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Program Information
Program Name: NAMI Peer to Peer Education Course
Agency Name: National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Year the Program was Started: 2001
Public Contact Person: Jana Hockerman
Address: 217 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 411
Waukesha, WI 53188
Telephone #: (262) 524-8886
Fax #: (262) 547-1321
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: 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: None
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: None
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: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure
Cost for materials? Yes
Program Goals: General mental Health information and relapse prevention
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To work cooperatively on relapse prevention, mindfulness exercises, medications, diagnoses, and do an advance directive for mental health care.
Additional Information: Peer to Peer is a program sponsered by NAMI. It is run by consumers for consumers. It is a nine week course that meets once a wekk for 2 and 1/2 hours. To qualify to participate, you must have mental illness and take a pre-group interview. There is no charge for the course.

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