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Program Information
Program Name: Our Place Drop-in Center
Agency Name: Rocky Mountain Development
Year the Program was Started: 2009
Public Contact Person: Gene Leuwer
Address: 631 North Last Chance Gulch
Helena, MT 59601
Telephone #: (406) 442-1374
Fax #: (406) 447-1629
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
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: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
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: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: None
Cost for materials? N/A
Program Goals: Community re-integration and peer support
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: 3 Knowledge, Quality of Life and Empowerment (Currently this outcomes project is in its final implementation stages with assistance from Mark Salzer, Ph.D. of Temple University's Collaborative on Community Integration.
Program Mission Statement: "The Mission of Our Place is to promote and encourage Recovery and wellness through positive interactions and experiences within a peer-directed, community-based environment."
Additional Information: We closely adhere to the drop-in center model as described by the National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse.

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