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Program Information
Program Name: CPRS Program
Agency Name: Northern Pines Mental Health Center
Year the Program was Started: 2009
Public Contact Person: Holly Biggins
Address: 606 Front Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
Telephone #: (218) 820-5327
Fax #: (218) 825-0320
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Veterans, Families of Children, Young Adults, Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
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? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals:

Promote recovery & wellness

Develop employment skills

Reduce substance use

Prevent involvement in the justice system

Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Additional Information: A Way to Freedom believes that in many respects, mental health consumers are the best qualified to help each other. Our goal is growth, wellness, empowerment, recovery and hope. In addition to making new friends, you can learn new skills and discover your potential in a relaxed, accepting atmosphere.

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