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Program Information
Program Name: Reach Out/Speak Out
Agency Name: Collaborative Support Programs of N.J.
Year the Program was Started: 1989
Public Contact Person: Helen Williams
Address: 2100 East State Street Extension
Hamilton, NJ 08619
Telephone #: (609) 838-0051
Fax #: (609) 838-7080
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Men, Women, 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: 5-10
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? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? N/A
Program Goals: The SHC leaders and members work together by sharing individual and collective ideas about the daily operations. Members are proactive participants at their level of comfort. You have a choice to relax in a supportive environment or tho assume an active role in activities or events.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The SHC is designed to empower mental health consumers realize a lifestyle centered on Wellness & Recovery. The SHC provides a place where the consumers can grow in the spirit of giving and gaining through mutual aid and self-help.

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