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Program Name: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Erie
Agency Name: Mental Health Assassination of Northwestern Pennsylvania
Year the Program was Started: 1992
Public Contact Person: Gail McGuire
Address: 1101 Peach Street
Erie , PA 16501
Telephone #: 814/452-4462 x118
Fax #: 814/314-1094
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Men, Women, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 1-2
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? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Provide hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders through a weekly support group.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Extensive research conducted by Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance.
Program Mission Statement: DBSA provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.

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