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Program Information
Program Name: Firewalkers
Agency Name: VOCAL
Year the Program was Started: 2009
Public Contact Person: Malaina Poore
Address: PO Box 1248
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Telephone #: 434-243-7878
Email Address: malaina@vocalvirginia.org
Website URL: www.thefirebook.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Mobile/Transitional
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: All
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: Mental Health Anti-Stigma project with the aim of community education and support and hope for peers.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Firewalkers: Radically Rethinking Mental Health
Additional Information: We have a newly published book, website and soon, an interactive blog. We offer workshops (primarily in Virginia) about recovery and telling our stories.

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