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Program Information
Program Name: Homeless Empowerment Advisory Project
Agency Name: Mental Patients Liberation Front
Year the Program was Started: 1985
Address: 98 Magazine Street
Roxbury, MA 02119
Telephone #: (781) 641-8127
Email Address:
Program Category: Advocacy, Drop-in Center, Peer Support
Target Participants:
Persons who are Homeless
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: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 10-20
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
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: Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: HEAP represents the residents of Metro Boston Area transitional housing programs and those served by the Homeless Outreach Team. HEAP members meet weekly for support and advocacy activities. HEAP also provides social outings for its members.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Additional Information: HEAP weekly meetings at M-Power space. Social outings occur at restaurants and other settings. Serving DMH clients in the Metro Boston Area who are currently or have been homeless. Meetings occur about once a week, usually weekly meetings are Mondays at 6:30pm and About once a month: for social activities

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