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Program Name: MPOWER INC.
Year the Program was Started: 1988
Public Contact Person: Florette Willis
Address: 98 Magazine Street
Boston, MA 02119
Telephone #: (617) 297-2030
Fax #: (617) 442-41111
Email Address: willisflorette@yahoo.com
Website URL: www.m-power.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, LGBT, Trauma Survivors, Persons on Inpatient Units, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Veterans, Young Adults
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 10-20
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: Individual training, Program brochure, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To advocate effectively for policy and legislative change, reduce stigma, ensure emergency room rights and improve recovery rates
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: M-POWER is a member run organization of mental health consumers and current and former psychiatric patients. We advocate for political and social change within the mental health system, the community, city, and statewide. Organizing as a common voice, we claim and secure our human rights. We promote free access to information about those rights. We stand against stigma, bigotry,and discrimination that impede our ability to live as dignified people. We enlighten mental health professionals and the community with the truth about our lives, empowering ourselves in the process. We believe all people are entitled to lives free of prejudice and oppression.

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