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Program Information
Program Name: Northeast Recovery Learning Community
Agency Name: Northeast Independent Living Program
Year the Program was Started: 2006
Public Contact Person: Jo Bower
Address: 20 Ballard Road
Lawrence, MA 01843
Telephone #: (978) 687-4288
Fax #: (978) 689-4488
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, Technical Assistance
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
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: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: The goals of the NERLC are to provide trauma-informed, sensitive peer-driven support to people who have experienced mental health conditions, extreme states and/or trauma in their local communities, and provide training and support to enable them to live fulfulling lives in the communities of their choice.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The North East Recovery Learning Community (NERLC) supports individuals who have lived experience with mental health diagnoses, trauma or extreme states in finding their own paths to recovery and wellness in the communities of their choice. By offering trauma-sensitive peer supports, we encourage each other to lead meaningful and productive lives and, together, create a welcoming and diverse peer community.

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