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Program Information
Program Name: Races slots
Agency Name: Races slots
Year the Program was Started: Before 1965
Public Contact Person: Races slots Races slots
Address: Rome
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Telephone #: Slots
Fax #: Slots
Email Address: uhbzsrbgjm@strfog.com
Website URL: cheapjordan1s.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? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: None
Cost for materials? N/A
Program Goals: Support Consumers on recovery journey.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Information
Program Name: Reach Out Foundation
Year the Program was Started: 1996
Public Contact Person: Kathy Sharp
Address: 229 Plaza Blvd.
Suite 19
Morrisville, PA 19067
Telephone #: 215-428-0404
Email Address: ROFbucks@gmail.com
Website URL: www.rofbucks.net
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Reach Out is a drop-in center run by consumers of behavioral health services. Our dedicated staff works to create a safe and accepting place for anyone in need of support, education, or just good conversation. We fully embrace the principles of self-help, and above all, provide the opportunity to empower one another.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Information
Program Name: Reach Out/Speak Out
Agency Name: Collaborative Support Programs of N.J.
Year the Program was Started: 1989
Public Contact Person: Helen Williams
Address: 2100 East State Street Extension
Hamilton, NJ 08619
Telephone #: (609) 838-0051
Fax #: (609) 838-7080
Email Address: hwilliams@cspnj.org
Website URL: www.cspnj.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Men, Women, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? N/A
Program Goals: The SHC leaders and members work together by sharing individual and collective ideas about the daily operations. Members are proactive participants at their level of comfort. You have a choice to relax in a supportive environment or tho assume an active role in activities or events.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The SHC is designed to empower mental health consumers realize a lifestyle centered on Wellness & Recovery. The SHC provides a place where the consumers can grow in the spirit of giving and gaining through mutual aid and self-help.
Program Information
Program Name: ReConnect
Agency Name: Centerstone
Year the Program was Started: 1994
Public Contact Person: Kathy Kalipetsis
Address: 1101 6th Ave. N
Nashville, TN 37208
Telephone #: (931) 206-1086
Email Address: kathy.kalipetsis@centerstone.org
Website URL: centerstone.org/services/ReConnect-Centers
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: $70,000-$100,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 5-10
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: Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Yes
Program Goals: To help people with their recovery.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To prevent and cure mental illness and addiction.
Additional Information: ReConnect Peer Support Centers provide a safe and supportive environment where individuals gain confidence, build social skills, develop new friendships and engage in learning activities with peers. As a peer-operated program, members are involved in all aspects of ReConnect. Activities include: educational classes promoting independence, support groups, meals and dining out, arts and crafts, field trips, sporting events, shopping excursions, music, parties and dancing. ReConnect works in conjunction with Psychosocial Services. This is a free program provided for by a grant from the Tennessee Department of Mental Health.
Program Information
Program Name: Recovery and Hope Network (RAHN), Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2004
Public Contact Person: Kendall Simmons
Address: 1009 New Hampshire
Suite D
Lawrence, KS 66044
Telephone #: (785) 856-1222
Fax #: n/a
Email Address: kendall@recoveryandhope.org
Website URL: recoveryandhope.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $70,000-$100,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To help people along their journey to recovery from severe and persistent mental illness through peer support.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: We perform consumer surveys on a regular basis. Positive results tend to be above 90%.
Program Mission Statement: RAHN provides a supportive environment in Lawrence and Douglas County for people living with mental illness, so that they may learn to lead full and productive lives and advocate for mental health.
Program Information
Program Name: Recovery Can Happen
Year the Program was Started: 2010
Public Contact Person: Lori Bradley
Address: 3702 Tremont Dr.
Durham, NC 27705
Telephone #: 919-806-7259
Email Address: lbradley@recoverycanhappen.com
Website URL: www.recoverycanhappen.com
Program Category: Community Education, 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, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, Families of Children, Adults, Older Adults, Other
Program Setting:
Mobile/Transitional
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 1-2
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: Our goals are to help those in recovery or those who want to recover succeed. We aim to help people develop employment skills, reduce mental illness symptoms, reduce substance abuse, aid them in finding resources, and teach people to live to the best of their ability.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: All of our programs have been researched and are evidence based.
Program Mission Statement: To help people with a mental disorder or substance abuse issues understand that they to can recover and live a normal, functional life if they so desire. To show people that by aiding them through Peer Support that they are not alone and help is available when they need it the most. Recovery Can Happen aims to inspire EVERYONE who so desires to find their own path to recovery, regardless of where you are in the world. One of our purposes is to provide national focus and leadership for ending the stigma of mental illness and teaching everyone how to use Peer Support to recover. By banding together we CAN aid in one another’s recovery, making recovery happen!.
Program Information
Program Name: Recovery Center of Hamilton County
Agency Name: Recovery Center of Hamilton Con
Year the Program was Started: 2006
Address: 2340 Auburn Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Telephone #: 513-241-1411
Fax #: 513-241-1447
Email Address: info@recoverycenterhc.org
Website URL: www.recoverycenterhc.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Recovery Education, Recreation/Arts, Support Group, 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: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: to increase sense of empowerment and quality of life, to secure paid employment, to participate in a community volunteer project
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details:
Program Mission Statement: to offer an environment of learning that promotes wellness and personal growth designed to empower individuals in recovery to live more meaningful lives in the community
Additional Information: Recovery Center is operated by consumers for consumers who are ready to advance into the middle and latter stages of their recovery. We offer services/activities in three primary areas: self help/support, education/vocation and community outreach/intergration. A primary goal is to help consumers perceptions of themselves shift from that of being "mentally ill" to that of being an individual who happens to have a mental illness.
Program Information
Program Name: Recovery Concepts of Michigan
Year the Program was Started: 2011
Address: 35745 Beattie Drive
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Telephone #: 586.930.2897
Email Address: info@recoveryconceptsofmi.com
Website URL: www.recoveryconceptsofmi.com
Program Category: Crisis Prevention/Respite, Peer Support, Recovery Education
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: 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
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Through their current work and volunteer experiences, the partners of Recovery Concepts of Michigan (RCM) have identified several gaps in mental health support services offered within the State of Michigan and throughout the nation. The programs that Recovery Concepts provides can enhance the selection of mental health support services available to adults, teens and children who suffer from mental illnesses or co-occurring disorders.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: “To offer persons suffering with mental illnesses or co-occurring disorders the opportunity to access tools and learn skills that promote recovery and help them achieve an enriched quality of life.”
Additional Information: Recovery Concepts of Michigan LLC offers Certified Peer Support Specialist-delivered mental health recovery-based support, education and consultation services to community-based agencies and to adults, teens and kids suffering from a mental illness.
Program Information
Program Name: Recovery Dane
Year the Program was Started: 2011
Public Contact Person: Cheri Linehan
Address: 1810 South Park Street
Madison, WI 53713
Telephone #: 608-237-1661
Fax #: 608-237-6035
Email Address: cheril@recoverydane.org
Website URL: www.recoverydane.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, LGBT, Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, Persons on Inpatient Units, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Children, Families of Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults, Other
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $70,000-$100,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
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: Individual training, Program brochure, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Recovery Dane Resource Center is were consumers, their families, friends, and professionals can promptly access information and referral, as well as teaching, training, networking, support and other tools to support consumer self empowerment, wellness, self advocacy and Recovery. Provide 40 hours a week of information and referral service by phone Provide case management referrals for Dane County Serve as the networking hub of mutual support for consumers. Provide support groups and walk in service in Dane county oriented around mental health services.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Recovery Dane is where consumers, their families and friends, and professionals can promptly access not just information and referral, but also teaching, training, networking, support and other tools to support consumer self-empowerment, wellness, self-advocacy and Recovery.
Additional Information: All staff are peer support specialist. We are starting a large database that will be made and run by peer support specialists. Once 1959i billing comes through in WI we intend to start a peer support case management program.
Program Information
Program Name: Recovery Empowerment Network
Year the Program was Started: 2005
Public Contact Person: Ann Rider
Address: PO Box 7732
Phoenix, AZ 85011
Telephone #: 602-248-0368
Fax #: 602-266-1958
Email Address: arider@recoveryempowermentnetwork.net
Website URL: recoveryempowermentnetwork.com
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Recreation/Arts
Target Participants:
Hispanic, Men, Women, Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, Persons who are Homeless, Young Adults, Adults
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 10-20
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? 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? Sometimes
Program Goals: To support wellness, voice and choice for members. To create a membership organization that allows for service users to share experience and develop political power. To fight discrimination and stigma.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To provide peer-owned and operated services; to provide a unified voice for behavioral health consumers of Maricopa County; and to work to change or enhance a service delivery system which meets the needs and desires of the people we are charged to serve.
Additional Information: The Network is a values-based organization and an intentional community seeking to share with our peers a way out of patienthood and into wholeness.
Program Information
Program Name: Recovery InSight, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2010
Public Contact Person: Diana Fullem
Address: 1681 Crown Avenue
Suite 12
Lancaster, PA 17601
Telephone #: 7175178552
Email Address: dfullem@recovery-insight.com
Program Category: Peer Support
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, LGBT, Co-occurring substance abuse, Co-occurring HIV/AIDS, Trauma Survivors, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 5-10
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: None
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Empowerment, self-determination, understanding, coping skills and resilence through mentoring and service coordination supports.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Through the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities a study was conducted on six peer support service programs in Pa. The goal of the study was to identify how providers have designed their peer support programs, and to share this information among providers from July 1 - 31, 2013. The report was completed July, 2014.
Program Mission Statement: It is our mission to be involved in the process of making positive changes in peoples lives by providing support with the highest integrity and compassion to individuals working towards recovery by individuals in recovery, with similar experiences.
Additional Information: It is our vision to focus on the person and not the illness.
Program Information
Program Name: Recovery International
Year the Program was Started:
Public Contact Person: Chris Jorgensen
Address: 105 W. Adams Street
Suite 2940
Chicago, IL 60603
Telephone #: 312-337-5661
Fax #: 312-726-4446
Email Address: info@lowselfhelpsystems.org
Website URL: www.lowselfhelpsystems.org
Program Category: Support Group
Target Participants:
Other
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
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? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available:
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To alleviate the symptoms of mental illness, behavioral disorders and chronic stress.. .
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Outcomes have been assessed for this program. (Marc Galanter, MD. "Zealous Self-Help Groups as Adjuncts to Psychiatric Treatment: A Study of Recovery, Inc." American Journal of Psychiatry. Vol. 145, 1988, pp. 1248-1253; Norma Radol Raiff, PhD, LSW. "Some Health Related Outcomes of Self-Help Participation: Recovery, Inc. as a Case Example of a Self-Help Organization in Mental Health." The Self-Help Revolution. A Gartner & F. Riessman, eds. New York: Human Services Press, 1984. pp. 183-193; In addition, they do continuous internal evaluation.)
Program Mission Statement: The mission of Abraham Low Self-Help Systems is to use the cognitive-behavioral, peer-to-peer, self-help training system developed by Abraham Low, M.D., to help individuals gain skills to lead more peaceful and productive lives. The organization meets this Mission by providing Recovery International meetings, The Power to Change anger management and impulse control program, and other specialized programs.
Additional Information: Recovery International was founded in 1937 and conducts weekly group peer-led meetings in nearly 600 communities around the world, as well as telephone and Internet-based meetings. The world's oldest self-help mental health group, Recovery International is a program of Abraham Low Self-Help Systems, a non-profit, non-sectarian, consumer-run organization.
Program Information
Program Name: Recovery International
Year the Program was Started: Before 1965
Address: 105 W Adams St
STE 2940
Chicago, IL 60603
Telephone #: 866-221-0302
Email Address: info@recoveryinternational.org
Website URL: www.recoveryinternational.org
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
Children, Adolescents, Adults
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
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? Sometimes
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 educate in, alleviate the symptoms of, and provide support for individuals suffering from mental illness.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Studies conducted by the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Program Mission Statement: The mission of Recovery International is to use the cognitive-behavioral, peer-to-peer, self-help training system developed by Abraham Low, MD, to help individuals gain skills to lead more peaceful and productive lives.
Additional Information: The organization meets this mission by providing mental health self-help groups Recovery International community, telephone and online meetings, The Power to Change for Schools and The Power to Change for Corrections.
Program Information
Program Name: Recovery International
Agency Name: Recovery International
Year the Program was Started: Before 1965
Public Contact Person: Juanita Pauldon
Address: 105 W. Adams, Suite 2940
Chicago, IL 60603
Telephone #: 866-221-0302
Fax #: 312-726-4446
Email Address: info@recoveryinternational.org
Website URL: www.recoveryinternational.org
Program Category: Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Veterans, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: The mission of Recovery International is to use the cognitive-behavioral, peer-to-peer, self-help training system developed by Abraham Low, MD, to help individuals gain skills to lead more peaceful and productive lives.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Evaluation by Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois - Chicago
Program Mission Statement: The mission of Recovery International is to use the cognitive-behavioral, peer-to-peer, self-help training system developed by Abraham Low, MD, to help individuals gain skills to lead more peaceful and productive lives.
Additional Information: Recovery International offers meetings to men and women of all ages that ease the suffering from mental health issues by gaining skills to lead more peaceful and productive lives. In the last 76 years RI has equipped over 1 million people with tools to control behavior and change attitudes.
Program Information
Program Name: Recovery International Group Meeting
Agency Name: Abraham Low Self-Help Systems
Year the Program was Started: Before 1965
Address: 105 W. Adams St
Ste. 2940
Chicago, IL 60610
Telephone #: 866-221-0302
Email Address: info@recoveryinternational.org
Website URL: www.recoveryinternational.org
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Co-occurring MR/DD, Trauma Survivors, Persons on Inpatient Units, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Veterans
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 5-10
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To educate in, alleviate the symptoms of, and provide support for individuals suffering from mental illness.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Studies conducted by the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Program Mission Statement: The mission of Recovery International is to use the cognitive-behavioral, peer-to-peer, self-help training system developed by Abraham Low, MD, to help individuals gain skills to lead more peaceful and productive lives.
Additional Information: The organization meets this mission by providing mental health self-help groups Recovery International community, telephone and online meetings, The Power to Change for Schools and The Power to Change for Corrections.
Program Information
Program Name: Recovery Outreach Community Center (ROCC)
Year the Program was Started: 2007
Public Contact Person: Debbie Hall
Address: 1154 Madison St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
Telephone #: (503) 393-4273
Fax #: (503) 393-4293
Email Address: ROCCSalem@yahoo.com
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, Families of Children, Adolescents, 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: None
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
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: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Principle I The source of ROCC’s power is peer-to-peer relations. By sharing story and experiences, we lead each other into hope. Principle II Self-direction and personal recovery is ROCC’s goal. To be able to lead, control and choose your own recovery path will achieve a self-determined life. Principle III ROCC requires respectful conduct and encourages the voice of all. We must instill hope in the individual while fulfilling the values of the group.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Recovery Outreach Community Center, ROCC, is a safe place for people recovering from or who are interested in mental health, addiction, trauma, or other related issues. Our mission is to empower and respect others through peer-lead service and peer-to-peer support. We want to encourage self-direction, personal responsibility and hope, by providing a safe place for people to share their story and heal.
Additional Information: Recovery Outreach Community Center (ROCC) is an individualized and person-centered organization, which believes in the holistic approach, dedicated to creating a place for people in recovery to speak out on and facilitate change regarding co-occurring disorders and other related issues. ROCC values and believes the strength and experience of people in recovery, fosters the foundation and growth of this organization. By sharing story and building trust, we gain support and recovery, building relationships that can model for each other a willingness to learn and change in a non-linear fashion. The commitment and collective voice of ROCC members will challenge the stigma associated with co-occurring disorders and other related issues to create an environment where people in recovery can share their stories and advocate for progressive change in recovery related policy. ROCC is an organization that values peer-to-peer assistance in learning new behaviors and moving beyond the past and into recovery. Rather than trying to compete with other programs or organizations that are already in place, we welcome them. We are a safe place for people looking for recovery for themselves or their loved ones. We are a resource center. Somewhere a person making changes in their life may find the direction and the assistance needed. ROCC is also a supportive environment where someone affected by a loved ones recovery issues may find answers to their questions or direction to assist themselves or their loved ones.
Program Information
Program Name: Recovery Resouces & Support
Year the Program was Started: 2009
Public Contact Person: Heather Seaman
Address: 10540 Chalkley Rd.
Richmond, VA 23237
Telephone #: 804-314-6316
Fax #: 804-778-7761
Email Address: heatherrseaman@yahoo.com
Website URL: www.recoveryresourcesandsupport.net
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: 1-2
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Website
Cost for materials? Yes
Program Goals: To provide recovery resources and support.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Students are given the opportunity to provide feedback periodically throughout the course of program completion.
Program Mission Statement: Our mission is to reach out to people with mental health and substance abuse challenges, mental health providers and the general public to spread the word that recovery from mental illness and substance abuse challenges is possible, and to make recovery resources and support accessible to all.
Additional Information: Our vision is of a nation of mental health recovery networking, where proven successful recovery resources are accessible to all, including the Mental Health Recovery & Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Program by Mary Ellen Copeland, PhD.
Program Information
Program Name: Recovery Services
Year the Program was Started: 2008
Public Contact Person: Helen Nilon
Address: 126 SW 148th Street, Suite C100-310
Burien, WA 98166
Telephone #: 206.WRAP.MHS
Fax #: 206.708.1930
Email Address: Recovery.Services@Comcast.net
Website URL: www.MentalHealthRecoveryServices.org
Program Category: Community Education, Recovery Education, Other
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: Deliver effective, compassionate care through evidence-based and promising practices. Reduce self-stigma and stigma due to mental health challenges by demonstrating choices, education, hope and empowerment. Operate with fiscal responsibility and integrity.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Outcomes for Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) are identified via SAMSHA and the Copeland Center. Other programs are not EBP's yet are Promising Programs within WA State.
Program Mission Statement: Recovery Services provides education which empowers individuals and communities to embrace their strengths and identify personal recovery and resiliancy though trainings and motivational speaking.
Additional Information: Helen Nilon and Brad Webb are both Certified Peer Counselors in WA State, META Peer Employment & Motivational Interviewing graduates and are also Wellness Recovery Action Plan Facilitators. Often sharing with groups of 10 to a couple of hundred Ms. Nilon and Mr. Webb are able to convery their experience, strength and hope. Brad has a Dual Diagnosis and has over 22-years of recovery from drugs and alcohol as well as overcoming his mental health challenges.
Program Information
Program Name: Reston Drop-In Center, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2006
Public Contact Person: Elaine Weadon
Address: 1820 Michael Faraday Drive
Reston, VA 20190
Telephone #: (703) 437-5105
Fax #: (703) 787-0543
Email Address: restondropincenter@yahoo.com
Program Category: Drop-in Center
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Men, Women, Adults
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: $40,000-$70,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
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: Individual training
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To give a stress-free environment to clients.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Visited other drop-in centers in New Jersey.
Program Mission Statement: Reston Drop-In center is a mental health consumer-run ce3nter which provides a safe, stigma-free, low stress, independent environment. Reston Drop-IOn Center will provide an environment of support where consumers can relax, feel respected and accepted and have the opportunity to connect and bond with a network of friends. Reston Drop-In Center offers a place for learning and growth and a place designed to empower mental health consumers to realize a lifestyle centered on wellness.
Additional Information: Our program is for persons who have mental health issues, to deal with those issues at their own pace.
Program Information
Program Name: Richard's Drop-In Center
Agency Name: Mental Health Association of New Mexico
Year the Program was Started: 2007
Public Contact Person: Shela Silverman
Address: 128 Bridge Street
Las Vegas, NV 87701
Telephone #: (505) 425-7031
Fax #: (505) 425-7031
Email Address: mhanewmexio@msn.com
Program Category: Drop-in Center
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $70,000-$100,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? Yes
Program Goals: 1. Empowerment: advocacy skills 2. Wellness: through education 3. Recovery: increasing skills education
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Evaluation is being done by a group from the local Universtiy; have developed instrument to be used during evluation of group at the Drop-In Center.
Program Mission Statement: To provide education to consumers, family members, professionals and the community at large; the organization may provide advocacy for consumers and those who are employed in the mental health field; establish and nurture various support groups as determined by the needs of the community, and to act as a vehicle to reflect the needs of the community pertaining to mental health issues and to make those needs known to the appropriate agencies and/or organizations.
Additional Information: We operate a Warm Line that is staffed by two person in recovery who are available to engage consumers five days a week; the specific grant that pays for this is one that targets folks with co-occurring issues. The state of New Mexico is presently working on some projects to involve consumers in peer speicalist training and employment.
Program Information
Program Name: Rick Vanstory Centers Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2009
Public Contact Person: Allen Conover
Address: 801 North West Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Telephone #: (302) 691-7946
Fax #: (302) 691-7951
Email Address: info@rickvanstorycenters.org
Website URL: www.rickvanstorycenters.org/
Program Category: Clubhouse, Homeless Outreach, Recreation/Arts
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Persons who are Homeless, Young Adults, Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $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, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To be a supportive body, while assisting members in different parts of their recovery with a housing first policy.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Monthly reports to DSAMH.
Program Mission Statement: The mission of the Rick VanStory Resource Center (RVRC) is to be the premier peer support center promoting recovery, quality of life, advocacy, education, mutual support, peer directed services, and participation in mental health policy design for individuals throughout the state of Delaware (RVRC) also proudly accepts donations of all kinds please call to support our cause.
Program Information
Program Name: Rose House
Year the Program was Started: 2002
Address: 1419 South Yakima Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98406
Telephone #: 253-272-1759
Fax #: 253-627-1784
Email Address: info@rose-house.org
Website URL: www.rose-house.org
Program Category: Clubhouse, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Persons on Inpatient Units, Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 5-10
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 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: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To develop employment skills, provide a safe and supportive community for people who live with mental illness, help build confidence, reduce stigma, provide opportunities for socialization, provide support for people living with mental illness in achieving their educational, employment, and community living goals
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Working together to provide vocational, educational, and social opportunities for people living with mental illness.
Program Information
Program Name: Rosebud and Friends, Inc.
Agency Name: Grass Roots Empowerment Project
Year the Program was Started: 1999
Public Contact Person: Bonnie Perrenoud
Address: 100 Bridge N St Ste 101
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Telephone #: (715) 738-9910
Email Address: rosebudandfriends@hotmail.com
Program Category: Drop-in Center
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: 1-2
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Guides/Manuals, Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To provide support for consumers with mental health issues, helping them to become more stable and more independent.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To empower mental health consumers in their recovery by providing opportunities in peer support and recreation, as well as education and training in employment and advocacy.
Program Information
Program Name: Russian River Empowerment Center
Agency Name: West County Community Services
Year the Program was Started: 2007
Public Contact Person: Jessica Wolfe
Address: 16390 Main Street
Guerneville, CA 95446
Telephone #: (707) 604-7264
Fax #: (707) 869-3683
Email Address: empowerment@westcountyservices.org
Website URL: www.westcountyservices.org/pages/empowerment.html
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: 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: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Provides a safe and supportive haven for those who want to transcend serious and persistent mental illness. With peer support, we nurture positive self-worth, recovery, self-determination, responsibility, and choice.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The Russian River Empowerment Center is a consumer-driven mental health and wellness drop-in center that provides a safe and supportive haven for those who want to transcend serious and persistent mental illness. With peer support, we nurture positive self-worth, recovery, self-determination, responsibility, and choice. Choosing your own path Empowers you to move from surviving to Thriving.
Program Information
Program Name: S.O.L.V.E.
Agency Name: Mental Health Association of San Francisco
Year the Program was Started: 2009
Address: 870 Market St. Ste 928
San Francisco , CA 94102
Telephone #: (415) 421-2926
Fax #: (415) 421-2928
Email Address: None
Website URL: www.mentalhealthsf.org
Program Category: Community Education, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 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: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Sharing Our Lives, Voices and Experiences (SOLVE) is a peer education program in which individuals with lived experience of mental health challenges share their personal stories with the community to reduce discrimination and self-stigma, structural stigma, and societal stigma--all of which interfere with the quality of life of people with lived experience.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: 75 Presentations were given to 1600 people in San Francisco
Program Mission Statement: The mission of SOLVE is to reduce mental health stigma in the community and increase respect and dignity for those faced with mental health challenges. SOLVE is a speakers bureau that was developed as an outlet to raise awareness in the community about mental health conditions and reduce the stigma associated with it.
Additional Information: SOLVE provides educational, accessible, and informative presentations in the community. SOVLE will target communities that are severely under-served or traditionally susceptible to stigma, and therefore less likely to access support for prevention and recovery. Outreach materials and presentations are culturally competent and will include information in four threshold languages: Spanish, Chinese, Russian, and Tagalog. Educational materials are provided on anti-stigma and mental health conditions in the above identified languages.
Program Information
Program Name: S.T.A.R. -- Stand Together and Recover
Agency Name: Survivors on Our Own
Year the Program was Started: 1987
Public Contact Person: Suzanne Legander
Address: 2144 East Roosevelt
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Telephone #: (602) 231-0071
Fax #: (602) 231-0334
Email Address: SuzanneL@thestarcenters.org
Website URL: www.thestarcenters.org
Program Category: Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Persons who are Homeless, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 5-10
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: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: None
Cost for materials? N/A
Program Goals: 1. To support and educate people living with mental illness. 2. To provide socialization and independent living skills training to members. 3. To reduce substance use and increase employability of our members.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To provide for the basic needs of seriously mentally ill (SMI) adults in the Greater Phoenix area while improving their quality of life through recipient run non-clinical peer-to-peer programs.
Additional Information: We also provide breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday to members participating in groups. We have transportation to and from homes within 5 miles of our Mesa, Phoenix, and Avondale locations:

Phoenix Location
2144 East Rooselvelt Road
Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 685-1295

Avondale Location
605 North Central
Avondale, AZ 85323
(623) 882-8463

Mesa Location
1310 West University Drive
Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 649-3642


STAR offers GED training, and a food and clothing closet for our membership.
Program Information
Program Name: S.T.E.P. (Self Transformational Empowerment Programs)
Agency Name: Health and Wellness Partnerships
Year the Program was Started: 2009
Public Contact Person: Henry Willey
Address: P.O. Box 7311
Eureka, CA 95502
Telephone #: 602-274-0068
Email Address: Willey.group@gmail.com
Website URL: www.willeyconsulting.yolasite.com
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
LGBT, Veterans
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 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: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To enable clients to live at thier best potential. Teaching Recovery techniques. Educational programs, Suppoort groups, LGBTQ programs and new vets group in and out of psych. facilities.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Our mission is to enable those with mental illnesses to be empowered to live their life to its fullest in the community of their choice.
Program Information
Program Name: Sacred Creations
Year the Program was Started: 2008
Public Contact Person: AJ French
Address: 2735 E. Broadway, Ste. B
Alton, IL 62002
Telephone #: (618) 792-2049
Email Address: aj.french@sacredcreations.org
Website URL: www.sacredcreations.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Our program goal is to change the world through Life Recovery & Life Preservation. Life Recovery focuses on self-needs. Life Recovery services assist individuals in their personal and/or professional recovery journey. Life Preservation focuses on systems-needs. Life Preservation services are collaborative advocacy endeavors which advance meaningful change within society.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Understanding that all people are sacred creations of God, it is our mission to recognize and celebrate the strengths of individuals diagnosed with mental illnesses while providing housing and life recovery services. We envision a society where those whom we are called to empower will live with dignity and harmony within the local community while experiencing acceptance, personal growth and respect. We move forward in the Name of Jesus Christ with boldness and humility giving credit and glory to the One who makes all things possible.
Additional Information: Sacred Creations statewide membership consists of persons from diverse faith traditions and individuals who are not part of a formal faith community who are united by our Life Recovery & Life Preservation services who are ready to change the world.
Program Information
Program Name: Safe Harbor Peer Support Services
Year the Program was Started: 2003
Public Contact Person: Sue Scott
Address: 325 S. Sandusky St. Suite 100
Delaware, OH 43015
Telephone #: (740) 363-1619
Fax #: (740) 363-1487
Email Address: ed@shpss.org
Website URL: www.shpss.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: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To reduce the number of hospitalizations for adults with mental illness and to improve the quality of life for them.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Our mission is to increase the level of self-esteem, independence and quality of life of adult residents of Delaware and Morrow Counties who are currently or have in the past experienced mental illness regardless of the severity or age of onset.
Program Information
Program Name: Safe Haven Outreach Center, Inc.
Agency Name: CMH and Jimho
Year the Program was Started: 2000
Address: 1011 Jefferson Avenue
Midland, MI 48640
Telephone #: 989-832-6495
Fax #: 989-832-7661
Email Address: safehavenoutreachcenter@yahoo.com
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support
Target Participants:
Men, Women, LGBT, Co-occurring substance abuse, Co-occurring MR/DD, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
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? Sometimes
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure
Cost for materials? Yes
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: A drop-in program for the mentally ill, the physically disabled, and the homeless. It is a safe place to visit, to enjoy a supportive environment, participate in activities, and meet new friends.
Additional Information: Hours: Mon - Thu: 9:00am-6:00pm Fri: 9:00am-6:00pm 6:00 pm -8:00 pm Sat - Sun: 12:00pm-6:00pm
Program Information
Program Name: SafeHaven, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 1996
Address: 633 N. Wayne Street
Piqua, OH 45356
Telephone #: (937)615-9534
Fax #: (937) 778-8526
Email Address: None
Website URL: www.safehaveninc.com/
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: $40,000-$70,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 10-20
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Mental health educational, social, and vocational support oppportunities for adults in Darke, Miami and Shelby Counties.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: SafeHaven offers mental health consumers a consumer-operated center where they may participate in educational, social, and vocational supports in a safe environment.
Program Information
Program Name: Self Help Center
Year the Program was Started: 1988
Public Contact Person: Nancy Bollinger
Address: 8301 Crest Industrial Drive
St. Louis, MO 63123
Telephone #: 3147810199
Fax #: 3147810910
Email Address: nancy.bollinger@selfhelpcenter.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, Veterans, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Goal 1: To provide quality peer-delivered services to those who choose to take an active role in their own recovery processes. Goal 2: To offer tools to participants so they may feel empowered by the actions they choose to take to participate in their own recovery processes. Goal 3: To provide education to those who wish to stand up and serve as leaders so they may feel empowered to help those who once were where they were in their own recovery.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Self Help Center's first evaluation was a component of the "Consumer/Survivor-Operated Self-Help Programs: A Technical Report" and can be viewed on the SAMHSA website at http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/publications/allpubs/SMA01-3510/sma01-3510-01.asp or downloaded in PDF here: http://akmhcweb.org/Docs/selfhelp.pdf, though the authors of this technical report erred where they stated that Self Help Center could not locate additional funds and was forced to close. Self Help Center participates annually in the Fidelity Assessment Common Ingredient Tool (FACIT) through the participation in a statewide cooperative of Consumer Operated Service Programs. This evaluation tool evaluates organizational structure, environment, belief system, peer support, education, and advocacy and matches the outcomes against national benchmarks of other consumer operated programs. Self Help Center is currently preparing for its third year of participating in the FACIT process.
Program Mission Statement: To provide a safe, healthy, and comfortable environment where adults with mental illness may find hope and encouragement to take responsibility for their recovery through self help, peer support, socialization, spiritual growth, and education.
Additional Information: In 1988, CMHS/SAMHSA funded 14 COSPs, of which Self Help Center was one, the first such projects to be supported by a Federal agency. Since this time Self Help Center has experienced challenges; however, the organization has grown significantly. Today, Self Help Center, a private non-profit corporation, is located in a 5,000 sq. ft. facility that provides to its participants a reception area, resource room, group/meeting/art room, computer lab, socialization/relaxation room, computer lab, kitchenette, conference room, and a 1,500 sq. ft. food pantry. Individuals may come and go as they please and may participate in programs of their choosing or none at all. Individuals are encouraged to serve as mentors and the organization supports those who choose to do so by encouraging them to work toward becoming a Certified Missouri Peer Specialist and working as a paid employee of the organization.
Program Information
Program Name: Self Help, Advocacy, Self-Directed Rehab, Forensic, Housing, Personalized Recovery Outcome Services, Clinic
Agency Name: Hands Across Long Island, Incorporated
Year the Program was Started: 1988
Public Contact Person: Jesse Smith
Address: 159 Brightside Avenue
Central Islip, NY 11722
Telephone #: 631-234-1925
Fax #: 631-234-7258
Email Address: jsmith@hali88.org
Website URL: www.hali88.org
Program Category: Housing, Peer Support, Other
Target Participants:
Men, Women, LGBT, Co-occurring substance abuse, Co-occurring HIV/AIDS, Co-occurring MR/DD, Trauma Survivors, Persons on Inpatient Units, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 20+
Paid Part-Time: 20+
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To increase self reliance in all life areas. To decrease dependency on mental health system To develop independent housing, employment, social skills To increase sobriety from drugs and alcohol. To decrease interaction with criminal justice system (and more)
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To provide services and assistance to adults with mental illness in order to achieve independence.
Additional Information: Hands Across Long Island, Incorporated is a peer run organization with 18 years of experience in providing self help and peer based services. With a budget of over 2.5 million dollars, services are designed in response to consumer needs. All services created are done at the community level, involving any peers wishing to participate. In January 2006 we will open a PEER RUN CLINIC. Three rules apply: no drinking, no drugging and no violence and all are welcome
Program Information
Program Name: Serenity Circle Recovery Center
Agency Name: NAZCARE, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2002
Public Contact Person: Porfia Brower-
Address: 516 E. State Route 89A
Suite 111
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Telephone #: (928) 634-1168
Fax #: (928) 634-1179
Email Address: pbrower@nazcare.org
Website URL: www.nazcare.org
Program Category: Other
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $40,000-$70,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: 1. Promote and support recovery. 2. Pscho-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: Serenity Steps
Agency Name: The Alternative Life Center
Year the Program was Started: 2003
Public Contact Person: Ellen Tavino
Address: 567 Main ST.
Berlin, NH 03570
Telephone #: 603-752-8111
Email Address: serenitystepspsc@gmail.com
Website URL: www.alccenters.org
Program Category: Peer Support
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: None
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: None
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To support each other through education, advocacy and peer support to move towards the life each individual wants to live.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide a sanctuary where people 18 years old and older learn to create a personal vision leading to their own recovery. This journey toward recovery occurs in a compassionate atmosphere through education, peer support, sharing of common experiences and utilizing individual as well as community resources".
Program Information
Program Name: SHARE Targeted Case Management
Agency Name: Mental Health Association of SE Penna.
Year the Program was Started: 2004
Public Contact Person: Charles Williams
Address: 5070 Parkside Avenue
Suite 2300
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Telephone #: (215) 477-8061
Fax #: (215) 477-8091
Email Address: gmungan@mhasp.org
Website URL: www.mhasp.org
Program Category:
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 10-20
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 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? Sometimes
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available:
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Reduce recidivism. Empower consumers. Reform justice system for our constituency.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Outcomes have been assessed for this program externally. (COSIG grant and outcome process Prison to Community must track outcomes specific to COSIG data parameters, Prison to Community has internally developed tracking focus which will allow the program to prove effectiveness and seek future funding)
Program Mission Statement: The mission of Prison to Community is to assist, empower and advocate for mental health consumers transitioning from the Philadelphia Prison System into the community in a culturally competent manner.
Additional Information: Prison to Community works on release planning and transitional case management services for individuals who carry a co-occurring mental illness and chemical dependence hx and meet transitional case management criteria; Prison to Community provides wellness groups to all interested who are currently incarcerated in the Philadelphia Prison System; The team that works inside the prison are applying the peer support model as they facilitate wellness groups and release planning.
Program Information
Program Name: SHARE!
Agency Name: Emotional Health Association
Year the Program was Started: 1992
Public Contact Person: Ruth Hollman
Address: 6666 Green Valley Circle
Culver City, CA 90230
Telephone #: (310) 846-5270
Fax #: (310) 846-4199
Email Address: ruth@shareselfhelp.org
Website URL: www.shareselfhelp.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Housing, Support Group
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 10-20
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals:

To catch people falling through the cracks.

To reduce substance abuse, mental illness, joblessness, homelessness, isolation

Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Thomasina Borkman, George Mason University Emeritus, evaluated SHARE!
Program Mission Statement: The mission of SHARE!, the Self-Help and Recovery Exchange, is to help people in Los Angeles pursue personal growth and change.
Additional Information: SHARE! manages two client-run centers, volunteer-to-jobs, a countywide self-help support group referral service, countywide Collaborative Housing and recovery events.
Program Information
Program Name: SHARE! the Self-Help And Recovery Exchange
Year the Program was Started: 1992
Address: 6666 Green Valley Circle
Culver City, CA 90230
Telephone #: 1-877-SHARE-49
Fax #: (310) 846-5278
Email Address: libby@shareselfhelp.org
Website URL: www.shareselfhelp.org
Program Category: Clubhouse, Drop-in Center, Support Group
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, LGBT, Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 10-20
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals:

Self-initiated positive change

Self-help support groups

Employment program

Housing program

Technical assistance

Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Thomasina Borkman Louis Brown Jim Worthley Keith Humphreys have all done external research on our programs. We collect data on our outcomes as well.
Program Mission Statement: The mission of SHARE! the Self-Help And Recovery Exchange, is to help people in Los Angeles pursue personal growth and change. SHARE! empowers people to change their own lives and provides them a loving, safe, non-judgmental place where they can find community, information and support. SHARE! provides many services including:
  • Collaborative Housing is a public-private partnership to provide affordable, permanent, supportive housing to disabled people. Disabled residents share a bedroom in a house with a roommate of their choice. The owner furnishes the house, pays for all the utilities, does not collect a Security Deposit and joins an owners’ association that regularly inspects the houses to ensure quality. The sponsoring government or other organization provides referrals to the house, responds to any tenant problems in a timely manner, visits regularly to help with residents’ needs and insures that the house is properly run. Residents attend weekly self-help support groups, help with neighborhood projects and provide support for other residents. Community groups provide mentors for gardening and cooking and help with problems that pop up. • Self-help Support Group Clearinghouse for Los Angeles County Countywide referrals to 10,000 self-help meetings representing 500 different programs. Our information is updated monthly as self-help groups tend to move around or be moved around and come and go. Our Self-Help Specialists can find a meeting in your neighborhood that is right for you. SHARE!’S 24-hour voicemail lets you push button for contact information for hundreds of self-help groups. Call (310) 846-5270 or toll free 1-877-SHARE-49.
  • SHARE! Self-Help Centers SHARE! operates two self-help centers in Culver City and in the Skid Row District of Downtown Los Angeles that provide meeting space for self-help support groups of all kinds ranging from anger management, depression, self-esteem, communications and relationships, incest survivors, alcoholics, drug addicts, smoking, reaching goals, etc. Together they host more than 100 self-help group meetings a week. Meetings pay a percentage of their donations so that there is no rent pressure and it is easy to start a new meeting. Each meeting room is furnished like a living room, with the exception of our writing room, which has a conference table and chairs. We provide space for sober dances, self-help marathon meetings and conferences. • Volunteer-to-Job Program that gives anyone a meaningful job at SHARE!—no matter how limited their skills or debilitating their symptoms. SHARE! trains and encourages our Volunteer-to-Jobs participants until they develop the skills and confidence to obtain an unsubsidized job either at SHARE! or in the community.
  • Technical assistance for new and ongoing self-help support groups. We can help with formation, meeting content, format, publicity, problems, etc.
  • Open literature policy SHARE! accepts any and all materials for distribution at our centers. Just send them or drop them off.
  • Volunteer opportunities for ordinary people or for those doing court-ordered community service. We accept all volunteers even those with limited skills or felony convictions. SHARE! Is supported by the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and private donations. SHARE! Is currently seeking new directors to sit on its Board. Interested community-minded people should contact Ruth Hollman at (310) 846-5270.
SHARE! Is a project of the Emotional Health Association, a California non-profit 501(c) 3 corporation. For more info www.shareselfhelp.org.
Program Information
Program Name: Shining Reflections
Year the Program was Started: 1986
Public Contact Person: Nila McKinley
Address: 509 market Street
East Liverpool, OH 43920
Telephone #: 330-385-7000; 866-985-800
Fax #: 330-385-2008
Email Address: srvtp@sbcglobal.net
Website URL: www.geocities.com/srvtp
Program Category: Employment, Other
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: 10-20
Volunteers: None
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available:
Program Goals: To assist peer with vocational goals of choice. To offer peer support. To develop life skills which will assist in gaining employment.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Shining Reflections' services provides peer, job and socialization support, education and vocational evaluation through a not-for-profit restaurant, vocational training program and community sites for identifying and responding to the changing needs of people with mental illness and disabilities.
Additional Information: We are CARF accredited in Employee Development Services
Program Information
Program Name: Silver Impact Drop-In Center
Agency Name: Silver Impact, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 1993
Public Contact Person: Illene Greenberg
Address: 7155 West Oakland Park Blvd.
Lauderhill, FL 33313
Telephone #: (954)572-0444
Fax #: (954)572-0092
Email Address: silverr@bellsouth.net
Program Category: Advocacy, Drop-in Center, Peer Support
Target Participants:
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: 10-20
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To improve the lives of people 50+ who live with mental illness and/or substance abuse challenges. To educate the community to reduce the stigma and discrimination against people who have received a psychiatric diagnosis.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Tracked the number of psychiatric hospitalizations. Consumer satisfaction surveys. Tracked recovery benchmarks.
Program Information
Program Name: Silver Spring Drop-In Center
Agency Name: Affiliated Sante Group
Year the Program was Started: 2004
Public Contact Person: Miriam Yarmolinsky
Address: 7961 Eastern Avenue, First Floor
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone #: (301) 589-2303 ext. 108
Fax #: (301) 585-2965
Email Address: dropincenter@santegroup.org,
Website URL: www.thesantegroup.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Outpatient psychiatric treatment facility
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? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: 1. To serve a variety of Montgomery County, MD residents who have experienced mental illness, with or without co-occurring disorders. 2. To provide education, support, referral, recreation, and resources on employment, education, academic programs, housing, medication, and therapy models, clinical trials, health insurance and entitlement programs (local, state, and federal), and other resources as members request them; and opportunity to particpate in consumer-related social and advocacy activities. 3. To solicit member particpation in a wide variety of center activities and program functions; to become a separate non-profit consumer-run drop-in center that benefits individuals, their families, and the community-at-large.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To provide a safe space for our members to socialize, develop methods of self-empowerment and advocacy, find mutual support and resources, and form a community.
Additional Information: We provide NAMI C.A.R.E. (Consumers Advocating for Recovery through Empowerment) support groups twice a month ( second and fourth Saturday of the monty, 3 to 4:30 p.m.). We frequently host speakers, such as representatives from Benefits Info Source, NAMI Peer to Peer, NAMI;s "In Our Own Voice", On Our Own of MD's 'Anti-Stigma Project', alternative medicine practitioners, art therapists, Bethesda Beatniks, and others. We also have members speak about our center at community events. We have a cyber cafe and a growing body of resources (benfits, housing, employment, recreation, medication trials, other peer programs, recreation, etc.) We provide volunteers with resume-building references. We also offer outings and parties, and other opportunities to socialize and meet others experiencing similar challenges. We are also planning to begin a GLBT support goup, as well as host classes on cooking, knitting, guitar lessons, and other non-mental illness-specific activities. Also,we don't yet have board members specific to the drop-in center, but we do have a steering committee that is made up of all consumers; as for the board members of the parent agency, I do not know of the current consumer composition. Our plan is to become a separate non-profit agency within the next year, and our upcoming board of directors will be comprised of a majority of consumers.
Program Information
Program Name: Social Inclusion Campaign - Stigma Stops WIth Me
Agency Name: Peers Envisioning & Engaging in Recovery Services (PEERS)
Year the Program was Started: 1999
Address: 333 Hegenberger Rd 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:
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: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Support the spiritual lives of individuals and families who identify faith/spirituality as a resource and tool in wellness and recovery, eliminate stigma, replace misinfomation about mental health and the individuals and families living with mental health issues.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: All trainings and facilitated community dialougues are rated on a likert scale pre and post evaluation.
Program Mission Statement: PEERS is a consumer-run organization that promotes wellness for people with mental health difficulties and their families through community outreach, empowerment, education, advocacy for social inclusion, and elimination of stigma and discrimination.
Program Information
Program Name: South Carolina SHARE
Year the Program was Started: 1980
Public Contact Person: Michelle Miller
Address: 427 Meeting Street
West Columbia, SC 29169
Telephone #: 800-832-8032
Email Address: info@scshare.com
Website URL: www.scshare.com
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Peer Support
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $40,000-$70,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? Yes
Program Goals: educate, advocate, peer support
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Our mission is to offer hope and empowerment through recovery by maintaining a network of self-help support groups.
Program Information
Program Name: St. Louis Empowerment Center
Agency Name: DepressionBiPolar Support Alliance of St. Louis
Year the Program was Started: 1996
Public Contact Person: Helen Minth
Address: 3024 Locust
St, Louis, MO 63103
Telephone #: (314) 865-2112
Fax #: 3146526103
Email Address: hminth@sbcglobal.net
Program Category: Advocacy, Drop-in Center, Homeless Outreach
Target Participants:
Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To outreach to the chronically mentally ill and the homeless mentally to provide a drug free safe haven.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Participated in the SAMHSA study of COSP's.
Program Mission Statement: To provide hope, support, education and fellowship to consumers of mental health services.
Additional Information: The St. Louis Empowerment serve 20 to 50 consumers a day. We provide hot meals, and support meetings on a daily basis. Those consumers who attend may choose what activities in which they participate. Our only rule is respect of yourself and others
Program Information
Program Name: Stamp Out Stigma (SOS)
Agency Name: Heart & Soul, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 1990
Public Contact Person: Carmen A. Lee
Address: 500 A Second Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94401
Telephone #: (650) 343-8760
Fax #: (650) 343-8738
Email Address: Carmensos@aol.com
Website URL: www.stampoutstigma.org
Program Category: Community Education
Target Participants:
Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Mobile/Transitional
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 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 educate the community at large about mental health/illness issues. 2. To create a more supportive and informed community. 3. To dispel the myths and stereotypes surrounding mental illness. (Example: to reduce substance use, to develop employment skills)
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: A survey/evaluation is handed out to every audience participant. We can then find out if our program is making a positive difference in the communities we serve.
Program Mission Statement: Stamp Out Stigma (SOS) is a consumer-driven advocacy and educational outreach program, designed to make positive changes in the public perception of mental illness, and inform the community about the personal, socio-economic, and political challenges faced by people living with mental illness.
Additional Information: In nearly 18 years, Stamp Out Stigma has delivered over 1600 public presentations, and has directly reached over 75,000 people--not counting the ripple effect. Our diverse, targeted audiences include civic clubs, housing coalitions, mental health boards, police and fire departments, county boards of supervisors, television and radio talk shows, schools of medicine and nursing, crisis-suicide prevention centers, physicians and hospital administrators, graduate schools in psychopathology and social work universities, colleges, high schools, and middle schools.
Program Information
Program Name: Standish Friends Society, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 1998
Public Contact Person: Lisa Hayward
Address: 401 E. Beaver St.
P.O. Box 245
Standish, MI 48658
Telephone #: (989) 846-0781
Fax #: (989) 846-4079
Email Address: pstay@sbcglobal.net
Website URL: www.sfriends.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $70,000-$100,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: None
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To help each other in our recovery journeys in a safe and stigma free environment.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Our Mission is to be an outreach to the community, to help address the needs of the emotionally and mentally ill. Our intent is to create a safe environment, of peers caring for peers. The connections of recovery and person centered planning are offered in a warm atmosphere. By understanding and sharing our difficulties and successes, we receive inspiration, growth, and concern for others like ourselves. By establishing a meeting place upon common ground, we are at least momentarily freed from the stigmatism that tends to be associated with mental and emotional illness' arising from general society. There are exceptions to that stigmatism in this general society, but still, too few. Upon this common ground of the Standish Friends Society; we strive to accept each other, in mutual respect as we are.
Program Information
Program Name: Starving Artists
Agency Name: Anchorage Community Mental Health Center
Year the Program was Started: 2005
Public Contact Person: Tracy Barbee
Address: 1281 E 19th Ave. #C301
Anchorage, AK 99501
Telephone #: 907-272-8216
Fax #: 907-272-82161
Email Address: tbarbee@akmhcweb.org
Website URL: www.akmhcweb.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Drop-in Center, Peer Support
Target Participants:
Native American/Alaskan, Persons who are Homeless, Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: 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, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Our goal is recovery from mental illness
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Consumer peer support whatever, wheneve they need and want
Additional Information: make the difference to people's life quality on the entire world
Program Information
Program Name: Stellar Peer Recovery Center
Agency Name: Feed His Sheep
Year the Program was Started: 2007
Public Contact Person: Evelyn Sanders
Address: 440 E. Main Street
Clayton, NC 27520
Telephone #: 919-279-8076
Fax #: 919-359-0578
Email Address: fhsmoneal@aol.com
Website URL: www.feedhissheep.com
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $40,000-$70,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Our program hopes to awaken hope, restore sense of purpose, develop recovery skills, offer fellowship, and offer positive support in order to reduce substance use and to help reduce mental health symptoms.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide a safe, accepting, stigma free, and supportive community where individuals in recovery along with support of their family and friends are involved in self-help activities to help reach their goals of recovery and attaining a better quality of life.
Additional Information: Stellar Peer Recovery Center is designed and operated by individuals in recovery. Our Center offers a safe and accepting place for anyone in need of peer support, recovery education, or just good conversation. We are on a personal journey of recovery embracing hope, compassion, and the opportunity to live more meaningful lives in our community. We offer a toll free warm line that offers sincere fellowsip with someone that cares about the concerns of your heart.
Program Information
Program Name: Suicide Anonymous
Agency Name: Feeling Blue Suicide Prevention Council
Year the Program was Started: 1995
Public Contact Person: Heidi Bryan
Address: 400 King of Prussia Rd.
Radnor, PA 19087
Telephone #: 610.715.0076
Fax #: 610.935.7705
Email Address: feelingbluespc@aol.com
Website URL: www.feelingblue.org
Program Category: Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Some
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To reduce suicide attempts and chronic thoughts of death and dying.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Suicide Anonymous is a fellowship in which we share our experience, strength, and hope with each other, that we may solve our common problem and help others to recover from suicidal ideation and behavior. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop living out a pattern of suicidal ideation and behavior.
Additional Information: The support group is now the 3rd Monday of the month at 6:30 PM in The Carriage House on the grounds of St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 400 King of Prussia Road, Radnor, PA 19087.
Program Information
Program Name: Summit Consumer Peer Support (SCPS)
Year the Program was Started: 1993
Public Contact Person: Lynda Cassidy
Address: P. O. Box 67194
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44222
Telephone #: 330.289.4219
Email Address: hopalong67194@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: None
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 1-2
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To improve the quality of life for mental health consumers in Northeast Ohio. To become the primary connection for advocacy, peer support, recovery, wellness, education, employment and community resources.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Pre and Post Services Provided Surveys.
Additional Information: SCPS, Inc. is a grassroots consumer-run organization.
Program Information
Program Name: Summit Consumer Peer Support, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 1994
Public Contact Person: Lynda Cassidy
Address: P O Box 67194
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44222
Telephone #: (330) 928-3137
Email Address: hopalong67194@gmail.com
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, 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: 1-2
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Sometimes
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To connect consumers to the services that they need.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Certification by Ohio Department of Mental Health.
Program Mission Statement: To improve the quality of life of consumers in Northeast Ohio.
Additional Information: We are the connection to: Peer Support, Recovery, Advocacy, Education, Employment, Empowerment, Prevention and Wellness, and Community Resources in Northeast Ohio.
Program Information
Program Name: Sunshine Connection
Year the Program was Started: 1995
Public Contact Person: Ira Butt
Address: 518 S. Juniata St.
Lewistown, PA 17044
Telephone #: 717-348-7545
Fax #: 717-242-1263
Email Address: sunshineconnection@yahoo.com
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $40,000-$70,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To provide a safe environment for our consumers to come and openly discuss their problems without fear of repercussions
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To provide a safe environment for our consumers to come and openly discuss their problems without fear of repercussions
Additional Information: Sunshine Connection offers weekly education programs, a spirituality group, relaxation and a support group.
Program Information
Program Name: Support Peer Independence Now
Agency Name: On Our Own of Maryland
Year the Program was Started: 2006
Address: 11 Franklin St.
Aberdeeen, MD 21001
Telephone #: 443-327-7810
Email Address: Peer_Support@comcast.net
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Co-occurring MR/DD, Trauma Survivors, Persons who are Homeless, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 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? Sometimes
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 promote wellness and recovery through peer interaction and advocacy with specific emphasis on mental health care and substance abuse.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Quarterly reviews by CORE of Harford County MD.
Program Information
Program Name: Survivors of Suicide
Agency Name: Mental Health Association
Year the Program was Started: 2009
Public Contact Person: Lynn Davis
Address: 540 East Washington Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Telephone #: 717-264-4301
Fax #: 717-264-4301
Email Address: ldavis@mhaff.org
Website URL: www.mhaff.org
Program Category: Support Group
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 1-2
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Ongoing journey of recovery from the effects of the suicide of a loved one.
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: TAY (Transition Age Youth) Center
Agency Name: Glenn County Health Services
Year the Program was Started: 2004
Public Contact Person: Cindy Ross
Address: 612 Fourth St
Orland , CA 95963
Telephone #: 530.865.1622
Fax #: 530.865.7073
Email Address: cross@glenncountyhealth.net
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Other
Target Participants:
Adolescents, Young Adults
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: 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: Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To transition into adulthood feeling proud. Mental health wellness and drop-in center with youth-directed groups; community events to promote the youth voice within the county.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Evaluation provided by county mental health.
Program Mission Statement: The Center is a youth-run, youth friendly environment offering peer support, expressive arts, mentoring and counseling as well as other healthy activities. Activities and support are designed for youth, ages 14-24. No appointment is necessary. The Center hours are Monday through Friday, 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Program Information
Program Name: Tennessee Mental Health Consumers' Association
Year the Program was Started: 1988
Public Contact Person: Anthony Fox
Address: 955 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37204
Telephone #: 615-250-1176
Fax #: 615-383-1176
Email Address: info@tmhca-tn.org
Website URL: www.tmhca-tn.org
Program Category: Community Education, 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: 5-10
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? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To educate and empower those with a mental illness. To inspire hope. To teach about recovery as a life-long process, and to inspire consumers to teach others. We work to ensure that all consumers learn how to lead a productive and meaningful life within their communities,and advocate for better housing and employment opportunties. We strongly advocate for Peer Support Specialist to be included in ALL treatment teams.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: We have participated in studies in the past and are currently involved in the BRIDGES Study and are partnering with the University of Illinois, Chicago.
Program Mission Statement: To educate and empower those with a mental illness. To inspire hope. To teach about recovery as a life-long process, and to inspire consumers to teach others. We work to ensure that all consumers learn how to lead a productive and meaningful life within their communities,and advocate for better housing and employment opportunties. We strongly advocate for Peer Support Specialist to be included in ALL treatment teams.
Additional Information: We are the ONLY consumer-run association in the State of Tennessee. All other mental health associations are comprised of consumers, family members, providers, and state officials. This makes our programs unique and ensures that the needs of the consumer are our SOLE PRIORITY.
Program Information
Program Name: Texas Catalyst for Empowerment
Year the Program was Started: 2010
Public Contact Person: Anna Gray
Address: PO Box 5971
Austin, TX 78763
Telephone #: (210) 535-5418
Email Address: ahgray@satx.rr.com
Website URL: www.myTCE.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To build the consumer leaders in Texas
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Being a catalyst through our united voice for empowering a culture of recovery and wellness for people who have lived experience with matters of mental health.
Additional Information: Our vision is: All Texans empowered to lead fulfilled lives where everyone's uniqueness and individuality is respected and celebrated.
Program Information
Program Name: The A.C.E. Peer Center
Agency Name: Fellowship Health Resources, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2011
Public Contact Person: Ken Donovan
Address: Delaware Regional Office
400 Delaware Ave, Suite 105
Millsboro, DE 19966
Telephone #: (302) 934-1861
Fax #: (302) 934-7318
Email Address: kdonovan@fellowshiphr.org
Website URL: www.fellowshiphr.org
Program Category: Crisis Prevention/Respite, Drop-in Center, Employment
Target Participants:
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: 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: Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To offer community resources so life's problems can be solved. To reduce recidivism, relapse. To reduce substance abuse, to develop life skills to find employment, housing, other resources.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To raise awareness of mental health / substance abuse, to join consumers with the community to reduce stigma, to have a safe haven for people to come to and learn about how to solve their own problems through peer encouragement, peer acceptance, to change bad behaviors and to find empowerment through the success of other peers.
Program Information
Program Name: The Advocacy Coalition
Agency Name: Federations of Organizations
Year the Program was Started: 1998
Public Contact Person: Katheryn Cascio
Address: 456 Waverly Avenue
Patchogue, NY 11704
Telephone #: (631) 447-6460
Fax #: (631) 289-7098
Email Address: Kcascio@fedoforg.org
Website URL: www.fedoforg.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $40,000-$70,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time:
Paid Part-Time:
Volunteers:
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
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: 1. Recovery and recovery education. 2. Networking/socialization and recreations.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To provide recovery and resource education and networking opportunities to people recovering from mental illness.
Program Information
Program Name: The Awakenings Project
Year the Program was Started: 1996
Public Contact Person: Irene O'Neill
Address: P.O. Box 177
Wheaton, IL 60187
Telephone #: 630-606-8732
Email Address: info@awakeningsproject.org
Website URL: www.awakeningsproject.org
Program Category: Recreation/Arts
Target Participants:
Other
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 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: Almost All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available:
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Exposure for artists to meet the public and educate the public about the capabilities and talents of people living with mental illnesses.. For artists to have a studio space and materials to continue to develop their artistic talents.. The Literary Arts Journal, which we also produce, allows poets and writers with mental illness an outlet for those talents..
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Outcomes have been assessed for this program. (Internal research: polling of artists to see what they need to continue developing their talents; Internal research: testimonials from artists' families and friends about how much Awakenings has helped them; External research: one grantmaking agency has encouraged us to design a report card system.)
Program Mission Statement: The mission of The Awakenings Project is to assist persons with mental illness in developing and enhancing their creative abilities through art in all its forms, and to raise public awareness of the creative talents and contributions of people living with mental illness.
Additional Information: People familiar with mental illnesses understand that there is a terrible loss of purpose and self-esteem due to these disorders. The Arts can help heal some of these wounds. They can provide individuals who struggle with these disabilities hope, purpose, and identity. Artists and viewers are aware that all of these exhibits have been directed, curated and produced entirely by persons with psychiatric disorders. We also produce a literary arts, journal, "The Awakenings Review," which contains writings by many poets and writers with mental illnesses, their family members, friends and/or professionals.
Program Information
Program Name: The Awareness Center, Inc. (Jewish Coalition Against Sexual Abuse/Assault)
Year the Program was Started: 2002
Public Contact Person: Vicki Polin
Address: P.O. Box 65273
Baltimore, MD 21209
Telephone #: 443-857-5560
Email Address: info@theawarenesscenter.org
Website URL: www.theawarenesscenter.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Peer Support
Target Participants:
Men, Women, Trauma Survivors, Children, Families of Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Other
Program Setting:
Other
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: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: The Awareness Center, Inc. is the Jewish Coalition Against Sexual Abuse/Assault. We are dedicated to ending sexual violence in Jewish communities (incest, child sexual abuse, sexual assault, clergy sexual abuse, professional sexual misconduct, marital rape)
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The history of the Jewish People is one filled with a series of traumatic experiences. Included is one topic that up until now has been taboo to discuss: Sexual Victimization (Childhood Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Professional/Rabbinic Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Harassment). Contrary to what we might want to assume sexual violence is not limited to the gentile population it is also a Jewish issue and one that needs to be addressed. In the United States one of every three to five women, and one out of every five to seven men have been sexually abused by the time they reach their eighteenth birthday. Unfortunately, due to the fact there has been little research on this issue in the Jewish Community we do not know how prevalent it is. Most mental health providers around the world who are based in Jewish Communities will admit that they have survivors (of sexual violence) of Jewish origins as part of their caseload. One of the major problems in discussing the issue of Sexual Violence in the Jewish Community is that doing so threatens the cultural perception of the wholesomeness of the Jewish family. The time has come to break the taboo and allow the Jewish Community to face reality and to begin the healing journey. While this process is taking place we will also be able to compile valuable statistics on the prevalence of sexual violence in our community. It is important to note that when we refer to the Jewish Community we are including everyone from the unaffiliated, Jewish Renewal, Reform, Conservative, through the Orthodox, "Charedi" and "Chasidic" communities. It may be surprising that, despite Israel's world-leading status in treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress, the study of sexual violence in Jewish Communities around the world is still in its infancy. Over the past few years the founder of our organization, Vicki Polin (of Baltimore) has been dedicated to creating The Awareness Center, Inc. "Our dream is to create an international organization to address the issue and ramifications of sexual victimization to both adults and children in Jewish Communities". Our current goals include the continued development of our international data base/web page; continued growth of our international speakers bureau and the development of our eduational certification program for rabbis, cantors and other Jewish community leaders. The second phase goals include the development of self-help groups for Jewish survivors to be held in communities worldwide; and the development and implementation of our international conference on sexual violence. The third phase includes developing a healing/retreat center and on-going educational programming in Israel, the United States, and throughout the world. A long-term goal is to develop an international network of researchers. The Awareness Center, Inc. is a tax exempt - nonprofit organization. We have an international board of directors and an advisory board made up of individuals from a variety of backgrounds all dedicated to ending sexual violence in Jewish Communities around the globe and providing help to survivors. We are currently searching for funding for our certification program for rabbis, cantors and other religions leaders, our first International Conference, and the development of a healing retreat center. We also look forward to developing a research team, so that we can better serve Jewish communities around the world.
Additional Information: The Awareness Center is an educational organization offering information and resources, a speakers bureau and on line self-help and networking groups for Jewish survivors of sex crimes and those who care for them. For more information about these go to: http://www.theawarenesscenter.org/networkinggroups.html
Program Information
Program Name: The Boston Resource Center
Agency Name: The Metro-Boston Recovery Learning Community
Year the Program was Started: 2005
Public Contact Person: Howard Trachtman
Address: Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center
85 East Newton St, Ground Floor
Boston, MA 02118
Telephone #: 617-305-9976
Email Address: howard@bostonresourcecenter.org
Website URL: www.bostonresourcecenter.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Drop-in Center, Peer Support
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: $70,000-$100,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: 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, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Our main service is having people with lived experience provide peer-to-peer services. We believe that people who have themselves experienced psychiatric conditions can best understand what it's like to learn to live with issues and how to recover.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Information
Program Name: The Butterfly Program
Year the Program was Started: 2009
Public Contact Person: Josef Taylor
Address: 601 Berkley St
Camden, NJ 08103
Telephone #: 856-246-1631
Fax #: 856-246-1631
Email Address: joseftayor@yahoo.com
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Employment
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, Co-occurring substance abuse, Co-occurring HIV/AIDS, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Families of Children, Young Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $40,000-$70,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 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
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: .Rehabilitate individuals who have been release from the Department of Corrections
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Survey
Program Mission Statement: Influence2aim2Change
Additional Information: Our faith-base company are always looking for imformation to help our clients and services.
Program Information
Program Name: The Comfort Zone Wellness Center
Agency Name: Southeastern AZ consumer-Run Services, Inc. (SEACRS) (SEACRS)
Year the Program was Started: 2002
Public Contact Person: Deanna Bellinger
Address: SEACRS, Inc.
1201 E. Fry Blvd., Suite 3
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Telephone #: (520) 459-2624
Fax #: (520) 459-1733
Email Address: comfortzone@seacrs.com
Website URL: www.seacrs.org
Program Category: Employment, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 10-20
Paid Part-Time: 10-20
Volunteers: 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: Individual training, Program brochure, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To provide peer-based support and resources which improve quality of life in the areas of relationships, healthy living, employment and independence.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To provide life-enhancing opportunities for mental health and wellness.
Additional Information: The program also features Veteran support groups; pre-job training; fitness activities, food commodities & clothing assistance; smoking cessation and other health-related groups. Developing consumer-operated catering & culinary arts program.
Program Information
Program Name: The Community Center
Agency Name: MHMR of Tarrant County
Year the Program was Started: 1998
Public Contact Person: Karen Dunn
Address: 505 S. Jennings
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Telephone #: 817-569-4743
Email Address: karen.dunn@mhmrtc.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To assist each individual in the development of their own unique recovery plan; To develop coping skills for their illness; To establish social skills; and educate on the illness and its symptoms.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The Community Center is to provide a safe, supportive and non-threatening environment for mental health consumers by empowering them to work on their recovery. A place were consumers come to end their isolation, learn social skills, begin to integrate into the community and prepare for independant living.
Additional Information: The Center provides an array of recovery groups and NAMI programs for the consumers. In addition, we provide self directed activities such as pool, dominos, puzzles, board games and other activities which assist in socialization.
Program Information
Program Name: The Consumer Advocacy Coalition of DE
Year the Program was Started: 2006
Public Contact Person: Brenda Phillips
Address: 701 S. Market St.
Apt. 5
Seaford, DE 19973
Telephone #: 302-629-8080
Email Address: brendajoy_us@verizon.net
Website URL: mysite.verizon.net/vzeuc2ac/advocacygroup/
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, Other
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: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Ongoing support and education for consumers of mental health and substance abuse services in treatment and recovery
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Consumer surveys
Program Mission Statement: Consumer Empowerment Through Coalitions to Catalize an Evolution to Recovery
Additional Information: Recovery Concepts: 1. Self-Direction 2. Consumer-Centered 3. Empowerment 4. Holistic 5. Non-Linear Recovery 6. Hope 7. Strenghths-Based 8. Peer Support 9. Respect 10. Personal Responsibility
Program Information
Program Name: The Dauphin Clubhouse
Agency Name: Philhaven
Year the Program was Started: 2000
Public Contact Person: Kim Maldonado
Address: 2617 Herr Street
Harrisburg, PA 17103
Telephone #: 717 221 9610
Fax #: 717 221 9612
Email Address: dauphinclubhouse@philhaven.org
Website URL: www.dauphinclubhouse.org
Program Category: Clubhouse
Target Participants:
Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 5-10
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 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: None
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: The Dauphin Clubhouse is a place where people who have had mental illness come to rebuild their lives. The Clubhouse is designed to strengthen social, educational and vocational skills with the knowledge that individuals with disabilities can lead successful, productive lives.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To provide a safe environment where adults with mental illness can come to strengthen social, educational and vocational skills. To provide a place where people can participate in meaningful work and build satisfying relationships.
Additional Information: The Dauphin Clubhouse is a place where people who have had mental illness come to rebuild their lives. The participants are called members, not patients and the focus is on their strengths not their illness. Work in the clubhouse, whether it is clerical, data input, meal preparation or reaching out to their fellow members, provides the core healing process. Every opportunity provided is the result of the efforts of the members and small staff, who work side by side, in a unique partnership. One of the most important steps members take toward greater independence is transitional employment, where they work in the community at real jobs. Members also receive help in securing housing, advancing their education obtaining good psychiatric and medical care and maintaining government benefits. Membership is for life so members have all the time they need to secure their new life in the community.
Program Information
Program Name: The Empowerment Center
Year the Program was Started: 1994
Public Contact Person: James Rye
Address: 60 South Third Avenue
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
Telephone #: (914) 699-5036
Fax #: (914) 699-5030
Email Address: admin@theempowermentcenter.org
Website URL: theempowermentcenter.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Drop-in Center, Technical Assistance
Target Participants:
Persons on Inpatient Units, Persons who are Homeless
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: 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: Our goal is to infuse recovery into all aspects of mental health.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: We have used a number of instruments through HSRI Measuring the Promise, The ROSI, Advance Directive research, and others
Program Mission Statement: Mission Statement The Empowerment Center is a grassroots not-for-profit organization providing mutual support for the recovery of people with psychiatric disabilities. Through advocacy, education and the establishment of healing environments, we work to create community, promote individual responsibility, and protect our rights and dignity.
Additional Information: Our Past accomplishments include: employing 40 people who have been on the receiving end of mental health services Peer Advocates in 6 hospitals, 3 counties Conducted 18 Peer Advocacy Trainings Graduated 300 Peer Advocates Operate two Peer Support Centers A Toll Free Peer Support Line Manage a program to feed the homeless Alternative mental health resource center, Operate a Staewide Coalition of groups and organizations, We have received the NYS Executive Chamber's Certificate of Governor's Appreciation NYS Senate Resolution of Appreciation Rockland Psychiatric Center's Advocacy Recognition Award We invite all visitors of the Self Help Clearing House's Directory to visit our two websites: theempowermentcenter.org and recoveryisreal.com Thank You for reading about our organization. James Rye, Executive Director
Program Information
Program Name: The Freedom Center
Year the Program was Started: 2005
Public Contact Person: Will Hall
Address: Box 623
Northhampton, MA 01060
Telephone #: 877 677 6424
Email Address: info@freedom-center.org
Website URL: www.freedom-center.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Drop-in Center, Homeless Outreach, Peer Support, Support Group, Other
Target Participants:
Other
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: End forced treatment, imposed diagnosic labels, and coercon in system. Ensure informed consent and accessible treatment options and choice. Promote human rights, self-determination, and activism for system.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Outcomes have been assessed for this program. (Ongoing research at Hampshire College, Mt. Holyoke, etc.)
Program Mission Statement: Our goals are to end all forced and coercion, including involuntary treatment and forced drugging; to defend our human rights; to ensure that all treatment decisions are based on true informed consent and accurate information; to reverse the ineffective practice of psychiatric drugging as the standard of medical care for psychosis; to end all psychiatric drugging of children; to support effective alternatives to address emotional crisis such as nutrition, excerise, and holistic health care; to promote voluntary, non-paternalistic social skupports such as peer-run programs, housing, income, and therapy; to creat Soteria House-style alternative programs; ti expose psychiatric and pharmaceutical industry myths, progaganda, and corruption; tomake true client control and empowerment the center of all mental health services; to reduce and eliminate reliance on wasteful buresucracles and expensive professional elites; to spread tools to address trauma; to end fear and misunderstanding of "madness" and extreme states of consciousness; and to make common cause with progressive movements for social justice and ecological balance.
Additional Information: Sbout half of our members are taking psychiatric medications. We respect choice and everyone finding their own way to heal. We help people who want to get off psychiatric drugs.
Program Information
Program Name: The Friendship Connection, Inc.
Agency Name: Grassroots Empowerment Project
Year the Program was Started: 2009
Public Contact Person: Deb Philbrick
Address: 117 S. Main St.
Adams, WI 53910
Telephone #: 608-339-6810
Email Address: friendshipconnection@yahoo.com
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 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
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: reduce stigma
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: "The Friendship Connection is organized for educational and charitable purposes.The mission of the Friendship Connection is to support the journey of personal growth, holistic healing and recovery through peer support, education and friendship in a safe, loving and caring environment."
Program Information
Program Name: The Friendship Line
Agency Name: Project Return: The Next Step
Year the Program was Started: 1999
Public Contact Person: Lynnette Peraza
Address: P.O. Box 911370
Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90091
Telephone #: 213-250-1500 ex17
Fax #: 213-250-1501
Email Address: agarcia@mhala.org
Website URL: www.mhala.org/project-return.htm
Program Category: Peer Support, Other
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? Usually
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available:
Cost for materials? Yes
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The Friendship Line offers non-crisis peer support to mental health consumers residing in the county of Los Angeles. Our mission is to provide a safe and confidential means for callers to express their thoughts and share their experiences, both good and bad with a concerned listener who is sympathetic and non-judgmental. Our goal is to encourage our callers to "take chare of their lives, pursue dreams, and work toward recovery." In the spirit of the "Self-Help" concept, we hope to answer our callers, help to raise self-esteem and provide them with reassurance.
Additional Information: No additional info
Program Information
Program Name: The Gathering Place
Agency Name: Greassroots Empowerment Project Stable Life, Inc
Year the Program was Started: 1996
Public Contact Person: Ann Hoffman
Address: 1001 Cherry St
Green Bay, WI 54301
Telephone #: 920-430-9187
Email Address: None
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
African American, 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: $40,000-$70,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? N/A
Program Goals: To reduce the need for crisis intervention, diversion center and inpatient hospitalization. To work with Peer Specialists to obtain the above.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The Gathering Place is a recovery center where our members help each other to seek recovery through peer support and the sharing of life experiences in a atmosphere of dignity and respect.
Additional Information: Operated 100% by mental health consumers. Own a house with the following; entry with a wall of resources, gathering area, lending library, kitchen, conference room, computer lab, office and lower level recreation room. Full calendar of activities monthly.
Program Information
Program Name: The Gila Valley ORE Program (Organization for Recovery Empowerment) - A Wellness Center
Agency Name: Southeastern AZ Consumer-Run Services, Inc. (SEACRS)
Year the Program was Started: 2005
Address: The Gila Valley O.R.E. Program
1717 W. Thatcher Blvd.
Safford, AZ 85546
Telephone #: (928) 428-1207
Fax #: (928) 348-4759
Email Address: gilavalleyore@seacrs.com
Website URL: www.seacrs.com
Program Category: Employment, 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: 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: Individual training, Program brochure, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To provide peer-based support and resources which improve quality of life in the areas of relationships, healthy living, employment and independence.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To provide life-enhancing opportunities for mental health and wellness.
Additional Information: The program also features Veteran support groups; pre-job training; fitness activities, food commodities & clothing assistance; smoking cessation and other health-related groups. Developing consumer-operated auto-detailing and other business activities to provide job training opportunities and support the non-profit mission.
Program Information
Program Name: The Hope Center
Agency Name: NAMI Southwest Missouri
Year the Program was Started: 2000
Public Contact Person: Lisa Goin
Address: 1701 S. Campbell
Springfield, MO 65807
Telephone #: 417-864-7119
Fax #: 417-864-5011
Email Address: lgoin@namiswmo.com
Website URL: www.thehopectr.com
Program Category: Drop-in Center, 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: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To improve the lives of those affected by mental illness, to reduce stigma, to provide education and support,
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The Hope Center mission is a commitment to improving the lives of people with mental illness while striving for recovery and a cure.
Program Information
Program Name: THE JAA Foundation Inc
Year the Program was Started: 1994
Public Contact Person: Joann Iduma
Address: 2275 Research Blvd. Suite 500
Rockville, MD 20850
Telephone #: 301-518-4343
Fax #: 301-330-0740
Email Address: joann@jaafoundation.org
Website URL: www.jaafoundation.org
Program Category: Community Education, Crisis Prevention/Respite, Support Group
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Women, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults
Program Setting:
Other
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? Sometimes
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: None
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: mentoring, copings skills for anger, art trainings, computer skills
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: It is an organization that seeks to help ladies resolve issues of uncontrolled anger, self-destructive rage, and low self-esteem, resulting in a healthy, vibrant person capable ofestablishing positive relationships with family, friends and significant others.
Additional Information: Visit http://www.jaafoundation.org
Program Information
Program Name: The Living Center
Agency Name: Colorado River Behavioral Health System, LLC
Year the Program was Started: 2004
Public Contact Person: Rick Ploski
Address: 1444 S. 4th Avenue
Yuma, AZ 85364
Telephone #: (928) 261-8668
Email Address: rploski@crbhs.com
Website URL: www.friendsinrecovery.us www.crbhs.com
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Employment, Peer Support
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 20+
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 1-2
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Our Living Centers assist participants, referred to as Friend in Recovery, to reach individual goals. Our Centers utilize the “Culturally Integrated Wellness” Model.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: We utilize Chestnut Health Systems Global Appraisal of Individual Needs as our Data Collection tool. We receive a quarterly evaluation from Sonoran Research Group, LLC. www.sonoranresearchgroup.com
Additional Information: The Living Centers (TLC) provide peer-based recovery support for persons with psychiatric disorders, including addictive disorders. The peer-based recovery support services available through TLC incorporate Culturally Integrated Wellness, a service delivery methodology developed to increase access to healthcare services for persons in traditionally underserved communities. Culturally Integrated Wellness involves the population of focus in the development, implementation and provision of the healthcare services they will receive
Program Information
Program Name: The Main Link
Year the Program was Started: 1995
Public Contact Person: Mark & Anne Beauchemin
Address: 118 Desmond St
Sayre, PA 18840
Telephone #: 570-888-5083
Fax #: 570-888-4889
Email Address: info@themainlink.net
Website URL: www.themainlink.net
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recreation/Arts
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 10-20
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: The Main Link offers recreation, peer support and advocacy for mental health consumers.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The Community Support Program provides peer support, guidance, recreation, advocacy and linkages with mental health services for mental health consumers. This accomplished through The Main Link, a support center run for and by mental health consumers. The success of The Main Link serves to combat the stigma of mental illness and greatly enhances the mental health services of the community.
Additional Information: The Main Link contracts with the Bradford & Sullivan County office of mental health to deliver peer to peer services including peer support, WRAP, Consumer/Family Satisfaction Team and various wellness programs.
Program Information
Program Name: The NAMI Peer-to-Peer Education Course
Agency Name: The National Alliance on Mental Illness
Year the Program was Started: 2006
Public Contact Person: Stacey Aldridge
Address: 411 Briarwood Drive
Suite 401
Jackson, MS 39206
Telephone #: 601-899-9058
Email Address: saldridge@namims.org
Program Category: Recovery Education
Target Participants:
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: 3-5
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? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Peer to Peer is a nine week-two hours per week experiential education course on recovery for any adult 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
Program Information
Program Name: The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Delaware
Year the Program was Started: 1976
Address: 884 Walker Rd.
Dover, DE 19904
Telephone #: 302-744-9356
Email Address: namide@namide.org
Website URL: www.namide.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
Men, Women, Co-occurring substance abuse, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, 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: 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? 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: educate, advocate, provide housing and support until there is a cure for severe and persistent mental illness.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: workshop design statistical information training materials devlopment
Program Mission Statement: educate, advocate, provide housing and support until there is a cure for severe and persistent mental illness.
Additional Information: Significant "Stigma-Busting" in colleges, hospitals, corporation, faith-based fommunities, clinics, etc. with specifically designed Mental Illnes/Mental Health workshops which includes our NAMI-DE "awesome" speakers telling thier stories.
Program Information
Program Name: The P.E.E.R. Center (Peers Enriching Each others' Recovery)
Year the Program was Started: 2007
Public Contact Person: Juliet Dorris-Williams
Address: 1221 East Broad St
Columbus, OH 43205
Telephone #: 614-251-7829
Fax #: 614-252-3849
Email Address: juliet.dorriswilliams@gmail.com
Program Category: Crisis Prevention/Respite, 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: 3-5
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: Individual training, Program brochure, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To increase empowerment thorugh self efficacy,i.e. knowledge about own mental illness; To increase empowerment through self management i.e. ability to manage symptoms; To increase satisfaction with quality of life.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: outcome surveys taken at six month intervals
Program Mission Statement: Providing a safe place where individuals receive support toward hope and mental health recovery.
Additional Information: Serving adults age 18 and over, The P.E.E.R. Center is open daily, Monday-Friday 7am - 11pm, Saturday/Sunday 9am - 9pm, and holidays 9am - 7pm.
Program Information
Program Name: The Peer Center
Agency Name: Grady Health System
Year the Program was Started: 2005
Public Contact Person: Walterine Jones
Address: 55 Coca Cola Pl
Hirsch Hall-Room 106
Atlanta, GA 30303
Telephone #: 404-616-2900
Fax #: 404-616-2854
Email Address: None
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
African American, Men, Women, Co-occurring substance abuse, Co-occurring HIV/AIDS, Persons who are Homeless, Young Adults, Adults
Program Setting:
Outpatient psychiatric treatment facility
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: Program brochure, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: 1-Provide peer support & educational groups designed to foster recovery, awaken individual hope, & promote self-help. 2-In an accepting community of individuals that regardless of illness or disability, maximizes one's full potential for recovery of quality of life. 3-Peer & natural supports utilized in a process that values the whole person, mind, body,& spirit 4-Structured,scheduled activities in a group format intended to enhance socialization, recovery, self-advocacy, empowerment,the development of natural supports & maintenance of community living skills. 5-
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: -Provide mental health education, training & advocacy for consumers, their family members, professionals, & the community at large. 2-Establish & nurture a variety of support & educational groups as determined by consumer and community needs. 3-Be the vehicle to reflect community mental health needs & communicate these needs to the appropriate agencies & organizations at local, regional & national levels. 4-Collaborate w/local, regional & national agencies & organizations to better mental health services
Additional Information: The Peer Center conducts groups in the following areas: Peer Support, Peer Mentoring, Wellness Education, Nutrition Education, Illness Education, Medication & Management Education, Arts & Crafts, Computer Resources, Community Re-integration, Double Trouble, Volunteerism/Community Involvement along with Family & consumer groups also Spirituality. Participation is on a volunteer basis for individuals who are 18 years and older who are residents of Fulton County or Dekalb County Georgia primarily diagnosed with a serious mental illness.
Program Information
Program Name: The Peer Connection
Agency Name: Alegent Health
Year the Program was Started: 2007
Address: 622 South 4th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 68124
Telephone #: 712-242-2500
Fax #: 712-242-1054
Email Address: None
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, 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: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: None
Cost for materials? N/A
Program Goals: To be an integrated member of society
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Additional Information: Come to The Peer Connection for fellowship, to socialize, attend educational groups, watch a movie, hang out, enjoy a sporting event or connect with a Peer Specialist. A Peer Specialist can help you on a specific goal you want to reach, but need a little guidance to achieve. Recovery is the Journey, let The Peer Connection staff be your Compass!
Program Information
Program Name: The Peer Run Center for HOPE
Year the Program was Started: 2011
Public Contact Person: Pamela Rose
Address: 812 LaCassia Dr
Boise, ID 83705
Telephone #: 208-571-6125
Email Address: promoterecovery@yahoo.com
Website URL: www.peerruncenterforhope.org
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: $10,000-$40,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: 1. Bring about positive social change in the mental health community where human potential is nurtured through peer supported relationships. 2. Provide people with mental illness a safe, welcoming and inspiring environment that promotes hope, recovery and self-determination. 3. Offer peer support programs that allow consumers who have significantly recovered from their illness to support others in learning the skills necessary to lead meaningful and productive lives so they can become contributors to society. 4. Promote mental wellness in the community and to advocate for peer supported services and programs which will benefit those labeled as mentally ill.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: We as peers, solely operate the Peer Run Center for Hope which is available to anyone who has a mental illness. We are committed to a welcoming, social atmosphere that emphasizes support, education and personal responsibility. We encourage support and learning by offering diverse classes and networking resources, all while promoting an unwavering sense of hope.
Additional Information: We are an estabilshed 501(c)3 organization. We offer Wellness Recovery Action Planning Certifications of staff and volunteers include: Intentional Peer Support, Certified Peer Specialists, Whole Health, Advanced Level WRAP Facilitation, Critical Time Intervention, Emotional CPR, Recreation Specialist, Facilitation
Program Information
Program Name: The Phoenix Place
Year the Program was Started: 2004
Public Contact Person: Rita Brooks
Address: 4 Cecelia Drive
Amelia OH, OH 45102
Telephone #: (513) 752-6170
Fax #: (513) 843-4949
Email Address: ritabrooks@insightbb.com
Website URL: thephoenixplace.org
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: $70,000-$100,000
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: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To educate consumers on recovery skills.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To promote recovery from mental illness by providing a peer driven environment of learning and mutual support that enriches lives and empowers individuals to enhance their quality of life.
Program Information
Program Name: The Recovery Group
Year the Program was Started: 2005
Public Contact Person: Yvonne Smith
Address: 721 Brandywine St S.E.
#204
Washington, DC 20032
Telephone #: (202) 758-5575
Email Address: recoverygroup36@yahoo.com
Website URL: therecoverygrouponline.com
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
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: None
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals:

To foster awareness of wellness/recovery and to avoid hospitalization and forced interventions.

Empower individuals to be involved in the community and to provide for thier own economic security.

Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Our mission is to promote wellness and recovery that results in meaningful empowerment through peer support, education, and community involvement. A consumer is an individual or patient who receives or has received mental health services either voluntarily or involuntarily.
Additional Information: Wellness Recovery Action Plan groups, held in the community outside of a mental health settings, are free and ongoing. The organization is in active partnership with other organizations in the returning citizen, depression, bipolar, and GBLTQ Community. This organization is entirely donation and grant financed.
Program Information
Program Name: The Recovery Institute
Year the Program was Started: 2006
Address: 1020 South Westnedge Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Telephone #: (269) 343-6725
Fax #: (269) 343-6727
Email Address: None
Website URL: www.recoverymi.org
Program Category: Employment, 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: 10-20
Paid Part-Time: 10-20
Volunteers: 5-1
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To help peers with mental illness and/or substance abuse issues to set and reach their own recovery goals.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: We are a family, a family in recovery.
Program Information
Program Name: The Recovery Zone
Year the Program was Started: 1991
Public Contact Person: Diana Korte
Address: 6004 Woodville Pike
Urbana, OH 43078
Telephone #: (937) 441-6371
Email Address: dikorte@centurylink.net
Program Category: 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: 3-5
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To improve socialization and reduce isolation. Educate about diagnosis, treatments and medications. Self involvement in recovery.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Recovery Zone is a safe haven for those in need of socialization without stigma or prejudices.
Program Information
Program Name: The Well
Agency Name: Mental Health Association of SE Penna.
Year the Program was Started: 1994
Public Contact Person: Christopher Brown
Address: 2221-25 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19132
Telephone #: (267) 507-3470
Fax #: 215-235-2259
Email Address: cbrown@mhasp.org
Website URL: www.mhasp.org
Program Category: Clubhouse
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 5-10
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: None
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Some
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To provide education to members about mental health issues, treatment, and clubhouse opportunities. To perform assessments in efforts to prioritize members' treatment needs and personal goals.. To advocate for the right to compassionate and competent treatment.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Outcomes have been assessed for this program. The Clubhouse has had outcome measures assessed/researched by the International Center for Clubhouse Development, the Consumer Satisfaction Team, the Office of Behavioral Health, and CBH.
Program Mission Statement: The mission of the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania's Unity House Clubhouse Project is to provide a healthy, stimulating and supportive environment for persons with mental illness in a culturally competent manner.
Additional Information: Unity House is a Psychosocial Rehabilitation Program that functions under the clubhouse model. The model is based on the work-ordered-day, which provides meaningful activities focusing on the strengths, talents, and abilities of the member. The program also provides education tutoring, advocacy, and employment opportunities as ongoing support for the clubhouse community.
Program Information
Program Name: The Wellness Co-op
Agency Name: Pathways Vermont
Year the Program was Started: 2012
Address: 43 King Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Telephone #: 888-492-8218 x 300
Email Address: thewellnesscoop@pathwaysvermont.org
Website URL: thewellnesscoop.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Employment, Peer Support
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 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
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To promote social justice
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Building healthy connections through the mutuality of peer support, skill sharing,working together for justice and solidarity.
Additional Information: The Wellness Co-op is a place to hang out and be with one another. Our drop-in center offers a relaxed atmosphere to share your skills, learn new ones and find support, while building connections and a healthy community. Through the mutuality of peer support, we can and do feel connected to our community AND empowered to discover inner-capability and strength.
Program Information
Program Name: The Wellness Co-op
Agency Name: Pathways Vermont
Year the Program was Started: 2012
Address: 43 King Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Telephone #: 888-492-8218 x 300
Fax #: 802-448-1341
Email Address: thewellnesscoop@pathwaysvermont.org
Website URL: thewellnesscoop.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Employment, 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: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Pathways to community
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Building community around holistic wellness with a focus on mental and emotional health in a non-judgmental and anti-oppressive environment, through the mutuality of peer support.
Additional Information: We are never alone in our struggles. Through the mutuality of peer support, we can feel connected to our community AND empowered to discover inner-capability and strength. As advocates for self-determination who draw from personal experience with mental health challenges, we aim to inspire and support our peers (those individuals who identify with issues related to mental health and /or addictions/substance use). We strive to model success through our own achievements, resilience, and persistence, and offer resources, self-directed education, and a non-judgmental, open mind.
Program Information
Program Name: Togetherness House Peer Support Center
Agency Name: Professional Care Services
Year the Program was Started: 1990
Public Contact Person: Tracey Theus
Address: 477 B South Washington St.
Ripley, TN 38063
Telephone #: 731-635-8802
Email Address: tracey.theus@pcswtn.org
Website URL: www.pcswtn.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: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: None
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training
Cost for materials? N/A
Program Goals:

Promote educational and support group activities that consist of treatment plans and the recovery process.

Assist the consumers in acquiring the necessary skills to be able to access the resources in the community.

Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Information
Program Name: Transformation Center
Year the Program was Started: 2007
Address: 98 Magazine St. #2
Roxbury, MA 02119
Telephone #: (617) 442-4111
Fax #: (617) 442-4005
Email Address: info@transformation-center.org
Website URL: www.transformation-center.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Peer Support
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, LGBT, Trauma Survivors, Young 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: 3-5
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: Training curricula, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: The Transformation Center is a peer-operated center that is spinning off from M-POWER to strengthen a mental health focus on wellness and life recovery through dialogue, education, systems change advocacy, and peer support. We currently offer training for Peer Specialist Certification, Leadership Academy, WRAP Facilitation, Recovery Conversations for Providers and more.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: We are peers in all stages of recovering our mental health wellness and freedom from addictions and trauma. Through our diversity, our lived experience, passion and compassion, we are fueling warmth and wisdom among ourselves and in our communities.
Program Information
Program Name: Transition Mission Self Help Center
Agency Name: Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey
Year the Program was Started: 2011
Public Contact Person: Lynne Blecher
Address: 101 Sullivan Way
Trenton, NJ 08628
Telephone #: (609) 503-5762
Email Address: None
Website URL: www.CSPNJ.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Drop-in Center, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Persons on Inpatient Units
Program Setting:
Inpatient psychiatric treatment facility
Annual Program Budget: $40,000-$70,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure
Cost for materials? Yes
Program Goals: Reduce reentry to the state long-term hospital.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Self-help centers are designed to empower mental health consumers realize a lifestyle centered on wellness. The self-help center offers an environment for learning and growth in a comfortable, relaxed, and supportive setting that is easily accessible to mental health consumers. The atmosphere and daily operations are operated through the efforts of the membership, leadership, and sponsoring agency. Self-help centers provide environments where a consumer can feel respected and accepted, and develop a support network. Self-help centers offer a place where consumers can relax and access resources and support that promote recovery and wellness. Consumers grow in the spirit of giving and gaining through mutual aid and support.
Program Information
Program Name: TREX - Meet Me At The Crossroads
Agency Name: Constal Books
Year the Program was Started: 2009
Public Contact Person: Terry Dorn
Address: 9503 NE Hazel Dell Ave #306
Vancouver, WA 98665
Telephone #: 360-576-3336
Fax #: 360-576-3336
Email Address: tldorn@hotmail.com
Website URL: terrydornbooks.com
Program Category: Community Education, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: 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: To train consumers to advocate for self and to aid others in the steps to recovery. A community support Group.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: We have many stories of hope and recovery taking place because of the support TREX supplies. TREX is a self help support community.
Program Mission Statement: Promoting the gifts and talent of each individual.
Additional Information: TREX was founded by Constal books and publishing. We have linked up with mentalhealthyes.org to help support the establishing of the Return to the Village. Acommunity support network.
Program Information
Program Name: TREX - Mental Health Recovery
Agency Name: Constal Publishing
Year the Program was Started: 2010
Public Contact Person: Terry Dorn
Address: 9503 NE Hazel Dell Ave #306
Vancouver, WA 98665
Telephone #: 360-576-3336
Fax #: 360-576-3336
Email Address: tldorn@hotmail.com
Website URL: terrydornbooks.com
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 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, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To bring hope and recovery to the mind of all
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: We have numbers of individuals who have been helped to live a normal life.
Program Mission Statement: Finding yourself through community support.
Additional Information: TREX is a self help peer run program to help individuals realize their gifts and potential in life.
Program Information
Program Name: Tri-City Consumers' Action Co-Operative
Agency Name: NH Bureau of Behavioral Health
Year the Program was Started: 1994
Address: 36 Wakefield Street
Rochester, NH 03867
Telephone #: (603) 948-1036
Fax #: (603) 948-1047
Email Address: tricitycoop@metrocast.net
Website URL: tricitycoop.org
Program Category: Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, LGBT, Co-occurring substance abuse, Veterans, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 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: Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Provides a non-medical approach to mental health wellness and recovery for adults 18 years and older.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: State-wide surveys on the utilzation fo the pprogram.
Program Mission Statement: Dedicated to providing an alternative, non-medical approach to wellness and recovery. We offer a non-judgmental, non-critical, safe, supportive and educational environment for indiviudals struggling and recovering with a variety of mental health issues. Staff and members share leadership and decision making. The agency is a place where people practice relational skills, patience, respect and tolerance for diversity. Members learn to see themselves as citizens of the greater community.
Additional Information: We use both Intentional Peer Support(IPS) and Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) techniques.
Program Information
Program Name: Tri-City Consumers' Action Co-Operative
Year the Program was Started: 1994
Public Contact Person: Executive Director
Address: 36 Wakefield Street
Rochester, NH 03867
Telephone #: (603) 948-1036
Fax #: (603) 948-1047
Email Address: tricitycoop@metrocast.net
Website URL: www.tricitycoop.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, LGBT, Co-occurring substance abuse, Co-occurring HIV/AIDS, Co-occurring MR/DD, Veterans, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 1-2
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: 1. Members learn to see themselves as citizens of the greater community. 2. Practice relational skills, patience, respect and tolerance for diversity. 3. Education
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Yearly status conducted Peer Survey.
Program Mission Statement: Provide an alternative, non-medical approach to wellness and recovery. We offer a non-judgmental, non-critical, safe, supportive and educational environment for individuals struggling and recovering with a variety of mental health conditions. Staff and members share leadership and decision-making. Must be over the age of 18.
Additional Information: We provide free transportation. Our hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All our services are free.
Program Information
Program Name: Trillium Drop-in Center
Year the Program was Started: 2007
Public Contact Person: Cynthia Dudley
Address: 13184 Centerpointe Way
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Telephone #: (703) 763-3865
Email Address: contact@trilliumdropincenter.org
Website URL: www.trilliumdropincenter.org/
Program Category: Drop-in Center
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
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: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: 1. Offer a place for mental health consumers 2. Promote well-being 3. Promote connectedness
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: We are a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a stress-free, stigma-free atmosphere for people 18 and over who hve experienced mental health issues.
Additional Information: Hours: 10am to 10pm, Monday through Saturday.
Program Information
Program Name: Tunefoolery Music, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 1994
Public Contact Person: Jens Rybo
Address: 85 East Newton Street
Boston, MA 02118
Telephone #: 617-626-8991
Email Address: info@tunefoolery.org
Website URL: www.tunefoolery.org
Program Category: Other
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: $70,000-$100,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Create a supportive adn musical community; Bring quality music to underserved populations; Create opportunities for healing, growth, and paid work for our members.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The mission of Tunefoolery is to: • Use music making and community-building to provide individuals with psychiatric disabilities or conditions with opportunities for hope, healing, empowerment, employment, self-reliance, and socializing; • Perform high-quality music for those who lack access to live performances, and especially for peer populations; • Eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness through dialogue, education and modeling the true talents and strengths of people with psychiatric conditions.
Additional Information: Tunefoolery is program for consumer musicians. Our 50 musicians perform a variety of music (classical, jazz, Broadway tunes, folk, rock, etc.) as solo acts or in ensembles. We travel around Massachusetts and beyond, performing over 140 gigs per year, mostly at mental health centers, hospitals, and nursing homes. We provide low-cost music lessons to our members to support their music skills and personal growth. With the goal of eliminating stigma, our Education Outreach program visit schools and other institutions to educate children and adults about the possibilities and abilities of people with psychiatric conditions.
Program Information
Program Name: Tuscola Peer Center
Agency Name: Tuscola Behavioral Health Systems
Year the Program was Started: 2010
Public Contact Person: Eric Pinkoski
Address: 146 W. Lincoln Street
Box 48
Caro, MI 48723
Telephone #: (989) 673-0273
Email Address: eric@tuscolapeercenter.com
Website URL: www.tuscolapeercenter.com
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Housing, Peer Support
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: $70,000-$100,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To provide services to individuals who have emotional or mental health prolems. Provide critical social support functions, recreational and social activities. Helping individuals solve daily living problems i.e, social, recreational, housing, transportation, and vocational. Recruit mental health consumers to be volunteers to assist other peers in recovery. Provide a monitoring network for consumers in crisis and at risk for hospitalization. Provide positive role modeling and reinforcement of adaptive behaviors so individuals can learn or relearn socially acceptable behaviors.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: It is our mission at the Tuscola Peer Center to work with the community to fight social infustices and the stigma that comes with mental illness. We are working with the community to promote Recovery for Mental Illnesses and developmental disabilities. In doing this we are helping peers to find hope for a new beginning.
Program Information
Program Name: United Self Help
Year the Program was Started: 1986
Public Contact Person: Bud Bowles
Address: 277 Ohua Ave #205H
Honolulu, HI 96815
Telephone #: (808) 561-1837
Email Address: director@unitedselfhelp.org
Website URL: www.unitedselfhelp.org
Program Category: Employment, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 20+
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Supporting mental health consumers through education and support. Give support groups, BRIDGES education classes, warm line, etc.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: surveys with people taking the BRIDGES Program.
Program Mission Statement: United Self-Help is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote mental health through education and mutual support. We've provided a number of resources here to help you help yourself.
Additional Information: Newsletter, BRIDGES classes for prisoners with mental illness and peer mentoring upon release.
Program Information
Program Name: Unlimited Alternatives
Year the Program was Started: 1985
Public Contact Person: Fawn Preston
Address: 321 Fuller Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Telephone #: (616) 881-9451
Fax #: (616) 235-8850
Email Address: uadirector1@gmail.com
Website URL: www.unlimitedalternativesgr.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Drop-in Center, Peer Support
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, LGBT, Co-occurring substance abuse, Co-occurring HIV/AIDS, Trauma Survivors, Persons on Inpatient Units, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, Families of Children, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Yes
Program Goals: Unlimited Alternatives is a drop in center for people in Kent County living with mental illness. It is a place for people to come together in a safe, relaxing environment to make friends, share ideas, and enjoy their recovery. At the center, you will find compassionate and helpful staff that support and encourage you to reach your goals and achieve your best. UA does not believe in limitations and we are capable of anything.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: "Do with, not for"
Program Information
Program Name: Up Your Alley
Agency Name: Collaberative Support Programs of NJ
Year the Program was Started: 1986
Address: 8 Liberty Street
Glassboro, NJ 08028
Telephone #: (856) 881-2204
Fax #: (856) 881-2599
Email Address: None
Website URL: cspnj.org/
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Other
Target Participants:
Men, Women, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $70,000-$100,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 1-2
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To do outreach, run groups, and provide a place for comsumers to socialize.
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: Vermont Psychiatric Survivors
Year the Program was Started: 1989
Public Contact Person: Linda Corey
Address: 1 Scale Avenue
Suite 52
Rutland, VT 05701
Telephone #: 802-775-6834
Fax #: 802-775-6823
Email Address: vpsurvivors@gmail.com
Website URL: www.sover.net/~vpsinc/
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Peer Support, Recovery Education, Other
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 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:
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: Empower consumers. Decrease stigma. Provide recovery programs.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Outcomes for this program are assessed through surveys.
Program Mission Statement: An independent statewide survivor-run organization whose primary purpose is to empower individuals, raise their self-esteem and facilitate mutual peer support among our membership. VPS is open to any and all psychiatric survivors without bias, develops and supports local survivor groups and assists individual survivors with individual issues.
Additional Information: No additional info
Program Information
Program Name: Victor Valley Day Clubhouse
Agency Name: Victor Valley Behavioral Health Center
Year the Program was Started: 1994
Public Contact Person: Harold Hines
Address: 12625 Hesperia Road #B
Victorville, CA 92395
Telephone #: (760) 955-6224
Fax #: (760) 955-2356
Email Address: hhines@dbh.sbcounty.gov
Program Category: Clubhouse
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 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: Individual training, Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: 1) Provide a safe environment of recovery 2) Empower and illuminate strength of members 3) Promote personal growth and creative expression
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Victor Valley Day Club's mission is to provide a safe environment of recovery, member empowerment, and illumination of the strengths of each member. We do this by focusing on support, healing, and helping each to focus on achieving their goals and dreams.
Additional Information: We offer a variety of groups and activities, including: mental health education group, dual-diagnosis group, coping skills, art group, and motivation group. Volunteer incentives include trips, gift cards, and special dinners. Lunch and breakfast is offered free to members. Once a month, families are invited to come to an evening dinner and presentation.
Program Information
Program Name: Visions of Hope Az
Year the Program was Started: 2002
Public Contact Person: D.r Christine Lash
Address: 601 West Hatcher Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85021
Telephone #: (602) 404-1555
Email Address: Christine.lash@hopeaz.org
Website URL: hopeaz.org/
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, LGBT, Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 20+
Paid Part-Time: 20+
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: Transforming lives through choices in wellness.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To provide recovery based services in community facilities that focus on the whole self, with opportunities of wellness, choice and empowerment while partnering with those we serve with dignity.
Program Information
Program Name: VOCAL CO-OP (Consumer Owned & Operated Programs)
Agency Name: VOCAL
Year the Program was Started: 2000
Public Contact Person: Cassandra Nudel, VOCAL CO-OP Co-founder & Brian Parrish, VOCAL CO-OP Program Director
Address: P.O. Box 1248
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Telephone #: 434-243-7878
Email Address: ann@vocalvirginia.org
Website URL: www.vocalvirginia.org/
Program Category: Technical Assistance
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: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: The VOCAL CO-OP is a collective of peer-run mental health programs in Virginia. Over the past 5 years, the CO-OP has worked with over 25 peer-run groups throughout the state.

Our past projects include free trainings such as The Art of Leadership, Cookbook for Consumer-Run Programs, Tools for Organizational Assessment, Fear of Filing (501c3), and The Art of Grant Making.

We have also published two guidebooks: The Grant Seekers Treasure Map & Orienteering Guide, and Blueprints for Change: Step-by-Step Guides to Building Peer Programs, which are all available for free downloading in the Publications area of our website.

As advocates for mental health system transformation, the VOCAL CO-OP designed, initiated, and found funding to launch two new statewide programs: VOCALs REACH program and the VOCAL Network.

The CO-OP has given presentations at statewide and regional conferences, organized over 40 statewide meetings of mental health advocates, and served on planning councils to help guide the Virginia Mental Health System towards transformation and recovery-based services.

In past years, the CO-OP also ran a mini-grant program, called Two People Two Chairs. Through Two People Two Chairs Mini-Grants, grassroots groups in Virginia have started a bilingual warm line, an art & performance coffee house, a free clothing thrift shop at a drop-in center, a prototype for agoraphobia groups, a recovery speakers bureau, several support and recovery groups, and a job skills training series.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Surveys, outcomes and reports about our projects are available on our website http://www.vocalvirginia.org/ in the "portfolio" section.
Program Mission Statement: The VOCAL CO-OP is part of the Virginia Organization of Consumers Asserting Leadership (VOCAL, Inc). VOCAL is a statewide organization dedicated to mental health recovery, empowerment, and leadership.

VOCAL and the VOCAL CO-OP are 100% peer-run all our staff, board and members self-identify as people in mental health recovery.
Additional Information: We offer free trainings, publications, and opportunities for peer-run programs in Virginia. The best way to find out about upcoming opportunities is to join our free email newsletter on our website www.vocalsupportcenter.org. Or, if your group is a peer-run program in Virginia, you can write us for a CO-OP membership application. VOCAL, P.O. Box 1248, Charlottesville, VA, 22902. If you are an individual (not a program), you can join our sister program, the VOCAL Network (listed seperately in this directory)
Program Information
Program Name: VOCAL Network
Agency Name: VOCAL (Virginia Organization of Consumers Asserting Leadership)
Year the Program was Started: 2004
Public Contact Person: Ann Benner
Address: 3212 Cutshaw Ave.
Suite 206
Richmond, VA 23230
Telephone #: 804-343-1777
Fax #: 804-343-0160
Email Address: network@vocalvirginia.org
Website URL: vocalnetwork.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults, Other
Program Setting:
Other
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: 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: Program brochure, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To network mental health consumers in the Commonwealth of Virginia for support, advocacy, and systems change.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: In development.
Program Information
Program Name: Voices of the Heart, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 1998
Public Contact Person: John D. Sullivan
Address: 3043 State Rte. 4
Suite #2
Hudson Falls, NY 12839
Telephone #: (518) 747-8404
Fax #: (518) 747-9580
Email Address: voicesoftheeart@albany.twcbc.com
Website URL: www.voicesoftheheart.net
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Crisis Prevention/Respite, Drop-in Center, Employment, Homeless Outreach, Peer Companion, Peer Support, Recovery Education, Recreation/Arts, Support Group, Technical Assistance, Other
Target Participants:
Men, Women, LGBT, Co-occurring substance abuse, Co-occurring HIV/AIDS, Co-occurring MR/DD, Persons on Inpatient Units, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 10-20
Volunteers: 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: 1. Educate consumer in becoming self-empowered and self advocates. 2. Reduce inpatient admissions and days in inpatient settings with use of appropriate alternatives to supports. 3. Increase independence with goal of full citizenship in one's community of choice.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Outcomes are monitored through consumer feedback and surveys program to program. It is the goal of Voices to construct a survey tool that would support more adequately measured initial and ongoing progress in a more longitudinal process.
Program Mission Statement: Voices of the Heart, Inc. is a not-for-profit mutual support and advocacy organization exclusively formed by, operated by, and concerned with people who have utilzed or need mental health services and supports. Funded by the NYS Office of Mental Health, NENY Regional Food Bank, & private donations and serving individuals and the communities of Washington and Warren Counties. Its mission is to help people define their personal boundaries and achieve a maximum degree of autonomy and self-empowerment, and respect to exercise the rights and responsibilities of full citizenship.
Additional Information: Programs include: respite program/hospital diversion/crisis alternative program, social/rehab activities,food pantry, slef-help support groups, community education activities, peer advocacy, and resource center.
Program Information
Program Name: WA Co. Consumer Council (Comfort Zone)
Year the Program was Started: 1998
Public Contact Person: Nona Clarke
Address: 669 S. First Ave., Ste. 200
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Telephone #: 971-400-2056
Fax #: 503-681-7955
Email Address: nonaclarkeemail@gmail.com
Website URL: drop-in.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support
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: 5-10
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To provide support, socialization & build community.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Information
Program Name: Warm Line
Agency Name: Project Return Peer Support Network
Year the Program was Started: 1998
Public Contact Person: Angelica Garcia
Address: P.O. Box 91730
Los Angeles, CA 90091
Telephone #: (323) 346-0960 x226
Fax #: (323) 346-0966
Email Address: agarcia@mhala.org
Program Category: Other
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget:
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: None
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Sometimes
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Project Return Peer Support Network promotes wellness, personal growth, and self-determination for people who have experienced mental illness, by providing social opportunities, education and community involvement. We believe in diversity, acceptance, advocacy, and empowerment while encouraging people to transform their lives.
Program Information
Program Name: WARMLINE
Agency Name: Mental Health Association of New Mexico
Year the Program was Started: 2003
Public Contact Person: Shela Silverman
Address: 128 Bridge Street
Las Vegas, NM 87701
Telephone #: (505) 429-9276
Email Address: mhanewmexico@msn.com
Website URL: www.mentalhealthconsumer.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center
Target Participants:
Hispanic, Co-occurring substance abuse, Persons on Inpatient Units, Persons who are Homeless, Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $70,000-$100,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? 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, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: 1. Anti-stigma within the community. 2. Education to consumers and individuals who are employed in programs for consumers. 3. Safe, affordable housing supports.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Involved with programs that are being evaluated, including Drop-In Center, Warm Line;have done legislation for Boarding Homes
Program Mission Statement: To provide mental health education to consumers, family members, professionals, and the community at large; provide advocacy for consumers and to those who are employed in the mental health field; establish and nurture various support groups as determined by the needs of the community; act as a vehicle to reflect the needs of the community pertaining to mental health issues; and make those needs known to the appropriate agencies and/or organizations.
Program Information
Program Name: Wasatch AMAC - Female Adults Molested as Children
Year the Program was Started: 2013
Address: 150 W Civic Center Drive
Sandy, UT 84070
Telephone #: (385) 351-9523
Email Address: Wasatchamac@gmail.com
Website URL: www.meetup.com/wasatchAMAC/
Program Category: Peer Support
Target Participants:
Women, 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: 1-2
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: None
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: None
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To provide peer support
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: This is a free self help group for any female adult who has been molested as a child and is trying to cope.
Program Information
Program Name: Washington County Consumer Council
Year the Program was Started: 1992
Address: 669 S. First Ave., Suite 200
Hillsboro, OR 97123
Telephone #: (503) 681-7900
Fax #: (503) 681-7955
Email Address: nonaemail@yahoo.com
Website URL: www.drop-in.org
Program Category: Clubhouse, Drop-in Center, Peer Support
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: 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? Sometimes
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To support one another.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To offer a safe environment that offers a variety of services and programs to those living with mental health services.
Additional Information: "At this center, the Council provides its consumers with special services, including a safe haven to socialize, experience meaningful activities, and have a good meal, and employment opportunities to gain the necessary skills and self-respect to function in today's world."
Program Information
Program Name: Waterville Social Club
Agency Name: Motivational Services
Year the Program was Started: 1984
Public Contact Person: Gary Stevens
Address: 32 Ticonic Street
Waterville, ME 04901
Telephone #: 207-877-1027
Fax #: 207-877-1027
Email Address: gstevens@mocomaine.com
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recreation/Arts
Target Participants:
Persons who are Homeless, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
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: Some
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? Yes
Program Goals: "The Waterville Social Club is designed to assist adults who are recovering from mental illness. We do not offer therapy, but rather peer and social support, utilizing a psychosocial model."
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Additional Information: "There are many activities in which to participate: art class, governing board, recreational and educational activities, social leisure, cultural events, daily living skills, crafts, volunteerism and field trips."
Program Information
Program Name: We C.A.R.E. (Communicate, Assist, Respond, & Engage)
Agency Name: Mental Health Association of SE Penna.
Year the Program was Started: 2004
Public Contact Person: Lisa Faulkner
Address: 1211 Chestnut St.
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Telephone #: 215-751-1800 ex514
Fax #: 215-636-6301
Email Address: lfaulkner@mhasp.org
Website URL: www.mhasp.org
Program Category: Advocacy
Target Participants:
Other
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: None
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Some
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available:
Program Goals: The We C.A.R.E. project will provide training, education and advocacy services to PCHs.. Technical assistance will be provided to PCH residents. Track the number of residents and staff in each home.
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 We C.A.R.E. project is to educate, empower, and advocate for residents living in Personal Care Homes (PCH) as well as provide technical assistance to PCH providers and staff in a culturally competent manner.
Additional Information: The We C.A.R.E. Project is a brand new and exciting program to bring advocacy services to residents of Personal Care Homes. Please check back soon for updates and announcements.
Program Information
Program Name: Wellness & Recovery Center South
Agency Name: Consumers Self Help
Year the Program was Started: 2009
Address: 7000 Franklin Blvd
Ste 110
Sacramento, CA 95823
Telephone #: 916-394-9195
Fax #: 916-392-2827
Email Address: bsmithwaters@consumersselfhelp.org
Website URL: www.consumersselfhelp.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 5-10
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: 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, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To reduce hospitalization and to better the lives of our members.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Annual County Review, state review and annual performance outcome surveys.
Additional Information: The center offers daytime group activities, outreach, self help, peer counseling and peer advocacy. The center is an active place and on any given day, the premises are busy with consumers socializing, participating in groups, and exercising their right to be a part of a community which values their presence and individuality. Attendance is voluntary and free of charge. Program participants are referred to as members and this concept of membership is extended to all aspects of the running of the program. Members help plan Center activities and groups as well as serve on hiring committees and serve on the Board of Directors. It is the membership which contributes to the ongoing effectiveness of the program. Along with daily activities, the program offers a point of daily contact for those individuals who are often isolated. Continued attendance and involvement allow these sometime vulnerable individuals the opportunity to become part of a viable community, to have a voice and to have a place to belong.
Program Information
Program Name: Wellness & Recovery Center(s)
Agency Name: Consumers Self Help Center
Year the Program was Started: 2007
Public Contact Person: Eric Zuniga
Address: 3815 Marconi Ave., Suite 1
Sacramento , CA 95821
Telephone #: 916-485-4175
Fax #: 916-485-2673
Email Address: ezuniga@consumersselfhelp.org
Website URL: www.consumersselfhelp.org
Program Category: Community Education, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 20+
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? 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: Promote wellness & recovery through traditional and alternative mental health services.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Consumers Self Help Center’s (CSHC) mission is to develop and implement Consumer driven programs and services based on the self help philosophy to empower persons with psychiatric disabilities.
Additional Information: Consumers Self Help Center also provide Patients' Rights Advocacy services to individuals utilizing mental heatlh services within Sacramento county.
Program Information
Program Name: Wellness Academy
Agency Name: Mental Health Association in Greensboro
Year the Program was Started: 2009
Public Contact Person: Susan Ball
Address: 33o S. Greene St
Suite B-12
Greensboro, NC 27401
Telephone #: (336) 373-1402
Fax #: (336) 273-4744
Email Address: susan@mhag.org
Website URL: www.mhag.org/wellness-academy.cfm
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
Hispanic, 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: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To promote respect, dignity, and the opportunity for all consumers living in recovery to achieve their full potential free from stigma and prejudice, to reduce recidivism into crisis/inpatient treatment.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Internal pre/post assessments, exit interviews, 6 month and 12 month follow-ups indicate an 85% success rate in clients achieving their goals of living more productive lives in recovery.
Program Mission Statement: To provide leadership in identifying and addressing the mental health needs of consumers living in recovery; seeking to maximize the mental wellness of individuals, families and communities through education, support, and collaboration with mental health professionals.
Additional Information: We don't just teach recovery - we live it!
Program Information
Program Name: Wellness and Advocacy Center
Agency Name: Goodwill Industries of the Redwood Empire
Year the Program was Started: 2007
Public Contact Person: Amy Breckenridge
Address: 3400 Chanate Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Telephone #: 707 565-7804
Fax #: 707 565-7838
Email Address: Abreckenridge@gire.org
Website URL: www.wellnessandadvocacy.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Drop-in Center, Peer Support
Target Participants:
Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, LGBT, Adolescents
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 10-20
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Create a healthy, recovery oriented environment where individuals can pursue individual goals, pursue socialization, develop self- direction and self empowerment.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To support individuals living with mental health challenges to develop and sustain health and well being through self empowerment.
Additional Information: We offer a career/computer lab for self directed job search, an open art studio and art gallery to promote and sell art work and create advocacy, a variety of self help groups are on-going and member driven and also house a Peer/Self Advocacy component through Disability Rights California.
Program Information
Program Name: Wellness in the Woods
Year the Program was Started: 2013
Public Contact Person: Jode Freyholtz-London
Address: 25362 230th Street
Verndale, MN 56481
Telephone #: (218) 296-2067
Email Address: mnwellnessinthewoods@gmail.com
Website URL: wellness-in-the-woods.org/
Program Category: Community Education
Target Participants:
Veterans, Young Adults, Adults
Program Setting:
Mobile/Transitional
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, Program brochure, Website, Other
Cost for materials? Yes
Program Goals: 1. Advocacy for rural Minnesotans with mental illness.

2. Educating communities about the eight dimensions of wellness.

3. Identify personal and community strengths to develop natural supports.

Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Our Mission is to partner with individuals and communities in rural Minnesota to identify and develop cohesive natural supports that encompass the "Eight Dimensions" of wellness.
Additional Information: Offers services including WRAP training, wellness events, advocacy, circle keepers, speakers bureau. Our vision is to foster and embrace all life experiences.
Program Information
Program Name: Wellness Wired
Agency Name: Mental Health America of Virginia
Year the Program was Started: 2009
Public Contact Person: Curt White
Address: 3212 Cutshaw Ave.
Suite 315
Richmond, VA 23230
Telephone #: (804) 257-5591
Fax #: (804) 257-5593
Email Address: curt.white@mhav.org
Website URL: www.wellnesswired.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Recovery Education, Technical Assistance
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 1-2
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: WELLNESS WIRED is a social networking site designed specifically for consumers and mental health advocates in Virginia.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Additional Information: WEBINARS Our webinar hosting service allows you to present live video feeds, power point presentations and other multimedia to hundreds of online audience members. We will provide all technical support, just give us a time and list of invitees. WEB-MEETINGS and WEB-CONFERENCING Web-meetings are more interactive than webinars and involve fewer participants, usually no more than twelve. Attendees can take turns displaying their desktops and can even edit documents on each others computers in real time. Web-meetings have full teleconferencing support so group discussions are easy to manage. ONLINE VIDEO Record a lecture, interview or other event and we will compress, format and upload the video to youtube.com
Program Information
Program Name: West Virginia Leadership Academy
Agency Name: West Virginia Mental Health Planning Council
Year the Program was Started: 1970
Public Contact Person: Linda Pauley
Address: PO Box 1055
Buckhannon, WV 26201
Telephone #: (304) 460.2624
Email Address: linda_pauley@yahoo.com
Website URL: www.wvmhpc.org/wv_leadership_academy.php
Program Category: Advocacy
Target Participants:
Families of Children, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Mobile/Transitional
Annual Program Budget: $40,000-$70,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To provide advocacy and training to adult consumers and their families.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: University of Chicago
Program Mission Statement: The West Virginia Leadership Academy is a nationally recognized training program to enable people to take more responsibility in community planning and improvement. The original goal was to provide consumers of mental health services and family members of consumers with skills needed to assume a position of strong leadership in advocating for improvements in mental health services and supports. The Academy also provides a graduate support system, offers opportunities to apply skills in home communities, and collects data related to impact graduates have had.
Program Information
Program Name: West Virginia Mental Health Consumers Association
Year the Program was Started: 1987
Address: 713 Bigley Avenue
Charleston, WV 25302
Telephone #: 1-800-598-8847
Fax #: (304) 342-6090
Email Address: None
Website URL: www.wvmhca.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Community 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: 20+
Paid Part-Time: 10-20
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To promote consumer driven recovery oriented services, and to build a network of consumers in West Virginia, and around the nation
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: WVMHCA IS A NON-PROFIT CORPORATION ORGANIZED UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROMOTING THE RIGHTS, REPRESENTATION, RESPECT AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR CONSUMERS OF MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES. WE BELIEVE THAT ALL PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT TO ADEQUATE HOUSING, FOOD, CLOTHING, EDUCATION, HEALTH CARE AND EMPLOYMENT. THESE RIGHTS MUST BE GUARANTEED TO ALL HUMAN BEINGS IRRESPECTIVE OF RACE, CLASS, COLOR, GENDER, SEXUAL IDENTITY, AGE, RELIGION, CREED, NATIONAL ORIGIN, OR DISABILITY. WE BELIEVE THAT WE MUST ACT JUSTLY ON BEHALF OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE, OR HAVE HAD A MENTAL OR EMOTIONAL ILLNESS.
Additional Information: The principal office of WVMHCA is located in Kanawha County, West Virginia. WVMHCA serves as a vehicle for building a statewide network, providing peer support, and expanding the participation of consumers in all aspects of the public mental health system. The Consumer Affairs Office staff is responsible for monitoring all projects and providing technical support to the field offices. WVMHCA also operates the Consumer Organization and Networking Technical Assistance Center (CONTAC), a national peer self-help TAC, assists in mental health system transformation by providing skill-building opportunities fostering consumer/peer-run programs, specifically in areas of recovery and grassroots program administration/management, emphasizing self-help, mutual support, and empowerment. CONTAC del Oeste, our western states office, is located in Santa Cruz, NM. WVMHCA also operates peer run projects that provide Housing, Education, Transportation, Peer Support, Drop-In Centers, and other supports to assist an individual to be successful and satisfied in their community of choice.
Program Information
Program Name: Western Mass. Recovery Learning Community
Agency Name: Western Mass Training Consortium
Year the Program was Started: 2007
Public Contact Person: Sera Davidow
Address: 187 High Street
Suite 303
Holyoke, MA 01040
Telephone #: (413) 539-5941
Fax #: (413) 536-5466
Email Address: info@westernmassrlc.org
Website URL: www.westernmassrlc.org
Program Category: Other
Target Participants:
Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 5-10
Paid Part-Time: 10-20
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: We believe that human relationships are at the center of what heals people who have experienced extreme emotional states, trauma, mental health diagnoses and a variety of other challenges in life. Our lived experience and "humanness" is what unites us. Our stories, collective wisdom and strength are what guide us and our community to wellness.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The Western Mass. Recovery Learning Community (RLC) creates conditions that support recovery at both the individual and community level through trauma-sensitive peer supports and the development of a regional network.
Program Information
Program Name: Wings Enrichment Center
Year the Program was Started: 1998
Public Contact Person: Laurel Labadie
Address: 729 South Walnut Street
Marysville, OH 42040
Telephone #: 937-642-9555
Fax #: 937-644-9543
Email Address: ll_at_wings@yahoo.com
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Co-occurring MR/DD
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: 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: Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To support mental health consumers and people with drug and alcohol issues in recovery with referals/resources and supprots they may need to acheve wellness and quality life.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide an environment for growth and support of those who are striving for recovery of mental health and sobriety. It is a place to socialize, attend groups, strengthen abilities, and recognize talents.
Program Information
Program Name: Wings Upon the Prairie
Year the Program was Started: 1999
Public Contact Person: Dana Schmid
Address: 485 N. Franklin Avenue
Colby, KS 67701
Telephone #: (785) 460-7477
Email Address: wings@st-tel.net
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: $40,000-$70,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Our goal is to decrease the stigma and isolation of mental illness. We work to increase members' self-advocacy in their therapy, whether traditional medicine or personal medicine. We have opportunities for our members to take roles in volunteerism and leadership. We teach a variety of skills such as crocheting, life skills, cooking, housekeeping and office training.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The mission of Wings upon the Prairie, Inc. is to serve past and present consumers in Northwest Kansas who suffer from Mental Illness by providing companionship, socialization, information and transportation. With community cooperation, the individual will have the freedom to develop positive self-esteem, which will help in the recovery process.
Additional Information: Sunday 1-5 pm Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 3 - 5 pm Saturday 9 am - 3 pm
Program Information
Program Name: Wisconsin Association of Peer Specialists, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2009
Public Contact Person: Alyce Knowlton-Jablonski
Address: 926 south 16th Avenue
Wausau, WI 54401
Telephone #: 715-212-3677
Email Address: waops@live.com
Website URL: waps.health.officelive.com
Program Category: Community Education
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Website, Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To ehnhance Peer Specialist opportunities and employment and provide community education and facilitate system transformaion in the state of Wisconsin.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Together we will revolutionize the mental health system statewide by promoting, supporting and advocating for the profession of Peer Specialist.
Additional Information: The Wisconsin Association of Peer Specialists has a speakers available for community education on a variety of mental health subjects, provides for continuing educational opportunities for Peer Specialists in the state, monitors trainings programs and adherence to standards and ethics in programs employing Peer Specialists and advocates for improvements in the delivery of Peer Specialist programming in services. The Association provides a central calendar of known mental health events and meetings around the state. It maintains a forum for discussion on the internet.
Program Information
Program Name: WRAP Facilitator Training
Agency Name: Recovery Resources & Support
Year the Program was Started: 2010
Public Contact Person: Heather Seaman
Address: 10540 Chalkley Road
Richmond, VA 23237
Telephone #: (877) 925-4777
Fax #: (804) 778-7761
Email Address: info@rrs4hope.com
Website URL: www.rrs4hope.com
Program Category: Employment, 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: 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, Individual training, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To improve the quality of lives of individuals experiencing mental health and/or substance addiction challenges.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: The outcomes for this program have been assessed in an external research project by affiliates of the Copeland Center. Most of the outcomes were positive. The outcomes for the program have also been assessed internally through examination of participant evaluations, also with positive outcomes.
Program Mission Statement: Our mission is to improve the quality of lives of individuals affacted by mental health challenges and substance addictions by connecting and providing people and organizations with effective recovery resources and support.
Program Information
Program Name: Youth M.O.V.E BeyoND
Agency Name: Youth M.O.V.E. National
Year the Program was Started: 2011
Public Contact Person: Matthew McCleary
Address: P.O. Box 3061
Bismarck, ND 58502
Telephone #: (701) 222-1223; (800) 484
Email Address: youthmovebeyond@yahoo.com
Website URL: www.youthmovebeyond.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education
Target Participants:
Children, Families of Children, Adolescents, Young Adults
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: We are devoted to improving services and systems that support positive growth and development by uniting the voices of individuals who have lived experience in various systems including mental health, juvenile justice, education, and child welfare.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Youth M.O.V.E. BeyoND works as a diverse collective to unite the voices and causes of youth while raising awareness around youth issues. We will advocate for youth rights and voice in mental health and the other systems that serve them, for the purpose of empowering youth to be equal partners in the process of change.
Program Information
Program Name: Youth MOVE Maine
Agency Name: THRIVE
Year the Program was Started: 2006
Public Contact Person: Ryun Anderson
Address: 124 Canal Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
Telephone #: 207-782-5783
Fax #: 207-782-5793
Email Address: Randerson7@gmail.com
Website URL: www.youthmovemaine.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Peer Support
Target Participants:
Adolescents, Young Adults
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: 20+
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: We are an organization of youth and young adults who have participated in service systems and utilized natural supports to work through challenging times in our lives. We work in collaboration with families, system leaders, professionals and community members to make positive, lasting change in systems, communities and our own lives based on the unique knowledge and perspective that youth and young adults bring to the table.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Evaluation of leadership and life changes in progress.
Program Mission Statement: Youth move Maine builds the skill, partnerships, policies and practices essential to making sure all youth are connected, resilient, growing and included in the decisions that impact their lives.
Program Information
Program Name: Zuzu's Place
Year the Program was Started: 2001
Public Contact Person: Daniel Kriegman
Address: 20 Dorcar Road
Newton, MA 02467
Telephone #: 617-527-1631
Fax #: 617-527-0995
Email Address: kriegman@aol.com
Website URL: www.zuzusplace.org
Program Category: Housing
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $40,000-$70,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 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: None
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: None
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Establish cooperative housing run by and for the members who ar psychiatric survivors.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: ZuZu's Place (the name was inspired by Don White's song, "Angel in Pieces") will eventually be a number of homes for people with a history of serious emotional problems. While overwhelming stress may have resulted in their hospitalization in the past, the members of the Zuzu's Place Cooperatives are committed to independent living--to making their home--outside of the psychiatric system.
Additional Information: Members appreciate the universal human need for community, but do not want to live in a "group home" or other institutional setting run by "staff." For such "psychiatric survivors," there are currently no places in the USA where cooperative living in a supportive community is available outside of institutional, professionally run programs. There appear to be some examples of this type of home in England and Europe and, in the US, cooperative houses that are run by the members do exist. But, these US co-ops typically refuse to accept new members who have had a history of "mental illness." Therefore, if survivors want to join a cooperative community in the US, they have to hide a large part of themselves--and must even lie--merely to be accepted and given a chance. The people coming together to create and live in ZuZu's Place want to be open and honest about their lives, and feel supported by housemates who can relate to and be patient with one another. People who have survived overwhelming emotional experiences know about the need for patience, acceptance, and belonging. Almost invariably they encountered the opposite--judgment, stigmatizing labels, impatience, and rejection--when they were forced to turn to the available sources of care or tried to join independent efforts to form caring, cooperative communities.