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Program Name: Compeer Wellness and Social Integration Program
Agency Name: Mental Health America of Licking Co.
Year the Program was Started: 1995
Public Contact Person: Kristen Frame
Address: 65 Messimer Drive
Newark, OH 43055
Telephone #: 740-522-1341
Fax #: 740-522-4464
Email Address: mhacompeerfia@alink.com
Website URL: www.mhalc.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Peer Companion
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 10-20
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: Individual training, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Community Service: to raise self-esteem and form community connections through service. Mental Health Education: to educate consumers about MH issues, encourage consumer participation in medical treatment, and to reduce community stigma, as well as self-stigma. Social Integration: develop social skills and connect with friends in community. Wellness Focus: to reduce or eliminate tobacco usage, to promote good health and wellness habits, good nutritional habits, educate about the SAMHSA 10 x 10 Campaign. Guest Speaker Focus: to introduce participants to commmunity resources, strengthen relationships with other agencies, encourage appropriate use of services.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Evidence-based programs of Compeer International, SAMHSA 10 x 10 Campaign and SAMHSA's 25 Tobacco Cessation Pioneers
Program Mission Statement: The Vision of MHA is of a just, humane and healthy society in which all people are accorded respect, dignity, and the opportunity to achieve their full potential free from stigma and prejudice. The Mission of Mental Health America of Licking County is to promote good mental health, wellness and achieve victory over mental illness.
Additional Information: We also provide free support groups and an extensive resource library.

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