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Program Information
Program Name: Colorado Mental Wellness Network
Agency Name: Mental Health America of Colorado
Year the Program was Started: 2002
Address: 1385 S Colorado Blvd.
Suite 610
Denver, CO 80222
Telephone #: (720) 208-2228
Email Address: akearney-smith@mhacolorado.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
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: 1-2
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: Training curricula, Program brochure
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals:

Goal #1: To ensure access, awareness and quality improvement to the Colorado Behavioral Health system while advancing collaboration with external stakeholders through advocacy and outreach.

Goal #2: Promote participation in service planning among individuals receiving services and family members as well as evaluating the public mental health system to improve the quality of service.

Goal #3: To promote recovery and community integration for adults with mental health conditions by enhancing knowledge and awareness of mental health conditions and wellness tools.

Goal #4: Continue to serve individuals with mental health conditions through evidence-based, high quality programming, by increasing fundraising efforts, building a cohesive and dedicated board of directors and obtaining status as an independent organization.

Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Our mission is to empower Coloradans affected by mental health conditions to achieve wellness and further recovery through advocacy tools and peer support.

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