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Program Information
Program Name: Morning Star, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2004
Address: 1018 Poyntz Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66502
Telephone #: 785-587-4644
Fax #: 785-587-4644
Email Address:
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Men, Women
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: 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: Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To provide a safe, drug and alcohol free environment to socialize, meet new people, receive peer-to-peer counseling, attend support groups or just have a place to hang out.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Conduct annual internal client satisfaction survey. Administer a post group survey at the completion of psychosocial groups and training classes. Submit quarterly and annual reports to funders.
Program Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide consumers of mental health services with the resources needed to break through the barriers of stigma and isolation. Our environment promotes independence and recovery by self-empowerment.
Additional Information: Morning Star, Inc. -- a Consumer Run Organization (CRO), is one of approximately 20 CROs throughout the state of Kansas; all are run by the consumer for the consumer.

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