for people in recovery from serious mental illnesses.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Consumers and volunteers (matched for six months or more) and their respective mental health professionals are surveyed anonymously.
Program Mission Statement: The mission of Compeer of Lebanon County is to complement professional care by providing acceptance and friendship for consumers of mental health services so that they may attain a higher level of participation and develop a sense of "belongingness" in the community.
Additional Information: In addition to offering companionship and comfort, developing a sense of “being-with” and “belonging among” others appears to serve as a first cornerstone of re-integration of individuals with psychiatric disabilities into the larger community. A qualitative assessment of a Compeer program with volunteers with and without psychiatric histories found that those assigned to a peer volunteer were more comfortable with their peer volunteer and aspired to be like the volunteer who was further along on their personal road to recovery. In May 2005, the Compeer program model was recognized as a "best practice" for recovery and improved outcomes for people with serious mental illness by the American Psychological Association, adding support to the premise that “Compeer is one good prescription for improved mental health.”
Program Information
Program Name: Compeer Philadelphia
Agency Name: Mental Health Association of SE Penna.
Year the Program was Started: 1991
Address: 1211 Chestnut St.
9th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Telephone #: 215-751-1800 ex269
Fax #: 215-636-6328
Email Address: None
Website URL: www.mhasp.org
Program Category: Peer Companion
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 1-2
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Some
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: None
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available:
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To recruit, manage and sustain a significant volunteer base to provide support through friendship to consumers in the program. To help consumers overcome fear, isolation and loneliness, by matching them with caring, trained volunteers in various types of friendships.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Outcomes have been assessed for this program. (Annual Customer Satisfaction Surveys)
Program Mission Statement: The mission of the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania's Compeer Philadelphia program is to promote maximum recovery by consumers of mental health services by matching them in friendship relationships with caring, trained adult volunteers in a culturally competent manner.
Additional Information: Compeer Philadelphia is an affiliate of Compeer International, based in Rochester, NY. There are over 100 affiliates in the United States, Canada and Australia.
Program Information
Program Name: Compeer Wellness and Social Integration Program
Agency Name: Mental Health America of Licking Co.
Year the Program was Started: 1995
Public Contact Person: Kristen Frame
Address: 65 Messimer Drive
Newark, OH 43055
Telephone #: 740-522-1341
Fax #: 740-522-4464
Email Address: mhacompeerfia@alink.com
Website URL: www.mhalc.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Peer Companion
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Community Service: to raise self-esteem and form community connections through service. Mental Health Education: to educate consumers about MH issues, encourage consumer participation in medical treatment, and to reduce community stigma, as well as self-stigma. Social Integration: develop social skills and connect with friends in community. Wellness Focus: to reduce or eliminate tobacco usage, to promote good health and wellness habits, good nutritional habits, educate about the SAMHSA 10 x 10 Campaign. Guest Speaker Focus: to introduce participants to commmunity resources, strengthen relationships with other agencies, encourage appropriate use of services.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Evidence-based programs of Compeer International, SAMHSA 10 x 10 Campaign and SAMHSA's 25 Tobacco Cessation Pioneers
Program Mission Statement: The Vision of MHA is of a just, humane and healthy society in which all people are accorded respect, dignity, and the opportunity to achieve their full potential free from stigma and prejudice. The Mission of Mental Health America of Licking County is to promote good mental health, wellness and achieve victory over mental illness.
Additional Information: We also provide free support groups and an extensive resource library.
Program Information
Program Name: Connecticut Recovery Employment Consultation Service (C-RECS).
Agency Name: Focus On Recovery-United, Inc. (FOR-U)
Year the Program was Started: 2008
Public Contact Person: Heather McDonald
Address: 100 Riverview Center, Suite 272,
Middletown, CT 06457
Telephone #: 860-704-0556
Fax #: 860-704-0767
Email Address: focusonrecovery@gmail.com
Website URL: www.crecs.org
Program Category: Employment, Support Group, Technical Assistance
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, LGBT, Co-occurring substance abuse, Co-occurring HIV/AIDS, Co-occurring MR/DD, Trauma Survivors, Persons on Inpatient Units, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: C-RECS is a progect funded through Connecticut's Mental Health Workforce Transformation funds to assist persons in recovery to get and to keep competitive empployment in the behavioral health workforce.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Still ongoing and continually being reviewed and adjusted.
Program Mission Statement: To assist persons in recovery to get and to keep competitive employment in the behavioral health workforce.
Additional Information: C-RECS provides: Work-Life Coaching; Peer Employment Mentoring, Education, & Support Groups; On-line Job Search & On-line Resources; Education & training on Recovery Topics; Training & Consultation for Employers in the Behavioral Health Workforce.
Program Information
Program Name: Connection
Agency Name: NAMI Nebraska
Year the Program was Started: 2007
Public Contact Person: Theresa Sullivan
Address: 415 South 25th Ave
Omaha, NE 68131
Telephone #: 4023458101
Fax #: 4023464070
Email Address: tsullivan@naminebraska.org
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To reduce symptoms of mental illness and substance abuse. Provide a forum for individuals with mental illness & substance abuse issues to discuss the challenges they face
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope
Program Information
Program Name: Connections Peer Support
Agency Name: NAMI
Year the Program was Started: 2013
Public Contact Person: Christie Martinez
Address: 623 West Street
Sealy, TX 77474
Telephone #: 979-398-0973
Email Address: christiedmartinez@gmail.com
Program Category: Peer Companion, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, LGBT, Co-occurring substance abuse, Co-occurring HIV/AIDS, Co-occurring MR/DD, Trauma Survivors, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, Adults
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 1-2
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: support people with OCD, PTSD, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Depression, Bipolar and Schizophrenia
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To provide peer support to people with OCD, PTSD, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Depression, Bipolar and Schizophrenia.
Program Information
Program Name: Constal Center
Year the Program was Started: 2000
Public Contact Person: Terry Dorn
Address: 1260 12th Ave
Longview, WA 98632
Telephone #: 360-577-6000
Email Address: insider_2@netzero.com
Website URL: newsforthought.com
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Homeless Outreach
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Mobile/Transitional
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 1-2
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To promote the gifts and talents of consumers, thereby promoting HOPE and confidence in self.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Promoting the talents of those who have been supressed by stigma and the ignorance of our society. We promote answers, not problems!
Additional Information: The name Constal is dirived from the two words CONsumer TALent.
Program Information
Program Name: ConsTal Hope & Recovery
Year the Program was Started: 1998
Public Contact Person: Terry Dorn
Address: 9503 NE Hazel Dell Ave #306
Vancouver, WA 98665
Telephone #: 360-546-1257
Email Address: insider_2@netzero.com
Website URL: newsforthought.com
Program Category: Advocacy, Homeless Outreach, Peer Support
Target Participants:
Persons who are Homeless, Other
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Promoting Hope and Recovery to consumers and homeless individuals.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Promoting the gifts and talents of persons with psychiatric disorders helping them to sence they have a purpose for being here.
Additional Information: Constal has published (Our Memories) a book of consumer writings from the State of Washington. Have published (The Insider) a newspaper of Hope and Recovery. May 26 2009 published a book (The Cross and the Psychiatrist) look it up on Google
Program Information
Program Name: ConsTal Publishing
Year the Program was Started: 1998
Public Contact Person: Terry Dorn
Address: 142 Camelot Dr.
Castle Rock, WA 98611
Telephone #: 360-274-4770
Fax #: 360-274-4770
Email Address: insider2@peoplepc.com
Website URL: none
Program Category: Community Education, Homeless Outreach, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Persons who are Homeless
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 1-2
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To reduce stigma concerning Mental illness and to promote recovery among consumers.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: A nonprofit corporation for the betterment of the lives of persons with psychological disabilities. We want to provide encouragement and enhancement of individual talents and abilities. Creating within the individual a spark of hope to become their best. The discovery of ones creativity promotes self actuation. If you want a person to become successful - help him find - discover himself!
Additional Information: We publish a newspaper (The Insider) to promote recovery and also to educate the public on the abilities of those with psychological disorders. We have published the writings and drawings of consumers around the state of Washington. The name ConsTal comes from the two words CONsumer - TALent !
Program Information
Program Name: Consumer Care Partnerships
Agency Name: Marion County
Year the Program was Started: 2001
Public Contact Person: Helen Lara
Address: 2421 Lancaster Drive NE
Salem, OR 97305
Telephone #: 503-566-2991
Fax #: 503-361-2782
Email Address: helenlara@wvi.com
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, Other
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, Persons on Inpatient Units, Persons who are Homeless, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: Consumer Care Partnerships (CCP) assists cosnumers with creating his/her won unique community based support team.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: CCP has utilized outcome measurements, primarily the "Recovery Assessment Scale Adapted" since its inception in 2001. No external research has been conducted.
Program Mission Statement: CCP Mission-- CCP assist Consumers with creating their own unique community-based support team that nurtures and builds upon their strengths, assists them with meeting some identified needs and goals and promotes respect empowerment and self-determination.
Additional Information: CCP teams lead by trained Consumer volunteer facilitators.The facilitators assist the individual with creating their team. The individual chooses all team members. It is important to note, that the individual consumer is the decision maker. The teams� role is to assist the individual with creating and implementing an action plan that will meet some of the individual�s identified needs and goals.
Program Information
Program Name: Consumer Educational Outreach Center (CEOC)
Year the Program was Started: 1999
Public Contact Person: Dr. Fred Frese
Address: ADM Board
150 Cross St., Suite # 316
Akron, OH 44311
Telephone #: 330 253 9487
Email Address: None
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 1-2
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: None
Cost for materials? N/A
Program Goals: To develop employment skills so one day we might be ready for full time employment. We also try to educate consumers and their family members on their mental illness and their medications.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Helping the consumers have a more postive outlook on their mental health, through our resources and our encouragement.
Additional Information: Weekly Recovery Session with Dr Fred Frese. Office personal out on speaking in engagements both in and out of town. Some of our office staff are officers in other mental health organizations.
Program Information
Program Name: Consumer Legislative Voice
Year the Program was Started: 1998
Public Contact Person: Carole Willey
Address: P.O. Box 4326
Tumwater, WA 98501
Telephone #: 360-352-5361
Fax #: None
Email Address: hhaa01@hotmail.com
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Other
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, Persons on Inpatient Units, Adults
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 1-2
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Sometimes
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Other
Cost for materials? N/A
Program Goals: Develop consumer engagement of the Washington Legislative process by lobbying for or against mental health bills, including PACT, IOC & OCC bills.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: In our society by: Promoting self-advocacy to dynamically impact our society & Challenging society to improve the behavioral health care system at all levels of mental health reform through legislative activism.
Program Information
Program Name: Consumer Peer Support
Agency Name: Colorado West Mental Health
Year the Program was Started: 2003
Public Contact Person: Janice Curtis
Address: 515 28 3/4 Rd
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Telephone #: 970-257-0891
Fax #: 970-683-7275
Email Address: jcurtis@frontier.net
Website URL: CWRMHC.org
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Outpatient psychiatric treatment facility
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: None
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Recovery from Mental Illness
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Additional Information: We offer consumer support, training in recovery skills and Consumer Peer Support Specialist skills in the western half of Colorado
Program Information
Program Name: Consumer Recovery Advocacy Coalition of Delaware
Year the Program was Started: 2006
Public Contact Person: Cheryl Biddle
Address: 701 S. Market St.
Apt. #5
Seaford, DE 19973
Telephone #: (302) 629-8080
Fax #: (302) 629-8080
Email Address: cherylbiddleindoverdelaware@comcast.net
Website URL: mysite.verizon.net/vzeuc2ac/advocacycoalition
Program Category: Advocacy
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Outpatient psychiatric treatment facility
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: 1. To have a united voice as consumers in our own treatment and recovery. 2. To advocate for affordable housing for those in recovery. 3. Obtain funding and employ consumers.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: We researched other advocacy groups, spoke to other organizations about how and if our colition would work, and surveyed clients/consumers.
Program Mission Statement: Consumer Empowerment through coalition to catalyze a evolution to recovery.
Additional Information: Award-winning coalition. Received an award from Delware Dept. of Health & Human Services--Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health for changing consumer silence to a unified consumer voice toward recovery through education and advocacy.
Program Information
Program Name: Consumer Satisfaction Services
Year the Program was Started: 2002
Public Contact Person: Lewis Silverman
Address: 4775 Linglestown Road
Building 1 2nd Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17112
Telephone #: 717 651 1070
Fax #: 717 651 1071
Email Address: abby@css-pa.org
Website URL: www.css-pa.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Other
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 20+
Volunteers: None
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To gauge and report upon the impact of behavioral health services to MA clients within an 8 county region of Central Pennsylvania
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Consumer Satisfaction Services (CSS) is a consumer-driven organization that measures satisfaction to assure that services are high quality, culturally sensitive and effective through ongoing assessment, monitoring and recommendations for change.
Program Information
Program Name: Consumer Wellness Center
Year the Program was Started: 2006
Public Contact Person: Jerry W
Address: 6245 Leesburg Pike
Suite 420
Falls Church, VA 22044
Telephone #: 703.531.4653
Email Address: consumerwellnesscenter@yahoo.com
Website URL: novapeers.pbwiki.com/CWC
Program Category: Drop-in Center
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: $70,000-$100,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: None
Cost for materials? N/A
Program Goals: Peer support and enjoyment
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The mission of CWC is to provide a safe, stigma free,low stress, independent place for mental health consumers run by mental health consumers
Additional Information: Newly opened in Oct 2006 Weekday hours: Mon, Tues, Fri 10a -3p Evening hours: Weds & Thurs 4-9 pm
Program Information
Program Name: CONTACT: Wings Across Alabama
Year the Program was Started: 2004
Public Contact Person: Ronald Hunt
Address: PO Box 211286
Montgomery, AL 36121
Telephone #: 888-WINGSAL
Fax #: 334-395-7618
Email Address: rhgwings@bellsouth.net
Website URL: www.wingsalabama.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Technical Assistance
Target Participants:
Men, Women, Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To reduce stigma and improve the quality of life of mental health consumers through education, advocacy, and peer support.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: CONTACT: Wings Across Alabama is a non-profit organization for consumers of mental health services with a dedication to making positive change in the lives of consumers through education, advocacy, training, services, and technical assistance as well as through building a strong network of consumers across Alabama with the recognition that inclusion, peer support, true community involvement and participation, self-empowerment, and quality mental health services are KEY ingredients to recovery.
Program Information
Program Name: Continuing the Journey
Agency Name: VOCAL Virginia
Year the Program was Started: 2009
Public Contact Person: John Gibbs
Address: 2157 Thomas Jefferson Parkway
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Telephone #: (804) 363-6565
Email Address: johnmgibbs@gmail.com
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 1-2
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? None
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Other
Cost for materials? Yes
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To train peers to be better public speakers and improve their self esteem.
Program Information
Program Name: CPRS Program
Agency Name: Northern Pines Mental Health Center
Year the Program was Started: 2009
Public Contact Person: Holly Biggins
Address: 606 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Telephone #: (218) 820-5327
Fax #: (218) 825-0320
Email Address: hbiggins@npmh.org
Website URL: www.npmh.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Veterans, Families of Children, Young Adults, Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: None
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals:

Promote recovery & wellness

Develop employment skills

Reduce substance use

Prevent involvement in the justice system

Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Additional Information: A Way to Freedom believes that in many respects, mental health consumers are the best qualified to help each other. Our goal is growth, wellness, empowerment, recovery and hope. In addition to making new friends, you can learn new skills and discover your potential in a relaxed, accepting atmosphere.
Program Information
Program Name: Creative Recovery
Agency Name: Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton Eaton and Ingham Counties
Year the Program was Started: 2006
Public Contact Person: Donna Rose
Address: 812 E. Jolly Road
Suite G-10
Lansing, MI 48910
Telephone #: 517-346-9511
Fax #: 517-346-8245
Email Address: rosed@ceicmh.org
Website URL: www.ceicmh.org
Program Category: Peer Support, Recreation/Arts
Target Participants:
Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Mobile/Transitional
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: None
Cost for materials? N/A
Program Goals: To aid the recovery process through creative expression workshops for adults in our community who have a mental illness.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Additional Information: Funded through a limited two year grant from SAMHSA our program provides artistic and expressive workshops to aid those recovering from a mental illness. We have offered acrylic painting, crafts, cooking, writing and dance workshops.
Program Information
Program Name: Crystal Dimensions, Inc
Agency Name: Dimensional Detail, Inc
Year the Program was Started: 2005
Public Contact Person: Drake Ewbank (lead trainer)
Address: 330 S 3rd St Apt C
Springfield , OR 97477
Telephone #: (541) 255-3743
Fax #: (541) 636-2722
Email Address: office.dimensional@gmail.com
Website URL: www.crystal-dimensions.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Recovery Education, Recreation/Arts
Target Participants:
Trauma Survivors, Adults
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Yes
Program Goals: System change, trauma aware training of peers, technical assistance to drop ins and peer organizations, promotions of creative efforts of survivors, music, art and writing.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: We have data from our former clinical practice that is being assimilated into an article and into summaries.
Program Mission Statement: Creative support to improve life on this planet.
Additional Information: The west coast and oregon are under-represented in the national dialogue for the number of innovative programs and practices it has pioneered and had a significant role in.
Program Information
Program Name: David Romprey Oregon Warmline
Agency Name: Community Counseling Solutions
Year the Program was Started: 2007
Public Contact Person: Angel Moore
Address: P.O. Box 469
Heppner, OR 97836
Telephone #: (503) 319-6671
Email Address: chooserecovery@yahoo.com
Website URL: www.communitycounselingsolutions.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Crisis Prevention/Respite, Peer Support
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, LGBT, Co-occurring substance abuse, Co-occurring HIV/AIDS, Co-occurring MR/DD, Trauma Survivors, Persons on Inpatient Units, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, Families of Children, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults, Other
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 20+
Volunteers: 1-2
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? Yes
Program Goals: To offer alternative supports to people in Oregon and to develop jobs for people in recovery and to build their skills to work towards future goals
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: We have stats we collect and currently have a research study underway. Completion End of June 2012
Program Mission Statement: People just want to be heard! to have a confidential conversation with someone who will listen without judgment or criticism. Together we can learn and grow.
Program Information
Program Name: DBSA Boston
Agency Name: Depression and BipolarSupport Alliance
Year the Program was Started: 1985
Public Contact Person: Terry Landers
Address: McLean Hospital
115 Mill Street
Belmont, MA 02478
Telephone #: 617-855-2795
Fax #: 617-855-3666
Email Address: info@dbsaboston.org
Website URL: www.dbsaboston.org
Program Category: Community Education, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Inpatient psychiatric treatment facility
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: Recovery
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The Manic-Depressive and Depressive Association of Boston (MDDA-Boston) strives to help its members live healthy, dignified lives through peer support and education. We are a community of people with medically diagnosed affective (mood) disorders and their families and friends.
Additional Information: MDDA-Boston is... … a unique self-help organization created by and for people living with mood disorders – including major depression, bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression), and schizoaffective disorder – and their families and friends. We offer support groups, educational programs, and community outreach efforts that help our members live healthy, dignified lives. Since 1985, thousands of area residents have come to MDDA to take part in a safe, caring environment where stigma is relieved and recovery is empowered. Support Groups “Share/care” support groups form the core of our organization. Our groups provide a secure and confidential setting where participants share their feelings, experiences, and coping strategies. Each group is led by a trained peer facilitator and is shaped by our Share/Care Guidelines, read aloud at the start of every group. Facilitators’ work is supported through ongoing education and oversight carried out by our Share/Care Committee. All MDDA support groups are offered free of charge and membership in MDDA-Boston is not required but is greatly appreciated. Pre registration is not required, just come.
Program Information
Program Name: DBSA Delaware Valley
Agency Name: DBSA (national), Chicago, IL
Year the Program was Started: 1986
Public Contact Person: Ronald L. Berman
Address: Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment
Lower Lobby, Monument Ave. & Ford Rd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Telephone #: 610-604-0727
Email Address: R.Berman5@verizon.net
Program Category: Support Group
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
General hospital or healthcare facility
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Focus: From our ‘Mission Statement”. • To provide hope, support, contacts, and friendship for our members. • To educate and inform ourselves, and the general public concerning the nature and management of depression and related disorders.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Additional Information: Format: We refer to our groups as “Care and Share". In our group’s people can, but are never forced to, share issues concerning how we are affected by our life situations or our symptoms. Asking for feedback is optional. Feedback is derived from a group member(s) own life experiences.
Program Information
Program Name: DBSA Des Moines
Agency Name: DBSA
Year the Program was Started: 1993
Public Contact Person: Sue Ploeger
Address: 1120 e. 6th Street #7
Des Moines, IA 50316
Telephone #: 515/243-7995
Email Address: suplu@aol.com
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
General hospital or healthcare facility
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To improve the lives of people living with mood disorders.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Additional Information: Started in 1993, this group has been a source of help and support for hundreds of people living with depression or bipolar in the Greater Des Moines area.
Program Information
Program Name: DBSA Essex County
Agency Name: Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance
Year the Program was Started: 2002
Public Contact Person: Margo Atwell
Address: P O Box 707
Montclair, NJ 07042
Telephone #: 201-998-5751
Email Address: tabasile@verizon.net
Website URL: www.dbsanewjersey.org/essexcounty
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: to promote self-education about mood disorders, to support each other through the recovery process, to educate the community at large about mood disorders, to advocate for the rights of those with mood disorders
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Information
Program Name: DBSA Fort Worth & Tarrant County
Agency Name: DBSA
Year the Program was Started: 1985
Public Contact Person: Steve Eaton
Address: Baylor All Saints Hospital Faxel Room
1400 8th Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76147
Telephone #: (817) 366-0518
Email Address: sceaton@hotmail.com
Website URL: www.freewebs.com/dbsafortworthtx
Program Category: Crisis Prevention/Respite, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
General hospital or healthcare facility
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To provide peer run self help support group for persons with a mental illness.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To provide a safe and compassionate atmosphere for persons with a mental illness came come and get the support and education needed.
Additional Information: We meet on the first and third Fridays of the month. The first Friday we try and have a speaker come and talk and the third Friday is group share.
Program Information
Program Name: DBSA Greater Painesville, OH (faith-based)
Agency Name: TERKK/CROSS Outreach Ministry
Year the Program was Started: 2006
Public Contact Person: Brian Jones
Address: 623 Williams st.
Painesville, OH 44077
Telephone #: 440-497-7745
Fax #: 440-350-1903
Email Address: crossdbsarecovery@yahoo.com
Program Category: Homeless Outreach, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, Other
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: applying biblical principals to evidence based practices for mental health peer support recovery; employing HIT/HIM to assist mental health peer support and recovery processes.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: SHIRE
Program Mission Statement: To holistically empower mental health consumers with information and education, while mentoring them with love and compassion along the road of recovery.
Program Information
Program Name: DBSA New Jersey
Agency Name: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Year the Program was Started: 2002
Public Contact Person: David Mizenko
Address: 5 Village Ct.
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Telephone #: (888) 829-2483
Email Address: info@dbsanewjersey.org
Website URL: dbsanewjersey.org/
Program Category: Support Group
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: None
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Our goal is to promote and improve our support groups and advance the wellness of our support group participants.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: We are the state organization that supports a network of self-help support groups for persons that have mood disorders, and family and friends. Our mission is to improve the lives of people living with such disorders.
Program Information
Program Name: DBSA Southern Nevada (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance)
Agency Name: DBSA ( Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance)
Year the Program was Started: 2002
Public Contact Person: Cheryl Murphy
Address: 3941 Copperhead Hills St.
Las Vegas, NV 89129
Telephone #: 702-255-4003
Fax #: 702-255-0423
Email Address: cheryl@dbsasouthernnevada.org
Website URL: www.dbsasouthernnevada.org/
Program Category: Advocacy, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Men, Women, Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, Persons on Inpatient Units, Children, Families of Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Outpatient psychiatric treatment facility
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To provide support groups for consumers and their loved one's. Advocacy, Special Education Training (IEP), Transitional Living Training, help with Social Security, Accessing the Mental Health System, Free Community Educational Lectures, Community Resource Information, Newsletter, Website, Community Speakers Bureau, Free Educational Material, Telephone Support.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Internal research by the increase numbers of participants and the phone calls received.
Program Mission Statement: The Mission of DBSA Southern Nevada is to support and educate consumer's, parent's, families, friends, professionals and the public concerning the nature of Bipolar and Depressive Disorders; including bot not limited to Dual Diagnosis and Mood Disorders as treatable medical illnesses; to foster self hoep for consumers and their families. To help to eliminate discrimination and the stigma associated with mental illness. DBSA Southern Nevada will advocate for the imporvement of care, access to services, research and a better way of life for adults and children suffering from these illnesses. To work to empower families and friends to advocate for their loved ones.
Additional Information: Our services, educational material, support groups are free of charge. We are self support through donations. We are a 501 (c) 3 organization. We are a positive focused group that emphasizes living in the wellness not in the illness.
Program Information
Program Name: DBSA Ventura Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance Affiliate
Agency Name: Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance
Year the Program was Started: 2007
Public Contact Person: Denise Krischke
Address: PO Box 51038
Oxnard, CA 93031
Telephone #: 805 201 0619
Email Address: DBSA_Ventura@yahoo.com
Website URL: www.dbsalliance.org/ventura
Program Category: Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Men, Women, Adults
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To improve the lives of people living with mood disorders, specifically depression and bipolar disorder.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To improve the lives of people living with mood disorders.
Additional Information: DBSA utilizes a peer to peer approach. That means everyone in the room suffers from a mental illness—just like you. We help ourselves by sharing our experiences and resources. DBSA Ventura is a caring group of peers who hold open, free voluntary meetings. We are not a substitute for therapy or treatment by a professional; a place to receive a diagnosis or a 12-step group. We invite our peers who suffer from depression and bipolar disorder (also called manic depression) to visit our support group meetings and participate in an open dialogue.
Program Information
Program Name: DBSA-Asheville
Agency Name: DBSA
Year the Program was Started: 2009
Public Contact Person: Marne Davis
Address: PO BOX 1031
Weaverville, NC 28787
Telephone #: (828) 779-1662
Email Address: peaceahead@gmail.com
Website URL: www.DBSAlliance.org/asheville
Program Category: Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To help the community cope and relate with depression and bipolar without felling helpless or having stigmas.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Public information such as the internet as well as posters and flyers.
Program Mission Statement: Helping individuals that have been diagnosed as depressed or having bipolar disorder through a peer led support team.
Additional Information: There is no cost to be a part of our group. However, we do allow donations.
Program Information
Program Name: DeKalb Family Policy Council
Agency Name: Dekalb Community Service Board
Year the Program was Started: 2003
Public Contact Person: Tammie Harrison
Address: 949 North Hairston Road
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Telephone #: (678) 205-4167
Email Address: tkharrison@dhr.state.ga.us
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Adolescents, Young Adults
Program Setting:
Outpatient psychiatric treatment facility
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: None
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: None
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To recruit & provide family voice to families who have children with serious emotional behavior disorders.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To provide family voice with policy makers who make decisions and plan services for families who have children with serious emotional behavior disorders.
Additional Information: We provide support, training to professionals from a families prospective. We provide training & support to families who have children with emotional/behavior disorders.
Program Information
Program Name: Delaware County Blazing New Frontier Drop-in
Agency Name: Delaware County Community Service
Year the Program was Started: 2010
Public Contact Person: Peggy Petlon
Address: 601 Grant St.
Manchesster, IA 52057
Telephone #: (563) 927-5116
Fax #: (563) 927-6844
Email Address: delcocpc@iowatelecom.net
Program Category: Drop-in Center
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 1-2
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To promote recovery w/natural supports, etc.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To provide a safe and nurturing environment for fellowship, support, and recovery for any adult with a diagnosed mental illness, intellectual disablity, or brain injury.
Program Information
Program Name: Denver House
Agency Name: Mental Health Association in Tulsa
Year the Program was Started: 2010
Public Contact Person: Mark Davis
Address: 1870 South Boulder Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74119
Telephone #: (918) 585-1213
Fax #: (918) 585-9543
Email Address: mdavis@mhat.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Drop-in Center, Peer Companion
Target Participants:
Men, Women, LGBT, Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: 1. Provide mutual support and networking 2. Advocate for the voice and choice in charting our own recovery path 3. Creating consumer-driven and participant-controlled programs and services.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To provide a safe, supportive environment where people can socialize, relax, participate in their own growth and development and find encouragement and hope.
Additional Information: We are proud to be the first fully peer-run drop-in center in Oklahoma, and we hope to provide a model for future peer-run drop-in centers in the state.
Program Information
Program Name: Denver West Mental Health Peer Support Group
Year the Program was Started: 1996
Public Contact Person: Terry
Address: 3400 Lutheran Pkwy
Wheat Rigde, CO 80033
Telephone #: (303) 429-5950
Email Address: Amy@denverwestsupportgroup.org
Website URL: www.denverwestsupportgroup.org
Program Category: Support Group
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Inpatient psychiatric treatment facility
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To Support individuals with mental illness, any mental illness.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: We offer peer support to any adult with a mental illness in a friendly, confidential, peer-supported environment. We accept all mental illnesses. We do not judge. While people with co-current substance abuse issues can and do attend, we do not focus on such issues.
Program Information
Program Name: Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) - Huntsville
Agency Name: Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) - National
Year the Program was Started: 1984
Public Contact Person: Tony Martin
Address: Meetings @ United Way of Madison County Bldg
701 Andrew Jackson Way, NE
Huntsville, AL 35801
Telephone #: 256-313-0633
Email Address: tony.martin@redstone.army.mil
Website URL: www.geocities.com/dbsahuntsville/
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Our Support group provides the kind of sharing and caring that is crucial for a lifetime of wellness. Our goal are to: Give you the opportunity to reach out to others and benefit from the experience of those who have "been there." Motivate you to follow your treatment plan. Help you understand that a mood disorder does not define who you are. Help you rediscover strengths and humor you may have thought you had lost. Provide a forum for mutual acceptance, understanding and self-discovery.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To improve the lives of people living with mood disorders in the North Alabama area.
Additional Information: Support Group Meetings are held every Thursday, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm, in the United Way of Madison County Bldg., located at 701 Andrew Jackson Way, NE, Huntsville, AL 35801. For more information, call Tony Martin, 256-313-0633, or e-mail tony.martin1@us.army.mil for a DBSA Huntsville brochure. Joins us. Peer-to-peer support works!
Program Information
Program Name: Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance Succasunna (DBSA Succasunna)
Agency Name: DBSA Succasunna
Year the Program was Started: 2003
Public Contact Person: Bonnie Rosenthal
Address: 26 Beaver Dam Road
Randolph, NJ 07869
Telephone #: (973) 647-8082
Fax #: 973-984-2880
Email Address: info@dbsasuccasunna.org
Website URL: www.dbsasuccasunna.org
Program Category: Support Group
Target Participants:
Men, Women, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available:
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Based upon a self-help model, DBSA Succasuna provides a venue where by persons may receive emotional support and education in a safe environment. DBSA Succasunna provides persons with educational information, resources, support, and empowerment skills in order to go along a person’s wellness journey. DBSA Succasunna provides person’s with an avenue whereby people can receive support, while also being able to give back support.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Outcomes are somewhat assessed for this program. DBSA Succasunna has a Board of Trustees that meets once a month. We also look to our group members for assistance on tasks and activities such as greeting newcomers, managing the lending library, and other tasks such as making phone calls, helping at special events, and preparing mailings. Therefore, we are able to assess our goals through whether newcomers are involved and move toward a wellness model. At board meetings, we discuss particular persons and how we might be able to get them more involved. We also have seen people who come to group in crisis, and at a later time get involved with assisting the leaders of the group. In this capacity, we are then able to assess whether the support group is achieving its purpose. We also receive feedback from support group members as to how the group has helped them and/or their family member or friend.
Program Mission Statement: DBSA Succasunna's mission, as stated in our by-laws is to improve the lives of people living with mood disorders by providing support and education to those persons whom the group is intended for in the Central/Western Morris County area.
Additional Information: DBSA Succasunna is a mutual aid self-help support group. The group offers different activities all aimed at a person being able to help themsef while living with depression and/or bipolar disorder whether they are a patient/consumer, friend, or family member. Evening rap group meetings a/k/a support groups are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday from 7:15 – 9:00 pm. A daytime support group meeting is held on the 4th Tuesday from 10:15 am – 12 noon. And educational lectures are held on the 2nd Thursday at 7:15 pm. Other opportunities for involvement are available including participating in personal psycho-education and recovery based programs through DBSA’s Living Successfully with a Mood Disorder program and/or the Pathways to Recovery program adapted by DBSA not to mention just getting further involved in the group and being able to give back. All activities are held at Temple Shalom, 215 South Hillside Avenue in Succasunna, NJ 07876. The group is non-denominational and the building is handicapped accessible. Self help support group meetings also known as rap meetings are held. Further offerings of DBSA Succasunna include our extensive free literature made available at meetings and our lending library and e-mail folder list whereby people can receive local and national mental health news at no cost to them.
Program Information
Program Name: Depression & Bipolar Support Group - Ohio Valley
Agency Name: Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance
Year the Program was Started: 2001
Public Contact Person: Tom Irr
Address: 234 Village Lane
Wheeling, WV 26003
Telephone #: 304-243-9406
Email Address: dbsaohiovalley@comcast.net
Website URL: www.dbsalliance.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Provide the opportunity to reach out to others and benefit from the experience of those who have been there. Help consumers understand that a mood disorder does not define who you are. Help consumers rediscover strengths and humor they may have thought they had lost. Provide a forum for mutual acceptance, understanding, and self-discovery.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: DBSA Ohio Valley Support Group aims to provide Support & facilitate Recovery for those with mood disorders and those who care about them. We are peer-based, wellness-oriented, and provide empowering services and resources.
Additional Information: For additional information on how our Support Group can be a beneficial resource in achieving recovery, please click on this link: http://www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer?pagename=wellness_support_groups
Program Information
Program Name: Depression and Bipolar Alliance Humboldt County Chapter
Agency Name: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Year the Program was Started: 2006
Public Contact Person: Henry Willey
Address: 1260 Searles St.
Apartment B
Eureka, CA 95501
Telephone #: (707)443-9659
Email Address: Willeyx1@juno.com
Program Category: Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
LGBT, Co-occurring substance abuse, Adults
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: None
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Provide socialization and support to adults, GLBT, Dual-Diagnosed persons
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Information
Program Name: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Year the Program was Started: 1985
Public Contact Person: Sue Bergeson
Address: 730 N. Franklin Street
Suite 501
Chicago, IL 60610
Telephone #: (800) 826-3632
Fax #: (312) 642-7243
Email Address: info@DBSAlliance.org
Website URL: www.DBSAlliance.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Homeless Outreach, Peer Support, Recovery Education, Support Group, Technical Assistance
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 20+
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: DBSA Scientific Advisory Board member Dr. John Rush has research showing that support group attendees have fewer hospital stayes and fewer episodes of mania and depression, and more medication adherence than those who do not attend support groups. All DBSA programs have an evaluation component. Most evaluations are conducted under the auspices of DBSA staff in consultation with members of the Scientific Advisory Board.
Program Mission Statement: To Improve the Lives of People Living with Mood Disorders By: 1) Increasing local grassroots organizations and expanding patient/family influence on local, state, and national policies and legislation. 2) Expanding acceptance, availability, and use of peers as critical to achieving recovery and wellness. 3) Developing and distributing products, tools, and services that empower people living with mood disorders and their families to achieve patient-centered, recovery oriented treatment. 4) Increasing DBSA funding by developing and marketing products, tools and services and by expanding other development efforts. 5) Enhancing patient-centered research, inclusion of peer support in treatment protocols, and recognition of DBSA's expertise in the ethical treatment of participants in clinical trials for mood disorders. 6) Positioning DBSA as the leader in providing medically and scientifically accurate and patient-centered information necessary to improve the lives of people living with mood disorders.
Program Information
Program Name: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance - Mid-Coast
Agency Name: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Year the Program was Started: 2003
Address: 7 Beal Street
Rockport, ME 04856
Telephone #: 207-691-3599
Email Address: dbsamc@hotmail.com
Program Category: Peer Companion, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To provide peer support in a group setting.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To provide peer support in a group setting.
Additional Information: Meets Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Universalist Church in Rockland, ME. It's the Red Church off Broadway.
Program Information
Program Name: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Erie
Agency Name: Mental Health Assassination of Northwestern Pennsylvania
Year the Program was Started: 1992
Public Contact Person: Gail McGuire
Address: 1101 Peach Street
Erie , PA 16501
Telephone #: 814/452-4462 x118
Fax #: 814/314-1094
Email Address: hst@mhanp.org
Website URL: www.dbsalliance.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Men, Women, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 1-2
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Provide hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders through a weekly support group.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Extensive research conducted by Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance.
Program Mission Statement: DBSA provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.
Program Information
Program Name: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Western Massachusetts
Agency Name: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Year the Program was Started: 2004
Public Contact Person: Renee Champagne
Address: 27 Olea Street
Chicopee, MA 01020
Telephone #: (413) 626-7627
Email Address: DBSAofWM@hotmail.com
Website URL: www.DBSAofWM.org
Program Category: Support Group
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Some
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: 1. Provide support to people living with depression and bipolar disorder. 2. Provide education to people living with depression and bipolar disorder. 3. Develop recovery skills for people with depression and bipolar disorder.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To improve the lives of people living with depression and bipolar disorder.
Additional Information: Our progream was founded and led by a consumer living with bipolar disorder. Our organization provides support groups, workshops, trainings, education to family and providers and a speaker's series.
Program Information
Program Name: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance-Arizona State Chapter
Agency Name: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance-Chicago Headquarters
Year the Program was Started: 2009
Public Contact Person: Henry Willey
Address: c/o New Horizons, LLC
8085 E. Manley Drive
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
Telephone #: (928) 632-4727
Fax #: (928) 632-4727
Email Address: Dbsa_az@gmail.com
Website URL: www.DBSAlliance.org/Arizona
Program Category: Support Group
Target Participants:
Men, Women, LGBT, Co-occurring substance abuse, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: 1. Provide education and support for mood disorders. 2. Provide free, open peer-support groups and chapters. 3. Provide advocacy, both systems and individual
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To improve the lives of those living with mood disorders and assist them to live independent, self-determined lives in the community of their choice.
Additional Information: We are a network of local chapters and peer-support groups who are our constituency. We are seeking individuals in recovery who may wish to train as peer facilitators and lead their own peer-support group or chapter withing the state of Arizona.
Program Information
Program Name: Depression and Bipolar Support Group -- Ohio Valley
Agency Name: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Year the Program was Started: 2001
Public Contact Person: Tom Irr
Address: 234 Village Lane
Wheeling, WV 26003
Telephone #: (304) 243-9406
Email Address: dbsaohiovalley@comcat.net
Website URL: www.dbsalliance.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: 1. Provide the opportunity to reach out to others and benefit from the experience of those who have been there. 2. Help consumers understand that a mood disorder does not define who you are. 3. Help consumers rediscover strengths and humor they may have thought they had lost. 4. Provide a forum for mutual acceptance, understanding and self-discovery.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: DBSA Ohio Valley Support group aims to provide support & facilitate Recovery for those with mood disorders and those who care about them. We are peer-based, wellness-oriented, and provide empowering services and resources.
Additional Information: For additional information on how our support group can be a beneficial resource in achieving recovery, please click on the link below: http://www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer?pagename=wellness_support_groups
Program Information
Program Name: Depression and bipolar support group- Lansing, MI
Agency Name: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance/National
Year the Program was Started: 2003
Public Contact Person: Bill Bowers
Address: 6811 kingdon ave.
holt, MI 48842
Telephone #: (708) 212-7762
Email Address: lansingdbsa@yahoo.com
Program Category: Community Education, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Men, Women, Co-occurring substance abuse, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
General hospital or healthcare facility
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: None
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To encourage members to get good medical treatment and continue to adhere to treatment goals, as bipolar and depresive illness can be a life long illness.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Better treatment options are constantly being studied; DBSA national conferences are held yearly where experts come together to share their experiences in living with depression and bipolar illness .
Program Mission Statement: Helping families to better understand people with mood disorder, Movitave people to follow their treatment plans, Help them better understand that a mood disorder does not define who they are, Increase acceptance and understanding of mood disorders so the the rights of people are protected, advance research to improve mood dsorders, treatment options, Help people with mood disorders to locate resources within their communities.
Additional Information: Peer led group is held several times during the month so people can proveide support and encourgement to others. Attendence is free of charge. There are many resources available such as educational materials, phamplets, and general mental health information available. We provide mental health resources in the community to those who need it.
Program Information
Program Name: Depression Bipolar Alliance, Hospital of the Univ. of PA
Agency Name: Depression Bipolar Support Alliance
Year the Program was Started: 1992
Public Contact Person: Denis Hazam
Address: 529 South 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Telephone #: (215) 552-8737
Email Address: Denis@Hazam.org
Program Category: Support Group
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
General hospital or healthcare facility
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 1-2
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: 1. Recovery/Support 2. Community Integration/Socialization 3. Information/Education/Coping Skills
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To support and empower persons with depression and bipolar diagnoses and prov ide resources and information to aid in recovery.
Additional Information: We meet every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. (34th and Spruce Streets, Phila. PA)
Program Information
Program Name: Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Asheville - Magnetic Minds
Agency Name: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Year the Program was Started: 1997
Address: 1316-C Parkwood Rd
Asheville, NC 28806
Telephone #: (828) 367-7660
Email Address: magneticminds.dbsa@gmail.com
Website URL: MagneticMinds.weebly.com
Program Category: Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults, Other
Program Setting:
Outpatient psychiatric treatment facility
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Asheville - Magnetic Minds provides self-help through FREE peer-facilitated, twice weekly support group meetings offering acceptance, info, techniques to manage challenges, socialization etc. for consumers who live with Depression or Bipolar Disorder. Family members and other support people also welcome to attend.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: We conduct a twice-yearly survey for feedback.
Program Mission Statement: The mission of DBSA Asheville - Magnetic Minds is to provide a forum where hope, support and acceptance helps members who have mood disorders and their supporters in their journey toward wellness and recovery. We are a consumer-led, voluntary organization and a registered non-profit in the state of NC.
Additional Information: DBSA Asheville – Magnetic Minds is a peer-led, self-help support group that meets twice weekly. Group members are either diagnosed with Depression or Bipolar Disorder or are support people of those who have a mood disorder. We strive to provide a chance to help ourselves and others through supportive communication, mutual exchange of information/ideas and a sense of belonging. Members may benefit and feel relief from others who have “been there” as well as give and receive feedback. There is a sharing of experiences, challenges, and solutions. Also, DBSA Asheville - Magnetic Minds provides a place where members can learn to ask for help and support. We are NOT a therapy group; therefore the group does not function to solve deeper issues and members who are in crisis will be guided to contact credentialed professionals. We meet twice weekly, Wednesdays 7-9pm and Saturdays 4-6pm. MagneticMinds.weebly.com
Program Information
Program Name: Depression Bipolar Support Alliance West Virginia
Agency Name: DBSA
Year the Program was Started: 2008
Public Contact Person: Diana Thompson
Address: 144 Wood St
Buckhannon , WV 26201
Telephone #: 304 472 1947
Email Address: dianathompson222@hotmail.com
Program Category: Community Education, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Men, Women, LGBT, Trauma Survivors, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Veterans, Families of Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To educate the public on mental health issues and to provide peer support in all areas of WV by organizing local chapters of DBSA.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: We have been there; we can help.
Program Information
Program Name: Depression Forums Incorporated
Year the Program was Started: 2004
Public Contact Person: Larry Jacob
Address: PO Box 48343
Sarasota, FL 34230
Telephone #: 941-539-7650
Fax #: 941-484-1234
Email Address: LGJ@depressionforums.org
Website URL: www.depressionforums.org/
Program Category: Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, LGBT, Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, Veterans, Families of Children, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: None
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Sometimes
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: None
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To support and inform members about depression and metal health. To educate substance abuse, medications and to refer them onto real time help. To refer hotlines in case of need. To educate the stigma surrounding Mental Illness as it is no different than any other physical illness.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Our mission is to create an atmosphere that is both supportive and informative in a caring, safe environment for our members to talk to their peers about depression, anxiety, mood disorders, medications, therapy and recovery.
Additional Information: Our vision is to advance the public awareness of mental health issues so as to eliminate the stigma that surrounds depression and mood disorders through education and advocacy, as well as striving to obtain quality medical care for mental health patients, as it is no different from any other medical illness.
Program Information
Program Name: Depression Recovery Groups
Year the Program was Started: 2009
Public Contact Person: Vincent Caimano
Address: 711 E. Walnut St. #206
Pasadena, CA 91101
Telephone #: (818) 292-8551 or (888) 7
Fax #: (818) 518-1062
Email Address: info@depressionrecoverygroups.com
Website URL: www.depressionrecoverygroups.com
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: $70,000-$100,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: Depression Recovery Groups is a service for those who have depression, bipolar disorder (especially type 2) or anxiety, which often overlaps with depression. It is a way for people who are living with these conditions to easily come together, support each other and learn about what they can do to improve the quality of their lives. It is a confidential place where you can meet with others without fear of being identified. The meetings are led by peer support specialists and include educational segments with the best researched and up-to-date, self-care tips.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: We have feedback from participants. http://www.depressionrecoverygroups.com/cust_reviews.cfm
Program Mission Statement: The mission of Depression Recovery Groups is to help accelerate the full recovery of people who are living with depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety by providing self-help education and peer support that enhance the care of licensed healthcare practitioners.
Additional Information: Over the past few years, depression sufferers have flocked to the internet to look for information and encouragement to deal with the life-crippling effects of major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder. Before Depression Recovery Groups (DRG) was launched, internet-based depression support was mainly provided via chat rooms and forums – both with greatly varying quality and effectiveness. DRG offers meetings led by trained peer specialists. These caring and knowledgeable individuals provide invaluable self-help information and facilitate encouraging discussions. In a 2011 study by the University of Michigan department of Psychiatry comparing peer support vs. usual care for depression “peer support interventions were superior to usual care in reducing depressive symptoms.” Usual care included working with a therapist and may have included medications. Additionally, when peer support was compared to CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) the gold standard for depression therapy, “there was no statistically significant difference between group CBT and peer interventions."
Program Information
Program Name: Directions Unlimited, Inc
Agency Name: Justice in Mental Health Organization
Year the Program was Started: 1987
Address: 208 Quincy Street
Hancock, MI 49930
Telephone #: 906-482-4577
Email Address: None
Program Category: Drop-in Center
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $40,000-$70,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure
Cost for materials? Yes
Program Goals: We are an organization, run by people who have been diagnosed with a mental illness, physical disability, or recovering from drug/alcohol addiction. Our focus is on the goal of empowerment and recovery; to provide support, recreational activities and socialization.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Everyone has value. There are no throw away people.
Additional Information: Hours: Mon.- Fri. 10a.m.- 6p.m. Sat. 11a.m.-6p.m. Closed Sun. We strive to provide a relaxing, friendly environment and opportunities to seek support from peers who have shared similar experiences. Personal values of recovery are focused on more than treatment.
Program Information
Program Name: Discovery Recovery Center
Agency Name: NAZCARE, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2003
Public Contact Person: Gerald Mann
Address: 481 S. 11th Street
Show Low, AZ 85901
Telephone #: (928) 537-9025
Fax #: (928) 537-3108
Email Address: gmann@nazcare.org
Website URL: www.nazcare.org
Program Category: Other
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $40,000-$70,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: 1. Promote and support recovery. 2. Psycho-education, general to specific 3. Peer support training and career development.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Research has begun in all program service areas in all six recovery centers: Day services, support groups, employment support training program
Program Mission Statement: To support each other in our quest for recovery and wellness of mind, body, and spirit. The heart of our service is empowerment in an atmosphere of peace, love, and joy. Our vision: to assist all consumers in discovering and embracing recovery.
Additional Information: AZPIRE is one of six recovery centers run by NAZCARE, Inc. of Northern Arizona. We provide a great range of services from Day Services to reduce social isolation and increase socio-metric skills, support groups, peer support services, classes, workshops, training in indepedent living skills & life skills, employment support training, family groups & activities, community outings, meals with diet & nutrition education.
Program Information
Program Name: Discovery Resource Center
Agency Name: Mental Health America
Year the Program was Started: 2000
Address: 1609 East Palmdale Avenue
Suite G
Palmdale, CA 93550
Telephone #: 661-947-1595
Fax #: 661-272-0415
Email Address: None
Website URL: mhalaaves.org/discovery_resource_center.php
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: None
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: The center is the valley’s first mental health program run by people with mental illness. It offers education classes, recovery group meetings, life and work skills training, an information library, computer instruction and social activities in the community.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Our goal is to help people integrate into a healthy productive life in their community.
Program Information
Program Name: Dodge City Peaceful Tribe INC
Year the Program was Started: 2006
Public Contact Person: Diann Brosch
Address: 607 Clark
Dodge City, KS 67801
Telephone #: 620.371.6242
Email Address: dodgecity_peaceful_tribe_06@yahoo.com
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Men, Women, Trauma Survivors, Persons on Inpatient Units, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Leadership. Education Training Research
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: State goal through Narratives
Program Information
Program Name: Donald Mays Self Help Center
Agency Name: Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey
Year the Program was Started: 1985
Public Contact Person: Toni Muehter
Address: 204 White Horse Pike
Barrington, NJ 08007
Telephone #: 856-429-9940
Fax #: 856-429-9941
Email Address: tmuehter@cspnj.org
Website URL: www.cspnj.com
Program Category: Drop-in Center
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $40,000-$70,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To help Mental Health Consumers through their involvement.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Internal statistical analysis computer based program.
Program Mission Statement: Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey, Inc. is a private not-for-profit organization. The agency is directed, managed and staffed through the collaborative efforts of mental health comsumers, survivors and non-consumers. CSP-NJ strives to provide individualized, flexible community based services that promote responsibility, recovery and wellness. This is done through the creation and administration of self-help centers, supportive housing, advocacy, and entrepreneuial programs for adults with mental health issues and other special needs. CSP-NJ shares a vision for healing and hope which is promoted by choice, freedom. inclusion and destigmatization. Our greatest resources is the life experiences of persons working through thier own recovery.
Program Information
Program Name: DOOR OF HOPE
Year the Program was Started: 2008
Public Contact Person: Debra Cornacchia
Address: 26 Cameron Place
Tuckahoe, NY 10707
Telephone #: 914 393 1904
Email Address: beyondscars7@aol.com
Website URL: www.doorofhope4teens.com/
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Women, Adolescents, Young Adults
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To help those who are struggling with self-injury also known as self harm. To provide safe solutions to self injury. This is a faith-based/spiritual organization.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To foster an environment of love support and encouragement for teens and young woman who struggle with self-injury. This is a faith-based/spiritual organization.
Additional Information: Services and material are free and include phone and email support along with monthly meetings and yearly retreats
Program Information
Program Name: Eating Disorder Support Group of Snohomish County
Year the Program was Started: 2013
Public Contact Person: Kelly Owens
Address: 16 143rd St S.E.
Lynnwood, WA 98087
Telephone #: (425) 745-8041
Email Address: recoveryfromED@aol.com
Website URL: meetup.com/snohomish-county-eating-disorder-support-group/
Program Category: Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Young Adults, Adults, Other
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 1-2
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: None
Cost for materials? N/A
Program Goals: To support and be supported
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Additional Information: We meet at Martha Lake Fire Station #21. 16819 13th Ave W, Lynnwood WA 98037. We meet every 2-3 weeks on Mondays at 7:00 PM. July 22 August 26 September 16 October 14 October 28 November 11 November 25 December 9
Program Information
Program Name: Education, Support, Outreach & Advocacy Programs
Agency Name: NAMI Fox Valley
Year the Program was Started: 1981
Public Contact Person: Wendy Magas
Address: 211 E. Franklin St
NAMI Fox Valley
Appleton, WI 54911
Telephone #: (920) 954-1550
Email Address: wendy@namifoxvalley.org
Website URL: www.namifoxvalley.org
Program Category: Community Education, Crisis Prevention/Respite, Peer Support
Target Participants:
Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Children, Families of Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 5-10
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: Expand the reach of our programs/services to under-served populations (i.e. LGBTQ, rural areas, cultural communities, teens, young adults), Build community awareness of mental health/mental illness and break stigma, Provide peer support through hope and help for recovery through education, support, outreach and advocacy, Support individuals to know that they are not alone in their experience, Share stories of lived experience with the community
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: NAMI Fox Valley does an internal quality assurance process annually by examining outcomes (both qualitative and quantitative) to ensure quality and that individual's needs are met. The board, funders and staff review these outcomes to determine direction for programs.
Program Mission Statement: NAMI Fox Valley works to support and empower everyone touched by mental illness. We commit to eliminate stigma and nurture recovery through education, support, advocacy and outreach.
Additional Information: NAMI Fox Valley will be opening a Peer Run Respite and Warmline in 2015.
Program Information
Program Name: El Centrito de Apoyo
Agency Name: Project Return Peer Support Network
Year the Program was Started: 2008
Public Contact Person: Angelica Garcia
Address: 2677 Zoe Avenue
#303A
Huntington Park, CA 90255
Telephone #: (323) 312-0640
Fax #: (323) 312-0642
Email Address: agarcia@prpsn.org
Website URL: www.mhala.org
Program Category: Support Group
Target Participants:
Hispanic
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Sometimes
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: 1. Increase awareness of mental health services and issues in the Latino community through culturally appropriate outreach and education 2. Decrease stigma 3. Deliver services in monolingual Spanish 4. Transform the current system of care by enriching and empowering the Latino community to create its own wellness, recovery, resilience and sustainability
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Project Return Peer Support Network promotes wellness, personal growth and self-determination for people who have experienced mental illness by providing social opportunities, education and community involvement. We believe in diversity, acceptance, advocacy, and empowerment while encouraging people to transform their lives.
Program Information
Program Name: Emergency Support Providers
Year the Program was Started: 1994
Public Contact Person: Heidi Levy
Address: 29 East 2nd Street #3J
New Yok, NY 10003
Telephone #: (347) 742-8633
Email Address: Heidi@EmergencySupportProviders.org
Website URL: www.emergencysupportproviders.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Housing
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, LGBT, Co-occurring substance abuse, Co-occurring HIV/AIDS, Co-occurring MR/DD, Trauma Survivors, Persons on Inpatient Units, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, Children, Families of Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Mobile/Transitional
Annual Program Budget: $40,000-$70,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Help people Access Benefits and Services from Public and Private Agencies. Cut Through the Red Tape
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: We help people access Benefits and Services from Public and Private Agencies. "We Cut Through the Red Tape"
Program Information
Program Name: Empowerment for Healthy Minds
Year the Program was Started: 2002
Public Contact Person: Terry Grimes
Address: 2306 Terra Bella Street
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Telephone #: 540-961-2933
Email Address: tgrimes@rbnet.com
Website URL: www.efhm.com
Program Category: Advocacy
Target Participants:
Other
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available:
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To implement EFHM Computer Empowerment Program, an individualized mentoring approach to information technology.. To encourage consumers to self-identify and take active roles in their well-being. To work toward a collective voice in many arenas.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Thew mission of Empowerment for Health Minds is to foster the process of empowerment and to enhance wellness for the mental health consumer through education, mutual support, advocacy, and employment. Empowerment for Healthy Minds encourages the consumer to take an active role in: a) Achieving self-determination, b) Realizing representation in organizations and in society, and c) Attaining an identity worthy of esteem.
Additional Information: We encourage readers to check our website where they will find articles, position papers, pictures, cartoons, etc.
Program Information
Program Name: Empowerment Initiatives
Year the Program was Started: 2004
Public Contact Person: Kristi Jamison
Address: 3941 SE Hawthorne
Portland, OR 97214
Telephone #: (503) 249-1413
Fax #: (503) 282-1554
Email Address: kjamison@chooseempowerment.com
Website URL: www.chooseempowerment.com
Program Category: Advocacy, Crisis Prevention/Respite, Peer Support
Target Participants:
Trauma Survivors, Young Adults, Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 10-20
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: None
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: .
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: SAMHSA
Program Mission Statement: To be a catalyst providing individuals with mental health diagnoses opportunities for choice and development of personal goals, using the four principles of self determination. Freedom, Authority, Responsibility, Support.
Program Information
Program Name: Empowerment Network
Year the Program was Started: 2000
Public Contact Person: Gabrielle Blackwell
Address: 5 E. Main St
Fremont, MI 49412
Telephone #: (231) 924-3901
Fax #: (231) 924-3162
Email Address: empowermentnc@sbcglobal.net
Program Category: Drop-in Center
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To in maintaining stable mental health and alleviating stigma.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: through the department of community health and CARF
Program Mission Statement: Our mission is to be a consumer run support network and resource center for persons with mental health issues and developmental disabilities in Newaygo County.
Additional Information:
Program Information
Program Name: Empowerment Services
Year the Program was Started: 2011
Public Contact Person: Amanda Thompson
Address: 352 S. Denver St. Suite 202
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Telephone #: (801) 477-7337
Fax #: (801) 993-9010
Email Address: amanda@empowermentservices.org
Website URL: www.empowermentservices.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Young Adults, Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $70,000-$100,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Goal 1: Develop the infrastructure essential to effectively cultivate and sustain a united consumer voice and create system transformation. Goal 2: Partner with people with behavioral health disorders and their family members to promote individual and system level health, wellness, recovery and resilience. Goal 3: Partner with state agencies, service providers and community partners to provide education and needed system improvements to decrease suicide in Utah Goal 4: Promote peer learning opportunities that advance the knowledge of consumers to facilitate empowerment, foster the appreciation of resiliency gained through lived experience, and advance the understanding of peer support.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Our mission is to develop and implement consumer-driven programs and services that promote the empowerment, recovery, inclusion, dignity, and acceptance of consumers of mental health services and to end the discrimination associated with mental illness.​
Additional Information: We are beginning several peer support groups and classes in our new Empowerment Center.
Program Information
Program Name: Equine Therapy
Agency Name: Stable Life, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2005
Public Contact Person: Joann Stephens
Address: W7897 Eagle Avenue
Westfield, WI 53964
Telephone #: 608-296-4634
Fax #: 608-296-4631
Email Address: joann@stablelifeinc.org
Website URL: www.stablelifeinc.org
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, Other
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Children, Families of Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To increase participant's self esteem and confidence as well as to enhance social skills.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Our mission is to enhance recovery and the quality of life for persons affected by mental illness through self-determination and empowerment, and through family and community education, acceptance, and support.
Additional Information: We offer advocacy, education and support services along with the equine therapy services. The organization is 100% peer owned and managed.
Program Information
Program Name: Express Yourself Experience
Year the Program was Started: 1979
Public Contact Person: Rosalind Guy-Kimbrough
Address: 4055 Laclede Ave Suite 217
St. Louis, MO 63108
Telephone #: 314-630-3463
Fax #: 314-531-0408
Email Address: ExperienceYours@AOL.Com
Program Category: Advocacy, Recovery Education, Recreation/Arts
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, Co-occurring substance abuse, Co-occurring HIV/AIDS, Co-occurring MR/DD, Trauma Survivors, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, Children, Families of Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults, Other
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 1-2
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: The specific goals of the EXPRESS YOURSELF EXPERIENCE (also known as EYE) are to give consumers and or families an opportunity to focus on events and situations other than loneliness, hopelessness and other conditions that come with various mental health disorders. Consumers an or families are given the opportunity to visually document and EXPRESS their prospective of an EXPERIENCE. Consumers and or families can also create a loving environment. This EXPERIENCE can be shared with loved ones and will last for years to come.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: The outcomes of the EXPRESS YOURSELF EXPERIENCE are many including a new hobby and possibly leading to employment including free lance work. The most important outcome is that consumers and or families are drawn out of isolation. A purpose in this life is reestablished. Consumers and or families now have become producers rather than just consumers. New relationships even friendships spring into action. A new world is open to all needing to EXPRESS their new SELF.
Program Mission Statement: The mission of the EXPRESS YOURSELF EXPERIENCE is to take the blindfolds off the face of mental disorders and create brighter days. Each of us are the EYEs of GOD.
Additional Information: The EXPRESS YOURSELF EXPERIENCE is an excellent means to bring families together while bridging the divide of two worlds.