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Program Information
Program Name: Empowerment Services
Year the Program was Started: 2011
Public Contact Person: Amanda Thompson
Address: 352 S. Denver St. Suite 202
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Telephone #: (801) 477-7337
Fax #: (801) 993-9010
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Young Adults, Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $70,000-$100,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 10-20
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: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Goal 1: Develop the infrastructure essential to effectively cultivate and sustain a united consumer voice and create system transformation. Goal 2: Partner with people with behavioral health disorders and their family members to promote individual and system level health, wellness, recovery and resilience. Goal 3: Partner with state agencies, service providers and community partners to provide education and needed system improvements to decrease suicide in Utah Goal 4: Promote peer learning opportunities that advance the knowledge of consumers to facilitate empowerment, foster the appreciation of resiliency gained through lived experience, and advance the understanding of peer support.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Our mission is to develop and implement consumer-driven programs and services that promote the empowerment, recovery, inclusion, dignity, and acceptance of consumers of mental health services and to end the discrimination associated with mental illness.‚Äč
Additional Information: We are beginning several peer support groups and classes in our new Empowerment Center.

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