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Program Name: Alyssum Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 2011
Public Contact Person: Gloria van den Berg
Address: 927 Rt 100 North
Rochester, VT 05767
Telephone #: 802-767-6000
Fax #: 802-767-6001
Email Address: Alyssum.ed@gmail.com
Website URL: Alyssum.org
Program Category: Crisis Prevention/Respite, Peer Support, Support Group
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: 10-20
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: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: Education about self-empowerment. Daily skills, spirituality, away from "mental illness"
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Very little to date. Guest response to the program has been overwhelmingly positive, Improvement of state of being is in the high 90% and occupancy has a revolving wait list.
Program Mission Statement: Is to provide a peer operated holistic approach to mental wellness and recovery for Vermonters who are experiencing emotional crisis. This alternative to psychiatric hospitalization will provide a safe, mutually supportive, non-judgmental, educational and self-empowering environment. Alyssum will afford individuals the opportunity to engage in the principles of wellness, recovery and peer support and to emerge from crisis with wisdom and the personal responsibility skills for living well.

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