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Program Information
Program Name: Sunshine Connection
Year the Program was Started: 1995
Public Contact Person: Ira Butt
Address: 518 S. Juniata St.
Lewistown, PA 17044
Telephone #: 717-348-7545
Fax #: 717-242-1263
Email Address: sunshineconnection@yahoo.com
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $40,000-$70,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
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: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To provide a safe environment for our consumers to come and openly discuss their problems without fear of repercussions
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To provide a safe environment for our consumers to come and openly discuss their problems without fear of repercussions
Additional Information: Sunshine Connection offers weekly education programs, a spirituality group, relaxation and a support group.

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