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Program Information
Program Name: Wellness Academy
Agency Name: Mental Health Association in Greensboro
Year the Program was Started: 2009
Public Contact Person: Susan Ball
Address: 33o S. Greene St
Suite B-12
Greensboro, NC 27401
Telephone #: (336) 373-1402
Fax #: (336) 273-4744
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
Hispanic, Co-occurring substance abuse
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: 5-10
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? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To promote respect, dignity, and the opportunity for all consumers living in recovery to achieve their full potential free from stigma and prejudice, to reduce recidivism into crisis/inpatient treatment.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Internal pre/post assessments, exit interviews, 6 month and 12 month follow-ups indicate an 85% success rate in clients achieving their goals of living more productive lives in recovery.
Program Mission Statement: To provide leadership in identifying and addressing the mental health needs of consumers living in recovery; seeking to maximize the mental wellness of individuals, families and communities through education, support, and collaboration with mental health professionals.
Additional Information: We don't just teach recovery - we live it!

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