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Program Name: Helping Other People through Empowerment /Wellness and Recovery Center
Agency Name: Helping Other People Through Empowerment
Year the Program was Started: 2000
Public Contact Person: Thomas Hicks
Address: 1426 E. Fairmount Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21231
Telephone #: 410-327-5830
Fax #: 410-327-5834
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Advocacy, Drop-in Center, Peer Support
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, LGBT, Co-occurring substance abuse, Co-occurring HIV/AIDS, Trauma Survivors, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, Families of Children, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults, Other
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 1-2
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: to assist the homeless/mental ill population with becoming empowered by increaseing awareness of the resources available using peer support and in a environment that's conducive to their wellness and recovery.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: MD. Mental Health Transformation Project: Evealuation of Cosumer-Operated Organizations, Baltimore Mental Health Systems: Quality Control Site Visit.
Program Mission Statement: Our Mission is to assit adults with mental illness in Baltimore City with becoming empowered by increasing awareness of the resources available using peer support in a comfortable and supportive environment.
Additional Information: Helping Other People through Empowerment/ Wellness and Recovery Center won the-2005 Exemplary Program Award. The award was presented by SAMHSA.

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