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Program Information
Program Name: Office of Self Help
Agency Name: our fuduciary San Francisco Study Center
Year the Program was Started: 1992
Public Contact Person: Roy Crew
Address: 1095 Market Street
Suite # 202
San Francisco, CA 94103
Telephone #: 415-575-1400
Fax #: 415-575-1401
Email Address: None
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
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? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: It is our intent to expose each individual to a positive role model and to assist them with learning the resources that are available. When asked assist as requested by the member. We work with the members from a Harm Reduction Model and allow members to come to the center high in that it is their behavior that we use as a standard. We have several people who have used on staff and speak English, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish. We are open seven days a week and provide groups, a peer counseling class, and a shuttle to out of county facilities for visitors.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: The county does an yearly review and we receive MHSA funds which requires a second review
Program Mission Statement: It is our goal to help each member reach their personal goals and highest level of quality of life.
Additional Information: We try to provide a clean safe space for people who are our peers to come and learn, socialize, and relax. We have individuals both on staff and as members who have multiple health issues. Because we work within the system we help people in or out whichever way they choose to go. We also have a Psych Nurse Practitioner and an Accupucturist provide on site services upon request. Some will think this odd until they here teir stories and know that we have literaly saved several of our members lives.

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