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Program Information
Program Name: The Main Link
Year the Program was Started: 1995
Public Contact Person: Mark & Anne Beauchemin
Address: 118 Desmond St
Sayre, PA 18840
Telephone #: 570-888-5083
Fax #: 570-888-4889
Email Address: info@themainlink.net
Website URL: www.themainlink.net
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recreation/Arts
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 10-20
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: Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: The Main Link offers recreation, peer support and advocacy for mental health consumers.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The Community Support Program provides peer support, guidance, recreation, advocacy and linkages with mental health services for mental health consumers. This accomplished through The Main Link, a support center run for and by mental health consumers. The success of The Main Link serves to combat the stigma of mental illness and greatly enhances the mental health services of the community.
Additional Information: The Main Link contracts with the Bradford & Sullivan County office of mental health to deliver peer to peer services including peer support, WRAP, Consumer/Family Satisfaction Team and various wellness programs.

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