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Program Information
Program Name: On Our Own of Anne Arundel County
Year the Program was Started: 1999
Public Contact Person: Patrice O'Toole
Address: 132 Holiday Court
Suite 210
Annapolis , MD 21401
Telephone #: 410-224-0116
Fax #: 410-2240991
Email Address: onourownaa@verizon.net
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 3-5
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: Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To promote wellness and recovery for those living with mental health and substance abuse problems. Using peer support services to encourage recovery and wellness of our consumers.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: State and County research has shown that peer support has a positive impact on consumers.
Program Mission Statement: On Our Own of Anne Arundel County is a wellness and recovery center for current or former recipients of mental health and/or addictions recovery services. We are a fellowship, mutual support, and human rights group working with others to seek alternatives for those living with mental illness and/or substance abuse issues. We also advocate for the rights of our consumers. Our ultimate goal is to help those with mental health and/or substance abuse problems to re-enter the community and become productive members of society.
Additional Information: We have been very successful in partnering with other community organizations to assit consumers in their recovery efforts.

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