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Program Information
Program Name: Peer Advocacy, Education, and Support
Agency Name: National Alliance on Mental Illness of Champlain Valley
Year the Program was Started: 2002
Public Contact Person: Marguerite Adelman
Address: 14 Healey Street
Suite D
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Telephone #: 518-561-2685
Fax #: 518-415-6613
Email Address: namiofcv@aol.com
Website URL: nami-cv.org/
Program Category: Advocacy, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $40,000-$70,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 20+
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: Individual training
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: We provide one-on-one and issues advocacy, recovery-oriented educational programs, and support groups for adults with mental illnesses. All advocates, recovery program leaders, and support group facilitators are consumers. All programs and groups are initiated by consumers who believe that there is a consumer need that can be met through a consumer-directed program/group.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: We use peer evaluation forms in our support groups and educational programs.
Program Mission Statement: We provide one-on-one and issues advocacy, recovery-oriented educational programs, and support groups for adults with mental illnesses in Clinton, Franklin, and Essex Counties of New York State.
Additional Information: We offer the following recovery-oriented educational programs: Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) Peer-to-Peer In Our Own Voice Anger Management Peer Guided Introduction to DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) We offer the following support groups: Emotional Support Group Bipolar Support Group Eating Disorder Support Group (Body Positive) Double Trouble Support Group Self-Injury Support Group

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