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Program Name: Depression Bipolar Support Alliance West Virginia
Agency Name: DBSA
Year the Program was Started: 2008
Public Contact Person: Diana Thompson
Address: 144 Wood St
Buckhannon , WV 26201
Telephone #: 304 472 1947
Email Address:
Program Category: Community Education, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Men, Women, LGBT, Trauma Survivors, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Veterans, Families of Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
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: Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To educate the public on mental health issues and to provide peer support in all areas of WV by organizing local chapters of DBSA.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: We have been there; we can help.

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