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|Directory of Consumer Driven Services|
|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|
|Program Category:||Peer Support, Recovery Education, Support Group|
||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
|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|
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.|