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Program Information
Program Name: Friends Drop-In Club
Agency Name: Northeastern Mental Health Association
Year the Program was Started:
Public Contact Person: Louise Stapert
Address: 723 3rd Avenue S.E.
Aberdeen, SD 57401
Telephone #: (605) 226-1988
Email Address: staperlc@hotmail.com
Program Category: Advocacy, Drop-in Center, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Outpatient psychiatric treatment facility
Annual Program Budget: None
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? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available:
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: We are citizens with the rights and responsibilities learning to cope with effects of mental illness with the help of friends, family therapists, and doctors. "Recovery is an individual process of connecting with others and hope for the future." --copies from Dvision of Mental Health SD--Road to Recovery.

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