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Program Information
Program Name: The Living Center
Agency Name: Colorado River Behavioral Health System, LLC
Year the Program was Started: 2004
Public Contact Person: Rick Ploski
Address: 1444 S. 4th Avenue
Yuma, AZ 85364
Telephone #: (928) 261-8668
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Employment, Peer Support
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 20+
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 1-2
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, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Our Living Centers assist participants, referred to as Friend in Recovery, to reach individual goals. Our Centers utilize the “Culturally Integrated Wellness” Model.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: We utilize Chestnut Health Systems Global Appraisal of Individual Needs as our Data Collection tool. We receive a quarterly evaluation from Sonoran Research Group, LLC.
Additional Information: The Living Centers (TLC) provide peer-based recovery support for persons with psychiatric disorders, including addictive disorders. The peer-based recovery support services available through TLC incorporate Culturally Integrated Wellness, a service delivery methodology developed to increase access to healthcare services for persons in traditionally underserved communities. Culturally Integrated Wellness involves the population of focus in the development, implementation and provision of the healthcare services they will receive

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