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Program Information
Program Name: Mental Health Empowerment Project, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 1988
Public Contact Person: Amy Colesante
Address: 116 Evertt Road
Suite 7
Albany, NY 12205
Telephone #: 518-434-1393
Fax #: 518-434-3823
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Community Education, Technical Assistance
Target Participants:
Men, Women, Adults
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 5-10
Paid Part-Time: 20+
Volunteers: None
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, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: Education and Technical Assistance
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The Mental Health Empowerment Project, Inc. (MHEP) is a not-for-profit corporation organized to develop and strengthen self-help mutual support/reocvery activities throughout New York State and other states for recipents of mental health services.

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