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Program Name: Meaningful Minds of Louisiana, INC.
Year the Program was Started: 2003
Public Contact Person: Carole Glover
Address: 601 Loire Street
Suite E
Lafayette, LA 70507
Telephone #: (337) 886-3169
Fax #: (337) 886-3169
Email Address: Cglover211Bellsouth.net
Website URL: www.meaningfulmindsla.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 1-2
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, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To eradicate the stigma associated with mental illness To monitor and influence state and federal mental health legislation and funding issues To unite consumers statewide to provide annual consumer conferences To educate consumers, professionals and the general public about psychiatric illness, hospitalization, oppression and the needs of consumers To encourage mutual support and coordinate local and state consumers’ efforts towards empowerment To encourage the integration of the consumer into the mainstream of the community To facilitate active communication between consumers, consumer networks, families, professionals, organizations and persons to improve the quality of life To educate consumers of their rights and responsibilities To eliminate prejudice and oppression
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Meaningful Minds of Louisiana advocates for communication, education and leadership, enhancing self empowerment in our mental health community.

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