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Program Name: Tennessee Mental Health Consumers' Association
Year the Program was Started: 1988
Public Contact Person: Anthony Fox
Address: 955 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37204
Telephone #: 615-250-1176
Fax #: 615-383-1176
Email Address: info@tmhca-tn.org
Website URL: www.tmhca-tn.org
Program Category: Community Education, Drop-in Center, Peer Support
Target Participants:
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: 3-5
Volunteers: 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? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To educate and empower those with a mental illness. To inspire hope. To teach about recovery as a life-long process, and to inspire consumers to teach others. We work to ensure that all consumers learn how to lead a productive and meaningful life within their communities,and advocate for better housing and employment opportunties. We strongly advocate for Peer Support Specialist to be included in ALL treatment teams.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: We have participated in studies in the past and are currently involved in the BRIDGES Study and are partnering with the University of Illinois, Chicago.
Program Mission Statement: To educate and empower those with a mental illness. To inspire hope. To teach about recovery as a life-long process, and to inspire consumers to teach others. We work to ensure that all consumers learn how to lead a productive and meaningful life within their communities,and advocate for better housing and employment opportunties. We strongly advocate for Peer Support Specialist to be included in ALL treatment teams.
Additional Information: We are the ONLY consumer-run association in the State of Tennessee. All other mental health associations are comprised of consumers, family members, providers, and state officials. This makes our programs unique and ensures that the needs of the consumer are our SOLE PRIORITY.

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