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Program Information
Program Name: The Community Center
Agency Name: MHMR of Tarrant County
Year the Program was Started: 1998
Public Contact Person: Karen Dunn
Address: 505 S. Jennings
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Telephone #: 817-569-4743
Email Address:
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 5-10
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: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To assist each individual in the development of their own unique recovery plan; To develop coping skills for their illness; To establish social skills; and educate on the illness and its symptoms.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The Community Center is to provide a safe, supportive and non-threatening environment for mental health consumers by empowering them to work on their recovery. A place were consumers come to end their isolation, learn social skills, begin to integrate into the community and prepare for independant living.
Additional Information: The Center provides an array of recovery groups and NAMI programs for the consumers. In addition, we provide self directed activities such as pool, dominos, puzzles, board games and other activities which assist in socialization.

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