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Program Information
Program Name: DBSA Delaware Valley
Agency Name: DBSA (national), Chicago, IL
Year the Program was Started: 1986
Public Contact Person: Ronald L. Berman
Address: Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment
Lower Lobby, Monument Ave. & Ford Rd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Telephone #: 610-604-0727
Email Address:
Program Category: Support Group
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
General hospital or healthcare facility
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 10-20
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, Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Focus: From our ‘Mission Statement”. • To provide hope, support, contacts, and friendship for our members. • To educate and inform ourselves, and the general public concerning the nature and management of depression and related disorders.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Additional Information: Format: We refer to our groups as “Care and Share". In our group’s people can, but are never forced to, share issues concerning how we are affected by our life situations or our symptoms. Asking for feedback is optional. Feedback is derived from a group member(s) own life experiences.

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