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Program Information
Program Name: Wellness & Recovery Center South
Agency Name: Consumers Self Help
Year the Program was Started: 2009
Address: 7000 Franklin Blvd
Ste 110
Sacramento, CA 95823
Telephone #: 916-394-9195
Fax #: 916-392-2827
Email Address: bsmithwaters@consumersselfhelp.org
Website URL: www.consumersselfhelp.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 5-10
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 5-10
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? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Individual training, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To reduce hospitalization and to better the lives of our members.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Annual County Review, state review and annual performance outcome surveys.
Additional Information: The center offers daytime group activities, outreach, self help, peer counseling and peer advocacy. The center is an active place and on any given day, the premises are busy with consumers socializing, participating in groups, and exercising their right to be a part of a community which values their presence and individuality. Attendance is voluntary and free of charge. Program participants are referred to as members and this concept of membership is extended to all aspects of the running of the program. Members help plan Center activities and groups as well as serve on hiring committees and serve on the Board of Directors. It is the membership which contributes to the ongoing effectiveness of the program. Along with daily activities, the program offers a point of daily contact for those individuals who are often isolated. Continued attendance and involvement allow these sometime vulnerable individuals the opportunity to become part of a viable community, to have a voice and to have a place to belong.

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