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Program Information
Program Name: F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Recovery Center
Agency Name: NAZCARE, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2000
Public Contact Person: Rose Gullotto
Address: 1610 E. Riverview Drive
Suite #9
Bullhead City, AZ 86442
Telephone #: (928) 758-3665
Fax #: (928) 758-3652
Email Address: sfalcone@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: 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, 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? No
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: Family Support Organization Of Hunterdon, Somerset & Warren
Agency Name: NJ Children System of Care
Year the Program was Started: 2006
Public Contact Person: Erika Deusinger
Address: 114 South Second Street
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
Telephone #: 908-213-9932
Fax #: 908-213-9933
Email Address: edeusinger@fso-hsw.org
Website URL: www.fso-hsw.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Men, Women, Co-occurring MR/DD, Trauma Survivors, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, 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: $200,000-$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? Sometimes
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: We coach, assist and support families so that they can become more effective advocates in their schools and communities as well as with local agencies and other service providers and system partners. These systems include the Juvenile Justice System, the Division of Youth & Family Services (DYFS), the Mental Health System, Education and Medicaid. We also advocate for the family voice at the local, state and federal levels of government.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To ensure that children with special, emotional, behaviorial or mental health chellenges and their families are provided with the community based compationate and cultural-compentent support systemn, that will provide them with ongoing family-orientedn, support information, education and advocacy.
Program Information
Program Name: Federation of Families of the Piedmont
Year the Program was Started: 2007
Public Contact Person: Natasha Lyles
Address: 664 Berry Shoals Rd
Duncan, SC 29334
Telephone #: 864-486-8917
Email Address: info@upstateparentsnetwork.org
Website URL: www.upstateparentsnetwork.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Families of Children
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: Individual training, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: The program goals are to provide support, information, training as well as help to erase the stigma of pediatric bipolar disorder.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: PBC is a newly formed nonprofit corporation with the intent to help support as well as educate parents, teachers, and the community about Pediatric Bipolar Disorder as well as other neurological disorders.
Additional Information: Families dealing with such an ill child can quickly become exhausted, traumatized, and isolated, and this new parent lead group intends to provide support, friendship, and information to the parents, grandparents, friends and teachers.
Program Information
Program Name: Feed His Sheep Ministries, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2000
Public Contact Person: Dorothy O'Neal
Address: Post Office Box 214
Clayton, NC 27528
Telephone #: 919-359-9276
Fax #: 919-359-0578
Email Address: fhsmoneal@aol.com
Website URL: www.feedhissheep.com
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, 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: 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, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To provide peer support and information. Reduce substance use. To develop mental health recovery skills to maintain healthy community living.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide peer support services so that one can begin or continue a mental, physical and spiritual recovery.
Additional Information: Feed His Sheep Ministries, Inc. was founded by a consumer, Rev. Dorothy O'Neal. All services of FHSM including our peer support center is consumer driven and consumer managed. We believe in the individual's unique recovery journey. We are a program where consumer and family driven peer support creates a recovery informed environment focused on the voice of the participants.
Program Information
Program Name: Finger Lakes Parent Network Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 1991
Public Contact Person: Patti DiNardo
Address: 25 West Steuben Street
Bath , NY 14810
Telephone #: 585-289-4874
Fax #: 585-289-3501
Email Address: pdinardo@flpn.org
Website URL: www.flpn.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Crisis Prevention/Respite, Support Group
Target Participants:
Children, Families of Children, Adolescents
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: 20+
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: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: 1. To support and empower families so they can acheive the best outcomes for their children. 2. To end stigma related to mental and developmental disabilities. 3. To reduce isolation and feelings of guilt for families of children with disabilities.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: FANS Family Needs and Strength Assessment
Program Mission Statement: The mission of FLPN is to support and empower families so that they can improve the quality of their lives and help their children to achieved their full potential within the community.
Additional Information: Services offered at no cost to families, no diagnosis needed at intake, teen groups, rec, education and community service activities offered. The Advocates are parents of children with disabilities and are credentialed through NYS OMH. Respite staff are trained through NYS OMH Waiver training. Planned respite is available for children with diagnosis and their siblings.
Program Information
Program Name: Firewalkers
Agency Name: VOCAL
Year the Program was Started: 2009
Public Contact Person: Malaina Poore
Address: PO Box 1248
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Telephone #: 434-243-7878
Email Address: malaina@vocalvirginia.org
Website URL: www.thefirebook.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Mobile/Transitional
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: Training curricula, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: Mental Health Anti-Stigma project with the aim of community education and support and hope for peers.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Firewalkers: Radically Rethinking Mental Health
Additional Information: We have a newly published book, website and soon, an interactive blog. We offer workshops (primarily in Virginia) about recovery and telling our stories.
Program Information
Program Name: Florida Peer Network, Inc
Year the Program was Started: 2007
Public Contact Person: Linda Rayner
Address: 400 Capital Circle SE
Suite 18316
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Telephone #: (850) 922-0090
Email Address: info@floridapeernetwork.org
Website URL: floridapeernetwork.org/
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Adults
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
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: 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: Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To educate consumers on their rights. Train individuals about advocacy activities. Train peer specialists to enable them to become certified. Educate the publlic about the value of consumer services.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To promote recovery, quality of life, advocacy, education, mutual support, peer-directed services, and participation in mental health policy design for consumer/survivors throughout the state of Florida.
Program Information
Program Name: Florida Self-Directed Care Circuit 20
Agency Name: NAMI
Year the Program was Started: 2005
Public Contact Person: David Sarchet
Address: 1650 Medical Lane Suite 2
Fort Myers, FL 33907
Telephone #: 239-936-4318
Fax #: (239) 434-0801
Email Address: voice@flsdc.org
Website URL: flsdc.org
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, Other
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
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: Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: The FloridaSDC Program hinges on the belief that individuals are capable of choosing services and making purchases that will help them begin or remain on the road to recovery and to develop or regain a life of meaningful, productive activity. The goal of FloridaSDC is to respect and promote self-determination, recovery and full community inclusion for people who have been diagnosed with a mental illness and who depend on government subsidized mental wellness services.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Outcome measures have been tracked in the pilot program in Jacksonville, and are being tracked in the current program.
Program Mission Statement: The ultimate goal of the FloridaSDC program is to give participants the opportunity to design and travel a personalized road to recovery from the adverse effects of mental illness to that they can return to a productive lifestyle. A productive lifestyle is legislatively defined, for purposes of this program, as achieving a state of mental wellness so that a person can return to work or other types of meaningful activities, such as volunteering or attending educational classes.
Additional Information: Florida Self-Directed Care (SDC) is an innovative service delivery paradigm placing individuals with mental illnesses squarely at the center of decision-making that affects them. SDC was conceived in Jacksonville, Florida in early 2000, from a grass-roots effort. A group of dedicated self and systems advocates came together around the belief that there had to be a better road to recovery than found in traditional treatment modalities. From this journey, SDC was born. The original program covers a five-county area in NE Florida, and has served over 150 people since 2002. The success of the NE Florida program has led to the creation of a second program, serving five counties in Southwest Florida.
Program Information
Program Name: Focus On Recovery-United, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2002
Public Contact Person: Heather McDonald
Address: 100 Riverview Center
Suite 272
East Hartford, CT 06108
Telephone #: (860) 704-0556
Fax #: (860) 704-0767
Email Address: focusonrecovery@gmail.com
Website URL: www.focusonrecovery.org
Program Category: Community Education, Peer Support, Recovery Education
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: 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, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Focus On Recovery-United, Inc. (FOR-U) is offering a way for people in recovery, those with an interest in recovery, and anyone who wants to enhance the creative potential of their lives to learn from one another what helps.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: The Wellness Recovery Action Plan (developed by Mary Ellen Copeland) has been subject to several studies around the country and is considered a "Best Practice" by the Federal Government.
Program Mission Statement: Focus On Recovery-United, Inc. is dedicated to promoting wellness by encouraging positive change in the lives of people who are experiencing (or who have experienced) psychiatric and/or symptoms of addiction, their family members, providers, and the community. We are committed to assisting individuals in taking responsibility for their own recovery by providing hope, education, and ongoing support.
Additional Information: Focus On Recovery-United offers mental healthy recovery education workshops, seminars and presentations in English and Spanish throughout the state of Connecticut. These workshops are based on the work of Mary Ellen Copeland's Wellness Recovery Action Plan(WRAP), Shery Mead's Trauma Informed Peer Support and other recovery resources from around the country and beyond.We embrace the belief that ultimately we (consumers) are the experts in our own recovery and must take personal responsibility for getting well. Nobody can make the decision for us. We need to see other "ex-mental (and/or "ex-addict") patients" living full and purposeful lives so we can embrace hope. We also need people who believe we can recover.
Program Information
Program Name: FolkTime
Year the Program was Started: 1986
Public Contact Person: Thomas Brady
Address: 4837 NE Couch St
Portland, OR 97213
Telephone #: 503 238-6428
Fax #: 503 238-3986
Email Address: tbrady@folktime.org
Website URL: www.folktime.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recreation/Arts
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Veterans, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
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: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals:

Reduce dependence on in-patient care and emergency room care.

Increase life satisfaction and social integration.

Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Self-reported status as measured twice per year.
Program Mission Statement: FolkTime's mission is to provide a community that fosters wellness and promotes a healthy environment based on peer support and self determination.
Additional Information: FolkTime is an evolving peer run organization focused on recovery for members and education/integration in the traditional mental health system.
Program Information
Program Name: Forensic Services
Agency Name: Hands Across Long Island, Inc. (HALI)
Year the Program was Started: 2001
Public Contact Person: Jesse Smith
Address: 159 Brightside Avenue
Central Islip, NY 11722
Telephone #: (631) 234-1925
Fax #: (631) 234-7258
Email Address: jsmith@HALI88.org
Website URL: www.HALI88.org
Program Category: Recovery Education, Support Group, Other
Target Participants:
Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues
Program Setting:
Mobile/Transitional
Annual Program Budget: $70,000-$100,000
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: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: 1. To reduce recidivism 2. To increase involvement in recovery oriented activities 3. To develop tools for coping and recovery
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To provide support and education within correctional facilities; bridge the gap between release and community services and provide mentorship by recovering individuals with mental illness and histories of involvement in criminal justice systems.
Additional Information: HALI provides a Reach-In program to indivudals with mental illness at Sing Sing Correctional Facility as well as Suffolk County Jail. In addition to providing bridging services, HALI works with the local police precinct to provide forensic diversion and intervention. HALI is called when police determine that a person they are dealing with has a mental illness. HALI staff go directly to the site or police escort individual to HALI. HALI staff then divert arrest and assist the individual in accessing services.
Program Information
Program Name: Fred Brown Recovery Services
Year the Program was Started: 1985
Public Contact Person: Amy Hicks
Address: 270 W. 14th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
Telephone #: (310) 519-8723
Fax #: (310) 519-9428
Email Address: amyhicks.fbrs@sbcglobal.net
Website URL: www.fredbrownrecovery.org
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
Men, Women, Co-occurring substance abuse, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues
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: 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? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Provide a strong foundation for lifelong recovery from addiction. We utilize peer support as a significant treatment modaility for this process.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: 12 step and "Best Practices" for Chemical Dependency.
Program Mission Statement: Our Primary Mission is to provide a strong foundation for lifelong recovery from the disease of addiction.
Additional Information: We are currently expanding our services to include services and tx modalities for dually diagnosed clients and we have recently started a Job Readiness Program.
Program Information
Program Name: Freehold Self-Help Center
Agency Name: Collaborative Support Programs of NJ
Year the Program was Started: 1986
Address: 17 Bannard Street
Suite 22
Freehold, NJ 07728
Telephone #: (732) 780-1175
Fax #: (732) 780-8977
Email Address: Isanborn@cspnj.org
Website URL: www.cspnj.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, Co-occurring substance abuse, 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: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
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, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? N/A
Program Goals: The goals for the overall agency is to develop and deliver various opportunities to offer a better quality of life.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Our self-help centers' mission is to create a warm welcoming place where people can gain skills and motivation to set and achieve wellness goals necessary for recovery. We strive to offer opportunities to access education, support and resources to help people in recovery realize a lifestyle centered on wellness in all dimensions (physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, social, occupational, environmental, and financial).
Program Information
Program Name: Fresh Start of Miami-Dade, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2000
Public Contact Person: Sandra McQueen-Baker
Address: 18075 NW 27th Avenue
Miami Gardens, FL 33056
Telephone #: (305) 623-9937
Fax #: (305) 623-9917
Email Address: freshstartmiami@comcast.net
Website URL: consumernetworkmiami.blogspot.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: $200,000-$400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
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: Individual training, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To promote wellness and recovery in the community.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The agency's mission is to foster recovery and enhance the quality of life for persons diagnosed, behavior disorders, and/or co-occurring diagnoses through empowerment,education,training,self-sufficiency,advocacy and support.
Additional Information: Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Program Information
Program Name: Fresh Start Self-help Center
Agency Name: CSPNJ
Year the Program was Started: 2009
Public Contact Person: Toni Muehter
Address: Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
301 Spring Garden Road
Ancora, NJ 08037
Telephone #: (609) 561-1700 x7542
Email Address: tmuehter@cspnj.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
General hospital or healthcare facility
Annual Program Budget: $70,000-$100,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
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: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: CSPNJ's Self-Help Centers are designed to empower mental health consumers to realize a lifestyle centered on wellness, a balanced state of social, spiritual, mental, emotional and physical health.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Our self-help centers' mission is to create a warm welcoming place where people can gain skills and motivation to set and achieve wellness goals necessary for recovery. We strive to offer opportunities to access education, support and resources to help people in recovery realize a lifestyle centered on wellness in all dimensions (physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, social, occupational, environmental, and financial).
Program Information
Program Name: Friends Assisting in Recovery (F.A.I.R.)
Year the Program was Started: 1985
Public Contact Person: Frank Benion
Address: 484 Auburn Road
Pontiac, MI 48342
Telephone #: (248) 334-6667
Fax #: (248) 334-6994
Email Address: None
Program Category: Drop-in Center
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: 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: Other
Cost for materials? No
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Information
Program Name: Friends Connection
Agency Name: Mental Health Association of SE Penna.
Year the Program was Started: 1989
Public Contact Person: Carol Holmes
Address: 520 N. Delaware Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Telephone #: 215-599-4011
Fax #: 215-923-2133
Email Address: cholmes@pmhcc.org
Website URL: www.mhasp.org/friends
Program Category: Peer Support
Target Participants:
Adults, Co-occurring substance abuse, Men, Women
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: 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? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available:
Cost for materials? Yes
Program Goals: Help program participants decrease their substance use. Increase consumer satisfaction with services by providing a community based peer support program that integrates rehabilitation interventions for both mental health and substance disorders and to strengthen skills that can be applied to home, social or work relationships and recovery.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Outcomes have been assessed for this program. (via COSP [Consumer Operated Program] study SAMSHA and University of Pennsylvania 2000-2004)
Program Mission Statement: The mission of the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania's Friends Connection Projects is to provide social support and healthy community connections in a culturally competent manner for people with co-occurring disorders of mental illness and substance abuse who aspire to a fuller life in a supportive community environment that is free of drug and alcohol abuse.
Program Information
Program Name: Friends Connection of Montgomery County, PA
Agency Name: Mental Health Association of SE Penna.
Year the Program was Started: 2001
Public Contact Person: Bill England
Address: 700 East Main Street
2nd Floor
Norristown, PA 19401
Telephone #: 610-292-9922
Fax #: 610-299-0388
Email Address: wengland@mhasp.org
Website URL: www.mhasp.org/friends
Program Category: Peer Support
Target Participants:
Men, Women, Co-occurring substance abuse, 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: 5-10
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? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available:
Cost for materials? Yes
Program Goals: Help program participant decrease their substance use. Help program participant decrease their substance use. Increase consumer satisfaction with services by providing a community based peer support program that integrates rehabilitation interventions for both mental health and substance disorders and to strengthen skills that can be applied to home, social or work relationships and recovery.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The mission of the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania's Friends Connection Projects is to provide social support and healthy community connections in a culturally competent manner for people with co-occurring disorders of mental illness and substance abuse who aspire to a fuller life in a supportive community environment that is free of drug and alcohol abuse.
Program Information
Program Name: Friends Drop-In Club
Agency Name: Northeastern Mental Health Association
Year the Program was Started:
Public Contact Person: Louise Stapert
Address: 723 3rd Avenue S.E.
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Telephone #: (605) 226-1988
Email Address: staperlc@hotmail.com
Program Category: Advocacy, Drop-in Center, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, 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: 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? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available:
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: We are citizens with the rights and responsibilities learning to cope with effects of mental illness with the help of friends, family therapists, and doctors. "Recovery is an individual process of connecting with others and hope for the future." --copies from Dvision of Mental Health SD--Road to Recovery.
Program Information
Program Name: Friendship Circle Peer Support Center
Agency Name: Volunteer Behavioral Health
Year the Program was Started: 1996
Public Contact Person: Brenda Housley
Address: 412 Delaware Avenue
Datyon, TN 37321
Telephone #: (423) 570-0077
Email Address: bhousley@vbhcs.org
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
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: 1-2
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: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: None
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Having the friendship of those who have been down the road to recovery, with the assistance, support, and understanding of one friend often makes the road to recovery a lot easier.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Information
Program Name: Friendship Club (corporate name, Supported Employment Enterprises, Inc.)
Year the Program was Started: 1990
Public Contact Person: Mike Katz
Address: 4600 Samuell Blvd
Dallas, TX 75228
Telephone #: 972-365-8331
Fax #: 972-661-9754
Email Address: katzdami@tx.rr.com
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Employment, Recreation/Arts
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Outpatient psychiatric treatment facility
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
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: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: None
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: A social drop in center where people care about people that live with mental illnesses. We offer frienship, socialization, arts and crafts, games and reading. We operate a grill that our members cook and serve lunch for a modest donation of one buck. We hope that with the skills attained at the club that our members will be better prepared to enter job mainstream.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Additional Information: A social drop in center where people care about people that live with mental illnesses. We offer frienship, socialization, arts and crafts, games and reading. We operate a grill that our members cook and serve lunch for a modest donation of one buck. We hope that with the skills attained at the club that our members will be better prepared to enter job mainstream.
Program Information
Program Name: FriendshipHouse, Inc
Year the Program was Started: 1999
Public Contact Person: Sandra Ryder
Address: 505 19th Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Telephone #: 205-345-1534
Fax #: 205-345-1534
Email Address: friendship92513@bellsouth.net
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Men, Women, Veterans, 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: 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: Program brochure, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: to help and encourage consumers that they are not alone and through group support and education of their illness that recovery is possible.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Friendship House, Inc. is a professionally managed, non-profit organization offering socialization, fellowship and peer support to community consumers. Our goal is to provide quality service to the community and provide personal and professional growth to our staff and volunteers.
Additional Information: We accept donations. We are a non-profit facility. Funded by a grant each fiscal year through the State of Alabma Mental Health Department.
Program Information
Program Name: From the Inside Out: Exploring Issues of Mental Health through Interactive Theater
Agency Name: Act for Action - Theater for All
Year the Program was Started: 2006
Public Contact Person: Cathy Clemens
Address: 1839 NE 14th Ave.
Portland, OR 97212
Telephone #: 503-231-3728
Email Address: cathyc_lemens@yahoo.com
Program Category: Community Education, Peer Support, Recreation/Arts
Target Participants:
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: 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, Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: a) Amplify and empower the voices of people dealing with mental health issues - voices under-represented in our community. b) Share plays with a diverse audience to help people outside of the mental health community learn about mental health and discrimination in an engaging, safe and validating way. c) Enhance the theater, advocacy, healthy relating, creative problem solving, empathy, independent thinking and leadership skills of performers and, to some degree, audience members. d) Increase performer confidence, sense of community, hope and ability to deal with mental health issues. e) Share our theatrical tools with others in the mental health movement.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: From the Inside Out, a project of Act for Action – Theater for All, offers highly participatory workshops and interactive theater performances exploring issues of mental health.
Additional Information: "Interactive Theater" stars people with mental health issues in plays written from personal experiences. In the style of the Theater of the Oppressed, members from the audience are invited to join in the scenes to demonstrate new solutions to the problems addressed. Discussion follows the interventions.
Program Information
Program Name: Frontier Leadership Network
Year the Program was Started: 2006
Public Contact Person: Theresa Bingham-Abbott
Address: 364 SW 9th Ave
Ontario, OR 97914
Telephone #: (208) 230-2187
Email Address: info@frontierleadershipnetwork.org
Website URL: https://sites.google.com/a/frontierleadershipnetwork.org/home/
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, Technical Assistance
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: 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, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To form a network of support and education for the 14 Eastern counties of Oregon and eventually to spread our network state wide and country wide.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To network and promote mental health peer delivered services in Eastern Oregon, mentor and support new peer groups in the region and develop programs and services led by mental health peers for other peers.
Additional Information: We would like peers to realize they're not alone in their journey to recovery, that there is help and support out there.
Program Information
Program Name: Future Directions COS
Year the Program was Started: 1989
Address: 11511 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44111
Telephone #: 216-251-8265
Fax #: 216-251-2854
Email Address: futuredirections@ameritech.net
Website URL: www.futuredirectionscos.org
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: 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? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: Participation in the work group includes making raw materials into sellable items. These craft projects help teach patience while improving motor skills. The group also enhances basic work and social skills while interacting with fellow peers. Self-confidence is built while members help each other learn to use simple tools. By selling finished projects at area craft fairs, social phobias and prejudice can be lessened while interacting with the public. Setting up, running, and tearing down craft shows can improve organizing and planning skills.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To sharpen concentration, organize thoughts, develop problem solving skills, improve decision making, learn new social and work skills, support others in learning, share personal talents, boost self-confidence for all, increase independence, and encourage empowerment through craft making.
Additional Information: Future Directions COS is a three-fold organization. The agency supports a crafts program without the flavor of occupational therapy; incorporates a drop-in center by hosting events, field trips, and other activities for relaxation and enjoyment; and provides a social club with a friendly atmosphere where people can speak freely about their experiences or problems, learn from fellow consumers, and offer peer support for all members.
Program Information
Program Name: GA Certified Peer Specialist Project
Agency Name: GA Mental Health Consumer Network
Year the Program was Started: 2001
Public Contact Person: Bob R Patterson
Address: 246 Sycamore St, Suite 260
Decatur, GA 30030
Telephone #: 404-687-9487
Fax #: 404-687-0772
Email Address: cpsproject@gmhcn.org
Website URL: www.gacps.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: None
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? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: to develop a peer workforce
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Information
Program Name: Garden City Consumer Run Organization
Year the Program was Started: 2006
Public Contact Person: Caroline Unruh
Address: 531 Campus View St.
Garden City, KS 67846
Telephone #: (620) 275-9434
Email Address: cunruh@areamhc.org
Website URL: www.areamhc.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Trauma Survivors, 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: 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? Sometimes
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To Reduce Hospitalization for consumers who have been diagnosed with Severe and persistant mental illness.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Internal research within consumer run organiztion.
Program Information
Program Name: GateWay Home, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2012
Public Contact Person: Jody Sanders
Address: 9965 Forum Walk
Indianapolis, IN 46229
Telephone #: (317) 503-3158
Email Address: joetie55@gmail.com
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
Veterans
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: None
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? Usually
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: We help veterans, service-members and their families to manage mental health and substance issues in a family atmosphere.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: We have completed internal research on whether our veterans learn how to manage issues and our findings were: It works if you work it.
Program Mission Statement: Our mission is to help veterans, service-members and their families address and manage mental health and substance issues in a person-centered manner.
Program Information
Program Name: Gathering Hope House
Year the Program was Started: 2005
Public Contact Person: Traci Jacobs
Address: 1173 North Ridge Road East Suite 102
Lorain, OH 44055
Telephone #: 440-233-7400
Fax #: 440-233-7411
Email Address: tjacobsghh@aol.com
Website URL: www.gatheringhopehouse.com
Program Category: Homeless Outreach, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Persons who are Homeless, 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: 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: Program brochure
Cost for materials? N/A
Program Goals: Education, advocacy and support to those with a mental illness. Gathering Hope House also provides outreach to those with a mental illness and are homeless.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Gathering Hope House encourages mental health consumers to join together as members, inspiring and supporting one another's personal growth and recovery. Together, members will also challenge the community in which they live to develop compassion and acceptance of all.
Program Information
Program Name: Georgia Mental Health Consumer-Survivor Self-Help Support Groups
Agency Name: DBHDD
Year the Program was Started: 2012
Public Contact Person: C. W. MAGILL
Address: DeKalb Community Services Board-DAC Bldg
455 Winn Way, Room 2
Decatur, GA 30030
Telephone #: 404-322-5027
Email Address: cwmagill@yahoo.com
Website URL: dbhdd.georgia.gov/
Program Category: Community Education, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
Men, Women, Co-occurring substance abuse, 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:
Mobile/Transitional
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
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: Some
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: Projects: 1) Crisis and Critical Needs Guide, 2) Mental Health Fair, 3) National, State, County, City Organizational Coalition.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: We consist of individuals and teams within a self-directed group interested in all categories of mental health involving ourselves in the interest of self-help support groups throughout Georgia. We promote wellness, recovery, independence and self sufficiency. Self-help is our primary objective and sponsoring/hosting special projects is our aim. We set goal-oriented initiatives in the mental health system and community addressing any issues pertaining to growth and transformation within today's society of mental health matters. Our main focus is to work with other mental health facilities, forming a coalition or collaborative participation to better serve the public from self-help support groups to institutions. we are within Region 3 of Georgia, located in Decatur-Dekalb County and service this area.
Additional Information: Self directed consumer-survivor self-help support groups in Georgia aimed and directed towards wellness, recovery, self-sufficiency, independence and self-advocacy.
Program Information
Program Name: Granite State Monarchs
Year the Program was Started: 1995
Public Contact Person: Damien Licata
Address: 64 Beaver Street
Keene, NH 03431
Telephone #: 603-352-5093
Fax #: 603-352-5093
Email Address: dlicata@gsmonarchs.org
Website URL: granitestatemonarchs.org/
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Persons on Inpatient Units
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: 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: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To promote recovery, wellness, personal growth,and empowerment through peer support.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Our mission is to promote peer support by providing educational, vocational, interpersonal, social and spiritual opportunities for consumers of mental health services and by facilitating recovery through peer support, empowerment, and personal growth.
Additional Information: Granite State Monarchs Peer Support Center serves individuals with long term and/or severe mental illness. The Monarch's mission is to promote peer support as an effective means of learning alternative strategies to manage aspects of their individual circumstances. Peer Support encourages individuals to become more proactive in their recovery and thus more empowered. This is accomplished through educational, vocational, interpersonal, social and spiritual opportunities. Support is provided in an atmosphere free of judgment, stigma and medical model labeling, focusing instead on acceptance, validation, empowerment and personal growth.
Program Information
Program Name: Green Mountain Support Group
Year the Program was Started: 1985
Public Contact Person: Steven Morgan
Address: PO Box 264
Montpelier, VT 05601
Telephone #: 802-229-0920
Email Address: anotherwayvt@gmail.com
Website URL: vermontrecovery.com
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Homeless Outreach, Peer Support
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, Persons who are Homeless
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: 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: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To provide a safe space with information, peer support, and advocacy to psychiatric survivors.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Information
Program Name: GROW in America
Year the Program was Started: 1978
Address: PO Box 3667
2403 Springfield Ave
Champaign, IL 61826
Telephone #: (217)352-6989
Email Address: None
Website URL: www.growinamerica.org
Program Category: Community Education, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, LGBT, Co-occurring substance abuse, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, 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: 10-20
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: Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To promote mental health recovery, personal growth and prevention within our weekly mutual help support groups and throughout our supportive community. contributing to the recovery of others.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Rappaport, J. (1988, September): Young, J. & Williams, C. (1989): Linda Farris Kurtz and Adrienne Chambon, University of Chicago, (Fall 1987): Lizzie Finn and Dr. Brian Bishop, School of Psychology, Curtin University, Western Australia
Program Mission Statement: GROW's mission is to promote mental health recovery, personal growth and prevention within our weekly mutual help support groups and throughout our supportive community. As members we strive first to take personal responsibility for changing ourselves, and ultimately as leaders we become “gentle builders of a free and whole community” by contributing to the recovery of others.
Program Information
Program Name: HALI Advocacy
Agency Name: Hands Across Long Island, Inc. (HALI)
Year the Program was Started: 1997
Public Contact Person: Jesse Smith
Address: 159 Brightside Avenue
Central Islip, NY 11722
Telephone #: (631) 234-1925
Fax #: (631) 234-7258
Email Address: jsmith@HALI88.org
Website URL: www.HALI88.org
Program Category: Advocacy
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: 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: Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: 1. To increase knowledge of individuals' rights and responsibilities 2. To develop self-directed advocacy
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Consumer satisfaction surveys, focus groups, town meetings and consumer letters
Program Mission Statement: To provide materials and education on new programs (i.e. Medicaid Buy-In) and rights individuals have in order to further a person's recovery and self-protection.
Program Information
Program Name: HALI Clinic
Agency Name: Hands Across Long Island, Inc. (HALI)
Year the Program was Started: 2005
Public Contact Person: Jesse Smith
Address: 159 Brightside Avenue
Central Islip, NY 11722
Telephone #: (631) 234-1925
Fax #: (631) 234-7258
Email Address: jsmith@HALI88.org
Website URL: www.HALI88.org
Program Category: 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: 5-10
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: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: 1. To provide personalized medication management 2. to provide consumer-directed psychotherapy 3. to increase consumer empowerment with "professionals"
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: To be determined.
Program Mission Statement: HALI Clinic will provide psychiatric theraputic services by consumer professionals to participants. Participants will direct their recovery through individualized recovery plans and empowerment.
Additional Information: HALI's Clinic will be the first Consumer Run Clinic in the nation and will not only raise the standard of mental health care, but re-create the way in which this country serves individuals with mental health. Real choice, real decsion will lie with the consumer.
Program Information
Program Name: HALI Drop-In
Agency Name: Hands Across Long Island, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 1995
Public Contact Person: Jesse Smith
Address: 159 Brightside Avenue
Central Islip, NY 11722
Telephone #: (631) 234-1925
Fax #: (631) 234-7258
Email Address: jsmith@HALI88.org
Website URL: www.HALI88.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: $40,000-$70,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
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: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: 1. To provide a safe (non-treatment model) for people to come to anonymously 2. To develop peer support among participants 3. To increase health eating/nutrition
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Consumer satisfaction surveys; focus groups and town meetings
Program Mission Statement: To provide a safe environment and support for individuals with mental illness.
Additional Information: HALI provides recreational, social, educational services and activities and hires consumers from within the program.
Program Information
Program Name: HALI Housing
Agency Name: Hands Across Long Island (HALI)
Year the Program was Started: 1994
Public Contact Person: Jesse Smith
Address: 159 Brightside Avenue
Central Islip, NY 11722
Telephone #: (631) 234-1925
Fax #: (631) 234-7258
Email Address: jsmith@HALI88.org
Website URL: www.HALI88.org
Program Category: Housing
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
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? 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? Sometimes
Program Goals: 1. To increase length of community living 2. To increase independent living 3. To increase employment and/or volunteer activities
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: 1. Tenant satisfaction survey; 2. OMH residential outcomes, length of stay 3. Town meetings andfocus groups
Program Mission Statement: To provide activities and services to assist individuals with mental illness in recovery.
Additional Information: HALI purchases homes in the community hires and trains consumers in the renovation of homes. Most tenents move into houses from apartments. Houses can be purchase by tenants.
Program Information
Program Name: HALI PROS (Personalized Recovery Outcome Services)
Agency Name: Hands Across Long Island, Inc. (HALI)
Year the Program was Started: 2005
Public Contact Person: Jesse Smith
Address: 159 Brightside Avenue
Central Islip, NY 11722
Telephone #: (631) 234-1925
Fax #: (631) 234-7258
Email Address: JSmith@HALI88.org
Website URL: www.HALI88.org
Program Category: 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: 10-20
Volunteers: Non
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: Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: 1. To decrease frequency and length of psychiatric crisis 2. To develop recovery and coping skills and techniques 3. To increase independent living skills
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To provide psychiatric rehabilitation services to and by consumers. To educate and bring hope to consumers for recovery.
Additional Information: This program is a medicaid reimbursable program replacing psychosocial contracts with NYS. HALI sees this mandate as an opportunity to create a life-giving recovery program and set a higher standard of services for individuals with severe and persistant mental illness. All services will be provided by consumers, some of whom have received treatment in day treatment centers. We believe that the program design offered at HALI by peers will bring hope and recovery to participants, their families, and supporters.
Program Information
Program Name: HALI Resource Center
Agency Name: Hands Across Long Island, Inc. (HALI)
Year the Program was Started: 1999
Public Contact Person: Jesse Smith
Address: 159 Brightside Avenue
Central Islip, NY 11722
Telephone #: (631) 234-1925
Fax #: (631) 234-7258
Email Address: jsmith@HALI88.org
Website URL: www.HALI88.org
Program Category: Recovery Education
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: 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: Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: 1. To provide information to assist individuals in recovery 2. To increase self-direction
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Consumer satisfaction surveys
Program Mission Statement: To provide materials and resources to individuals with mental illness to assist in their education recovery and protection.
Additional Information: Information is loaned or available to keep
Program Information
Program Name: HALI SHARP (Supported Housing Apartment Readiness Program)
Agency Name: Hands Across Long Island, Inc. (HALI)
Year the Program was Started: 1999
Public Contact Person: Jesse Smith Callahan
Address: 159 Brightside Avenue
Central Islip, NY 11722
Telephone #: (631) 234 1925
Fax #: (631) 234-7258
Email Address: jsmith@HALI88.org
Website URL: www.HALI88.org
Program Category: Housing
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: None
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: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula
Cost for materials? Yes
Program Goals: 1. To increase individuals' independent living skills. 2. To increase housing placement acceptance.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Tracking number of participants to a number of declinations prior to SHARP to a number of declinations post SHARP.
Program Mission Statement: The Supported Housing Apartment Readiness Program will provide detailed training to consumers to develop skills needed for independent living.
Additional Information: With the severe housing shortage on Long Island, persons with the ability to manage an apartment and documentation of course completion increase their chances of being accepted in housing programs across the Island. This program provides hands on skill training in HALI's mock apartment, easily transferred to "real life". Skill training includes personal hygiene, making a bed, cleaning house (kitchen, bath, and living areas), laundry, cooking, safety and organization, as well as roommate coping skills.
Program Information
Program Name: Hands Across Long Island
Year the Program was Started: 1988
Public Contact Person: Ellen Healion
Address: 159 Brightside Avenue
Central Islip, NY 11722
Telephone #: 631-234-1925
Fax #: 631-234-7258
Email Address: ellen@hali88.org
Website URL: www.hali88.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Housing, 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: 5-1
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: Individual training, Program brochure
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To help people with a mental health diagnosis, reclaim their lives and live as a person with potential. to assist people to attain skills for employment, housing, relationships and more.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: An ethnographic study, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, demonstrated the efficacy of peer services in the delvelopment of self care, intradependence, and accountability for each other and themselves in recovery
Program Mission Statement: to provide services to individuals with mental health diagnosis' to reclaim their lives outside the mental health system.
Additional Information: HALI, operates the first peer run, medicaid reimbursed mental health clinic,(according to SAMHSA in 2007) in addition to independent housing, self help, drop in center, employment, forensic work in prisons and jails, as well as advocacy. We work with people who want to change their lives and/or move on with their lives. We start where the person is.
Program Information
Program Name: Hawthorne Drop in Center
Year the Program was Started: 2000
Public Contact Person: Brad Rutledge
Address: 48 Hawthorne Street
Medford, OR 97501
Telephone #: (541) 494-4300
Email Address: hawthornecenter48@gmail.com
Program Category: Community Education, Drop-in Center, Recreation/Arts
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, Adults, Older 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: 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: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To assist our guests, with psychiatric disabilities to achieve a better quality of life.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Additional Information: Offers recreation activities, educational classes, computer center, library, and more. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Program Information
Program Name: Healing Pathways
Year the Program was Started: 2010
Public Contact Person: Dena Hassouneh
Address: 3455 SW US Veteran's Hosptial Rd
Happy Valley, OR 97239
Telephone #: (503) 494-2714
Email Address: phillide@ohsu.edu
Program Category: Peer Support
Target Participants:
Women, 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: None
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: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Healing Pathways is a peer implemented group program designed to help women with physical disabilities who also have depression improve their depressive symptoms.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Healing Pathways was found to be efficacious in reducing depressive symptoms in an efficacy trial funded by the National Institute of Mental Health
Additional Information: Healing Pathways is designed to be offered by consumer-run organizations who provide services to women with physical disabilities.
Program Information
Program Name: Health Navigation - Advocacy
Year the Program was Started: 1994
Public Contact Person: Heidi Levy
Address: 29 East 2nd Street #3J
New York, NY 10003
Telephone #: (347) 742-8633
Email Address: Heidi@EmergencySupportProviders.org
Website URL: www.emergencysupportproviders.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Housing
Target Participants:
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 red tape.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Information
Program Name: Heart Resources, LLC
Year the Program was Started: 2002
Public Contact Person: Katherine F.H. Heart, M.Ed.
Address: 307 Brierly Lane
West Mifflin, PA 15122
Telephone #: 412-414-2251
Email Address: kheartwriter@gmail.com
Website URL: http:/www.heartresources.net
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Technical Assistance
Target Participants:
Men, Women, Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, Veterans, Young Adults, Adults, Older 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: 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, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: Offer services, presentations and publications that support and facilitate: wellness recovery project start-ups; grant training; fitness, lifestyle health, wellness recovery presentations; and publications that assist nonprofit groups and agencies to work on challenging public health and mental health issues. Sponsors and develops projects to impact fitness and lifestyle health outcomes that have the potential to improve mortality rates for people with trauma, mental health and addiction problems. A recent Healthy People 2020 grant project and funded proposal for a physical activity program for people at a MH/MR agency can be viewed at http://www.heartresources.net/project-blog.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Program outputs are assessed and reported in our quarterly newsletter, HeartSource, which can be joined at http://www.heartresources.net.
Program Mission Statement: Heart Resources, LLC is dedicated to spreading wellness to all people, with project development, comprehensive grant writing and consulting services,and publications that help to solve challenging health problems.
Additional Information: Heart Resources, LLC is a consumer- owned company with 10 years of grant writing, consulting and training experience with nonprofit organizations. Katherine F.H. Heart, M.Ed. prepares corporate, foundation and government proposals with a high success rate, and has served as a federal grant reviewer for SAMHSA. She is a frequent presenter of grant writing seminars, including a half-day institute and webinar on Writing Grant Proposals for WRAP. Katherine earned Associate, Bachelors and Masters degrees in fitness and health education. Katherine previously served as a technical writer for a psychology firm, and was a program manager and trainer for nonprofit fitness, health, and mental health agencies for 15 years. She is the author of TELLINGS: From Wound to Wellspring (Outskirts Press, 2008) and articles on post-trauma wellness. Katherine is founder, co-sponsor and coach of Turtle Team, a fitness walking team for people in recovery (www.turtleteam.org).
Program Information
Program Name: Hearts & Ears, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 1997
Address: 11 West Chase Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone #: 410-523-1694
Email Address: heartsandears@hotmail.com
Website URL: www.heartsandears.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Drop-in Center, Peer Support
Target Participants:
LGBT
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: 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: Individual training, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To provide peer support and reduce stigma for members of the LGBTQI community who also struggle with mental and behavioral disorders.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Information
Program Name: Helping Other People through Empowerment /Wellness and Recovery Center
Agency Name: Helping Other People Through Empowerment
Year the Program was Started: 2000
Public Contact Person: Thomas Hicks
Address: 1426 E. Fairmount Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21231
Telephone #: 410-327-5830
Fax #: 410-327-5834
Email Address: thickshope@verizon.net
Website URL: www.hopebaltimore.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Drop-in Center, Peer Support
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, LGBT, Co-occurring substance abuse, Co-occurring HIV/AIDS, Trauma Survivors, 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: $200,000-$400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
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, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: to assist the homeless/mental ill population with becoming empowered by increaseing awareness of the resources available using peer support and in a environment that's conducive to their wellness and recovery.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: MD. Mental Health Transformation Project: Evealuation of Cosumer-Operated Organizations, Baltimore Mental Health Systems: Quality Control Site Visit.
Program Mission Statement: Our Mission is to assit adults with mental illness in Baltimore City with becoming empowered by increasing awareness of the resources available using peer support in a comfortable and supportive environment.
Additional Information: Helping Other People through Empowerment/ Wellness and Recovery Center won the-2005 Exemplary Program Award. The award was presented by SAMHSA.
Program Information
Program Name: HelpLine
Agency Name: Mental Health Association
Year the Program was Started: 2007
Public Contact Person: Tish Weikel
Address: 540 East Washington Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Telephone #: 717-264-4301
Fax #: 717-264-3591
Email Address: tweikel@mhaff.org
Website URL: www.mhaff.org
Program Category: Peer Support, Other
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
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: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: HelpLine is a "Warm Line" phone service designed to provide reassurance, understanding and empathy from trained call specialists and certified peer specialists.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To actively help and promote mental wellness through advocacy, education, prevention, social action, and support of research and legislation.
Program Information
Program Name: HERO House
Year the Program was Started: 2005
Address: 14230 NE 21st St.
Bellevue, WA 98007
Telephone #: 4256141282
Fax #: 4256141292
Email Address: info@herohouse.org
Website URL: www.herohouse.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Clubhouse, Employment
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: 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: Individual training, Program brochure, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To develop employment skills. To develop/improve daily living skills. To provide supported employment and/or supported education opportunities. To provide social and recreational opportunities. To provide personal and legislative advocacy. To decrease stigma through community education. To decrease hospitalization and incarceration recidivism. To decrease homelessness and suicide.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The mission of HERO House, an ICCD clubhouse, is to provide rehabilitation programs for adults living with mental illness that facilitate their recovery through increased Hope, greater Empowerment, meaningful Relationships, and abundant Opportunities.
Additional Information: The Success of HERO House is measured by average daily attendance, accomplishment of member driven goals in the seven life domains, mastering pre-vocational skills, reduced hospitalizations, and job acquisition and retention as well as wages earned.
Program Information
Program Name: High Plains Independence Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 1992
Public Contact Person: Gina Anderson
Address: 1200 Canterbury
P.O. Box 956
Hays, KS 67601
Telephone #: (785) 621-4188
Email Address: None
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recreation/Arts
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: $40,000-$70,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
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: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals:

To reduce substance abuse.

To reduce inpatient hospitalization.

To develop self awarnes about individual mental illness and how to reach out and find help when the Drop-in Center is not open.

Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Information
Program Name: Highlands Mental Health Support Recovery Group
Year the Program was Started: 2010
Public Contact Person: Heather Sparks
Address: 6416 Expedition Ave
Sebring, FL 33875
Telephone #: 863-381-4123
Fax #: 863-385-9919
Email Address: k9_ajax@inbox.com
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, 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: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Other
Cost for materials? Yes
Program Goals: Peer support, learning/education and advocacy.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide a safe environment for peers to share, get information and resources and find advocacy under a specific format and throughout Highlands County, FL.
Additional Information: We are an established group of almost 5 years. We were formally NAMI Highlands, FL., but have branched out on our own.
Program Information
Program Name: Holland House Drop-In Center
Agency Name: Peer Support Resource Exchange
Year the Program was Started: 2012
Public Contact Person: Rosemary Weaver
Address: 475 West Main Street
P.O. Box 1923
Forest City, NC 28043
Telephone #: 828-748-5206
Email Address: HollandDrpnCtr@aol.com
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Support Group
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: 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, Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: 1. For adult consumers with a mental illness diagnosis to have a place to go where they can talk with others who share similar experiences in a non-clinical setting and at no cost to them. 2. To provide consumer education such as WRAP, Peer Employment Training, Independent Living Skills, etc. 3. Support Group
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To promote a better society for individuals who live with mental illness.
Additional Information: The goal of a Drop-In Center is not to alleviate symptoms of diagnoses in psychiatry books. Our goal is a better society for individuals who live with mental illness. We support the best treatments that medical science offers to enable individuals with mental illness to experience community and social support. Drop-in Centers have the least restrictive requirements for participation of all consumer run programs. There is no assessment required to attend. “Treatment” includes conversation or respect for someone who seeks silence. Participants are not required to show up at a particular time or to read classroom material. Drop-in Centers offer the greatest opportunity for volunteer/paid work and skill development from janitorial to administrative to kitchen and program coordination. The program concept for Holland House is based on the Mental Health Client Action Network Manual in Santa Cruz, CA, developed by Bonnie Schell, M.A., CPRP and is being used with permission.
Program Information
Program Name: Homeless Empowerment Advisory Project
Agency Name: Mental Patients Liberation Front
Year the Program was Started: 1985
Address: 98 Magazine Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
Telephone #: (781) 641-8127
Email Address: heap1@ivwnet.com
Program Category: Advocacy, Drop-in Center, Peer Support
Target Participants:
Persons who are Homeless
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: 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
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: HEAP represents the residents of Metro Boston Area transitional housing programs and those served by the Homeless Outreach Team. HEAP members meet weekly for support and advocacy activities. HEAP also provides social outings for its members.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Additional Information: HEAP weekly meetings at M-Power space. Social outings occur at restaurants and other settings. Serving DMH clients in the Metro Boston Area who are currently or have been homeless. Meetings occur about once a week, usually weekly meetings are Mondays at 6:30pm and About once a month: for social activities
Program Information
Program Name: HOPE IMPACT, CBS
Year the Program was Started: 2008
Public Contact Person: Adrienne Sunny Medeiros
Address: 1623 Nakula Street
Wahiawa, HI 96786
Telephone #: 808 429-9804
Fax #: 808 621-4771
Email Address: sunnymedeiros@mac.com
Program Category: Community Education, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
Asian/Pacific Islander, Women, Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, Adults
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? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: None
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To educate and empower consumers to understand taking responsibility for their recovery by learning to maintain a growth and stability through their illness; educate other consumers who are lost in our poor health system; by educating, being a resources, and also advocating for other consumers rights. By getting consumers to be actively involved with their Recovery Model, we will be able to improve the health system overall and be employable throughout the system where the system fails to see consumers want to work in the system to help others with their recovery.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To value consumers and stakeholders as part of the Recovery Model and not a Treatment Model. Recovery lives if Consumers are given a chance!
Additional Information: Here is a chance for consumers to challenge themselves in showing how recovery can work in the mental health system; by advocating their life experience and collaborating their professionalism with those holding degrees!
Program Information
Program Name: HOPE of Nevada
Year the Program was Started: 2010
Public Contact Person: Cheryl Murphy
Address: 3941 Copperhead Hills Street
Las Vegas, NV 89129
Telephone #: (702) 234-9068
Fax #: (702) 818-5834
Email Address: Cherylhopeofnebada@gmail.com
Website URL: www.hopeofnevada.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, LGBT, Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Other
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: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals:

To provide wellness/recovery and advocacy training to all consumers in our state.

To open a Wellness Drop-in Center and a Respite Care Center.

Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Follow-up questionnairs with people that have taken trainings at a 6 month and year interval.
Program Mission Statement: HOPE of Nevada is dedicated to improving the lives and empowering the voices of every person in the State of Nevada with a mental health condition and a co-occurrinng condition through advocacy and education so they may live a self-directed recovery/wellness based life, void of stigma and discrimination.
Additional Information: Vision Statement HOPE of Nevada envisions a fair and equitable society in which all people are treated with dignity, respect and have the opportunity to achieve all dreams and participate fully within their community.
Program Information
Program Name: HOPE Program
Agency Name: Mental Health Association of Nebraska
Year the Program was Started: 2007
Public Contact Person: Kasey Moyer
Address: Mental Health Association of Nebraska
1645 'N' Street, Suite A
Lincoln, NE 68508
Telephone #: (402) 441 4372
Fax #: 402-441-4377
Email Address: kmoyer@mha-ne.org
Website URL: www.mha-ne.org
Program Category: Employment
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: 1-2
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: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: 1. Competitive employment, at least minimum wage. 2. Increased quality of life (individually specific)
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Independent 3rd party evaluation of the program’s fidelity to the federally recognized evidence-based practices for supported employment.
Program Mission Statement: No formal program specific mission statement yet developed but if it did it would target assisting all interested consumers in gaining and maintaining competitive employment, and thereby improving their financial independence and improvement of their overall quality of life.
Additional Information: MHA-NE is a consumer-run organization with the majority of its Board members being self-identified consumers of mental health services, and this program is coordinated and managed by a self-identified consumer of mental health services.
Program Information
Program Name: HOPE, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 1992
Public Contact Person: Ron Schmidt
Address: 236 South Tucson Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85716
Telephone #: 520-770-1197
Fax #: 520-622-3784
Email Address: info@hopetucson.org
Website URL: www.hopetucson.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recreation/Arts
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: 5-10
Paid Part-Time: 10-20
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: Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? Yes
Program Goals: To open the door of opportunity for personal growth to overcome behavioral health challenges.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Opening the door of opportunity for personal growth to overcome behavioral health challenges.
Additional Information: HOPE, Inc. is the umbrella organization for the Nueva Luz Resource & Advocacy Center and the Peer Mentor Program.
Program Information
Program Name: Hope, the Suicide Attempt Survivor Group
Agency Name: Mental Health Association of San Francisco
Year the Program was Started: 2012
Public Contact Person: Melodee Jarvis
Address: 870 Market Street
Suite 781
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone #: (415) 341-9527
Fax #: (415) 421-2928
Email Address: melodee@mentalhealthst.org
Website URL: www.mentalhealthsf.org/programs/suicide-attempt-survivor-group/
Program Category: Peer Support, Support Group
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: 5-10
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, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: This group, led by the Mental Health Association of San Francisco and San Francisco Suicide Prevention, and guided by clinically supported peer-facilitators, will provide a safe space to discuss these challenging feelings and provide space to create a dialogue of recovery and wellness, while developing an action and safety plan based on the WRAP® model for recovery.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Through participant surveys.
Program Mission Statement: The Mental Health Association of San Francisco advances the mental health of the people of San Francisco and leads the global community in advocacy, education, research and supports that promote recovery and wellness while challenging the stigma associated with mental health conditions.
Additional Information: Have you made a suicide attempt? Do you continue to struggle with thoughts of suicide? Do you know someone who could use support? Consider joining Hope, our suicide attempt survivor support group. In this group, we utilize WRAP® (Wellness Recovery Action Plan™) as a wellness tool for people who are struggling with difficult thoughts and emotions related to suicide.
Program Information
Program Name: Horizon Circle of Friends
Year the Program was Started: 2000
Address: 1873 Lincoln Road
Allegan, MI 49010
Telephone #: (269) 686-8000
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: None
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: Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To increase the behavioral and physical health of our members and community.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Information
Program Name: Horizon's Peer Support Center
Agency Name: Ridgeview Hospital
Year the Program was Started: 1996
Public Contact Person: Sharon Straton
Address: 11 Joel Lane
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Telephone #: (865) 483-5457
Fax #: (865) 481-8187
Email Address: ordropincent@comcast.net
Website URL: ridgeviewresources.net
Program Category: Peer Support
Target Participants:
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: 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: None
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Provides a safe and friendly place for people with a history of psychological disorder to socialize, develop relationships and start down the path to self-empowerment. Participants at the centers plan all activities and support groups. Dinner is served each day.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To help and support folks with a mental illness. Assistance with housing and keeping an individual's independance.
Additional Information: Hours: Mon - Fri 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm Intake Process: Call (865) 483-5457- appointment needed. Referral by physician, case manager, therapist.
Program Information
Program Name: Hospital Diversion House (Rose House)
Agency Name: PEOPLE, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2001
Public Contact Person: Steve Miccio
Address: 378 Violet Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Telephone #: 845-452-2728
Fax #: 845-452-2793
Email Address: stevemiccio@projectstoempower.org
Website URL: projectstoempower.org
Program Category: Crisis Prevention/Respite, Peer Companion, 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: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
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: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To offer a safe supportive enviromnment that breaks the cycle of crisis to hospital and teach new coping skills on obtaining self-determined wellness skills
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Information
Program Name: House of Hope of Washington County, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2001
Public Contact Person: Dorothy Boudinot
Address: 750 County House Lane
Marietta, OH 45750
Telephone #: (740) 374-0420
Fax #: (740) 374-9137
Email Address: houseofhopemarietta@suddenlinkmail.com
Program Category: Advocacy, 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: None
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
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? 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: 1. To provide a community of caring and support within which individuals who have experienced a psychiatric disability may regain the confidence and skills necessary to lead productive and satisfying lives. 2. To promote and support recovery in persons with psychiatric disability.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Additional Information: House of Hope of Washington County, Inc. is a peer-driven recovery center for adult Washington County citizens who have experienced severe and persistent psychiatric disabilities. Members maintain the facility, oversee all menu planning and meal preparation, hold fundraisers, and perform clerical and housekeeping duties. House of Hope's purpose is to provide socialization opportunities and meaningful activities, as well as to provide a supportive environment wherein recovery is encouraged and expected. Open M-Th, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Program Information
Program Name: Howie the Harp Peer Advocacy Center
Agency Name: Community Access, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 1994
Public Contact Person: Dwayne Mayes
Address: 2090 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd., 12th floor
New York, NY 10027
Telephone #: 212-865-0775 x 2118
Fax #: 212-865-1130
Email Address: None
Website URL: www.communityaccess.org
Program Category: 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: 10-20
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? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To train, place and support consumers interested in having careers in human services.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Qualitative evaluation of Project Liberty Peer Support Initiative of the impact that employment upon peer staff and consumers receiving services. Evaluation was done in collaboration with University of Albany.
Program Mission Statement: To train, place and support mental health consumers to work in human services. To provide technical assistance and support to employer/providers to increase the recruitment, hiring, retention, integration and advancement of consumer staff in the workplace.
Additional Information: The Center has specialized programs for consumers with histories of incarceration in jail or prison. The Center also provides technical assistance to programs interested in developing eer run and driven services.
Program Information
Program Name: Huntingdon County Drop In Center
Year the Program was Started: 1993
Public Contact Person: Larry Strait
Address: 512 Washington St
Huntingdon, PA 16652
Telephone #: (814) 643-1364
Fax #: (814) 506-8103
Email Address: dropin16652@yahoo.com
Website URL: www.huntdropin.com
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: 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? 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 provide a safe place for mental health consumers to share their unique experiences and have social, educational, and recreational opportunities.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Information
Program Name: Ida Mae Campbell Wellness & Resource Center
Agency Name: Ida Mae Campbell Foundation
Year the Program was Started: 2008
Public Contact Person: Iden Campbell McCollum
Address: 2759 MLK Jr. Ave. SE
Suite 201
Washington, DC 20032
Telephone #: (202) 684-7015
Email Address: idenmccollum@gmail.com
Website URL: www.thecampbellcenter.org/
Program Category: Community Education, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
LGBT, Co-occurring HIV/AIDS, Co-occurring MR/DD, Persons who are Homeless
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: 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, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To foster recovery, self sufficiency and resiliency.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The Wellness & Resource Center is an advocate for Washington, DC based consumers of mental health services, with Co-Occurring physical, developmental, and intellectual disabilities. We are here to empower individuals with the skills they need to lead fulfilling lives as residents of neighborhoods, members of the community, contributing as part of the workforce and enjoying the social, recreational, political, educational, and cultural benefits of community life. We work in partnership with communities, organizations, trainers, and donors with whom we share a common vision for change. We offer consumers programs through our Wellness & Resource Center and Leadership & Micro-Enterprise Academy.
Program Information
Program Name: In Our Own Voice
Agency Name: NAMI Connecticut
Year the Program was Started: 2003
Public Contact Person: Dan Fischer
Address: National Alliance on Mental Illness
241 Main Street, 5th Floor
Harford, CT 06106
Telephone #: 800-215-3021
Fax #: 860-882-0240
Email Address: consumerprograms@namict.org
Website URL: www.nami.org/MSTemplate.cfm?micrositeID=146
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Mobile/Transitional
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
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: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To eradicate stigma of mental illness
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Additional Information: Our program has grown tremendously. The coordinator is a consumer who works with 10-15 consumers. We give presentations to schools, agencies, hospitals, clubhouses, support groups and many more telling our stories including segments of dark days, coping, treatment, acceptance and successes, hopes and treatments. We have a video that goes along with the presentation. We have been in operation for three years and have had well over 200 presentations touching thousands of people throughout Connecticut. We receive wonderful feedback on our evaluations from family members, consumers, professionals, students and more.
Program Information
Program Name: In Our Own Voice
Agency Name: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) MS
Year the Program was Started: 2006
Public Contact Person: Stacey Aldridge
Address: 411 Briarwood Drive
Ste 401
Jackson, MS 39206
Telephone #: 601-899-9058
Email Address: saldridge@namims.org
Website URL: www.namims.org
Program Category: Community Education, Recovery Education, Other
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
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: 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, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: The goals of IOOV are to meet the need for consumer- run initiatives, to set a standard for quality education about mental illness from those who have been there, to offer genuine work opportunities, to encourage self-confidence and self-esteem in presenters, and to focus on recovery and the message of hope.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: In Our Own Voice (IOOV) is a unique public education program developed by NAMI, in which two trained consumer speakers share compelling personal stories about living with mental illness and achieving recovery. IOOV is an opportunity for those who have struggled with mental illness to gain confidence and to share their individual experiences of recovery and transformation.
Additional Information: Consumers who are in successful recovery from mental illness are trained to tell their story and share their experiences to different types of groups. If you are interested in participating as an IOOV presenter please contact the office.
Program Information
Program Name: Independent Living and Recovery services
Agency Name: Independent Living Resources
Year the Program was Started: 2005
Public Contact Person: Aaron Rasch
Address: 4439 Mormon Coulee Road
La Crosse, WI 54601
Telephone #: (608) 787-1111
Fax #: (608) 787-1114
Email Address: aaron.rasch@ilresources.org
Website URL: www.ilresources.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Technical Assistance
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 10-20
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: 10-2
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
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: Promote individual independence
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Independent Living Resouces is committed to community diversity through advocacy, choice, and education resulting in empowerment for individuals with disabilities
Additional Information: We provide peer support, advocacy, independent living skills training, and information/referrals.
Program Information
Program Name: Indianapolis Bipolar Parents Organization
Year the Program was Started: 2004
Address: Not applicable
Indianapolis, IN 46219
Telephone #: 317-797-4402
Email Address: jamiperkins@sbcglobal.net
Website URL: www.indplsbpparents.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Peer Support
Target Participants:
Children, Families of Children, Adolescents
Program Setting:
Other
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: Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Provide support to families who have children with bipolar and similar mood disorders.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The Indianapolis Bipolar Parents Organization is a group of parents and family members that are dedicated to the rights of children and their family members with Bipolar and similar mood disorders. The organization is a merge of efforts between Parents of BP children and Indpls BP parents. The purpose of this organization is to build partnerships between the existing entities/persons serving children with mental illness and the parents/family members of the community seeking support and assistance. We will strive to seek adequate resources for family members and advocate for the rights of each individual.
Program Information
Program Name: Interlink Self-Help Center
Agency Name: Goodwill Industries of the Redwood Empire
Year the Program was Started: 1996
Public Contact Person: Kevin Murphy
Address: 1033 Fourth St
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Telephone #: 707-546-4481
Fax #: 707-546-4515
Email Address: kmurphy@gire.org
Program Category: Homeless Outreach, Peer Support, Recovery Education
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: 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? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To provide a safe environment where mental health consumers can attend support groups, get help with co-occurring issues, get referrals for housing, food, and employment. To allow members access to shower facility, change of clothes and a warm meal.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The Interlink Center provides a safe environment where mental health consumers' can improve the quality of their lives through self-help, mutual support and empowerment.
Additional Information: Interlink offers a unique Co-Occurring program for people dealing with addiction and mental health issues. We also offer a Peer Specialist course, where members can be trained to counsel their peers. Members can use the Interlink address to receive mail and have access to a phone and permanent phone number.
Program Information
Program Name: Iowa Advocates for Mental Health Recovery
Year the Program was Started: 2007
Public Contact Person: Todd Lange
Address: 225 West 6th
Dubuque, IA 52001
Telephone #: (877) IAHOPE4U
Fax #: (563) 557-4447
Email Address: info@iarecovery.org
Website URL: iarecovery.org
Program Category: Advocacy
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: None
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
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: Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To improve recovery-based services throughout the state.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Create opportunities for advancing hope and recovery for all by transforming our community and the mental health system it reflects to one of respect and trust by educating, advocating and empowering.
Program Information
Program Name: Iris Place
Agency Name: NAMI Fox Valley
Year the Program was Started: 2015
Public Contact Person: Karen Iverson Riggers
Address: 1213 S. Matthias St.
Appleton, WI 54915
Telephone #: (920)815-3217
Email Address: irisplace@namifoxvalley.org
Website URL: irisplacewi.org
Program Category: Crisis Prevention/Respite, Peer Companion, Peer Support
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: 5-10
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: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: None
Cost for materials? N/A
Program Goals: Our program goals are the introduction of new skills to facilitate recovery, to decrease our guests utilization of the emergency room for mental health crises, and to increase their independence and feelings of connectedness and well-being.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Iris Place provides a safe and welcoming environment that offers an opportunity for individuals who are experiencing emotional distress or crisis to grow and change through the support of others with lived experience.
Additional Information: Please call us, like our facebook page (Iris Place), or look at our website to find out more. We are happy to answer any questions you might have!
Program Information
Program Name: Jeanene Brown Drop-In Center
Agency Name: Peace River Center
Year the Program was Started: 1995
Public Contact Person: Chip Jones
Address: 2326 Edgewood Drive, East
Lakeland, FL 33803
Telephone #: 863 413-2788
Fax #: 863 413-2789
Email Address: chip.jones@peace-river.com
Website URL: www.peace-river.com
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Recreation/Arts, Support Group
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: 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? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Support groups Recreational activies Presentations relevant to recovery Peer support Socialization Education
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide a safe, supportive community where mental health consumers can socialize, participate in their own growth and development, and find encouragement and hope.
Additional Information: The Jeanene Brown Drop-In Center currently hosts five peer led support groups including a Depression and Bipolar Alliance (DBSA) and Social Phobics Anonymous (SPA)
Program Information
Program Name: Juniata County Friendship Club
Year the Program was Started: 2000
Public Contact Person: Amlia Cramer
Address: 2 Cedar Street
P.O. Box 209
Mifflintown, PA 17059
Telephone #: 717-436-2077
Fax #: 717-436-6871
Email Address: jcfc@countryilink.net
Program Category: Drop-in Center
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Other
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: 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, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: learning to work together,to rebuild lives, learn responsibility and respect for others aswell as ourselves. Learning to budget and prioritize daily life routines, building friendships, support for others. The strength of building Team Committees and Management Team provides us with a more stronger Consumer-run Non-Profit Organization. Educating ourselves as well as others that WE AS CONSUMERS DEALING WITH MENTAL ILLNESSES CAN LIVE LIFE TO ITS FULLEST! We see others as the individual not as the diagnosis.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected characteristic. We strive to provide support, friendship, education and understanding of consumers and provide structure and meaning in each consumers lives.
Program Information
Program Name: Justice in Mental Health Organization
Year the Program was Started: 1980
Address: 520 Cherry St.
Lansing , MI 48890
Telephone #: 517-371-2221
Fax #: 517-371-5770
Email Address: brwellwood@yahoo.com
Website URL: jimho.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Housing, Peer Support
Target Participants:
Men, Women, 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: 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: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Provide peer-support and a safe environment for our members in a drop-in setting.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: JUSTICE IN MENTAL HEALTH stands for Justice within our lives. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity and supports needed to rebuild a life with meaning and purpose.There are no throw away people, everyone has value!
Program Information
Program Name: Kandu Island
Year the Program was Started: 2004
Public Contact Person: Jennifer Archibald
Address: 3003 Garfield Ave., Ste. B
Traverse City, MI 49686
Telephone #: 231-932-1590
Email Address: KanduIsland@gmail.com
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: $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: 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 a safe and normalizing environment for persons that are or have been in the public or private mental health system.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Information
Program Name: Kansas Consumer Advisory Council for Adult Mental Health, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2000
Public Contact Person: Gary Parker
Address: 358 North Main
Wichita, KS 67202
Telephone #: 316-978-5842
Fax #: 316-978-3593
Email Address: kansascac@sbcglobal.net
Website URL: www.kansascac.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, LGBT, Trauma Survivors, Persons on Inpatient Units, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
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: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Our Vision/goals is that: All Kansans have hope and expect mental health recovery and wellness as an essential part of overall health. All people can use their life experiences or trauma background as assets to build dignity, self-direction for a life of their choice in the community.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Our mission is to educate, advocate, and collaborate with community partners to strengthen our voice in mental health causes.
Program Information
Program Name: Keep Sound Minds
Year the Program was Started: 2008
Public Contact Person: Kimberly Walsh
Address: PMB 136
20 Portsmouth Avenue
Stratham, NH 03885
Telephone #: 978-662-9902
Email Address: generalinfo@keepsoundminds.org
Website URL: keepsoundminds.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Technical Assistance
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Other
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: 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, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: Our most important mission is to educate people about both the signs and the high costs of mental illness.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Surveys from participants in our Law Enforcement training programs.
Program Mission Statement: This organization is dedicated to the memories of Kaleigh and Shane Lambert and Marci Thibault, whose lives were lost as a result of mental illness on January 11, 2008 in Massachusetts. We hope to prevent similar incidents from occurring by improving society’s understanding and management of mental health issues.
Additional Information: We empathize with those with mental illness concerns. We strive to educate the public about mental health issues. We encourage you to advocate change and seek help for yourself or others. We hope to inspire you to join our cause.
Program Information
Program Name: KEY Consumer Organization, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 1988
Public Contact Person: Ronda Ames
Address: 2506 Willowbrook Parkway
Suite 199
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Telephone #: (317) 205-2500
Fax #: (317) 205-2510
Email Address: info@keyconsumer.org
Website URL: www.keyconsumer.org/
Program Category: Advocacy
Target Participants:
African American, Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, Persons on Inpatient Units, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, 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: 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? 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? No
Program Goals:

1. To reach as many consumers as possible in all regions of the state.

2. To develop a recovery oriented system of care.

3. To train consumers in leadership skills so they can be full partners in policy change at the state level.

Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To empower persons with mental illness to unlock their full potential and to change the stigma of mental illness from shame, isolation, and despair to hope, dignity and courage.
Additional Information: We advocate individually and collectively in order to improve services, promote understanding and end discrimination against persons with mental illness. Our mission includes not only protecting our rights, but also educating ourselves and the public about psychiatric disorders. We unite our effors with others concerned about themselves, or loved ones being treated by mental health professionals.
Program Information
Program Name: Key Leadership Institute
Year the Program was Started: 1986
Public Contact Person: Danita Gaut
Address: 3200 NW 48th Street, Suite 102
OKC, OK 73102
Telephone #: 405-604-6975
Email Address: danitagaut.omhcc@coxinet.net
Website URL: www.omhcc.org
Program Category: Advocacy
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, Co-occurring substance abuse, Co-occurring HIV/AIDS, Trauma Survivors, Persons on Inpatient Units, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, Families of Children, Young Adults, Adults, Older 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: 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, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Promote recovery through advocacy!!
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Promote recovery through advocacy on human rights, ending discrimination experienced by people with mental health issues or substance issues.
Additional Information: We care because we have been there.
Program Information
Program Name: Keya House
Agency Name: Mental Health Association of Nebraska
Year the Program was Started: 2009
Public Contact Person: Alan Green
Address: 2817 South 14th Street
Lincoln, NE 68502
Telephone #: (402) 261-5959
Fax #: (402) 441-4377
Email Address: agreen@mha-ne.org
Website URL: keya.mha-ne.org
Program Category: Crisis Prevention/Respite
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: 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: Individual training, Program brochure
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: 1. Reduce/eliminate need for advanced crisis/EPC level of services 2. Individual crisis management skills development 3. Recovery/Wellness education
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The mission of Keya House is to assist individuals living with serious mental illness avert crisis and do away with the necessity for higher levels of care, while at the same time obtaining necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to maintain wellness and work towards recovery from mental illness.
Additional Information: The Keya House offers a comfortable, clean and furnished bedroom house in a quiet and safe neighborhood. It consists of peers helping peers with crisis prevention and diversion from psychiatric distress that may lead to hospitalization. The Keya House is strictly voluntary and free of charge. Guests self-refer or are referred by a professional or family member. There is a registration process to ensure whether the program is appropriate for each individual, as well as for the comfort of other guests. The Keya House offers a stay of up to five days. Peer companions staff the house 24 hours a day. Staff can maintain contact and support at your request, after you finish your stay.
Program Information
Program Name: Lakes Region Consumer Advisory Board
Year the Program was Started: 1983
Public Contact Person: David LaCroix
Address: PO box 304 328 Union Ave
Laconia, NH 03247
Telephone #: 603-525-0801
Fax #: 603-525-0801
Email Address: lrcab1@metrocast.net
Website URL: www.nhcornerbridge.org/
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
Men, Women, Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, 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: 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, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To promote and make available peer support and wellness to all interested consumers.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Annual Survey
Program Mission Statement: The Lakes Region Consumer Advisory Board is composed of members that have been, or are presently involved in the mental health system. The Lakes Region Consumer Advisory Board is the foundation for US to reach our goals and change our lives by changing the perception we have of ourselves as we relate to the larger community and the perception the larger community has of US. We are people learning to work strategies of Recovery, Wellness and Empowerment. Lakes Region Consumer Advisory Board is a Peer Support network enabling US to reach our goals and change our lives by nurturing our personal strengths. Our vision is to create a culture that promotes personal responsibility for Recovery, Wellness, Empowerment and Advocacy for oneself and others while acknowledging the divine right we have as Human Beings.
Program Information
Program Name: Laughter Bridges Leader Certification Training
Year the Program was Started: 2008
Public Contact Person: Grace Karen Sweet
Address: 3700 Dean Drive #801
Ventura, CA 93003
Telephone #: 805-876-6367
Email Address: grace@averagemiracles.org
Website URL: www.averagemiracles.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Mobile/Transitional
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
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: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: The Vision and Primary Goal of the Laughter Bridges Leader Certification Program is to uplift and cultivate inspiration among the people who work in the Mental Health System. Training as Group Leaders and One-on-One Coaches in Laughter is offered to Mental Health Care Givers and Workers on all levels, as well as stakeholders and volunteers. A certificate as a “Laughter Yoga Leader” is awarded upon completion of the training. Another prime goal is to further the applicable use of therapeutic laughter in the Mental Health System, both for the overall effect it has on the cultivation of good humor with the health care facility, and for the ultimate recovery of the clients. As a result of Laughter Bridges Leader Certification Training, Laughter is now being used in the System as direct intervention, individually and in groups by graduates of the program who are now Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders. Laughter work transforms attitudes and enlivens people. It is also used to promote the highest morale of mental health care staff. Another result of such intervention is clients’ ultimately receive more conscientious care. Employee retention has been shown to increase and absenteeism decreases as a result of the practice or laughter, because of the reduction in stress in the workplace, which over time creates resilence.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: A U.S. Laughter Study on unconditional laughter and workplace efficacy was published in the 2007 Journal for Primary Prevention. The Summary of the study as well as the Author's Full Text are available at www.averagemiracles.org/laughterphenomenon The original publication is available at http://www.springerlink.com/home/main.mpx
Program Mission Statement: The public awareness of alternative methods of healing is growing broader and wider every year. Laughter Yoga therapy is one of the most effective ways to create well-being, especially for recovery from mental illness. The Average Miracles Foundation's mission is to cultivate risibility within the mental health system, through offering the practical experience of this and other alternative methods of healing as a practical, valuable and effective means to create health and well-being on all levels. Our further intention is to cultivate continued awareness of progressive thought in connection with the integration of body/mind/spirit for total health, which is of central importance for general well-being.
Additional Information: The Laughter Bridges Leader Certification Training is a 14 hour training program including a full curriculum. Grace Karen Sweet is a NASMHPD trainer. This training can be offered at little or no cost to the requesting agency. Contact Grace or visit www.averagemiracles.org for more information about arranging a training in your area.
Program Information
Program Name: Laurie Mitchell Empowerment and Career Center
Year the Program was Started: 1995
Public Contact Person: Marialice Williams
Address: 6295 Edsall Road
Suite 175
Alexandria, VA 22312
Telephone #: 202-487-1930
Fax #: 793-461-8088
Email Address: mwilliams@lmec.org
Website URL: www.lmec.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Employment, Peer Support
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, Co-occurring substance abuse, 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: 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, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: Provide peer support, employment services, and computer training to prepare adults with mental health issues to become self supporting independent contributing members to the community
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: We keep data on the effectiveness of our programs. For FY 2012 so far we have had 25 job placements through our work readiness program and lacements through our computer training program. We serve 60-80 individuals a week.
Program Mission Statement: Laurie Mitchell strives to be a consumer run and operated employment and empowerment center.
Program Information
Program Name: Learning Recovery Center of Wildwood
Agency Name: Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey
Year the Program was Started: 1985
Address: 4404 Pacific Avenue
Wildwood, NJ 08260
Telephone #: 609-523-7100
Fax #: 609-523-7155
Email Address: bredman@cspnj.org
Website URL: cspnj.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Homeless Outreach, Peer Support
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, 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: 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: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: None
Cost for materials? N/A
Program Goals: Provide peer support, decrease recidivism,reduce substance use, provide transportation to harm reduction services such as the needle exchange, food pantry services for those in need in our community and to provide education regarding improved health maintenance.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Information
Program Name: Lehigh County Drop-In Center
Agency Name: Goodwill Keystone Area
Year the Program was Started: 2013
Address: 1437 W. Gordon St.
Allentown, PA 18102
Telephone #: (610) 433-1803
Email Address: dropincenter@yourgoodwill.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recreation/Arts
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: 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? Sometimes
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: None
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: None
Cost for materials? N/A
Program Goals: Have a place for consumers to belong, and socialize in a safe, recovery oriented environment.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: We are funded by Lehigh County at the moment and there was a large want/ need for a DIC in this county. A neighboring county has a program run with the same goals and it is doing well.
Additional Information: This DIC is an evening program. and is for ages 18+.
Program Information
Program Name: Levitra
Agency Name: Levitra
Year the Program was Started: Before 1965
Public Contact Person: Levitra Levitra
Address: Birmingham
Birmingham
Birmingham, AK Levit
Telephone #: Levitra
Fax #: Levitra
Email Address: ftkcwzhqmo@ukbugm.com
Website URL: aulevitrainfo.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: 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, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To support recovery, according to each individual's definition.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To offer support and resources that each individual deems as their needs to reach their individual goal of recovery. We also offer advocacy.
Program Information
Program Name: Liberty County Mood Disorders Support Group
Year the Program was Started: 2009
Address: 462 EG Miles Pkwy
Hinesville, GA 31313
Telephone #: 912-223-0222
Email Address: marthajane@xantee.com
Website URL: groups.yahoo.com/group/libertycountymoods/
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? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To provide peer support for community members suffering from chronic mood disorders.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Additional Information: We specifically support members and families with problems from chronic mood disorders, but we also welcome persons suffering from other mental health problems.
Program Information
Program Name: Lighthouse on the Lake Center, Inc.
Agency Name: Justice in Mental Health Organization
Year the Program was Started: 2006
Public Contact Person: Ashley Seibel
Address: 1117 W. Green St.
Hastings, MI 49058
Telephone #: (269) 945-3136
Email Address: lighthouseonthelake@gmail.com
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: $40,000-$70,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
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: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To increase confidence and aid individuals on their own path to recovery.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Friend helping friends reach for recovery in mental health.
Program Information
Program Name: Living, Inc. , LINC
Year the Program was Started: 1978
Public Contact Person: Robert Clayton
Address: 1314 E. Park Street
Olathe, KS 66061
Telephone #: (913) 768-6970
Fax #: (913) 768-6970
Email Address: livinginc@comcast.net
Program Category: Advocacy, Drop-in Center, Support Group
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: None
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
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: Individual training, Program brochure, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: LINC provides opportunities for consumers to accomplish leadership positions, increase education goals, attend grant writing and fundraising drives, and also increase knowledge by researching on mental health topics.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Our vision is that LINC will provide for any and all persons with mental illness a place to grow as individuals and to find support from other consumers in their own consumer, peer-to-peer, consumer-run organization.
Additional Information: Open Tuesday through Saturday from 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Program Information
Program Name: Lottie House
Agency Name: Mental Health Association Oklahoma
Year the Program was Started: 2013
Public Contact Person: Mark Davis
Address: 1870 South Boulder Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74119
Telephone #: (918) 585-1213
Fax #: (918) 585-9543
Email Address: mdavis@mhaok.org
Website URL: www.mhat.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Drop-in Center, Peer Support
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, LGBT, Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, 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: $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: 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 second fully peer-run drop-in center in Oklahoma under the Mental Health Association Oklahoma.
Program Information
Program Name: Magnetic Minds, DBSA of WNC
Agency Name: DBSA
Year the Program was Started: 1997
Public Contact Person: Jason Epperson
Address: 8C Krista Circle
Candler, NC 28715
Telephone #: 828-318-9179
Email Address: EppersonEvolutions@gmail.com
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: 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, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To help people recover from mental health challenges. Provide education, peer support, and linkage to local support systems and resources.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Information
Program Name: Main Street Housing, Inc.
Agency Name: On Our Own of Maryland, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2001
Public Contact Person: Kenneth R. Wireman
Address: 1521 S. Edgewood Street
Suite C
Baltimore, MD 21227
Telephone #: 410-646-0262
Fax #: 410-646-0264
Email Address: ken@onourownmd.org
Website URL: www.onourownmd.org
Program Category: Housing
Target Participants:
Children, 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: 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:
Cost for materials? Yes
Program Goals: To provide decent, safe, affordable housing for persons with psychiatric disabilities. To keep families together. To improve the lives of persons with psychiatric disabilities.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: "The mission of Main Street Housing, Inc. (MSH) is to develop decent, safe, and affordable housing for individuals with psychiatric disabilities."
Additional Information: In 2002, MSH purchased two properties in Washington County. Both properties are two bedroom duplexes that are located in Hagerstown, MD. All four units have been rehabilitated and are housing individuals and families with psychiatric disabilities to this day. In addition, MSH has just purchased two properties in Howard County. Both homes are located in Columbia, MD, and have the capacity to house three consumers each. One house is currently in the rehabilitation process, while the other houses individuals with psychiatric disabilities. At this time MSH has the capacity to provide housing for 14 individuals. Our plan is to double the capacity within the next 18 months by purchasing properties in two additional counties by the year 2006.
Program Information
Program Name: Make It A Home Always
Agency Name: Mental Health Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania
Year the Program was Started: 2012
Public Contact Person: Clifton McNair III
Address: 1101 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16501
Telephone #: 814/452-4462 x108
Fax #: 814/314-1094
Email Address: cmcnair@mhanp.org
Website URL: www.mhanp.org
Program Category: Housing
Target Participants:
Men, Women, Co-occurring substance abuse, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Mobile/Transitional
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
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: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Maintain stable housing for two years. Become economically self-sufficient with in two years.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Research thorough the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Additional Information: Make It A Home Always is a HUD funded permanent supportive housing program.
Program Information
Program Name: Manzanita Services
Year the Program was Started: 2004
Public Contact Person: Susan Wynd Novotny
Address: 270 N. Pine Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
Telephone #: (707) 463-0404
Email Address: director@manzanitaservices.org
Website URL: www.manzanitaservices.org/
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, 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: 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: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Recovery education, peer support wellness & empowerment, patient navigation; housing support; social opportunities and meaningful activities.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: People helping people lead better lives.
Additional Information: We are an open door, offering a welcoming place to pursue wellness, self-education and empowerment for those living with mental health challenges.
Program Information
Program Name: Mariposa Clubhouse
Agency Name: Mental health Systems
Year the Program was Started: 1978
Public Contact Person: Any one who answers the phone can help
Address: 560 Greenbrier Drive Suite C-E
Oceanside, CA 92054
Telephone #: (760) 439-2785
Fax #: (760) 439-6902
Email Address: kmcnaughton@mhsinc.org
Website URL: www.mhsinc.org
Program Category: Clubhouse, 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: $200,000-$400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
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? Usually
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: The Mariposa Clubhouse is a supportive, holistic, member-directed, recovery and rehabilitation community where adults living with a mental illness, or a dual-diagnosis, join to enhance their well-being, achieve their aspirations, and experience a sense of dignity, hope and belonging. Every clubhouse member has the opportunity to learn valuable life skills, seek employment, advance their education, help others and celebrate success. Mariposa Club House members work side-by-side with staff to manage the clubhouse and participate in the educational, vocational, wellness and social activities offered in the clubhouse.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: MHS Questionaire
Program Mission Statement: MHS works to improve the lives of individuals, families and communities impacted by substance abuse and behavioral health disorders.
Additional Information: Membership is open to adults 18 years and older who have a diagnosis of a serious mental illness, including individuals who have a co-occurring substance abuse disorder.
Program Information
Program Name: Maverick Drop In
Agency Name: Family Services of Western Pa
Year the Program was Started: 2000
Address: 2014 Kimball Ave
Arnold, PA 15068
Telephone #: 412-965-0553
Email Address: None
Program Category: Drop-in Center
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, Adults, Older 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: 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: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: We provide a safe harbor for members to come and recieve suport and education.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: We do outcomes on a yearly basis.
Program Information
Program Name: Meaningful Minds of Louisiana, INC.
Year the Program was Started: 2003
Public Contact Person: Carole Glover
Address: 601 Loire Street
Suite E
Lafayette, LA 70507
Telephone #: (337) 886-3169
Fax #: (337) 886-3169
Email Address: Cglover211Bellsouth.net
Website URL: www.meaningfulmindsla.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
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: 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, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To eradicate the stigma associated with mental illness To monitor and influence state and federal mental health legislation and funding issues To unite consumers statewide to provide annual consumer conferences To educate consumers, professionals and the general public about psychiatric illness, hospitalization, oppression and the needs of consumers To encourage mutual support and coordinate local and state consumers’ efforts towards empowerment To encourage the integration of the consumer into the mainstream of the community To facilitate active communication between consumers, consumer networks, families, professionals, organizations and persons to improve the quality of life To educate consumers of their rights and responsibilities To eliminate prejudice and oppression
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Meaningful Minds of Louisiana advocates for communication, education and leadership, enhancing self empowerment in our mental health community.
Program Information
Program Name: Mental Health Advocacy Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2010
Public Contact Person: Marc Jacques
Address: PO Box 26952
Raleigh, NC 27611
Telephone #: (919) 803-5813
Email Address: marcjacques@mentalhealthadvocacyinc.org
Website URL: mentalhealthadvocacyinc.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: $10,000-$40,000
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: Individual training, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To educate and train individuals with mental illness skills and resources to improve their quality of life and have meaningful imput into the systems of care that effect their lives.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The Mission of Mental Health Advocacy Inc. is to promote mental health wellness and recovery by encouraging and promoting Peer Support and Recovery Education, by linking or providing social, educational and advocacy opportunities to the enrichment of quality of life of people with mental health disabilities. Our mission includes advocating for Recovery Orientated Systems of Care for the betterment of health and wellness of the people and communities using its services.
Program Information
Program Name: Mental Health America of Northern California
Year the Program was Started: Before 1965
Public Contact Person: Susan Gallagher
Address: 1908 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95628
Telephone #: 916-366-4600
Email Address: sgallagher@mhanca.org
Website URL: www.mhanca.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Drop-in Center, Peer Support
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, LGBT, Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, 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: 20+
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, Individual training, Program brochure, Website, Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To foster wellness and recovery in the lives of clients, assisting them towards self determination and independence.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: We have created a pilot recovery questionnaire for our peer partner program in Sacramento who work on an multidisciplinary team with clinical staff. Results are currently being compiled.
Program Mission Statement: MHANCA is a nonprofit peer run advocacy agency, dedicated to improving the lives of people with mental health challenges across the life span, through advocacy, outreach, community based research and culturally relevant peer support services.
Additional Information: We currently operate peer run programs in Sacramento, Placer, Amador and Calaveras counties.
Program Information
Program Name: Mental Health Association In Cattaraugus County NY
Agency Name: Mental Health Association New York State and Mental Health America
Year the Program was Started: Before 1965
Public Contact Person: Joann McAndrew
Address: 121 N. Union St.
PO 833
Olean, NY 14760
Telephone #: (716) 372-0208
Fax #: (716) 372-0222
Email Address: jmcandrew@mhacatt.org
Website URL: www.mhacatt.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Drop-in Center, Peer Support
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: 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: Individual training, Program brochure, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To promote and support mental wellness
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To promote and support mental wellness.
Program Information
Program Name: Mental Health Association of New Mexico
Agency Name: National Mental Health Association
Year the Program was Started: 1997
Public Contact Person: Shela Silverman
Address: 128 Bridge Street
Suite C
Las Vegas, NM 87701
Telephone #: 1 866 425 7030
Fax #: 1 505 425 7030
Email Address: mhanewmexico@msn.com
Website URL: www.newmexicomentalhealth.com
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Hispanic, Trauma Survivors, 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: 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? No
Program Goals: Recovery, peer support, education, vocational support and warm line services
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: through the supervision of the National Mental Health Association and technical assistance from Contac
Additional Information: The MHA of New Mexico is a consumer run 501 c 3 advocacy non profit with a myriad of consumer oriented programs. Warm Lines , veterans group, leadership training and more
Program Information
Program Name: Mental Health Empowerment Project, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 1988
Public Contact Person: Amy Colesante
Address: 116 Evertt Road
Suite 7
Albany, NY 12205
Telephone #: 518-434-1393
Fax #: 518-434-3823
Email Address: mhepinc@aol.com
Website URL: www.mhepinc.org
Program Category: Community Education, Technical Assistance
Target Participants:
Men, Women, Adults
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 5-10
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: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: Education and Technical Assistance
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The Mental Health Empowerment Project, Inc. (MHEP) is a not-for-profit corporation organized to develop and strengthen self-help mutual support/reocvery activities throughout New York State and other states for recipents of mental health services.
Program Information
Program Name: Mental Health Peer Connection
Agency Name: Western New York Independent Living
Year the Program was Started: 1994
Public Contact Person: Maura Kelley
Address: 3108 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
Telephone #: (716) 836-0822
Fax #: (716) 835-3967
Email Address: info@wnyil.org
Website URL: www.wnyil.org/mhpc/
Program Category: Advocacy, Employment, Peer Support
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: 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? Usually
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 help peers stay out of the hospital, live as independently as possible in the community, and become employed.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Mental Health Peer Connection is as peer-driven advocacy organization dedicated to facilitating self-directed growth, wellness and choice through genuine peer mentoring.
Program Information
Program Name: Mental Health Recovery Center
Agency Name: Black Hawk-Grundy Mental Health Center, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2006
Public Contact Person: Matthew Chingren
Address: 501 Sycamore St. #730
Waterloo, IA 50703
Telephone #: (319) 433-1445
Fax #: (319) 433-1446
Email Address: mhrecoverycenter@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: $40,000-$70,000
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: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Provide adults with Mental Illness a place to receive peer-support from other consumers as well as a warm, safe place to learn about mental health and wellness/recovery topics.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Helping people with mental illness discover Hope, Understanding, Purpose, and Self-Worth through education and peer-support.
Additional Information: Our Recovery Center is a free, centrally-located walk-in office that is open M,T,Th,F from 10am-4pm and Sat. from 12-4 (28hours a week). Peer-support specialists staff and run our recovery center- with only 1 non-consumer providing clinical oversight for security and liability reasons. We opened in April of 2006.
Program Information
Program Name: Mental Health/Family Counseling
Agency Name: Lighthouse Counseling Services, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 1990
Public Contact Person: Judith Hogan
Address: 3837 N.W. 23rd St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Telephone #: 405-922-8201
Fax #: 405-942-1028
Email Address: jashogan927@sbcglobal.net
Program Category: Community Education, Recovery Education, Other
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: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Provide substance abuse treatment and education especially to minorities, and for the overall betterment of the community. To help with Family counseling and Co-occuring disorders.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To promote, stimulate, develop healthy family growth and welfare of the citizens of the State of Oklahoma, to encourage and assist through counseling.
Additional Information: Lighthouse is State certified with the Dept. of Mental Health. Registered with Dunn & Bradstreet. Member of the Chamber of Commerce. Rely on donations & charity for our support.
Program Information
Program Name: Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community
Agency Name: Boston Medical Center
Year the Program was Started: 2008
Address: 85 East Newton Street
Ground Floor
Boston, MA 02118
Telephone #: 781 642 0368
Fax #: 617 414 1972
Email Address: info@MetroBostonRLC.org
Website URL: www.MetroBostonRLC.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Persons on Inpatient Units, Adults
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 10-20
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, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: provide peer support individual and through groups including general support, DRA and specialty groups We operate four resource connection centers and a warmline www.warmline.org We do education and training and help people return to work
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The mission of Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community is to offer peer-to-peer services for people in recovery from mental health and/or substance abuse issues, through the utilization of peer support, advocacy, referral, education, career coaching and job readiness in a trauma-sensitive and person-centered manner.
Additional Information: Welcome to the Metro Boston Recovery Learning Community (MBRLC) an entirely peer-run organization dedicated to providing support, education and advocacy by providing opportunities and resources to assist individuals in finding their own path to mental health recovery. Every Recovery Center has no barrier of access for people who self-identify as having a mental health issue in the past or present and/or having substance abuse issues. All the services of the Recovery Centers are free of charge. It does not matter if a person is or was connected to a mental health agency or provider, it does not matter if a person was ever diagnosed with a mental health issue, it does not matter if a person was or was not hospitalized. Our doors are open to everyone and anyone who feels they belong and wants to join a recovery community
Program Information
Program Name: MHAV Warm Line
Agency Name: Mental Health America of Virginia
Year the Program was Started: 2007
Public Contact Person: Yolande Long
Address: 3212 Cutshaw Avenue
Suite 315
Richmond, VA 23230
Telephone #: (866) 400-6428
Fax #: (804) 257-5593
Email Address: yolande@mhav.org
Website URL: www.mhav.org
Program Category: Community Education, Peer Support, Other
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
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: None
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Education, support.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The Mental Health America of Virginia (MHAV) Warm Line has been designed to promote mental wellness by providing information, referral, and a supportive presence to those who are experiencing acute stress and anxiety as well as to those who have been diagnosed with an anxiety illness such as PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder), PD (Panic Disorder), or agoraphobia (a condition which develops when one begins to avoid places/situations associated with their anxiety, and may result in one becoming housebound or severely limited in their life activities). Nothing can substitute for the knowledge that comes with experience. Mental health consumers in recovery will share their experiences with Warm Line callers.
Additional Information: Toll-Free: (866) 400-6428 Local: (804) 257-5591
Program Information
Program Name: Middle Peninsula Northern Neck Consumer-Operated Program
Agency Name: MPNN CSB
Year the Program was Started: 2007
Address: PO Box 40
Saluda, VA 23149
Telephone #: (804) 758-8014
Fax #: (804) 758-8030
Email Address: None
Website URL: mpnncoop.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Employment, Peer Support
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: 5-10
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: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Peer Support Recovery Education Employment Support
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The Middle Peninsula Northern Neck Consumer Operrated Programs empower and support people receiving services. We will work together as they define and reach their recovery goals. We share the mutually supportive endeavor of continually moving toward greater Recovery.
Program Information
Program Name: Mind Menders
Year the Program was Started: 2002
Public Contact Person: Darrell Ohling
Address: P.O. Box 6003
Eureka, CA 95502
Telephone #: (707) 268-0970
Email Address: beheardhumboldt-advocate@yahoo.com
Program Category: Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
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: 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: A faith-based support group for all mental health diagnoses another group for co-occuring substance abuse issues
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Information
Program Name: MindFreedom International
Year the Program was Started: 1987
Public Contact Person: David Oaks
Address: 454 Willamette, Suite 216
PO Box 11284
Eugene, OR 97440
Telephone #: 541-345-9106
Fax #: 541-345-3737
Email Address: office@mindfreedom.org
Website URL: www.MindFreedom.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Other
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: $70,000-$100,000
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: 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, Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: 1) Speak out against human rights violations such as forced psychiatric drugging, electroshock, restraints, solitary confinement, discrimination because of psychiatric labeling, etc. 2) Challenge the undue influence of the psychiatric drug industry in the mental health system. 3) Encourage the voice of people who have experienced human rights violations in the mental health system: psychiatric survivors. 4) Promote safe, humane, empowering alternatives to the current mental health system.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: MindFreedom International Mission Statement Approved by Board of Directors: In a spirit of mutual cooperation, MindFreedom leads a nonviolent revolution of freedom, equality, truth and human rights that unites people affected by the mental health system with movements for justice everywhere.
Additional Information: MindFreedom International is one of the few totally independent organizations advocating in the mental health system with no funding from the mental health system, government, drug companies or religions. We unite 100 sponsor groups. We are the only group of our kind accredited by the United Nations as a Non Governmental Organization with Consultative Roster Status. We are rooted in the psychiatric survivors human rights movement which began in about the year 1970. While our bylaws require that a majority of our board be psychiatric survivors, we are open to and welcome all people to join, and we have many mental health workers, attorneys, advocates, family members and other allies as members and leader. We believe it is important to unify strength in numbers to take action for human rights. We agree with the World Health Organization that human rights in the mental health system is a GLOBAL EMERGENCY!
Program Information
Program Name: Minds and K9s, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2005
Public Contact Person: Sharon J. Cunningham
Address: 1213 Tanglewood St.
Leavenworth, KS 66048
Telephone #: 913-250-5433
Email Address: friends@mindsandk9s.org
Website URL: www.mindsandk9s.org/
Program Category: Community Education, Recovery Education, Recreation/Arts
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, Co-occurring substance abuse, 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
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: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: Purpose: To Educate people by helping them develop an awareness and understanding about the means of achieving, maintaining and increasing personal mental health by: • Operating a CRO that encourages individuals to experience recovery as 'life within a community' vs. 'life within the walls of a building'; and developing/providing them with the tools to do that • Developing individual, business and community education showing how physical, emotional and environmental conditions have an impact on mental health • Nurturing increased individual comprehension of the information provided, by using proven multi-sensory methods and techniques when we provide services • Fostering a positive atmosphere for learning to occur, by providing services in an environment that is accessible to all groups, organizations and businesses within the community; financially viable for them, and • Eliminating the stigma often associated with disorders of the brain, whether that disorder is primarily a physical health concern due to an illness, injury, or developmental delay; or accompanied by emotions and feelings that have a direct impact on the individual, and other persons in their family and community.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: We are a CRO that belives a part of recovery is giving back to the community, so we must provide services to people of all ages in the community, and not just within the walls of a building where people would have to 'come to us'. Our success is measured through program participant surverys, and we also are able to measure how our members are reaching this goal by the linear results of those programs and serivces, including our work to eliminate stigma. Direct-service programs listed here including, how we measure the program outcomes, are briefly included here: • A National Literacy Program, My Story of Friendship that promotes reading/writing as well emotional literacy. Measured by CRO membership demonstrating gain/maintainance of new skills (able to produce the story forms using office equipment, learning Adobe software for fillable PDFs, learning how to author our website/update the website page "National Literacy Program". • A National Arts Program, Using the Arts to Eliminate Stigma, which is featured on the SAMHSA national map of programs educating about mental health, and the "Whose Face are You Wearing?" is only a small part of what we do through that arts program. Success is measured through participant surveys (member and external participants of that program); measuring number of community presentations provided; successful outreach to the media measured by number of articles, letters to the editor, community announcements made by the media, etc. • Our two Tough as Leather™ programs providing direct services for youth and adults, which include: The TLP Adventure program serving youth and adults by providing real hands-on job skills training (computer)for all participants, while also promoting leadership development for youth, and measured by new skills participants gain (related to using a computer); participants seeking employment finding success in part because of the skills learned in the program; measuring number of youth participants (physical count) who engage in leadership roles in the program, vs. 'self-centered learning' behaviors related to use of a computer; and measuring (count) number of adults providing mentoring opportunities through the program. For the Tough as Leather™ youth/canine program, which is a community based intensive prevention and intervention program for at-risk youth, we use participant survey data, including the use of select questions from the annual Connect Kansas Survey data; We will address: Risk Factors: •Reduce rebelliousness by decreasing impulsive behavior •Reduce Sensation Seeking •Reduce rebelliousness by decreasing the rate of delinquency •Reduce favorable attitudes towards and early initiation of drug use (to include alcohol) •Reduce Peer Antisocial Behavior •Decrease participant Favorable Attitudes Towards Antisocial Behavior •Reduce participant Problem Behavior: Delinquency, School Suspensions And the Protective Factors: •Increase participant sense of community attachment •Improve participant Social Skills •Improve participant protection in 2006 Leavenworth County Protective Factor •Improve participant protection in community opportunities •Improve participant protection in community opportunities and rewards. •Increase Belief in the Moral Order Children often require multi-system coordination from mental health, substance abuse, health, child welfare, juvenile justice and education. Recent studies conducted by the Center for Health Policy Research at George Washington University of Medicaid managed care programs generally found that children with serious emotional disorders remained underserved in communities. They had a restricted range and level of services, insufficient case management, limited access to providers, poor cultural competency, and lack of interagency focus. Data published by the Health Care Reform Tracking Project (HCRTP) in the late 1990s showed more children were receiving at least a basic level of mental health and substance abuse services under managed care than before, and access to services was quicker. However, access to extended care and supportive services had become more difficult for those children with more serious and complex disorders. (Pires, Stroul, & Armstrong 1999). See http://www.nmha.org/children/justjuv/juvenilejustice-privatization.pdf The Tough as LeatherTM program and our work is based upon the following studies, including some of which the Power Source materials are based upon (http://www.lionheart.org/), and studies evaluating the effectiveness of the use of animals and youth (commonly referred to as Animal Assisted Therapy): •Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) (Linehan, 1993) DBT has been used successfully with some of the most difficult to treat psychological disorders including conduct disorder. One particularly effective component of this program is the emphasis on distress tolerance through mindfulness practices. •Bibliotherapy An extremely cost-effective mode of treatment (Kazdin, 2000) and it affords participants with a sense of privacy, which is an important characteristic given the typically guarded and defensive stance of this population. There is also evidence to suggest that bibliotherapy can be as effective as therapist delivered treatment (Marrs, 1995). •Cognitive and Emotional Processing “Likely to mediate the relation between life experiences and conduct problems in youth” (Dodge & Petit, 2003). •Emotional Literacy Training Increases in emotional literacy/regulation have been linked to decreased delinquency, lower aggression, and greater attachment to school and family (Hawkins, et al., 1992). •Meditation The significant psychological and physical benefits of meditation, particularly in reducing an individual’s perceived sense of stress and anxiety. (Grossman, Niemann, Schmidt and Walach, 2004) •Effects of Pet Ownership on the Well-Being of Adolescents with Few Familial Resources N.M. Bodmer, Institute of Psychology, University of Berne, 3000 Beme 9, Switzerland. 1995. (Paper presented at the 7th International Conference on Human-Animal Interactions, Animals, Health and Quality of Life, September 6-9, 1995, Geneva, Switzerland). •The Role of Pet Ownership as a Possible Buffer Variable in Traumatic Experience. L. Arambasic PhD. & G. Kerestes, M.A., Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Psychology, 10000 Zagreb, Luciceva 3, Croatia. 1998. (Presented at the 8th International Conference on Human-Animal Interactions, The Changing Roles of Animals in Society, September 10-12, 1998, Prague. •The Role of Companion Animals in Human Development. G.F. Melson. Ph.D.Professor. Department of Child Development & Family Studies, Purdue University. (Paper presented at the 7th International Conference on Human-Animal Interactions, Animals, Health and Quality of Life, September 6-9, 1995, Geneva, Switzerland). •The Supportive Role of Pets in the Childhood of Sexual Abuse Survivors. S.B. Barker. Ph.D., R.T. Barker, Ph.D., K.S. Dawson, M.S., and J.S. Knisely, Ph.D. Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA. (Paper presented at the 7th International Conference on Human-Animal Interactions, Animals, Health and Quality of Life, September 6-9, 1995, Geneva, Switzerland). •Social Acknowledgments for Children with Disabilities: Effects of Service Dogs. Child Development. Bergin, B., Mader, M., & Hart, L. (1989), 60, 1529-1534. •Brief Report: Pet-Facilitated Therapy With Autistic Children. Redefer, L., & Goodman, J. F. (1989). Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 19, 461-467 • SEC - our national "Stigma Elimination Campaign", and are recognized as a NASC Regional Partner with SAMHSA working to eliminate stigma, and our evaluation of that program follows many of the same as those used by SAMHSA/NASC, however we also measure participant involvement of consumers and the public at large, and survey data. Please contact us for more details, as this is very extensive. • An informational website that provides resources including: Updates from the National Institute of Mental Health, NIMH, FDA, Homelessness Resource Center and SAMHSA Activities for your brain (Stuff that people can participate in, not just 'read about', and are not always associated with Minds and K9s Suicide: Free things like Business/Contact Cards that can be discreetly carried and accessed in times of need, Wallet Cards featuring the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number and suicide warning signs that you and your partners can place in doctors' offices, places of worship, and other community centers, or to carry for yourself, and Spanish-Language Wallet Cards for Spanish-speaking audiences Video Public Service Announcements that do not target individuals who themselves are diagnosed with a psychiatric condition or illness, they speak to those people closest to them - their friends, including immediate access/download to many of the PSAs used by the Ad Council, for the SAMHSA National Anti-stigma Campaign. Reliable and accurate resources regarding service, therapy, emotional support animals, and the proven benefits of having a loving relationship with a pet, including: - Service Animal Law Update for both users of, and the public at large (to include employers, trainers, businesses, etc.) - Ask the Vet - a column where readers can submit their animal related questions, which are answered by two local veterinarians, serving with Minds and K9s to make this possible (and the questions get asked/answered for FREE!) Highlighting the work of community volunteers – At Volunteers in Action we will regularly spotlight individuals that make a difference - and let them share with readers, "Why it is they do what they do" Community Health Calendar where Minds and K9s, Inc. invites organizations from throughout the nation to submit their events for posting on this calendar. Our goal is to provide users with free access to information that is factual, which may not otherwise be readily available, accessible, relevant, accurate, current, crosses agency or intergovernmental topics and assists all, including complimenting the goals of SAMHSA, NIH and NIMH; authoritative for all, and is "user-friendly". Mental health does not mean only talking about what we have traditionally referred to as mental illnesses. There are many disorders of the brain and human body, or events and circumstances in our lives that have an affect on how we act, feel and live our lives. Mental health is a part of physical health. The website use/success is measured on number of page hits, contact receivded regarding materials users access, response to programs and services offered, etc.
Program Mission Statement: Vision: Minds and K9s, Inc. will show that "No one lives here on Earth in total isolation. Mental health concerns affect us all." Mission: To reduce risk and improve services for all individuals with mental health concerns and show that mental health is physical health - the brain is "one" with the body.
Additional Information: We offer both national and local programs related to mental health. Many of our programs are offered through collaboration with other organizations and agencies.
Program Information
Program Name: Miracles Club Recovery Support Services
Year the Program was Started: 1993
Public Contact Person: Dionne Preston
Address: 4200 NE MLK Boulevard
Portland, OR 97211
Telephone #: (503) 249-8559
Email Address: dionne@miraclesclub.org
Website URL: themiraclesclub.org
Program Category: Employment, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
African American, 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: 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: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure
Cost for materials? Yes
Program Goals: To reduce relapse after completing inpatient or outpatient treatment
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Recovery Support Services are services provided by your peers to help you be successful in putting your life back together. It does not matter what stage of the recovery process you’re in; whether your receiving services from a treatment provider; been to a detoxification center, or have completed treatment; you can benefit from PDS(Peer Delivered Services). We also offer PDS to individuals coming from a correction institution.
Additional Information: Miracles Club Recovery Support Services is new and going from a small grass roots organization into a formal program. We are making a difference in our community and showing the peer to peer services work.
Program Information
Program Name: Mohegan sun casino
Agency Name: Mohegan sun casino
Year the Program was Started: Before 1965
Public Contact Person: Mohegan sun casino Mohegan sun casino
Address: London
London
London, AK Sun c
Telephone #: Sun casino
Fax #: Sun casino
Email Address: jldisajamv@mtdshw.com
Website URL: ipaddecor.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: 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: Individual training, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To offer qulaified and competent peer-support as an alternative or in combination with traditional mental health services.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The Sunrise Wellness Center is a peer-run program promoting recovery for individuals with mental health diagnoses. Sunrise encourages a self-directed approach to mental health services, and promotes mental, physical, and spiritual wellness.
Program Information
Program Name: Mommies FAAD--Mommies Fighting Anxiety and Depression
Year the Program was Started: 2006
Public Contact Person: Andrea Renner
Address: 9555 N. Thaver Road
Columbus Grove, OH 45830
Telephone #: (419) 202-2316
Fax #: (419) 659-6268
Email Address: renner@watchtv.net
Program Category: Support Group
Target Participants:
Women
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
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. To enable mommies to recognize the symptoms of depression and anxiety. 2. To give mommies resources in dealing with these emotions/problems. 3. To provide "real" support for mommies in crisis.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: "We stand together as one...strong and able to handle it all."
Program Information
Program Name: Monadnock Area Peer Support Agency
Year the Program was Started: 1996
Public Contact Person: Erin Rushalko
Address: PO Box 258
Keene, NH 03431
Telephone #: 603-352-5094
Fax #: 603-355-8211
Email Address: erushalko@monadnockpsa.org
Website URL: www.monadnockpsa.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Crisis Prevention/Respite, Drop-in Center, Homeless Outreach, Recreation/Arts, Support Group
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: 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: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: 1. Advocate for those with mental health challenges. 2. Promote Wellness and recovery as defined by the individual. 3. Reduce Stigma
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Our peer support agency is based on the best practice of Intentional Peer Support, developed by Shery Mead. All staff take the 8-day training to become certified in IPS. We also offer a group entitled WRAP Discussion, based on the evidence-based practice, Wellness Recovery Action Plan as developed by Mary Ellen Copeland.
Program Mission Statement: As a peer driven organization, it is the mission of Monadnock Area Peer Support Agency (MPS) to promote wellness and recovery, as defined by the individual, through Intentional Peer Support, and to provide advocacy, educational, vocational, interpersonal, social and spiritual opportunities to adults who utilize mental health services. Together, we learn wellness strategies, develop mutually beneficial relationships, and to support each other in attaining increased capacities for self-determination, independence and personal growth.
Additional Information: Monadnock Area Peer Support Agency is a place where anyone with lived experiences of mental illness can come, enjoy and participate in an atmosphere of mutual peer support. The members of MPS are respectful, accepting and nonjudgmental. We strive to utilize Intentional Peer Support (IPS) in our interactions and aim for recovery and wellness in our current life choices. We offer each other inspiration and empathy and encourage each other to achieve our dreams. We benefit from participation in FREE groups, activities and events that promote recovery and wellness. MPS is a safe place to rediscover and maintain hope – it’s a safe place to be you.
Program Information
Program Name: Morning Star, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2004
Address: 1018 Poyntz Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502
Telephone #: 785-587-4644
Fax #: 785-587-4644
Email Address: cromorningstar@sbcglobal.net
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Men, Women
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: 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, Guides/Manuals, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To provide a safe, drug and alcohol free environment to socialize, meet new people, receive peer-to-peer counseling, attend support groups or just have a place to hang out.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Conduct annual internal client satisfaction survey. Administer a post group survey at the completion of psychosocial groups and training classes. Submit quarterly and annual reports to funders.
Program Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide consumers of mental health services with the resources needed to break through the barriers of stigma and isolation. Our environment promotes independence and recovery by self-empowerment.
Additional Information: Morning Star, Inc. -- a Consumer Run Organization (CRO), is one of approximately 20 CROs throughout the state of Kansas; all are run by the consumer for the consumer.
Program Information
Program Name: Motorcycle Accident Claim
Agency Name: Motorcycle Accident Claim
Year the Program was Started: Before 1965
Public Contact Person: Motorcycle Accident Claim Motorcycle Accident Claim
Address: London
London
London, AK Accid
Telephone #: Accident At Work
Fax #: Accident At Work
Email Address: fvwpuipcnf@ncidga.com
Website URL: accidentatworkguide.co.uk/
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: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: We are trainers in the facilitation of the proven self help methods. Offering training to employment and basic living skills by tools in self help.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Began with Mental Health America of Mt. and became self sustaining w/501c(3).
Program Mission Statement: MPN's mission is to porvide opportun- ities for recovery in Montana. To promote a strong non-profit sector, supportive public climate, and the ability of non-profits to accomplish their mission. MPN achieves its mission through public policy advocacy, access to affordable goods and services, research and education, professional and organizational development, and special projects. This mission is responsive to the constituency and communities served by MPN.
Additional Information: MPN is begining a partnership with The National Coalition Mental Health Recovery and others for a national peers as providers venue.
Program Information
Program Name: Moving Forward Self-Help Center
Agency Name: Collaborative Support Programs of NJ
Year the Program was Started: 1985
Public Contact Person: Irene Sanborn
Address: 8 Spring Street
Freehold, NJ 07728
Telephone #: (800) 227-3729
Fax #: (732) 780-8977
Email Address: None
Website URL: www.cspnj.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center, 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 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: $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: 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? No
Program Goals: CSPNJ's Self-Help Centers are designed to empower mental health consumers to realize a lifestyle centered on wellness, a balanced state of social, spiritual, mental, emotional and physical health. Employment, education community support networks, housing, advocacy, etc.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To provide a safe, warm, welcoming and harmonious environment conducive to wellness and recovery.
Program Information
Program Name: MPOWER INC.
Year the Program was Started: 1988
Public Contact Person: Florette Willis
Address: 98 Magazine Street
Boston, MA 02119
Telephone #: (617) 297-2030
Fax #: (617) 442-41111
Email Address: willisflorette@yahoo.com
Website URL: www.m-power.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, LGBT, Trauma Survivors, Persons on Inpatient Units, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Veterans, Young 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: 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: Individual training, Program brochure, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To advocate effectively for policy and legislative change, reduce stigma, ensure emergency room rights and improve recovery rates
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: M-POWER is a member run organization of mental health consumers and current and former psychiatric patients. We advocate for political and social change within the mental health system, the community, city, and statewide. Organizing as a common voice, we claim and secure our human rights. We promote free access to information about those rights. We stand against stigma, bigotry,and discrimination that impede our ability to live as dignified people. We enlighten mental health professionals and the community with the truth about our lives, empowering ourselves in the process. We believe all people are entitled to lives free of prejudice and oppression.
Program Information
Program Name: MR Behavior Intervention Center
Year the Program was Started: 2008
Public Contact Person: Jennifer Randal Thorpe
Address: 1001 West Pinhook Road
Lafayette, LA 70505
Telephone #: (337) 849-9248
Fax #: (337) 706-7187
Email Address: mrbehaviorinterventioncenter13@hotmail.com
Website URL: www.mrbehaviorcenter.com
Program Category: Peer Support
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: None
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: 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: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Website, Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: 1. To empower individuals with mental health needs to set realistic goals. 2. To empower consumers to select and learn artistic studies 3. To cope with stress and learn methods to solve problems.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Students/consumers enrolled in piano studies have participated in music festivals at schools of higher education for evaluation of performance skills.
Program Mission Statement: The mission of MR Behavior Intervention Center is to empower consumers with mental health needs to set realistic goals and learn coping mechanisms for dealing with stress.
Additional Information: MR Behavior Intervention Center is a peer driven organization that promotes the rights of individuals with mental health disorders. We advocate for their rights while providing them with necessary skills needed to achieve realistic goals. We are an affiliate of the National Family Partnership and we support recovery and drug education awareness in area schools, churches, etc.
Program Information
Program Name: My Wellness Project
Agency Name: DBSA-Maine
Year the Program was Started: 2010
Public Contact Person: Jeff Irving
Address: 134 Lester Dr
Portland, ME 04103
Telephone #: (207) 6503248
Email Address: Jeff@mywellnessproject.org
Website URL: www.mywellnessproject.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
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: 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
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: Total mind/body wellness for anyone regardless of labels
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Vision: To provide new choices for healing the mind and body while forging pathways towards empowerment for people living with life’s many challenges. Mission: My Wellness Project provides a safe environment that facilitates growth and learning through a strengths-based approach that supports a healthy lifestyle of being by; • Educational workshops in a group setting such as; o Pathways to Recovery o Suicide prevention workshops o Living Well o WRAP o Building effective habits o Nutritional and Physical o Non-violent communication o Career opportunities o Spirituality
Additional Information: We focus on what people CAN do and not on what they CAN'T do....We also don't look back because we are not going in that direction...