Directory of Consumer Driven Services
Program Information
Program Name: Approach to Balance
Year the Program was Started: 2005
Public Contact Person: Bob Bennett
Address: P.O. Box 12831
Reno, NV 89510
Telephone #: 775 828-2488
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Community Education, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: None
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, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To provide peer education and complementary services to aid individuals in their recovery from mental illness/ substance abuse
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To provide peer education and complementary services to aid individuals in recovery from mental illness/ substance abuse.
Additional Information: The book Mental Illness: A Guide to Recovery, written by our director was very favorably reviewed by Boston University's Psychiatric Rehabilition Journal Spring 2005, Vol. 28 #4.

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