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Program Information
Program Name: Highlands Mental Health Support Recovery Group
Year the Program was Started: 2010
Public Contact Person: Heather Sparks
Address: 6416 Expedition Ave
Sebring, FL 33875
Telephone #: 863-381-4123
Fax #: 863-385-9919
Email Address:
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, Co-occurring substance abuse, Trauma Survivors, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 5-10
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: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Other
Cost for materials? Yes
Program Goals: Peer support, learning/education and advocacy.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide a safe environment for peers to share, get information and resources and find advocacy under a specific format and throughout Highlands County, FL.
Additional Information: We are an established group of almost 5 years. We were formally NAMI Highlands, FL., but have branched out on our own.

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