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Program Information
Program Name: Peer-to-Peer
Agency Name: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Connecticut
Year the Program was Started: 2005
Public Contact Person: Don Fischer
Address: NAMI of Connecticut
241 Main St, 5th Floor
Hartford, CT 6106
Telephone #: (800)215-3021
Fax #: 860-882-0240
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: None
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: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To educate and inspire people living with mental illness. Peer-to-Peer is a class taught by consumers for consumers. It is a nine week class covering advance directives, mindfulness exercises and more.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Additional Information: This past Fall, we held six classes throughout Connecticut. Though classes were small, many consumers indicated on the evaluations how much they had gotten out of them, how less alone they felt. Though we aren't holding a Peer-to-Peer class this Spring, we are hoping to start up in the Fall.

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