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Program Information
Program Name: Person to Person
Agency Name: Behavioral Healthcare Inc
Year the Program was Started: 1993
Public Contact Person: Nate Rockitter
Address: Community Connections
10004 E Colfax
Aurora, CO 80010
Telephone #: 303-577-9823
Fax #: 303-739-0389
Email Address: info@peertraining.com
Website URL: www.peertraining.com
Program Category: Peer Support, Technical Assistance
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $70,000-$100,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 10-20
Volunteers: 1-2
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: Effectively train mental health consumers to become Peer Specialists through Behavioral Healthcare Inc. Provides consumers an opportunity for an employment in the Human Services field through college internship experience. Provides supervisory opportunities for peer specialists. Provides an opportunity to obtain a 24 credit Human Services certificate through the Community College of Denver
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Consumer Satisfaction Surveys are submitted at 3 month intervals to Behavioral Healthcare. They correlate the effectiveness of meeting with a Peer Specialist (relative to other mental health services and systems of support) in regards to specific issues identiied by the consumer
Program Mission Statement: Provide support, advocacy, guidance, and resources for the mental health community
Additional Information: Person to Person has been working with Behavioral Healthcare since 1997, to train an employee Peer Specialists. Peer Specialists must complete 2 semesters of training (7 credits through the Community College of Denver) before they can be employed at Behavioral Healthcare Inc. Once employed, they become part of a team. Skilled Peer Specialists are given opportunities to become supervisors. Supervisors srtive to help Peer Specialists grow. Peer Specialists strive to allow consumers to help themselves

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