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Program Information
Program Name: Park Ave. S.H.C.
Agency Name: CSPNJ
Year the Program was Started: 1997
Address: 333 Park Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07060
Telephone #: (908) 757-1350
Fax #: (908) 757-1350
Email Address: None
Website URL: n/a
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Recovery Education, Support Group
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: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 5-10
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: Individual training
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Self-help Centers are: A place for learning and growth in a comfortable, relaxed and supportive setting Easily accessible to mental health consumers (they offer transportation) A place where you can feel respected and accepted A place where you can develop friendships Where you can gain support from other people who have similar life experiences
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: compass report
Program Mission Statement: Our self-help centers' mission is to create a warm welcoming place where people can gain skills and motivation to set and achieve wellness goals necessary for recovery. We strive to offer opportunities to access education, support and resources to help people in recovery realize a lifestyle centered on wellness in all dimensions (physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, social, occupational, environmental, and financial).
Additional Information: The park ave self help center has a very diverse membership.

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