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Program Information
Program Name: Lakes Region Consumer Advisory Board
Year the Program was Started: 1983
Public Contact Person: David LaCroix
Address: PO box 304 328 Union Ave
Laconia, NH 03247
Telephone #: 603-525-0801
Fax #: 603-525-0801
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
Men, Women, Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, 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: 10-20
Volunteers: 1-2
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, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To promote and make available peer support and wellness to all interested consumers.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Annual Survey
Program Mission Statement: The Lakes Region Consumer Advisory Board is composed of members that have been, or are presently involved in the mental health system. The Lakes Region Consumer Advisory Board is the foundation for US to reach our goals and change our lives by changing the perception we have of ourselves as we relate to the larger community and the perception the larger community has of US. We are people learning to work strategies of Recovery, Wellness and Empowerment. Lakes Region Consumer Advisory Board is a Peer Support network enabling US to reach our goals and change our lives by nurturing our personal strengths. Our vision is to create a culture that promotes personal responsibility for Recovery, Wellness, Empowerment and Advocacy for oneself and others while acknowledging the divine right we have as Human Beings.

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