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Program Information
Program Name: Blacksburg Computer Empowerment
Year the Program was Started: 2008
Public Contact Person: Marcus Cowgill
Address: 201 Fairfax Road #8
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Telephone #: (540) 449-1772
Email Address: marcuscowgill@gmail.com
Website URL: www.computerempowerment.net
Program Category: Peer Support, Technical Assistance, Other
Target Participants:
Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Other
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 3-5
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: Individual training, Program brochure, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To provide computers and training to individuals with a psychiatric diagnosis.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Blacksburg Computer Empowerment helps individuals acquire computer hardware and facilitates their personal empowerment as they gain the skills needed to communicate with others and to find critical information via the internet.
Additional Information: Digital connectivity is a vital need among the consumer community and we love to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.

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