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Program Information
Program Name: Keya House
Agency Name: Mental Health Association of Nebraska
Year the Program was Started: 2009
Public Contact Person: Alan Green
Address: 2817 South 14th Street
Lincoln, NE 68502
Telephone #: (402) 261-5959
Fax #: (402) 441-4377
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Crisis Prevention/Respite
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
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: All
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
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: 1. Reduce/eliminate need for advanced crisis/EPC level of services 2. Individual crisis management skills development 3. Recovery/Wellness education
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The mission of Keya House is to assist individuals living with serious mental illness avert crisis and do away with the necessity for higher levels of care, while at the same time obtaining necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to maintain wellness and work towards recovery from mental illness.
Additional Information: The Keya House offers a comfortable, clean and furnished bedroom house in a quiet and safe neighborhood. It consists of peers helping peers with crisis prevention and diversion from psychiatric distress that may lead to hospitalization. The Keya House is strictly voluntary and free of charge. Guests self-refer or are referred by a professional or family member. There is a registration process to ensure whether the program is appropriate for each individual, as well as for the comfort of other guests. The Keya House offers a stay of up to five days. Peer companions staff the house 24 hours a day. Staff can maintain contact and support at your request, after you finish your stay.

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