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Program Information
Program Name: Peoples Oakland
Year the Program was Started: 1971
Public Contact Person: Ann Harris
Address: 3433 Bates St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Telephone #: 412 683-7140 x249
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Recovery Education, Recreation/Arts
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 10-20
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 1-2
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Some
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: Individual training, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Using the services and opportunities available at Peoples Oakland, members will begin and continue the process of recovery moving toward their goals in the areas of employment, education and housing.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: We are currently in the base line year of gathering information to evaluate outcomes in the three domains. We are using the IAPSRS toolkit to assit in this process.
Program Mission Statement: To develop an Oakland-based organization that facilitates consumer and community participation in identifying and responding to the changing social, economic, vocational, intellectual, political, physical and spiritual needs of mental health consumers
Additional Information: Peoples Oakland has a unique story and mission in the Pittsburgh area. We serve both the recipients of our services and the community in which we all live. Our programs are based on wellness and recovery principles that are proven to help adults with psychiatric disabilities as they live within our surrounding community. We offer a program of individual and group counseling along with opportunities and learning activities that promote skills training, self-management of resources, and social competency. Peoples Oakland has pioneered high quality programs that engage mental health consumers in powerful voluntary partnerships that lead to ongoing recovery from mental illnesses.

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