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Program Information
Program Name: Tuscola Peer Center
Agency Name: Tuscola Behavioral Health Systems
Year the Program was Started: 2010
Public Contact Person: Eric Pinkoski
Address: 146 W. Lincoln Street
Box 48
Caro, MI 48723
Telephone #: (989) 673-0273
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Housing, Peer Support
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: $70,000-$100,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
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? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To provide services to individuals who have emotional or mental health prolems. Provide critical social support functions, recreational and social activities. Helping individuals solve daily living problems i.e, social, recreational, housing, transportation, and vocational. Recruit mental health consumers to be volunteers to assist other peers in recovery. Provide a monitoring network for consumers in crisis and at risk for hospitalization. Provide positive role modeling and reinforcement of adaptive behaviors so individuals can learn or relearn socially acceptable behaviors.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: It is our mission at the Tuscola Peer Center to work with the community to fight social infustices and the stigma that comes with mental illness. We are working with the community to promote Recovery for Mental Illnesses and developmental disabilities. In doing this we are helping peers to find hope for a new beginning.

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