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Program Information
Program Name: New Beginnings
Agency Name: CSPNJ
Year the Program was Started: 1991
Address: 516 Morris Ave.
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
Telephone #: (908) 352-7830
Fax #: (908) 351-9704
Email Address:
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 5-10
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: Program brochure
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To help participants to obtain mental and physical health in a safe and accepting place.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: CSPNJ's Self-Help Centers are designed to empower mental health consumers to realize a lifestyle centered on wellness, a balanced state of social, spiritual, mental, emotional and physical health.

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