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Program Name: Center for Dignity, Recovery, and Empowerment
Agency Name: Mental Health Association of San Francisco
Year the Program was Started: 2011
Public Contact Person: Luba Botcheva
Address: 870 Market Street, Suite 928
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone #: (415) 421-2926, extension
Fax #: (415) 421-2928
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Technical Assistance
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, LGBT, Trauma Survivors, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, Children, Families of Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 5-10
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 1-2
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? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Stigma Reduction (Public, Self, Institutional); Consumer Empowerment and Advocacy, Technical Assistance for Consumer-Run/Operated Programs, Research and Best/Promising Practices.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Outcomes are continually assessed by Principal Investigators for the program on a national level. Emphasis is also placed on Participatory Action Research at the community level.
Program Mission Statement: The mission of the Center for Dignity, Recovery and Stigma Elimination is to advance effective mental health supports grounded in hope and human dignity through development and dissemination of culturally relevant best practices for recovery and the reduction of prejudice associated with mental health conditions.

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