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Program Information
Program Name: NAMI - Clinton County
Agency Name: NAMI
Year the Program was Started: 2005
Public Contact Person: Jason Peterson
Address: 419 S 2nd St. #208
Clinton, IA 52732
Telephone #: (563) 242-0087
Email Address: jason@clintoniowa.net
Website URL: www.nami.org/MSTemplate.cfm?MicrositeID=145
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 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? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: to help consumers manage symptoms of their illnesses and cope with dealing with the mental health system
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Additional Information: NAMI is a great organization, but was originally developed for family members, not the consumers ourselves. I am a consumer and I started this affiliate of NAMI in my town. I try to run the organization so that every person with a mental illness who comes to us feels welcome and valued and is given a supportive encouraging environment in which to develop skills to live a fully functioning life.
Program Information
Program Name: NAMI Clark County
Agency Name: NAMI National
Year the Program was Started: 1979
Address: 2801 Fort Vancouver
PO Box 5353
Vancouver, WA 98661
Telephone #: 360-695-2823
Fax #: 360-823-1088
Email Address: info@nami-clark.org
Website URL: www.nami-clark.org
Program Category: Community Education, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
Families of Children, Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? 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 educate about recovery and wellness To reduce hospitalization by providing timely support To encourage peer socialization and supportive interaction To reduce community stigma and promote public awareness and understanding To educate and provide tools for families
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: The NAMI National developed programs have been researched and are considered "Best Practices"
Program Mission Statement: “Our mission is to improve the quality of life for all those struggling with and affected by brain disorders; people with a psychiatric condition, family members, mental health professionals, and concerned citizens.”
Additional Information: NAMI works within our community to address issues affecting the mental health community and to provide hope and information to individuals and their families about mental disorders, treatment and recovery.
Program Information
Program Name: NAMI Conection Recovery Support Group
Agency Name: National Alliance Mentall Illness
Year the Program was Started: 1990
Public Contact Person: Betsey O'Brien
Address: P.O. Box 1267
Columbia, SC 29202
Telephone #: (803) 733-9592
Email Address: betsey@comporium.net
Program Category: Recovery Education
Target Participants:
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: Some
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: None
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? Yes
Program Goals: This is a recovery support group program for people living with mental illness. the groups goal is to help one another and support eachother in their own personal recovery
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: This is a recovery support group program for people living with metal illness that is expanding in communities throughout the country. These groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement and hope
Program Information
Program Name: NAMI Connections
Agency Name: NAMI
Year the Program was Started: 1997
Public Contact Person: Laura Blockel
Address: 5 Mark Lane
Hyannis, MA 02601
Telephone #: (508) 344-9971
Email Address: namicapecod@verizon.net
Website URL: wwww.nami.org/connection
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, LGBT, Co-occurring MR/DD, 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: 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: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Group support for adults with MI to cope with everyday living and to have better coping skills. And ttto realize they are not alone.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Information
Program Name: NAMI Connections
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: 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: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: A NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group is an alliance of individuals who have in common the experience of living with mental illness. It provides a place to share our experiences and use them as learning opportunities for ourselves and others. Connection groups are a safe space to confront the challenges that all consumers face, regardless of diagnosis: low self-esteem; social isolation; dual diagnosis; stigma and discrimination; etc.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group Program is a peer-based, mutual support group model. The vision is that every person in this country who lives with a mental illness will have, within reasonable driving distance, a NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group to attend.
Additional Information: Please contact the office for information on locations, dates and times of NAMI Connections meetings.
Program Information
Program Name: NAMI Connections Recovery Support Group
Agency Name: NAMI
Year the Program was Started: 2008
Public Contact Person: Miche"le
Address: Advent United Methodist Church
3945 Lexington Ave South
Eagan, MN 55123
Telephone #: 651-238-7983
Email Address: michelecortinas@comcast.net
Website URL: www.namihelps.org/
Program Category: 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: 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: Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Dealing With Catastrophic Events Learning To Cope Moving to Advocacy/ Wellness/Recovery
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Additional Information: NAMI CONNECTIONS IS A RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP FOR ADULTS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS REGARDLESS OF THEIR DIAGNOISIS. Every group is offered free of charge and meets the 1st, 2nd and 4th Monday @ 7pm of each month for 90 minutes. All led by trained Individuals who are also in recovery- people who understand the challenges we face.
Program Information
Program Name: NAMI Connections, Littleton
Agency Name: NAMI, Arapahoe/Douglas Counties
Year the Program was Started: 2007
Public Contact Person: June McWilliams
Address: 61 West Davies Ave. North
Littleton, CO 80120
Telephone #: 303-788-0776
Email Address: junemcw@gmail.com
Website URL: www.namiadco.org/
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, 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: 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: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To provide Support and recovery group for adult persons with a mental illness, run by persons with a mental illness who know what it's like and have been there. Provide information on mental illnesses.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: NAMI and AstraZeneca
Program Mission Statement: To provide support/recovery groups for persons with a mental illness run by persons with a mental illness who know what its like and have been there.
Program Information
Program Name: NAMI Peer to Peer Education Course
Agency Name: National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Year the Program was Started: 2001
Public Contact Person: Jana Hockerman
Address: 217 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 411
Waukesha, WI 53188
Telephone #: (262) 524-8886
Fax #: (262) 547-1321
Email Address: jananamiwauk@aol.com
Website URL: www.namiwaukesha.com
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education
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: 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? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure
Cost for materials? Yes
Program Goals: General mental Health information and relapse prevention
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To work cooperatively on relapse prevention, mindfulness exercises, medications, diagnoses, and do an advance directive for mental health care.
Additional Information: Peer to Peer is a program sponsered by NAMI. It is run by consumers for consumers. It is a nine week course that meets once a wekk for 2 and 1/2 hours. To qualify to participate, you must have mental illness and take a pre-group interview. There is no charge for the course.
Program Information
Program Name: NAMI Peer-to-Peer Recovery Education Course
Agency Name: NAMI
Year the Program was Started: 2003
Address: NAMI Santa Clara County
2010 N First St Suite 530
San Jose, CA 95131
Telephone #: 408-453-0400
Fax #: 408 583 0004
Email Address: Info@namisantaclara.org
Website URL: www.namisantaclara.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: 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: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Peer-to-Peer is a unique, experiential learning program for people with any serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Pre and post questionaire study in progress.
Additional Information: * Peer-to-Peer consists of nine two-hour units and is taught by a team of three trained "mentors" who are personally experienced at living well with mental illness. * Mentors are trained in weekend-long training sessions, supplied with teaching manuals, and are paid a stipend for each course they teach. * Participants come away from the course with a binder of hand-out materials, as well as many other tangible resources: an advance directive; a "relapse prevention plan" to help identify tell-tale feelings, thoughts, behavior or events that may warn of impending relapse and to organize for intervention; mindfulness exercises to help focus and calm thinking; and survival skills for working with providers and the general public.
Program Information
Program Name: NAMI Peer-to-Peer Recovery Education Program
Agency Name: NAMI
Year the Program was Started: 2004
Public Contact Person: Barbara French
Address: 1101 Hauck Drive
Rolla, MO 65401
Telephone #: 573-426-6264/(573)674-255
Fax #: 573-368-3911
Email Address: brench@fidnet.com
Program Category: Community Education, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, Adults
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: The objective of the Peer-to-Peer Recovery Education Course is to provide adults with serious mental illness with a knowledge of their illness, skills to cope and empower individuals on the path to recovery.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Information
Program Name: NAMI San Gabriel Valley Peer-to-Peer Educational Program
Agency Name: National Alliance on Mental Illness
Year the Program was Started: 1996
Address: NAMI San Gabriel Valley Peer-to-Peer Program
2550 E. Foothill Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107
Telephone #: 626.577.6697
Fax #: 626.577.0381
Email Address: sgvnami@pacificclinics.org
Website URL: www.sgv.nami.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: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: The goal of the course is to work on and toward recovery and a recovery plan for any person with serious mental illness who is interested in establishing and maintaining wellness.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Additional Information: THe NAMI-San Gabriel Valley Peer-to-Peer Educational Course is a FREE nine week experiential course taught by a team of peer mentors (trained persons living themselves with mental illness). The course is designed to offer an opportunity for growth to any individual who experiences mental illness.
Program Information
Program Name: National Association of Peer Specialists
Year the Program was Started: 2003
Public Contact Person: Steve Harrington
Address: 755 Alta Dale
Ada, MI 49301
Telephone #: 616-676-9230
Email Address: steveh@naops.org
Website URL: www.naops.org
Program Category: Peer Support
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, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Yes
Program Goals: To promote the use of peer specialists and peer support in mental health systems.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To promote the use of peer specialists and peer support in mental health systems.
Additional Information: Membership is $10 per year. Member benefits are quarterly newsletter and discounts on recovery products and conference fees.
Program Information
Program Name: NAZCARE
Year the Program was Started: 2001
Public Contact Person: Roberta Howard
Address: 599 White Spar Rd
Prescott, AZ 86303
Telephone #: 928-442-9205
Fax #: 928-442-3144
Email Address: rhoward@nazcare.org
Website URL: www.nazcare.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Employment, Housing
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Families of Children
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 20+
Paid Part-Time: 10-20
Volunteers: 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? Sometimes
Program Goals: 2012 Wellness Center Goals Goal 1: Continue to focus on Peer Whole Health. 2012 Northern Arizona Consumers Advancing Recovery by Empowerment, Inc. Board of Director Goals NAZCARE Board of Directors will: Goal 1: Establish gardens in as many NAZCARE facilities as possible. Objective 1: Board Members will assist in building, working in and securing materials for the gardens at each site. Gardens in place: New Hope, Next Steps, Discovery. Objective 2: Board Members will help to manage and market gardens and produce from the gardens. Goal 2: To promote Membership from each center on the Board of Directors. Objective 1: Board Members will contact other centers and recruit qualified Members to participate on the Board. Objective 2: Board Members will assist to recruit by contacting other centers and Center Managers regarding participation even through Web-x. 2012 Training Goals Goal 1: Produce Quality Distance Learning – Media Training. Objective 1: Upgrade Mind Flash’s NAZCARE Training Series • Outcome: To have professional quality Mind Flash trainings. Timeline: Beginning May 2012. Outcome: • Upgrade Mind Flash for internal training • Upgrade Mind Flash to market to outside training and as a marketing tool. Goal 2: Provide Peer Employment Training to Tribal Entities Objective 1: To outreach training to Tribal Entities in NAZCARE Training Series. Outcome: To market Tribal Workforce Development Model to tribes in Arizona Timeline: on-going March 2012 and continuous Objective 2: Provide Support Employment to Tribal Entities Timeline: Beginning in March 2012 and on-going and continuous market the workforce development model to Tribal Entities. Outcomes: • 4 presentations were given for tribal entities ( TO presentation March 15) Objective 1: Place recovery first by using evidence based practice of Peer Whole Health. Outcome: Better Wellness among Members and a better awareness and understanding of recovery. This will be measured through goal achievement. Objective 2: Begin to incorporate health measurements in the steps to integrated health. Outcome: Every Member will have the opportunity to check blood pressure, temperature as part of a daily wellness check and record wellness. Goal 2: Help members to provide one to one support to another member in whole health: blood pressure hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes and weigh control and maintenance. Objective: Educate Members about the importance and need for support in recovery and whole health and how these are linked and related. Outcome: Assist consenting Members to have weekly Peer to Member support among members with or without assigned topics in order to support each other. Members may elect to have peer pairs for better one to one support..
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Peer Whole Health Recovery Support Service Curriculum Support Housing Curriculum Training Outcomes & Employment
Program Mission Statement: NAZCARE RECOVERY SERVICES MISSION Our mission is to provide quality recovery support services to adults with mental, co-occurring and substance use disorders in order to promote recovery. VISION STATEMENT Our vision is to assist and empower all people in discovering and embracing recovery. Recovery definition: Mental health recovery is a journey of healing and transformation enabling a person with a mental health problem to live a meaningful life in a community of his or her choice while striving to achieve his or her full potential. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services/SAMHSA, 2004 NAZCARE Housing Mission Statement NAZCARE, Inc. supportive housing provides safe, affordable, and well-maintained housing facilities which encourage and support recovery programs, services and personal development. Vision Statement NAZCARE, Inc. supportive housing offers a variety of quality housing and wrap around recovery services that are responsive to tenant needs, preferences and lifestyles, as well as their overall integration in recovery. The agency is guided by the principles of recovery and holds these values: 1. Recovery is hope, hope is recovery 2. You are not your disease 3. Do No Harm 4. Place Recovery First 5. You are in charge of your own recovery 6. You change as little or as much as you choose in your recovery 7. You contribute to the recovery environment 8. Flexibility and Compromise are the keys to recovery 9. You become the leader for others in recovery 10. You walk the recovery pathway in the culture of recovery in your own culture and spirituality
Program Information
Program Name: New Beginnings
Agency Name: CSPNJ
Year the Program was Started: 1991
Address: 516 Morris Ave.
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
Telephone #: (908) 352-7830
Fax #: (908) 351-9704
Email Address: jhaberer@cspnj.org
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: $100,000-$200,000
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: Program brochure
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To help participants to obtain mental and physical health in a safe and accepting place.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: 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.
Program Information
Program Name: New Directions Delaware
Year the Program was Started: 1991
Public Contact Person: Robert Marceluk
Address: Box 768
Claymont, DE 19703
Telephone #: 302-286-1161
Email Address: support@newdirectionsdelaware.org
Website URL: www.newdirectionsdelaware.org
Program Category: Support Group
Target Participants:
Families of Children, 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: 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: Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: Support and education for persons with depression or bipolar disorder and their friends and families
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Information
Program Name: New Directions Peer Recovery Center
Agency Name: Monroe CMH Authority
Year the Program was Started: 2008
Public Contact Person: Karen Beck
Address: 201 West Front Street
Monroe, MI 48162
Telephone #: (734) 384-0025
Fax #: (734) 243-5564
Email Address: kbeck@monroecmha.org
Program Category: Peer Companion, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Other
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: None
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Assist in self management of adults with mental illness or co-occurring disorders: mental behavioral health, physical health, substance use, coping skills, problem solving, reltionship issues, conflict management, anger management and navigating social resources. Offer group support: WRAP, PATH, Anti-Stigma, recovery process.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Our mission rests with MCMHA and it is to provide quality mental health care in partnership with consumres and throughout the community to enrich lives and promote wellness.
Additional Information: Open from 9am-4pm Monday thru Friday, along with some scheduled weekend activities.
Program Information
Program Name: New Directions Recovery Center
Agency Name: NAZCARE, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2005
Public Contact Person: Ashley McGeorge
Address: 4550 N. Bank Street
Suite A
Kingman, AZ 86409
Telephone #: (928) 753-1213
Fax #: (928) 681-3361
Email Address: mdaw@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
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: 1. Promote and support recovery. 2. Psycho-education, general to specific. 3. Peer support training and career development.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Research has begun in all program service areas in all six recovery centers: Day services, support groups, employment support training program.
Program Mission Statement: To support each other in our quest for recovery and wellness of mind, body, and spirit. The heart of our service is empowerment in an atmosphere of peace, love, and joy. Our vision: to assist all consumers in discovering and embracing recovery.
Additional Information: AZPIRE is one of six recovery centers run by NAZCARE, Inc. of Northern Arizona. We provide a great range of services from Day Services to reduce social isolation and increase socio-metric skills, support groups, peer support services, classes, workshops, training in indepedent living skills & life skills, employment support training, family groups & activities, community outings, meals with diet & nutrition education.
Program Information
Program Name: New Directions Support Group
Year the Program was Started: 1986
Public Contact Person: Ruth Deming
Address: 204 Cowbell Road
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Telephone #: (215) 659 2142
Email Address: RuthDeming@comcast.net
Website URL: www.NewDirectionsSupport.org
Program Category: Support Group
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, LGBT, Persons on Inpatient Units, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, 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: 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? 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 connect every member with numerous group peers for emotional support. 2. Education with our topnotch guest speakers & informative Web site. 3. Seminars to help people find jobs.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: We've researched that support groups help keep people from relapsing and going into the hospital. Because we "normalize" the fact that mood swings are okay, people are more willing to take their medications and catch their manic symptoms, because it's crucial to their success as individuals within the larger society. We encourage people to remain in the workforce and not to go on disability, unless absolutely necessary. And they do remain in the workforce, though the going may get tough.
Program Mission Statement: To help individuals reach their highest potential; to move beyond their diagnosis to lead meaningful, productive, and joyous lives, even if that means changing our goals and our lifestyles to accommodate our illness. Our highest priority is for our members to participate in society: through work, volunteerism, involvement in the community. We are also committed to community education programs to instill education and dispel prejudice.
Additional Information: We offer a Top Doc/Top Therapist life. We give educational seminars several times a year. We host a Coffee Shop Performance with talented members several times a year. We host a Movie Night, Mornings at the Mall, and Social Outing for folks home during the day.
Program Information
Program Name: NEW HOPE Recovery Center
Agency Name: NAZCARE, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2000
Public Contact Person: Brad Jarvis
Address: 599 White Spar Road
Prescott, AZ 86303
Telephone #: (928) 442-9205
Fax #: (928) 442-3144
Email Address: bjarvis@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: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: 1. Promote and support recovery. 2. Psycho-education general to specific. 3. Peer support training and career development.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Research has begun in all program service areas in all six recovery centers: Day services, support groups, employment support training program.
Program Mission Statement: To support each other in our quest for recovery and wellness of mind, body, and spirit. The heart of our service is empowerment in an atmosphere of peace, love, and joy. Our vision: to assist all consumers in discovering and embracing recovery.
Additional Information: AZPIRE is one of six recovery centers run by NAZCARE, Inc. of Northern Arizona. We provide a great range of services from Day Services to reduce social isolation and increase socio-metric skills, support groups, peer support services, classes, workshops, training in indepedent living skills & life skills, employment support training, family groups & activities, community outings, meals with diet & nutrition education.
Program Information
Program Name: New Horizons Drop In Center
Agency Name: Peer Support & Advocacy Network
Year the Program was Started: 2002
Public Contact Person: Noreen Standford
Address: 616 Lincoln Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15202
Telephone #: (412) 766-8060
Fax #: (412) 766-8440
Email Address: nstandford@peer-support.org
Website URL: www.peer-support.org/
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support
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: 10-20
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Offering advocacy services and peer support
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To build a community free of stigma where individuals with lived mental health experience work together toward recovery.
Program Information
Program Name: New York City Voices
Year the Program was Started: 1995
Public Contact Person: Marvin Spieler
Address: 777 Seaview Avenue
Bldg. 9 Room 401A
Statan Island, NY 10305
Telephone #: (718) 667-2893
Fax #: (646)349-3695
Email Address: CTYVCS@aol.com
Website URL: www.nycvoices.org/
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, 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, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults, Other
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: $70,000-$100,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Website, Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: mentoring, skills development, advocacy, public education. we wish to restore humanity to mental health consumers in the public eye
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: in development as we incorporate
Additional Information: we may develop into the first-ever non-profit corporation governed and staffed by a mental health consumer majority in New York City. to donate, volunteer, join our board, receive our newspaper, or to come to our events, we encourage you to contact us.
Program Information
Program Name: No. Phoenix Visions of Hope Center
Agency Name: Behavioral Health/Consumers In Action, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2003
Public Contact Person: Valarie Vogel
Address: 15044 N. Cave Creek Rd. #2
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Telephone #: 602.404.1555
Fax #: 602.867.2435
Email Address: None
Website URL: www.npvohc.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $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, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Our overall goal is to mentor other mentally challenged people through peer support interactions to make better life choices; to more confidently live and work in their community between episodes of illness; to have the assurance that there is an empowering environment to return to during symptomatic episodes or desires to further their recovery.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Our Mission is to provide the diverse adult mental health community with a safe environment of peer support and empowerment that can renew lives through socialization, recovery skills, re-education, vocational information, recreation, and a variety of other resourceful daily activities.
Additional Information: Our greatest accomplishments are people related. Members have referred to the Center as a safe harbor in the storm, a haven of hope, and glue for crushed dreams. The Center has a personality that is welcoming and upbeat. At the Center one can be who she/he wants to become. We have developed over 100 groups and programs which are available when members call for changes. We have 4,900 sq. ft of building space. We offer a 12 seat Computer Lab with Internet access including an email address program. A lending library with 2700 books is available. Our Arts/Crafts room enhances creative talents. Our Music Room has instruments available for Jam Sessions. Our Game room has a pool table, air hockey, fuzzball and darts. In the dining room we serve a continental breakfast, hot lunch and lite dinner.
Program Information
Program Name: Norristown State Hospital Consumer Center
Agency Name: Mental Health Association of SE Penna.
Year the Program was Started: 1991
Public Contact Person: James Scott
Address: 401 W. Walnut Lane
Apartment 203
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Telephone #: 484-894-5670
Email Address: jscott@mhasp.org
Website URL: www.mhasp.org/friends
Program Category: Drop-in Center
Target Participants:
African American, Native American/Alaskan, Young Adults, Adults, Adults
Program Setting:
General hospital or healthcare facility
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: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: None
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 Consumer Centers is to provide a safe haven for adults which promotes ongoing recovery through peer support, advocacy, empowerment and social skills development in a culturally competent manner.
Program Information
Program Name: Northeast Recovery Learning Community
Agency Name: Northeast Independent Living Program
Year the Program was Started: 2006
Public Contact Person: Jo Bower
Address: 20 Ballard Road
Lawrence, MA 01843
Telephone #: (978) 687-4288
Fax #: (978) 689-4488
Email Address: jbower@nilp.org
Website URL: www.nilp.org/rlc.html
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: $200,000-$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? 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: The goals of the NERLC are to provide trauma-informed, sensitive peer-driven support to people who have experienced mental health conditions, extreme states and/or trauma in their local communities, and provide training and support to enable them to live fulfulling lives in the communities of their choice.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The North East Recovery Learning Community (NERLC) supports individuals who have lived experience with mental health diagnoses, trauma or extreme states in finding their own paths to recovery and wellness in the communities of their choice. By offering trauma-sensitive peer supports, we encourage each other to lead meaningful and productive lives and, together, create a welcoming and diverse peer community.
Program Information
Program Name: Nueva Luz Resource & Advocacy Center
Agency Name: HOPE, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 1992
Public Contact Person: Tom Conkrighe
Address: 236 South Tucson Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85716
Telephone #: 520-798-1738
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: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: None
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: None
Cost for materials? N/A
Program Goals: To provide social, recreational and educational opportunities to consumers of behavioral health services through peer support, programming and employment.
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: Nueva Luz is a recovery center wherein individuals who have behavioral health challenges can be comfortable to explore themselves in a supportive environment.
Program Information
Program Name: Oasis Advocacy and Social Center
Agency Name: MHCA-RI
Year the Program was Started: 1985
Address: 1280 North Main Street
Providence, RI 02904
Telephone #: (401) 831-6937
Fax #: (401) 453-1876
Email Address: None
Website URL: mhca-ri.org
Program Category: Advocacy
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: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 10-20
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? 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: Help members in their recovery and advocacy
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The mission of MHCA-RI is to provide peer support, to inform and educate mental health consumers and non-consumers alike in order to eliminate the barriers to progress of recovery from mental illness so that meaningful change can take place. MHCA-RI seeks to empower its members both individually and collectively on issues impacting on their wellbeing and recovery. By speaking with a clear and unified voice, MHCA-RI can foster and encourage a sense of community, compassion and pride in the mental health community
Additional Information: None
Program Information
Program Name: Oasis Peer Support & Resource Center A.K.A. The Harmony Center
Agency Name: Oasis Rehabilitation Center and Stars Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2007
Public Contact Person: Steven Oppenheimer
Address: 81840 Avenue 46
Suite 107
Indio, CA 92201
Telephone #: 760-238-5981
Fax #: 760-238-5985
Email Address: soppenheimer@starsinc.com
Program Category: Employment, Housing, Peer Support
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: 3-5
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: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Wellness and Recovery for all; peer support; employment; housing; benefits; to open Peer Support Centers in Banning, CA and Blythe, CA.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: CQI questionaires though our parent company.
Program Mission Statement: Our purpose is to express wellness and recovery by empowering people to change their own lives, by providing them with a safe, loving non-judgemental place where they can find information, support, and a sense of community. Our goal is to outreach spreading the message that Recovery is Real.
Additional Information: Recovery is Real! The Harmony Center is peer driven and operated. The community is made up of members, an advisory council, staff, family members, and community volunteers. This approach underscores the expertiese of these individuals in the areas of mental health and substance abuse; we are experts by virture of "having been there." We envision that the Harmony Center will be run by its members in a non-judgemental community FREE FROM STIGMA!
Program Information
Program Name: Office of Consumer Advocates, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 1999
Public Contact Person: Yvonne Perret
Address: 265 Mill Street
Suite 200
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Telephone #: (301) 790-5054
Fax #: (301) 791-3097
Email Address: yvonne.ocainc@hotmail.com
Website URL: www.wcmha.org/prov_dir/support_services.htm#OCA
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Peer Support
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, Co-occurring substance abuse, 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: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 10-20
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 promote wellness and recovery through support groups, classes, 1:1 sessions, training, and to help those assisted with recovery goals.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To excel in promoting mental wellness and improving quality of life through planning, funding, and monitoring the public mental health system in Washington County. This is accomplished by ensuring the provision of options through cost-effective quality services, advocating for consumers, assisting with community integration, and educating the public.
Additional Information: Program operates in three counties in western Maryland. Drop-in centers have evolved to be wellness and recovery centers. Other programs include warm line, Self-Directed Care (1:1 peer advocacy), peer support and advocacy, and transportation.
Program Information
Program Name: Office of Consumer and Family Affairs
Agency Name: Colorado West Regional Mental Health
Year the Program was Started: 1972
Public Contact Person: Janice Curtis
Address: 515 298 3/4 Rd
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Telephone #: (970) 241 6012 x7390
Email Address: jcurtis@cwrmhc.org
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
Trauma Survivors, Families of Children, Adults
Program Setting:
Outpatient psychiatric treatment facility
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 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: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: Advance consumer recovery, and support and educate families of children and youth.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Additional Information: The Office of Member and Family Affairs of Cololrado West Regional Mental Health provides services to mental health clients at no charge. There are an ever growing variety of groups and classes, as well as one to one support and problem solving.
Program Information
Program Name: Office of Self Help
Agency Name: our fuduciary San Francisco Study Center
Year the Program was Started: 1992
Public Contact Person: Roy Crew
Address: 1095 Market Street
Suite # 202
San Francisco, CA 94103
Telephone #: 415-575-1400
Fax #: 415-575-1401
Email Address: None
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: 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: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: It is our intent to expose each individual to a positive role model and to assist them with learning the resources that are available. When asked assist as requested by the member. We work with the members from a Harm Reduction Model and allow members to come to the center high in that it is their behavior that we use as a standard. We have several people who have used on staff and speak English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish. We are open seven days a week and provide groups, a peer counseling class, and a shuttle to out of county facilities for visitors.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: The county does an yearly review and we receive MHSA funds which requires a second review
Program Mission Statement: It is our goal to help each member reach their personal goals and highest level of quality of life.
Additional Information: We try to provide a clean safe space for people who are our peers to come and learn, socialize, and relax. We have individuals both on staff and as members who have multiple health issues. Because we work within the system we help people in or out whichever way they choose to go. We also have a Psych Nurse Practitioner and an Accupucturist provide on site services upon request. Some will think this odd until they here teir stories and know that we have literaly saved several of our members lives.
Program Information
Program Name: Ohio Center for Advocacy, Training & Support, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2008
Public Contact Person: Karen Curlis
Address: P.O.Box 36
Tallmadge, OH 44278
Telephone #: 330-701-9287
Email Address: presidentocat@gmail.com
Website URL: www.ocats.org
Program Category: Advocacy
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: 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: Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To provide advocacy, training and support
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Information
Program Name: Ohio Peer-to-Peer Recovery Education Course Program
Agency Name: National Alliance on Mental Illness of Ohio (NAMI Ohio)
Year the Program was Started: 2005
Public Contact Person: Suzanne Robinson
Address: 1956 Jervis Road
Columbus, OH 43221
Telephone #: (614) 488-7232
Fax #: (614) 488-7232
Email Address: suzanne@namiohio.org
Website URL: www.namiohio.org
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
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, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Recovered consumers (Mentors) teach seriously mentally ill persons through a nine-week education course the path to recovery and prevention of relapse. The goals of the course include: to educate peers about mental illness; to educate peers how to manage their illness and daily needs; to improve consumer's relationships; to prevent relapse; and to achieve recovery.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: The Peer-to-Peer Program in Ohio is part of NAMI National's Peer-to-Peer Recovery Education Course Program which created the program.
Program Mission Statement: To mobilize people who have mental illness in engaging others with mental illness in a dialogue about establishing and maintaining wellness; To obtain recovery from mental illness for consumers as a feasible, supportable goal.
Program Information
Program Name: Oklahoma Mental Health Consumer Council
Year the Program was Started: 1991
Public Contact Person: Shae Leggett
Address: 3200 NW 48th Street, Suite 102
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Telephone #: 405-604-6975
Fax #: 405-605-8175
Email Address: shaeleggett.omhcc@coxinet.net
Website URL: www.omhcc.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, Co-occurring HIV/AIDS, Co-occurring MR/DD, Trauma Survivors, Persons on Inpatient Units, Veterans, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? 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
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To end stigma and live a better life through recovery.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The Oklahoma Mental Health Consumer Council is a non-profit corporation comprised primarily of mental health consumers. Working together as advocates, we seek to foster the empowerment of all mental health consumers, thereby enabling them to create and enhance lives of meaning, purpose and value. We seek to end the stigma associated with mental illness by manifesting and propagating the strength of character it took us to survive and thrive both as individuals and as an advocacy organization. We are unwavering believers in guiding and supporting the personal growth of all mental health consumers. In addition to our advocacy efforts, we are pledged to achieving our goals through the prudent application of compassion, empathy, and education.
Program Information
Program Name: On Our Own Incorporated--Wellness Recovery Network
Year the Program was Started: 1982
Public Contact Person: Tony Alphonso Wright
Address: 6301 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214
Telephone #: (410) 444-4500
Fax #: (410) 444-0239
Email Address: tony21214@aol.com
Website URL: www.onourownmd.org/
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Crisis Prevention/Respite, Drop-in Center, Employment, Peer Companion, Recovery Education, Recreation/Arts, Support Group
Target Participants:
Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 20+
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: 1. Promote recovery for consumers. 2. Advocate for and empower members. 3. Offer education, information and referral to community agencies and services.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Outcomes measurements for members over a length of twelve months from initital membership to organization. Monthly reports of all centers are completed by program coordinator of all five centers. In reference to specific and overall goals and objectives of the members.
Program Mission Statement: The purpose of On Our Own, Inc. is to promote the empowerment of individuals with psychiatric disabilities and/or substance use disorders by encouraging self-help and by providing mutual support, advocacy, education, information, and referral to community agencies and services. The mission of On Our Own, Inc. is for all behavioral health consumers to reach their highest potential and become productive citizens in recovery within their community.
Program Information
Program Name: On Our Own of Anne Arundel County
Year the Program was Started: 1999
Public Contact Person: Patrice O'Toole
Address: 132 Holiday Court
Suite 210
Annapolis , MD 21401
Telephone #: 410-224-0116
Fax #: 410-2240991
Email Address: onourownaa@verizon.net
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: 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, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To promote wellness and recovery for those living with mental health and substance abuse problems. Using peer support services to encourage recovery and wellness of our consumers.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: State and County research has shown that peer support has a positive impact on consumers.
Program Mission Statement: On Our Own of Anne Arundel County is a wellness and recovery center for current or former recipients of mental health and/or addictions recovery services. We are a fellowship, mutual support, and human rights group working with others to seek alternatives for those living with mental illness and/or substance abuse issues. We also advocate for the rights of our consumers. Our ultimate goal is to help those with mental health and/or substance abuse problems to re-enter the community and become productive members of society.
Additional Information: We have been very successful in partnering with other community organizations to assit consumers in their recovery efforts.
Program Information
Program Name: On Our Own of Carroll County, Inc
Year the Program was Started: 2001
Address: P.O.Box 1174
Westminster, MD 21157
Telephone #: (717) 681-3611
Fax #: (410)751-2644
Email Address: ooocarroll@hotmail.com
Program Category: Advocacy, Drop-in Center, Peer Support
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, Persons on Inpatient Units, 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: 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
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To reduce stigma&substance abuse. Provide peer support& encouragement. Enpower individuals with MH & SB to live productive, indepentant & health lives. Develop empolment skills
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To Provide a safe & welcoming enviroment for individuals with mental health and/or substance abuse diagnoses to come and work on thier recovery issues.
Program Information
Program Name: On Our Own of Fairfax County, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2006
Public Contact Person: Angela Kaufman
Address: 8794 Sacramento Dr. Suite S
Alexandria , VA 22309
Telephone #: 703-799-0020
Fax #: same
Email Address: angelamarch@yahoo.com
Website URL: n/a
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Homeless Outreach, Peer Support
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Persons who are Homeless, 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: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Provide a safe and welcoming environment for mental health consumers including people who are homeless. Offer meals, laundry and showers. Supportive counseling and referral. Offer activities and games, and WRAP and other training.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Our Mission is for members to participate in creating a safe, healthy, welcoming community where individuals whose lives have been significantly impacted by psychiatric disorders may who mutual care by promoting self-help, peer support, socialization, advocacy, education, spirituality, economic development, personal growth and creativity.
Additional Information: The Center began out of research and advocacy in 2000 that led to a regional conference on consumer run programs and drop in centers. The Center plans to develop as a resource center for the region.
Program Information
Program Name: On Our Own of Frederick County, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 1998
Public Contact Person: Sarah Knuston
Address: 217 N. Market Street
P.O. Box 3744
Frederick, MD 21701
Telephone #: (301) 620-0555
Fax #: (301) 620-0555
Email Address: onourownfrederick@xecu.net
Program Category: Drop-in Center
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: 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
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: 1. To assist members in their mental health recovery journey. 2. Provide mutual support, advocacy, and education. 3. To reduce stigma and discrimination towards persons with mental illness.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The mission of On Our Own of Frederick County is to create, facilitate, and maintain a place of safety, support and learning for individuals whose mental illness has significantly impacted their lives.
Additional Information: Peer Support Center, WRAP classes, Recreation/Arts, Recovery Education, DBSA Support Group
Program Information
Program Name: On Our Own of Howard County, Inc.
Agency Name: On Our Own of maryland, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 1985
Public Contact Person: Wesley Tolbert
Address: 6440 Dobbin Road, Suite B
Columbia, MD 21045
Telephone #: 410-772-7905
Fax #: 410-772-7906
Email Address: wesley@ooohci.org
Website URL: www.ooohci.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Other
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To help mental health consumers become functioning members of society
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Our mission is to promote recovery, provide peer-support, an enviroment of understanding, advocacy and education on important issues of concern to consumers of mental health services.
Program Information
Program Name: On Our Own of Maryland, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 1992
Public Contact Person: Mike Finkle
Address: 1521 South Edgewood Street
Suite C
Baltimore, MD 21227
Telephone #: Toll Free 1-800-704-0262
Fax #: (410) 646-0264
Email Address: ooomd@earthlink.net
Website URL: www.onourownmd.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Recovery Education, Technical Assistance
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 5-10
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: 1-2
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? 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: Advocacy for human rights and consumer driven mental health systems of care through partnerships with consumers, administrators, providers, family members etc. Training consumers and the community in mental health and recovery principles and practices. Reducing stigma. Sustaining a network of mental health consumer-operated organizations.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Statewide evaluation of all consumer-operated organizations (26) in Maryland. Areas of focus included: peer support and recovery, financial management, and overall nonprofit management and development. Empirical research study conducted proving the effectiveness of On Our Own of Maryland's Anit-Stigma Project which provides training and education to all within the health care arena on stigma and mental health.
Program Mission Statement: On Our Own of Maryland, Inc., a statewide mental health consumer education and advocacy network, promotes equality in all facets of society for people who receive mental health services and develops alternative, recovery-based mental health initiatives.
Program Information
Program Name: On Our Own of Montgomery County
Year the Program was Started: 1983
Public Contact Person: Sharon MacDougall
Address: 434 East Diamond Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Telephone #: (240) 683-5555
Email Address: sharonooomc@comcast.net
Website URL: www.ooomc.org/
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: $200,000-$400,000
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? 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? Sometimes
Program Goals: Through the principles of wellness and recovery, we encourage each other to strive for increased health, better quality of life, and meaningful,healthy relationships. We strive to build human spirit and self-esteem by fostering acceptance and togetherness. We provide opportunities for personal growth to help each other reach our potential.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Additional Information: Wellness and Recovery Activities Offered: Advocacy, WRAP (Wellness and Recovery Action Plan) Classes, Peer Support groups, Computer Center, Educational workshops, community outings, socialization, resource library, warm line.
Program Information
Program Name: On Our Own of Prince George's County
Agency Name: On Our Own of Maryland
Year the Program was Started: 1992
Public Contact Person: Daphne Klein
Address: 6513 Queens Chapel Road
University Park, MD 20782
Telephone #: (301) 699-8939
Fax #: (301) 699-5378
Email Address: Daphne@OnOurOwnPG.org
Website URL: www.OnOurOwnPG.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Drop-in Center, Peer Support
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless
Program Setting:
Other
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: Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Our mission is to promote self-advocacy and healing among people who have mental health challenges through peer support, personal growth, and community involvement. Together, we improve self-esteem, share lived experiences, and nurture wellness and recovery.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Our mission is to promote self-advocacy and healing among people who have mental health challenges through peer support, personal growth, and community involvement. Together, we improve self-esteem, share lived experiences, and nurture wellness and recovery.
Additional Information: On Our Own of Prince George's County is a friendly place. Our center provides support from peers who understand you and have common goals. We offer hope, information, resources, and opportunity to those who have mental health concerns. We promote self-advocacy within the community by being active and keeping each other informed about issues that concern individuals with mental illness and also the community as a whole. We offer workshops and activities on Wellness Recovery Action Planning, recovery, arts & crafts, self-esteem, anti-stigma, daily living, fun field trips, and giving back to the community.
Program Information
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Website URL: onlineblackjacktipstricks.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: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To provide recreation and socialization. To assist in helping members with system navigation. To make fitness a priority in 2013 by implementing the Peer Whole Health program in facillitating consumers in writing and acheiving their own whole health goals in our newly forming fitness room. To make recovery tools available through NAMI programs such as NAMI Connection Support Group and NAMI Peer to Peer.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The Sarah Ann Center is a peer driven facility whose mission is to provide a safe place for adults with serious and persistent mental illnesses to go during the day. Purpose is to increase socialization, avoid isolation, and increasse use of recovery tools.
Program Information
Program Name: Open Arms Drop-In Center
Agency Name: Gallatin Mental Health Center
Year the Program was Started: 2008
Public Contact Person: John Watson
Address: 699 Farmhouse Lane
Bozeman, MT 59715
Telephone #: 406-522-7357
Email Address: bozeman@wmmhc.org
Website URL: www.openarmsdrop-in.com
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Young Adults, Adults
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
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: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To offer support in all aspects of life as we work toward recovery together.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Information
Program Name: Open Arms Peer Support Center
Agency Name: Frontier Health
Year the Program was Started: 1996
Public Contact Person: Angela Prater
Address: 1400 Windsor Ave.
Bristol, TN 37620
Telephone #: (423) 274-8100
Fax #: (423) 274-8103
Email Address: aprater@frontierhealth.org
Website URL: frontierhealth.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: None
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: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To encourage mental health/ substance abuse consumers to be educated on their conditions and to help them achieve attainable goals. To stop stigma by providing community education and being involved in the community as much as possible.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Client-run peer support facility for people with a history of mental illness or a current mental health diagnosis in support of their recovery efforts: Peer Support; Advocacy; Education; Socialization; Recreational Opportunities.
Program Information
Program Name: Our House
Agency Name: Collaborative Support Programs of NJ
Year the Program was Started: 1985
Address: 11 spring street
freehold, NJ 07728
Telephone #: 732-780-1175
Fax #: 732-780-8977
Email Address: None
Website URL: www.cspnj.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Drop-in Center
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults, Other
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: 3-5
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To assist person's with mental illness strive to be more knowledgable about the importance of wellness and recovery and to identify a new reformed life outside of the illness.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey, Inc. (CSP-NJ) is a private not-for-profit organization. The agency is directed, managed and staffed through the collaborative efforts of mental health consumers, survivors and non-consumers. CSP-NJ strives to provide individualized, flexible community based services that promote responsibility, recovery and wellness. This is done through the creation and administration of self-help centers, supportive housing, advocacy, and entrepreneurial programs for adults with mental health issues and other special needs
Program Information
Program Name: Our Place Drop-in Center
Agency Name: Rocky Mountain Development
Year the Program was Started: 2009
Public Contact Person: Gene Leuwer
Address: 631 North Last Chance Gulch
Helena, MT 59601
Telephone #: (406) 442-1374
Fax #: (406) 447-1629
Email Address: gleuwer@rmdc.net
Website URL: www.ourplacehelena.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
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:
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: 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: None
Cost for materials? N/A
Program Goals: Community re-integration and peer support
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: 3 Knowledge, Quality of Life and Empowerment (Currently this outcomes project is in its final implementation stages with assistance from Mark Salzer, Ph.D. of Temple University's Collaborative on Community Integration.
Program Mission Statement: "The Mission of Our Place is to promote and encourage Recovery and wellness through positive interactions and experiences within a peer-directed, community-based environment."
Additional Information: We closely adhere to the drop-in center model as described by the National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse.
Program Information
Program Name: Our Place, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2001
Address: 205 Max Luther Drive
Huntsville, AL 35811
Telephone #: 256-746-4145
Email Address: our.place@knology.net
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: $70,000-$100,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: "Our Place is a drop-in center where adults with chronic mental illness come together to experience peer support, socialization, and recreation in a nonclinical environment."
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To promote realistic recovery based on respect, relationships and responsibility through socialization, peer support and recreation
Program Information
Program Name: P.A.C.E.: PPD Acceptance through Compassion & Education
Year the Program was Started: 2006
Public Contact Person: Lauren Hale
Address: P.O. Box 48836
Athens, GA 30604
Telephone #: 678-661-0016
Email Address: compassion@ppdacceptance.org
Website URL: www.ppdacceptance.org
Program Category: Peer Support
Target Participants:
Women
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: Program brochure, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Goals of P.A.C.E. To support women and families affected by PPD through peer support. To create and maintain a mentor network of survivors available to new moms. To educate and encourage medical professionals with a focus on Pediatricians and OBGYN’s of the importance of screening for and treating PPD in both postnatal and the at-risk prenatal population. To increase the understanding of and remove the stigma of Postnatal Psychiatric Disorders within the local community through education of the general population through a series of articles, conferences, with the cooperation of the local and national medical community.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To empower women and loved ones affected by Postnatal Psychiatric Disorders through education and the provision of a safe, compassionate forum for frank discussion between survivors and those currently affected. To educate and encourage local medical community members to strengthen screening for PPD as well as develop and maintain a strong network for women and families to receive successful treatment and support during PPD experiences.
Additional Information: Meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at Nuci's Space at 369 Oconee St, Athens, GA from 7:00pm - 9:00p.m.
Program Information
Program Name: Paradise Center, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 1998
Public Contact Person: Teresa Davis
Address: 505 S.Jennings
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Telephone #: 817-332-5868
Email Address: paradisefwtx@yahoo.com
Website URL: www.ParadiseCenterInc.org
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, 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: 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: Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To support one another in recovery and to apply recovery principles to their lives.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To empower mental health consumers to lead active lives in the community by providing a safe, supportive environment with opportunities for personal growth and recovery through meaningful activities and interactions with others
Additional Information: Texas is a great state, but a really scary place to be mentally ill. Ranked 49th in spending per capita on mental health, we are providing a unique service in our community, embracing recovery and setting the standard for peer support and recovery in North Texas among the most severely ill.
Program Information
Program Name: PARfessionals: Prevention, Addictions Treatment and Recovery
Year the Program was Started: 2011
Public Contact Person: Jorea Kelly
Address: P.O. Box 163
Deberry, TX 75639
Telephone #: (972) 550-9095
Fax #: (888) 847-0795
Email Address: admin@thesjmgroup.com
Website URL: www.thesjmgroup.com
Program Category: Employment, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Women, LGBT, Co-occurring substance abuse, Co-occurring HIV/AIDS, Co-occurring MR/DD, Trauma Survivors, Persons on Inpatient Units, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, Children, Families of Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults, Other
Program Setting:
Mobile/Transitional
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Some
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: Train 1,000,000 peer recovery support specialist by offering five tuition free scholarship programs for recovering addicts, alcoholics, mental health consumers, ex-offenders, active military, veterans and spouses along with rural communities and minority groups (including GLBT) identified by the US Department of Health and Human Services-Office of Minority Health for our online Recovery Coach training
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: PARfessionals is “Reshaping the Faces of Recovery” as an approved continuing education provider, dedicated to offering quality and economical continuing education, peer support and networking opportunities for addiction professionals, mental health professionals, para-professionals and other service providers in the mental health and addictions fields.
Additional Information: In 2012, we decided to develop the first peer-based ONLINE recovery coach training program designed for those interested in mentoring individuals into and through long-term recovery from co-occurring disorders and other addictions and addictive behaviors. We have created the first known study guide for Peer Recovery Support Specialist and Addictions Recovery Coaches. We strive to promote courses that enhance and teach the highest ethical, and professional standards in the industry. PARfessionals offers a $99 online, 50-hour Peer Recovery Support Specialist/Addictions Recovery Coach training program, a $10 Lunch Break Series consisting of 15 CE courses as well as a $10 online, 6-hour Prevention Ethics course.
Program Information
Program Name: Park Ave. S.H.C.
Agency Name: CSPNJ
Year the Program was Started: 1997
Address: 333 Park Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07060
Telephone #: (908) 757-1350
Fax #: (908) 757-1350
Email Address: None
Website URL: n/a
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 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
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Self-help Centers are: A place for learning and growth in a comfortable, relaxed and supportive setting Easily accessible to mental health consumers (they offer transportation) A place where you can feel respected and accepted A place where you can develop friendships Where you can gain support from other people who have similar life experiences
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: compass report
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).
Additional Information: The park ave self help center has a very diverse membership.
Program Information
Program Name: Participation Station
Agency Name: NAMI Lexington
Year the Program was Started: 2009
Public Contact Person: Chris Whittington
Address: 869 Sparta Court
Lexington, KY 40504
Telephone #: (859) 309-2856
Email Address: cwhittington@namilex.org
Website URL: www.psapoc.org
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Men, Women, LGBT, Co-occurring substance abuse, Veterans, Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 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: None
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: 1. To create an environment where the focus is on evidence-based and best practices for achieving the 2011 SAMHSA definition of recovery. 2. To introduce peer-operated centers to our community and state, as viable recovery service options. 3. To empower individuals with recovery and social reintegration skills. 4. To create co-occurring support groups for individuals dealing with mental illness and substance abuse concerns.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To provide a program based environment that educates, empowers, and enhances the lives of individuals moving towards recovery and mental wellness.
Program Information
Program Name: Passages Family Support
Agency Name: Volunteers of America
Year the Program was Started: 2001
Public Contact Person: Rebecca Bates
Address: 525 W. 2nd Ave.
Spokane, WA 99201
Telephone #: 509-892-9241
Fax #: 509-892-9251
Email Address: information@passagesfs.org
Website URL: www.passages-spokane.org/
Program Category: Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Families of Children
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, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Provide culturally competent,individualized peer support, education and advocacy to families who have a minor child receiving services in the Spokane County Public Mental Health System.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Passages serves to sustain and provide support through mentoring and gathering, mental health education and advocacy to assist parents in navigating systems of care such that we may raise our special needs children and adolescents with dignity and joy.
Additional Information: Certified Peer Counselors provide a monthly support group, educational classes, and in-home wraparound support services. Passages Family Support is a chaper of the Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health and a member of Statewide Action for Family Empowerment (SAFE-WA) our statewide family network.
Program Information
Program Name: Pat Deegan PhD & Associates, LLC
Year the Program was Started: 2001
Address: PO Box 208
Byfield, MA 01922
Telephone #: 978-462-7258
Email Address: pat@patdeegan.com
Website URL: https://www.patdeegan.com
Program Category: Other
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Other
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: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Website, Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To develop web based technologies to support recovery and wellness
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Currently have an NIMH funded study of our web application CommonGround. Also currently have a PCORI grant to study CommonGround as compared to measurement based practice. Most current research article is: Psychiatr Rehabil J. 2013 Dec;36(4):258-63. doi: 10.1037/prj0000027. Integrating personal medicine into service delivery: empowering people in recovery. MacDonald-Wilson KL1, Deegan PE, Hutchison SL, Parrotta N, Schuster JM.
Program Mission Statement: Our philosophy is simple: Give people the keys and they will free themselves. We develop web based technologies that help people recover wellness.
Additional Information: We believe that mental health service users must have a say in designing emerging technologies so that they are recovery oriented.
Program Information
Program Name: PATHFINDERS
Agency Name: Mental Health America of Virginia
Year the Program was Started: 2008
Public Contact Person: Chris Owens
Address: 3212 Cutshaw Ave.
Suite 315
Richmond, VA 23230
Telephone #: (804) 257-5591
Fax #: (804) 257-5593
Email Address: chris.owens@mhav.org
Website URL: www.mhav.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Veterans
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $70,000-$100,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 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: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: Pathfinder�s is a program of Mental Health America of Virginia (MHAV) that is specifically designed for today�s veteran. This four- day leadership training program provides veterans with the tools necessary to educate policy makers, participate in system reform, serve as change agents in their community and effectively advocate for self and others. Participants also learn about self-care and recovery, health and mental health care delivery systems, learn about legislative advocacy and develop leadership and action planning skills.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Pathfinder�s was evaluated using Perceived Competence of Functioning Index (PCFI) assessments prior to initiating training and at the end of each subsequent training date. Assessments were independently scored and analyzed by Prairie Process Solutions of Newton, Kansas. Preliminary data of the pilot Pathfinders program suggest overall group gains in motivational, cognitive, affective and relational competencies and the general level of functioning (GLF). While our initial data is promising, additional observations and evaluations of Pathfinders programs are required to substantiate our positive findings. Post program feedback from our pilot program participants has also been positive. These participants have stated that they have experienced a renewed sense of community and the importance of peer support. Many have commented that they learned from each other�s life experiences and a wealth of knowledge and resources was shared. Participants were eager to return to their communities and start peer support and other services for fellow veterans as well as becoming active citizens at the local, state and federal level. Our Pathfinders discovered that they can effectively advocate not only for themselves but also for their peers. They came believe in their own human potential and personal ability to effect change for themselves and their community.
Additional Information: The Pathfinder program models and creates a rich learning atmosphere that highly values each participant. We create a safe environment for dialogue, interactive team building activities and relationship building. Our program values include responsibility, accountability, equality, self determination, human potential, human value, human rights, autonomy, community, the value of democracy, individual differences and cultural diversity.
Program Information
Program Name: Pathways to Recovery
Year the Program was Started: 2001
Public Contact Person: Tim Jackson
Address: 850 East Foothill Boulevard
Rialto, CA 92376
Telephone #: (909) 421-9248
Email Address: jackson_t@dbh.sbcounty.org
Program Category: Other
Target Participants:
Men, Women, Trauma Survivors
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: 1) Better coping Skills 2) Build self-esteem 3) Transition to independence
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: "Helping people to help themselves with empathy and compassion to reach their own recovery goals."
Additional Information: We also have men and women meetings, depression meetings, and Pathways to Recovery members meet once a week to plan activities. We also have classes in cooking, crafts and computer and, on occasion, we have outings, such as camping trips, going to the circus, and picnics. We are involved in many county-sponsered commities and networks and visit other clubhouses.
Program Information
Program Name: PEACE Zone Recovery Center
Year the Program was Started: 2013
Public Contact Person: Lori Rivera
Address: 410 Mulberry St
Evansville, IN 47713
Telephone #: (812) 436-4320
Email Address: info@peaceevansville.org
Website URL: www.peaceevansville.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recreation/Arts
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: $40,000-$70,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To improve quality of life and to help individuals in the recovery process
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: PEACE Zone’s mission is to promote wellness and recovery from mental illness by empowering our peers and inspiring hope. We provide this through peer support, social inclusion via recreational activities, engaging in personal and community level advocacy, referral services, and education about wellness and recovery. We provide a supportive, safe, and stigma-free environment to learn, socialize, and create opportunities for positive change in personal mental health.
Program Information
Program Name: Peer Advocacy
Agency Name: Voices of the Heart Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 1998
Public Contact Person: John D. Sullivan
Address: 3043 State Route 4,
Suite 2
Hudson Falls, NY 12804
Telephone #: (518) 747-8404
Fax #: (518)747-9580
Email Address: vohwebmaster@albany.twcbc.com
Website URL: www.voicesoftheheart.net
Program Category: Advocacy, Crisis Prevention/Respite, Peer Support
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Persons on Inpatient Units, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Veterans, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 10-20
Volunteers: 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, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Voices of the Heart, Inc. works to: Defend and promote the rights and interest of people who have been labeled “mentally ill.” Support the recipient’s right to be treated with dignity and respect. Support the recipient’s right to freedom to control his or her life. Provide peer advocacy and assist recipients in speaking out so that the individual’s choices and wishes are made clear and are respected. Deal with positive and negative issues within the mental health community. Operate services and programs, as needed, for self-identified mental health service recipients.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Outcome evaluation is internal and currently based on consumer surveys. We are working to update Outcome Evaluation both internally and externally with the hope of outsider provider/community surveys as well as consumer surveys.
Program Mission Statement: Mission: Mental Health peer advocacy agency charged by the NYS Office of Mental Health to serve individuals and the communities of Warren and Washington Counties. VOH defends and promotes the rights and interests of persons recovering from psychiatric disabilities. Voices also helps peers define their boundaries as well as achieve self respect, autonomy and respect in the community. Services: Peer Advocacy (case management), information and referral, objective education and support/assistance in recovery and self-empowerment.
Additional Information: Services: Peer Advocacy (case management), information and referral, objective individual and community education and support/assistance in recovery and self-empowerment. Education is also provided to Criminal Justice Agencies and Individuals to enhance ability to work with individuals with Mental Illness issues. Programs: Peer Advocacy, Hospital Diversion/Respite Services (including a Respite Apartment Program to reduce dependency on hospital inpatient services), Support Groups for various diagnises and also different ages and veterns, development of a Wellness Recovery Action Plan, Hospital Outreach Program (VOH runs inpatient support groups at the Glens Falls Hospital Behavioral Health Unit-twice a week). Individual and Community Education Services, Peer Volunteer Program, Resource Library, Food Pantry Program for the community at large-Families and Individuals who meet USDA Income Guidelines.
Program Information
Program Name: Peer Advocacy
Agency Name: Catholic Charities of Oswego County
Year the Program was Started: 2002
Public Contact Person: Phil laux
Address: 160 S. Third street
Fulton, NY 13069
Telephone #: 315 598-2252
Fax #: 315 592-2867
Email Address: svanslyke@ccoswego.com
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Young Adults, Adults
Program Setting:
Other
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: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: None
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: The PA program will facilitate peer support groups weekly. The PA program will assist it's peer with Wellness plans, and advanced directives.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The mission of the Catholic Charities Peer Advocacy program is to advocate choice and empowerment in the lives of people living with mental health issues and co0occurring disorders.
Additional Information: Services: Individual support and advocacy. Advocates will work individually with people to meet their self defined recovery goals by providing....information on available services and choices. *providing resources and assistance in obtaining service benefits and entitlements. *Providing an understanding of mental illness from a peer perspective. * providing support to individuals with all levels of the SPOA process to obtain case management and hosing services. *Brining hope to those who have lost hope wit their mental illness.. *Providing assistance to those who feel their rights have been violated.
Program Information
Program Name: Peer Advocacy, Education, and Support
Agency Name: National Alliance on Mental Illness of Champlain Valley
Year the Program was Started: 2002
Public Contact Person: Marguerite Adelman
Address: 14 Healey Street
Suite D
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Telephone #: 518-561-2685
Fax #: 518-415-6613
Email Address: namiofcv@aol.com
Website URL: nami-cv.org/
Program Category: Advocacy, Recovery Education, 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: 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? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: We provide one-on-one and issues advocacy, recovery-oriented educational programs, and support groups for adults with mental illnesses. All advocates, recovery program leaders, and support group facilitators are consumers. All programs and groups are initiated by consumers who believe that there is a consumer need that can be met through a consumer-directed program/group.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: We use peer evaluation forms in our support groups and educational programs.
Program Mission Statement: We provide one-on-one and issues advocacy, recovery-oriented educational programs, and support groups for adults with mental illnesses in Clinton, Franklin, and Essex Counties of New York State.
Additional Information: We offer the following recovery-oriented educational programs: Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) Peer-to-Peer In Our Own Voice Anger Management Peer Guided Introduction to DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) We offer the following support groups: Emotional Support Group Bipolar Support Group Eating Disorder Support Group (Body Positive) Double Trouble Support Group Self-Injury Support Group
Program Information
Program Name: Peer Bridger Program
Agency Name: UNM Psychiatric Center
Year the Program was Started: 1999
Public Contact Person: Patrick Loyd
Address: 2600 Marble NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Telephone #: 272-5935
Fax #: 272-3497
Email Address: None
Website URL: hospitals.unm.edu/UNMPC/PeerBridgers/PB_Index.shtml
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
General hospital or healthcare facility
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
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: 1. To teach consumers how to help themselves thru Recovery Education 2. To teach consumers how to help others thru Peer Specialty.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: We do an annual report every year in which we survey past clients for helpfulness of our program
Program Mission Statement: We are here to promote wellness and recovery concepts to all consumers and all staff.
Additional Information: The Peer Bridgers conduct inreaches to the inpatient wards, WRAP classes for the general public, and 1 to 1 bridging to community services to help consumers find their own path to recovery. We believe recovery is possible for all.
Program Information
Program Name: Peer Bridger Project
Agency Name: NY Assoc. of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services
Year the Program was Started: 1995
Public Contact Person: Tanya Stevens
Address: 1 Columbia Place
Albany, NY 12207
Telephone #: 518-436-0008
Fax #: 518-436-0044
Email Address: tanyas@nyaprs.org
Website URL: www.nyaprs.org
Program Category: Peer Support, Other
Target Participants:
Persons on Inpatient Units
Program Setting:
Mobile/Transitional
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 20+
Volunteers: None
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available:
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To increase linkages to a broad range of community-based services and natural supports. To increase involvement in an array of Peer Support meetings. To engage in uniquely personal, positive and supportive relationships with a peer .
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Outcomes for this program have been assessed. For the past three years, a participatory of the project has been prepared by Cheryl MacNeil, Ph.D. These annual evaluations include data gathered from the NYAPRS Peer Bridger teams and from individuals who have consented to participant focus groups. We also collect data on individuals who have consented on rates of rehospitalization pre and post having a Peer Bridger. Our most substantial finding to date is that while individuals are enrolled in the project, the need for rehospitalization decreases by 41%.
Program Mission Statement: Since 1995, the NYAPRS Peer Bridger Project has been working with individuals being discharged from NYS Psychiatric Centers in six counties (Albany, Ulster, Broome, Queens, Suffolk, and Westchester) to ease the transition out of the hospital and into real, natural, self-chosen communities and significantly decrease their need for readmission by increasing options.
Additional Information: Check NYAPRS website for what this organization believes in.
Program Information
Program Name: Peer Choices Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2006
Public Contact Person: Pamela Estigoy
Address: 255 N. Telegraph Ste 206
Waterford, MI 48328
Telephone #: (248) 451-5350
Email Address: info@peerchoices.org
Website URL: www.peerchoices.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Empowering individuals for employment, recovery training, independence, person centered planning, political advocacy.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Consumers are competent to make decisions about their lives resulting in as good or better outcomes for themselves than the traditional treatment options.
Program Information
Program Name: Peer Mentor Program
Agency Name: Hope, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 1996
Public Contact Person: Mary Ferranto
Address: Not Disclosed
Tucson, AZ 85701
Telephone #: 520-770-9909/(877)770-991
Email Address: info@hopetucson.org
Website URL: www.hopetucson.org
Program Category: Peer Support, Other
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Co-occurring MR/DD, Persons who are Homeless, 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: 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: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Yes
Program Goals: The Peer Mentor Program Warm Line provides peer support during the days and hours that the traditional mental health system is unavailable.
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: Our Peer Mentor Program offers a warmline for people to call in a non-crisis setting. Peer mentors go through 40 hours of training on such things as listening skills to enhance the service that we give to the caller. The Warm Line is available at (520) 770-9909 Monday through Friday from 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM and on Saturday and Sunday from 1 PM to 5 PM.
Program Information
Program Name: Peer Networking Group of CNY, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 1997
Public Contact Person: Jennifer Kinzie
Address: 800 South Wilbur Avenue
Room #3E3-22
Syracuse, NY 13204
Telephone #: (315) 473-1544
Fax #: (315) 473-0568
Email Address: png@centralny.twcbc.com
Website URL: www.peernetworkinggroup.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Clubhouse, Peer Companion
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: None
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: 1. To network, gather and exchange information. 2. To foster development and leadership capabilities. 3. Provide mentorship, support and to awareness to empower individuals to live independently and contribute to their communities.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The Peer Networking Group of Central New York is an organization of persons with mental health dagnoses who come together to empower one another and work in equal opportunity with providers, policy makers, and concerned citizens. We seek to make the system of services the most responsible and respectful or our needs and gifts.
Additional Information: PNG serves 20 countires in the area of Central New York. We try to bring peers from different countries together to address specific needs that they face, as well as provide education and referrals regarding available services and current events.
Program Information
Program Name: Peer Outreach Support Teams
Agency Name: Mental Health Association in Atlantic County
Year the Program was Started: 1984
Public Contact Person: Anne Groh
Address: 1127 North New Road
Absecon, NJ 08201
Telephone #: 609-272-1700
Fax #: 609-484-0123
Email Address: agroh@mhanj.org
Website URL: www.mhaac.info
Program Category: Homeless Outreach, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Mobile/Transitional
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
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? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To reduce isolation and asist consumers on their road to recovery.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Peer Outreach Support Team POST staff assist peers in their journey towards recovery through resource identification, education, advocacy and linkage.
Program Information
Program Name: Peer Place Drop-In Center
Agency Name: Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 1995
Address: 2100 45th Street
Suite B12
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Telephone #: 561-712-0584
Fax #: 561-681-9668
Email Address: kanderson@mhapbc.org
Website URL: www.mhapbc.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Co-occurring MR/DD, Veterans, Adults
Program Setting:
Other
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: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Our ultimate goal is wellness and recovery; to develop personal advocacy skills and to provide needed support for active participants
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Our mission is to encourage individuals to take charge of their own recovery by offering them the opportunity to achieve their personal potential and continued growth through recreation,support and education
Program Information
Program Name: Peer Support & Advocacy Network
Year the Program was Started: 2002
Address: 938 Penn Ave
Suite 703
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Telephone #: (412) 227-0402
Fax #: (412) 227-0402
Email Address: psan@peer-support.org
Website URL: www.peer-support.org/
Program Category: Advocacy, Drop-in Center, 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: 20+
Paid Part-Time: 20+
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: Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Mental health consumers ages 18 and older who reside in Allegheny County are welcomed.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To build a community free of stigma where individuals with mental illness work together toward recovery and wellness.
Additional Information: Services offered: Warmline 1-866-661-WARM, Warm & Friendly Program, Peer Support, Certified Peer Specialist Training, WRAP Training, New Horizons Drop-In Center 412-766-8060, Advocacy, other recovery and wellness supports.
Program Information
Program Name: Peer Support and Wellness Center
Agency Name: Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network
Year the Program was Started: 2007
Public Contact Person: Jayme Lynch
Address: 444 Sycamore Drive
Decatur, GA 30030
Telephone #: 404-422-5926
Fax #: 404-371-1404
Email Address: jayme@gmhcn.org
Website URL: gmhcn.org/wellnesscenter/
Program Category: Crisis Prevention/Respite, Peer Support, Other
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: 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: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To provide a peer-run alternative to traditional mental health services through Wellness Activities, Respite, and a 24/7 Warm Line
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: EMSTAR Research evaluates and reports twice a year by collecting data from our Evaluation/Feedback form (Satisfaction Survey). Results are posted on our website.
Program Mission Statement: We are a project of the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network (gmhcn.org) and we currently do not have a mission statement separate from our parent organization
Additional Information: We are trauma-informed, and our values lie in the "Intentional Peer Support" training by Shery Mead Consulting
Program Information
Program Name: Peer Support Coalition of Florida
Year the Program was Started: 2012
Public Contact Person: Cameron Wood
Address: P.O. Box 721857
Orlando, FL 32872
Telephone #: (407) 793-1139
Email Address: info@peersupportfl.org
Website URL: www.peersupportfl.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Mobile/Transitional
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: 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: We support the people and organizations doing the work of peer support by facilitating networking opportunities and providing education on recovery.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The Peer Support Coalition of Florida empowers peers to lead.
Program Information
Program Name: Peer to Peer
Agency Name: NAMI
Year the Program was Started: 2004
Public Contact Person: Susie Schwabenlander
Address: 468 Polk Avenue
Lebanon, MO 65536
Telephone #: 417.288.4114
Fax #: 417.288.4113
Email Address: faiths_angel_2001@hotmail.com
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, 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: Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To help our community with open minds and acceptance of people dealing with a mental disorder.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: We strive to stomp the stigma of mental illness ... even if its only one step at a time.
Program Information
Program Name: Peer to Peer
Agency Name: NAMIOC National Alliance on Mental Illness Orange County
Year the Program was Started: 2002
Address: 1810 E 17th St
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Telephone #: 714-544-8488 x112
Fax #: 714-544-0791
Email Address: communityprograms@namioc.org
Website URL: www.namioc.org
Program Category: Advocacy, 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: 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: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To establish and maintain mental wellness.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: U. of Md.
Program Mission Statement: Offer an opportunity for growth regardless of individual stage. Promote awareness, provide information, and offer opportunities to reflect on the impact of mental illness and the potential for recovery in each participant's life.
Additional Information: Peer to Peer is a free, nine week - two hours a week - educational course on recovery taught by three trained mentors who are personally experienced at living well with a mental illness.
Program Information
Program Name: Peer to Peer
Agency Name: National Alliance on Mental Illness
Year the Program was Started: 1999
Public Contact Person: Adrienne Pagel
Address: 2210 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Telephone #: (602) 244-8166
Email Address: namiMaricpoaEdu@gmail.com
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 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, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Yes
Program Goals: To reduce stigma surrounding mental illness. to develop self-awareness among consumer inorder to lead a healthy productive life
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Individual evaluations on state level. Program statistics on local, state and natinal lvels
Program Mission Statement: Learning to Live Well with What we've got
Additional Information: P2P is a nine week twohours per week experiential education course on the topic of recovery for any person with serious mental illness who is interested in establishing and maintaining wellness. Interative exercises and structured group processes and the diversity of experience among course participants affords for a lively dynamic that moves the course along
Program Information
Program Name: Peer to Peer
Agency Name: NAMI San Diego
Year the Program was Started: 2003
Public Contact Person: Devin Eshelman
Address: 4480 30th St.
San Diego, CA 92116
Telephone #: (619) 398-8557
Fax #: (619) 584-5569
Email Address: None
Website URL: www.namisandiego.org/
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 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: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Peer to Peer is a consumer recovery education program that is taught by peers who have been trained to be Mentors through NAMI National's curriculum.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Additional Information: Peer to Peer is a nine week- 2 hours per week-experiental education course on the topic of recovery for any person with serious mental illness who is interested in establishing and maintaining wellness. The course uses a combination of lecture, interactive exercises and structured group processes, and the diversity of experience among course participants allows a lively dynamic that moves the course along.
Program Information
Program Name: Peer to Peer Recovery Education Course
Agency Name: National Alliance on Mental Illness
Year the Program was Started: 1979
Public Contact Person: Kathryn McNulty
Address: 1701 Mission Ave.
Oceanside, CA 92054
Telephone #: 760-722-3754
Email Address: naminc@pacbell.net
Website URL: www.nami-northcoastal.org/
Program Category: Recovery Education
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, Persons on Inpatient Units, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 20+
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Sometimes
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To increase awareness and effectiveness of consumer recovery
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: You'd need to ask Kathryn McNulty of NAMI.org
Program Mission Statement: Recovery Education, Empowerment, Advocacy
Additional Information: Peer-to-Peer is a unique, experiential learning program for people with any serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery. The course was written by Kathryn McNulty, a person with a psychiatric disability who is also a former provider and manager in the mental health field and a longtime mutual support group member and facilitator. An advisory board comprised of consumer members of NAMI, in consultation with Joyce Burland, Ph.D., author of the successful NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program, helped guide the curriculum's development. In 2005, Peer-to-Peer became supported by AstraZeneca.
Program Information
Program Name: Peer to Peer Recovery Education Course
Agency Name: NAMI-Yolo
Year the Program was Started: 2005
Public Contact Person: Troy Blackburn
Address: NAMI-Yolo
P.O. Box 447
Davis, CA 95617
Telephone #: 530-756-8181
Email Address: friends@namiyolo.org
Website URL: www.yolopeers.com
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education
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: 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: None
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Help people learn more about their illness, develop an individual relapse prevention plan and an advance directive for psychiatric care, learn coping skills to better manage their illness and to gain more control.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: NAMI National is developing a pre and post test for the Peer to Peer Course to measure gains participants make during the course with a goal of developing an evidence base for Peer to Peer.
Program Mission Statement: Peer to Peer, a free nine-week recovery education course for any person with a mental illness, contains individual relapse prevention planning, and an advance directive for psychiatric care. The course is taught by a team of trained mentors who themselves are living well with mental illness. Topics include medications, addictions coping strategies, decision making, and relationships. This is an important opportunity for people to learn more about their illness, to learn coping skills to better manage it and to gain more control.
Program Information
Program Name: Peer to Peer Recovery Education Program
Agency Name: NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Metropolitan Baltimore
Year the Program was Started: 2001
Address: 5210 York Road Rear
2nd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21212
Telephone #: 410-435-2600
Fax #: 410-435-0355
Email Address: namimetrobaltimore@yahoo.com
Website URL: www.nami.org/sites/namimetrobaltimore
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education
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: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To assist consumers of mental health services in establishing and maintaining wellness and recovery. To empower mentors who teach the course.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: University of Maryland research took place recently
Additional Information: Peer-to-Peer Recovery Education Course is a unique program for persons with any serious mental illness (such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorder and major depression) who are interested in establishing and maintaining wellness and recovery. The course consists of 9 weekly two-hour sessions and is taught by 3 mentors who have personal experience living well with mental illness. Combining lecture, interactive exercises and structured group processes, participants share common experiences. They discuss topics such as: taking care of yourself emotionally, physically and spiritually; coping strategies; creating a relapse prevention plan and more. Classes are offered once in the spring and once in the fall in the metropolitan Baltimore area.
Program Information
Program Name: Peer to Peer Resource Center
Year the Program was Started: 2006
Public Contact Person: Paula Garner
Address: 256 Helen Drive
Rockford, MI 49341
Telephone #: (616) 581-7478
Email Address: administration@peer2peerrc.org
Website URL: www.peer2peerrc.org
Program Category: Community Education, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Trauma Survivors, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To educate our community, to advocate for consumers, to offer training for Peer Support Specialists, and for coping skills
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To provide a consumer driven resource center which will work to become integrated within our community, while providing awareness, education, services and advocacy of empowerment in the lives of those suffering with physical and mental idsabilities and/or illnesses, as well as those traumatized by disasters, violent crime, sexual and domestic abuse and violence, and the devastating effects of poverty.
Additional Information: We currently are providing Peer Support Specialist Training. Our program is a 25 hour training, with a 4 hour workshop covering confidentiality and privacy. Currently we are providing training for the cost of the training manual, $20.00. We are aquirering the funding to pay for these training sessions.
Program Information
Program Name: Peer to Peer Services
Agency Name: Mental Health Association
Year the Program was Started: 2006
Public Contact Person: Lynn Davis
Address: 540 East Washington Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Telephone #: 717-264-4301
Fax #: 717-264-3591
Email Address: ldavis@mhaff.org
Website URL: www.mhaff.org
Program Category: Community Education, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
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: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To support individuals walk their journey of recovery successfully.
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: Peer-led Hoarding Response Team
Agency Name: Mental Health Association of San Francisco
Year the Program was Started: 2011
Public Contact Person: John Franklin
Address: 870 Market Street
Suite 928
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone #: (415) 421-2926 x314
Fax #: (415) 421-2928
Email Address: john@mentalhealthsf.org
Website URL: www.mentalhealthsf.org/programs/peer-response/
Program Category: Community Education, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 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
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To provide peer support to individuals with hoarding and cluttering challenges.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To create and implement innovative peer supports for individuals with hoarding and cluttering challenges.
Additional Information: Free to all SF residents. One-to-one, treatment group, support group services. All welcome to call and connect.
Program Information
Program Name: Peer-to-Peer
Agency Name: National Alliance on Mental Illness
Year the Program was Started: 2005
Public Contact Person: Ron Rzetkowski
Address: NAMI Charleston Area
303 Monarch Court
Charleston, SC 29414
Telephone #: (843) 571-1832
Email Address: rrrmmr@comcast.net
Website URL: www.namicharlestonarea.org
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
General hospital or healthcare facility
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Promote recovery to persons with serious mental illness that are interested in establishing and maintaining wellness.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Currently being assessed by University of Maryland for efficacy
Additional Information: Courses are taught by teams of three trained mentors or peer-teachers, who are themselves experienced at living well with mental illness. This is a nine week - two hours a week course on the topic of recovery. It combines a combination of lecture, interactive exercises and structured group experience. The diversity of experience among course participants affords for a lively dynamic that moves the course along. The Course is designed to offer an opportunity for growth to any individual who experiences mental illness.
Program Information
Program Name: Peer-to-Peer
Agency Name: NAMI St. Joseph County IN
Year the Program was Started: 1989
Public Contact Person: Gail Bondo
Address: 107 Old Stable Ln Apt A-1
Mishawaka, IN 46544
Telephone #: (574) 259-3564
Email Address: p2p@namisjc.org
Website URL: namisjc.org
Program Category: Peer Companion, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
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: 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, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: We strive to educate each consumer on their illness and assist them in learning to recognize and obtain treatment for further relapses in their illness sooner than they have in the past (i.e. get treatment before they become psychotic as opposed to being admitted against their wishes as they had in their past) To encourage them to fill out an Advance Directive for Psychiatric Decisions.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Additional Information: This is a free educational class to anyone in the public sector over the age of 18 with a mental illness that is stable. We recommend that they are seeing a therapist, in order to be able to process some information that is discussed in the class that might be difficult to deal with. We do have people available to talk with in case of some needed advocacy or just to talk.
Program Information
Program Name: Peer-to-Peer
Agency Name: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Connecticut
Year the Program was Started: 2005
Public Contact Person: Don Fischer
Address: NAMI of Connecticut
241 Main St, 5th Floor
Hartford, CT 6106
Telephone #: (800)215-3021
Fax #: 860-882-0240
Email Address: consumerprograms@namict.org
Website URL: namict.org
Program Category: Community Education, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 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 educate and inspire people living with mental illness. Peer-to-Peer is a class taught by consumers for consumers. It is a nine week class covering advance directives, mindfulness exercises and more.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Additional Information: This past Fall, we held six classes throughout Connecticut. Though classes were small, many consumers indicated on the evaluations how much they had gotten out of them, how less alone they felt. Though we aren't holding a Peer-to-Peer class this Spring, we are hoping to start up in the Fall.
Program Information
Program Name: Peer-to-Peer
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: Peer Support, Recovery Education
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: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Participants come away from the course with a binder of hand-out materials, as well as many other tangible resources: an advance directive; a “relapse prevention plan” to help identify tell-tale feelings, thoughts, behavior, or events that may warn of impending relapse and to organize for intervention; mindfulness exercises to help focus and calm thinking; and survival skills for working with providers and the general public.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Peer-to-Peer is a unique, experiential learning program for people with any serious mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery.
Additional Information: This is a 10 week course. Please contact the office for information on where/when classes will be.
Program Information
Program Name: Peer-to-Peer Classes
Agency Name: NAMI National
Year the Program was Started: 1999
Public Contact Person: Joyce Johnston
Address: 1750 South Brentwood Blvd.
Suite 511
St. Louis, OH 63144
Telephone #: (314) 962-4670
Fax #: (314) 966-4672
Email Address: sharon@namistl.org
Website URL: www.namistl.org
Program Category: Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 5-10
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To establish and maintain wellness To provide an opportunity for growth
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: .
Program Information
Program Name: Peers Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services (PEERS)
Year the Program was Started: 2001
Public Contact Person: Khatera Aslami
Address: 333 Hegenberger Road
Suite 250
Oakland, CA 94621
Telephone #: 510-832-7337
Email Address: info@peersnet.org
Website URL: www.peersnet.org
Program Category: Community Education, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander
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: 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: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: Peers Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services, PEERS, is a consumer run, non-profit organization that advocates for mental health consumers on every level of the mental health system. What do we do? * We are the Alameda County authority on Mary Ellen Copeland's wellness / recovery model * Facilitate six weekly Wellness Recovery Action Planning Groups * Offer Wellness Recover Action Planning Orientation Trainings * Administrate a client scholarship program to send 60 members of the Pool of Consumer Champions to the annual CASRA conference * Send consumers to the national Alternatives Conference * Organize consumer participation in Telling Our Stories trainings * Sponsor and help organize client conferences in the county such as the October 2007 Breaking the Ties That Bind, Challenging Mental Health Stigma and Discrimination Conference and the 2-day June 2009 Northern California Spirituality and Mental Health Conference. * Advocate for social inclusion throughout the county
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: PEERS is a consumer run, non profit organization that advocates for mental health consumers on every level of the mental health system. Peers Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services (PEERS) was incorporated in December 2001, by a group of mental health peers who realized the importance of partnership building when dealing with issues of mental health care and wellness. OUR VALUES: * Hope: We believe there is hope and that Recovery is real and possible for everyone who experiences mental health challenges. * Social Inclusion: A barrier-free community is one free from discrimination and stigma, where all individuals are included in our community and treated as equals with dignity, compassion, mutual respect and unconditional high regard. Through community involvement and on-going personal contact, we can make a positive impact on people�s hearts and minds about mental health challenges. * Self Determination: Self-determination is essential for recovery to occur. We need to be in control of our own lives and have voluntary choices and options in our community. We define our own life goals and design a unique path toward those goals. * Cultural and linguistic inclusiveness: We embrace the richness of our County�s cultural and linguistic diversity and strive to effectively outreach to and engage historically unserved/underserved/inappropriately served populations. * Empowerment: We believe in increasing the spiritual, political, social and economic strengths of individuals in recovery. This involves developing confidence in our own capacities. * Personal responsibility: We take personal responsibility for our own self-development, self-care and journey of recovery. Through actively engaging in our well-being, we increase our personal strengths. * Strengths-Based: We focus on valuing and building on the multiple capacities, resiliencies, talents, abilities, and uniqueness of individuals. By building on these strengths, we leave the �I can�t� mentality behind and engage in new life roles (e.g., partner, caregiver, friend, student, employee). * Peer Support: We provide mutual support�including the sharing of experiential knowledge and skills and social learning. We encourage and engage other consumers and family members in recovery and provide each other with a sense of belonging, supportive relationships, valued roles, and community. * Collaboration: We collaborate with consumers, their families, mental health providers and the community as a whole to transform the mental health system to a wellness, recovery and resiliency model. * Lived experience: We know each person is an expert on him or herself and we know from our full range of lived experiences what works because WE ARE THE EVIDENCE!
Program Information
Program Name: Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers' Association
Year the Program was Started: 1987
Address: 4105 Derry Street
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Telephone #: (800) 887-6422
Fax #: (717) 564-4708
Email Address: pmhca@pmhca.org
Website URL: www.pmhca.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Technical Assistance
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 5-10
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: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: 1. To promote and support recovery through advocacy and education. 2. To eliminate stigma and discrimination.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers' Association (PMHCA) is a statewide membership organization representative of the individual and collective expression of people who have recovered or are recovering from mentall illness.
Program Information
Program Name: Peoples Oakland
Year the Program was Started: 1971
Public Contact Person: Ann Harris
Address: 3433 Bates St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Telephone #: 412 683-7140 x249
Email Address: annh@peoplesoakland.org
Website URL: www.peoplesoakland.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Recovery Education, Recreation/Arts
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: 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? Usually
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: Using the services and opportunities available at Peoples Oakland, members will begin and continue the process of recovery moving toward their goals in the areas of employment, education and housing.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: We are currently in the base line year of gathering information to evaluate outcomes in the three domains. We are using the IAPSRS toolkit to assit in this process.
Program Mission Statement: To develop an Oakland-based organization that facilitates consumer and community participation in identifying and responding to the changing social, economic, vocational, intellectual, political, physical and spiritual needs of mental health consumers
Additional Information: Peoples Oakland has a unique story and mission in the Pittsburgh area. We serve both the recipients of our services and the community in which we all live. Our programs are based on wellness and recovery principles that are proven to help adults with psychiatric disabilities as they live within our surrounding community. We offer a program of individual and group counseling along with opportunities and learning activities that promote skills training, self-management of resources, and social competency. Peoples Oakland has pioneered high quality programs that engage mental health consumers in powerful voluntary partnerships that lead to ongoing recovery from mental illnesses.
Program Information
Program Name: Person to Person
Agency Name: Behavioral Healthcare Inc
Year the Program was Started: 1993
Public Contact Person: Nate Rockitter
Address: Community Connections
10004 E Colfax
Aurora, CO 80010
Telephone #: 303-577-9823
Fax #: 303-739-0389
Email Address: info@peertraining.com
Website URL: www.peertraining.com
Program Category: Peer Support, Technical Assistance
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $70,000-$100,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 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: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: Effectively train mental health consumers to become Peer Specialists through Behavioral Healthcare Inc. Provides consumers an opportunity for an employment in the Human Services field through college internship experience. Provides supervisory opportunities for peer specialists. Provides an opportunity to obtain a 24 credit Human Services certificate through the Community College of Denver
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Consumer Satisfaction Surveys are submitted at 3 month intervals to Behavioral Healthcare. They correlate the effectiveness of meeting with a Peer Specialist (relative to other mental health services and systems of support) in regards to specific issues identiied by the consumer
Program Mission Statement: Provide support, advocacy, guidance, and resources for the mental health community
Additional Information: Person to Person has been working with Behavioral Healthcare since 1997, to train an employee Peer Specialists. Peer Specialists must complete 2 semesters of training (7 credits through the Community College of Denver) before they can be employed at Behavioral Healthcare Inc. Once employed, they become part of a team. Skilled Peer Specialists are given opportunities to become supervisors. Supervisors srtive to help Peer Specialists grow. Peer Specialists strive to allow consumers to help themselves
Program Information
Program Name: Personal Growth Center
Agency Name: Sanilac County Community Mental Health and Justice in Mental Health
Year the Program was Started: 1992
Public Contact Person: Ann Galloway
Address: 32 E. Sanilac Avenue
Sandusky, MI 48471
Telephone #: (810) 648-9660
Fax #: (810) 648-9472
Email Address: personalgrowthcenter@yahoo.com
Program Category: Drop-in Center
Target Participants:
Men, Women, LGBT, Co-occurring substance abuse, Co-occurring MR/DD, Trauma Survivors, 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: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: 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
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals:

1. Provide support and advocacy for individuals with mental illness.

2. Increase social skills.

3. Increase knowledge about recovery from mental illnesses.

Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The mission of the Personal Growth Center is to provide a safe place where people can recover from mental illness or emotional problems.
Additional Information: We are a drop-in center located in Sanilac County, MI. We provide an open, shame-free place where people withmental illnesses or emotional problems can come to learn about re-gaining their lives after diagnosis.
Program Information
Program Name: Pink & Blues
Agency Name: Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance
Year the Program was Started: 2002
Public Contact Person: Mark A. Davis
Address: 709 S. American Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Telephone #: 215-627-0424
Fax #: n/a
Email Address: madpride@ymail.com
Website URL: www.pinkandblues.info/
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
Native American/Alaskan, LGBT, Persons on Inpatient Units
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: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Promote recovery, prevention and wellness of LGBT individuals living with a mental illness, addiction, suicide attempt/loss survival, co-occurring physical, emotional, developmental, behavioral and/or health concerns combined with issues related to sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Mission Our group discussion is a supplement to - not a substitute for - professional treatment. The group does not offer quick fixes or cures and is inclusive of people living with any mental illness diagnosis - both professionally or self-proclaimed. We focus on personal recovery and are not a therapy group. The goal is for participants to explore styles of recovery and to avoid unhealthy dependency of others. We promote independence, self-determination, suicide prevention and choice. We value safety and respect in our personal/professional lives and in LGBTQI2-S communities.
Additional Information: Guiding Values

- Confidentiality is our priority. Members may not discuss anything outside the group about what is discussed here or who is here. To do so discourages the willingness to share that is necessary for a support group. Members can, however, contact and support each other outside the group.

- We share personal feelings, experiences, joys, triumphs and problems during difficult times.

- We are the experts in our own recovery. Sharing behavior patterns and actions that we have found to be effective - or not effective - in coping with our illnesses can be of great help for others.

- Listening helps us learn from other peer experts.

- In order for caring and sharing to work, we must recognize that every member is as vital as we are. Each of us has an important view to share and we can be encouraged, but never forced to speak.

- Cell phones and pagers are turned to vibrate or off during the group.

- Kindness and support is our aim. Members treat each other, as they would want to be treated, respectfully and without judgment.

- Courtesy is contagious. It may take extraordinary courage for some members to reveal personal feelings. Be sensitive to this and refrain from interrupting another person speaking or by cross talking.

- Advice is just that, advice. Recommending a particular course of action, physician, treatment or medication is NOT our purpose. Members do express their personal experience in these matters.

- You are not glued to your chair, so feel free to take a break outside the meeting room to attend to your personal needs.

- If you are sharing suicidal plans or experiencing problematic symptoms, the group facilitator may ask that you seek the help from your support system. You are not alone during this dark period.

- "Reality checks" are encouraged. If you do not understand a topic of discussion or have a question about what was shared, do a reality check right then and there for better understanding of the conversation. It is not helpful to take misinformation home.

- Using "I" statements enables us to own our own issues. Try to keep focused on yourself, your wellness or your illness rather than talking about other people. Using the names of others is a violation of confidentiality.

- We share common themes, struggles and victories.

Program Information
Program Name: Pleasant Moments
Agency Name: CSP
Year the Program was Started: 1992
Public Contact Person: Elondaq Simpson
Address: 465 Broadway
Newark, NJ 07114
Telephone #: (973) 991-2773
Email Address: esimpson@cspnj.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Homeless Outreach, Peer Support
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Men, Women, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Correctional facility
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
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: 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, 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: Portland Hearing Voices
Year the Program was Started: 2009
Public Contact Person: Will Hall
Address: POB 3641
Portland, OR 97210
Telephone #: (413) 210-2803
Email Address: portlandhearingvoices@gmai.com
Website URL: www.portlandhearingvoices.net
Program Category: Community Education, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 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: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Portland Hearing Voices is a community group to promote mental diversity. We create public education, discussion groups, training, and community support related to hearing voices, seeing visions, and having unusual beliefs and sensory experiences often labeled as psychosis, bipolar, mania, paranoia, schizophrenia, and other mental disorders. We aim to reduce fear and misunderstanding, question stereotypes, promote holistic health options, overcome isolation, and create a more inclusive community.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Portland Hearing Voices is a community group to promote mental diversity. We create public education, discussion groups, training, and community support related to hearing voices, seeing visions, and having unusual beliefs and sensory experiences often labeled as psychosis, bipolar, mania, paranoia, schizophrenia, and other mental disorders. We aim to reduce fear and misunderstanding, question stereotypes, promote holistic health options, overcome isolation, and create a more inclusive community.
Additional Information: We have a mental diversity approach that reaches beyond narrow medical diagnosis and treatments, and we explore creativity, spirituality, trauma, and sensitivity in our experiences. We are proud of who we are and we are not crazy. We help each other learn from and live with our mental differences, and we struggle with emotional distress and pain while also valuing positive sides of what we go through. Non-judgmental; people taking medication, not taking medication, and considering options are welcome.
Program Information
Program Name: Project Able, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2008
Public Contact Person: Ian Boyd
Address: 1927 West 24th Ave
Ste 6A
Emporia, KS 66801
Telephone #: (620) 340-0697
Email Address: ianboyd@cableone.net
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, Persons on Inpatient Units, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, 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: 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: Leadership, Education, Training, Research
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The Mission is to provide dynamic, culturally sensitive peer interaction through strength and a unique peer-to-peer support setting.
Program Information
Program Name: Project Release
Year the Program was Started: 1980
Public Contact Person: Marcia Slutsky
Address: 125 East 24th Street
New York, NY 10010
Telephone #: (212) 505-9292
Email Address: None
Program Category: Support Group
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: 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
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available:
Program Goals: 1. Prevent people from entering the hospital again 2. Participate in solving participants problems
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To increase self-esteem and foster independent living of ex-patients and consumers.
Additional Information: Our program usually consists of from about 10 to 20 people. I myself was a philosphy major in college and have a BA and an MA. I was very inpressed by Alice Earl's book, "Psychiatric Survivor" and I think it has some guidelines that are very good on how we can help ourselves.
Program Information
Program Name: Project Return Peer Support Network
Agency Name: Mental Health America of Los Angeles
Year the Program was Started: 1992
Public Contact Person: Guyton Colantuono
Address: 6055 E. Washington Boulevard
Suite 900
Commerce, CA 90040
Telephone #: (323) 346-0960 x210
Fax #: (323) 346-0966
Email Address: gcolantuono@prpsn.org
Website URL: www.mhala.org/project-return.htm
Program Category: Support Group
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: 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? 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? Sometimes
Program Goals: 1. To help mental health consumers thrive in the community more successfully and with greater comfort and satisfaction. 2. To support individuals in developing their personal life goals, such as living independently, having jobs, pursuing education, and benefiting from a strong social support network. 3. To increase consumer-run opportunities, demonstrating cost-effective, high quality programs that significantly improve the quality of life for members. 4. To increase community acceptance of and reduce stigma associated with persons with mental illness.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: A study of Project Return Peer Support Network efficacy was conducted FY 2007-2008 and FY 2008-2009 by an external researcher.
Program Mission Statement: Project Return Support Network promotes wellness, personal growth and self-determination for people who have experienced mental illness by providing social opportunities, education and community involvement. We believe in diverstiy, acceptance, advocacy and empowerment while encouraging people to transform their lives.
Program Information
Program Name: Project Return: The Next Step
Agency Name: National Mental Health Association of Greater Los Angeles
Year the Program was Started: 1992
Public Contact Person: Keris Myrick
Address: 6055 Washington Boulevard
Suite 900
Commerce, CA 90040
Telephone #: (323) 346-0960 x222
Fax #: 213-250-1501
Email Address: keris@mhala.org
Website URL: mhala.org/project-return-training.htm
Program Category: Support Group
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan
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: 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: To help consumers receive full 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 (outcome surveys).
Program Mission Statement: Project Return: The Next Step provides social opportunities and promotes wellness, personal growth, self-esteem and community involvement through self-help, advocacy, and peer support while encouraging and impowering leadership.
Additional Information: Program operates: over 100 clubs, a discovery center, two wellness centers and a warmline.
Program Information
Program Name: Project Share Consumer Center
Agency Name: Mental Health Association of SE Penna.
Year the Program was Started: 1987
Public Contact Person: Carla Forrest
Address: 401 Chester Pike
Darby, PA 19023
Telephone #: 610-536-6330
Fax #: 610-532-6336
Email Address: pscc@mhasp.org
Website URL: www.mhasp.org/friends
Program Category: Drop-in Center
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: None
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Some
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available:
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To provide peer support in a safe environment. Help to develop employment skills and employment focused groups . Provide education/guest speaker to members about issues that affect their lives.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Outcomes have been assessed for this program. (1. Consumer Satisfaction Survey was conducted (internal), 2. Take daily attendance and count the increase or decrease in participation, 3 Track consumer issues and concerns that are discussed at the weekly house meeting)
Program Mission Statement: The mission of the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania's Consumer Centers is to provide a safe haven for adults which promotes ongoing recovery through peer support, advocacy, empowerment and social skills development in a culturally competent manner.
Program Information
Program Name: Projects to Empower and Organize the Psychiatrically Labeled, Inc. (PEOPLe, Inc.)
Year the Program was Started: 1990
Public Contact Person: Steve Miccio
Address: 126 Innis Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Telephone #: (845) 452-2728
Fax #: (845) 452-2793
Email Address: stevemiccio@projectstoempower.org
Website URL: www.projectstoempower.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Crisis Prevention/Respite, Peer Support
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: 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, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Yes
Program Goals: To provide peer support, socialization, multi-cultural outreach, employment services, hospital diversion, emergency room advocacy, crisis/respite services, peer & systems advocacy, and community integration/supported housing.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: On-going research on outcomes of the crisis respite services. Third year.
Program Mission Statement: To instill a sense of hope, empowerment and self-determination in people with mental illness that fosters recovery and a transition to mental wellness.
Program Information
Program Name: Promise Resource Network
Year the Program was Started: 2005
Public Contact Person: Cherene Allen-Caraco
Address: 1041 Hawthorne Lane
Charlotte, NC 28205
Telephone #: 7047766708
Email Address: ccaraco@meckpromise.com
Website URL: www.meckpromise.com, www.nceftac.org, www.promiseresourcenetwork.com
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, Technical Assistance
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 5-10
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? Sometimes
Program Goals: Transform traditional behavioral health systems and practices to recovery-oriented Increase recovery and quality of life Increase financial independence through competitive employment, financial literacy and asset development Advance recovery knowledge in practice and policies Advance the professionalism of the peer support role
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Local research conducted by University of NC Charlotte that included a return on investment study and the impact of the peer relationship on personal recovery.
Program Mission Statement: We are a team, united by our personal and professional We are a team, united by our personal and professional experiences, partnering with individuals, organizations and communities to instill hope and encourage personal growth by providing education, consultation and peer support to advance recovery in policy and practice.
Additional Information: PRN is a community resource that also promotes system change. We operate several programs that include three technical assistance centers (recovery university, supported employment and peer academy) as well as local resources that offer recovery education, peer support, and recovery navigation.
Program Information
Program Name: Prosumers
Year the Program was Started: 2003
Public Contact Person: Janet Paleo
Address: P.O. Box 120394
San Antonio, TX 78212
Telephone #: 210-653-5267
Fax #: 210-653-7372
Email Address: JPaleo@satx.rr.com
Website URL: www.ProsumersInternational.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Recovery Education, Other
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: Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: We are an empowerment group. We meet once a month with a focus on wellness. We utilize a model of Salutogensis, which means we help people to recognize that they can change what it is that they focus on in life. A majority of our members either continue on with their education or go to work. All who attend increase their wellness and their participation in the community. We believe that Recovery is possible for everyone!
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: We are currently involved with a participatory research program with the School of Nursing. We are beginning to finish with data collection and soon will begin with analysis.
Program Mission Statement: Prosumers are a group of people who are proactive in their recovery by giving back to the community. Recovery is Possible.
Additional Information: Prosumers is about changing your focus and your language. By giving back to the community, you change your focus to outside of yourself, thus increasing your wellness. We are an empowerment group, not a support group. We start with a simple meal before every meeting. This is people develop natural supports in the community. Support happens, but it occurs naturally. We work on the principal that Recovery is Possible for everyone. At the meetings you are given tools, like the Positively Me! CD which is a CD made of songs with positive “I” statements to empower you when you are feeling disempowered. Our members become the role models for others as they go back to school or work. We put out a monthly newsletter, the Prosumer News, which reinforces empowerment and helps consumers to know what is happening in our community.
Program Information
Program Name: Prosumers International
Year the Program was Started: 2005
Public Contact Person: Janet Paleo
Address: 4218 Eisenhauer Road
San Antonio, TX 78218
Telephone #: 210-535-5456
Fax #: 210-653-7372
Email Address: Janet.Paleo@ProsumersInternational.org
Website URL: www.prosumersinternational.org/
Program Category: Advocacy, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
General hospital or healthcare facility
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: Training curricula, Individual training, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Prosumers International is a consumer-run organization that has monthly peer discussion support groups for consumers, survivors and ex-patients of mental health services. Our meetings are designed to inform you, educate you, inspire you and help you to be the best you, you can be. There are a variety of topics that focus on mental health education, advocacy, wellness, and recovery. A Prosumer is someone who is proactive in their own recovery and gives back to the community. Many of our members return to work, school, volunteer and/or become Certified Peer Specialist in the state of Texas.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: ViaHope is the only state approved agency to certify peer specialist in Texas. When they surveyed certified peers about related-education they received, the majority of them had participated in Prosumers and/or it's Focus for Life workshop.
Program Mission Statement: Our mission is to empower all people to know that recovery from mental issues is possible, and that all people live powerful fulfilled lives on their terms. Many people will find recovery accidently. We believe that recovery should be on purpose. We've been empowering individuals in their mental health recovery for the past years.
Additional Information: Current and past issues of our monthly newsletter can be viewed online here: http://www.prosumersinternational.org/Newsletters.html Article submissions are welcome.