Directory of Consumer Driven Services
Program Information
Program Name: Circle of Friends
Year the Program was Started: 1992
Public Contact Person: Jackie shepherd
Address: 260 American Canyon Rd # 62
American Canyon, CA 94503
Telephone #: (707) 259-8692
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Drop-in Center
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: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 3-5
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: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Yes
Program Goals: To instill and provide folks with the practice of the consumer movement. To assist people in community inclusion, life skills, etc.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The Solano Network of Mental Health Consumers/Circle of Friends was formed and incorporated by and for consumers in 1991, and since then has provided consumer-directed-and -managed self-help, wellness and recovery services.
Additional Information: People Empowering People, also known as PEP, is a consumer-directed-and-managed program operated by the 501c3 nonprofit, Circle of Friends. PEP’s Drop-In Resource Center is currently located on the Health & Human Services, Old Sonoma Road Campus in Napa at 2261 Elm Street; Trailer N; Napa, CA 94559.

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