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Program Information
Program Name: United Self Help
Year the Program was Started: 1986
Public Contact Person: Bud Bowles
Address: 277 Ohua Ave #205H
Honolulu, HI 96815
Telephone #: (808) 561-1837
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Employment, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
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: 20+
Volunteers: 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: Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Supporting mental health consumers through education and support. Give support groups, BRIDGES education classes, warm line, etc.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: surveys with people taking the BRIDGES Program.
Program Mission Statement: United Self-Help is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote mental health through education and mutual support. We've provided a number of resources here to help you help yourself.
Additional Information: Newsletter, BRIDGES classes for prisoners with mental illness and peer mentoring upon release.

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