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Program Information
Program Name: The Recovery Group
Year the Program was Started: 2005
Public Contact Person: Yvonne Smith
Address: 721 Brandywine St S.E.
Washington, DC 20032
Telephone #: (202) 758-5575
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: None
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: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals:

To foster awareness of wellness/recovery and to avoid hospitalization and forced interventions.

Empower individuals to be involved in the community and to provide for thier own economic security.

Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Our mission is to promote wellness and recovery that results in meaningful empowerment through peer support, education, and community involvement. A consumer is an individual or patient who receives or has received mental health services either voluntarily or involuntarily.
Additional Information: Wellness Recovery Action Plan groups, held in the community outside of a mental health settings, are free and ongoing. The organization is in active partnership with other organizations in the returning citizen, depression, bipolar, and GBLTQ Community. This organization is entirely donation and grant financed.

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