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Program Information
Program Name: Fresh Start Self-help Center
Agency Name: CSPNJ
Year the Program was Started: 2009
Public Contact Person: Toni Muehter
Address: Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
301 Spring Garden Road
Ancora, NJ 08037
Telephone #: (609) 561-1700 x7542
Email Address:
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
General hospital or healthcare facility
Annual Program Budget: $70,000-$100,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 10-20
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? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: CSPNJ's Self-Help Centers are designed to empower mental health consumers to realize a lifestyle centered on wellness, a balanced state of social, spiritual, mental, emotional and physical health.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
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).

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