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Program Information
Program Name: Unlimited Alternatives
Year the Program was Started: 1985
Public Contact Person: Fawn Preston
Address: 321 Fuller Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Telephone #: (616) 881-9451
Fax #: (616) 235-8850
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Advocacy, Drop-in Center, Peer Support
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, LGBT, Co-occurring substance abuse, Co-occurring HIV/AIDS, Trauma Survivors, Persons on Inpatient Units, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, Families of Children, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
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? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Yes
Program Goals: Unlimited Alternatives is a drop in center for people in Kent County living with mental illness. It is a place for people to come together in a safe, relaxing environment to make friends, share ideas, and enjoy their recovery. At the center, you will find compassionate and helpful staff that support and encourage you to reach your goals and achieve your best. UA does not believe in limitations and we are capable of anything.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: "Do with, not for"

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