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Program Information
Program Name: Brokerage Services
Agency Name: Empowerment Initiatives Inc
Year the Program was Started: 2003
Public Contact Person: Kristi Jamison
Address: 4370 NE Halsey St
Suite 223
Portland, OR 97213
Telephone #: 503-249-1413
Fax #: 503-282-1554
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Advocacy, Housing, Peer Support
Target Participants:
African American, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, Native American/Alaskan, Men, Women, LGBT, Co-occurring substance abuse, Co-occurring HIV/AIDS, Co-occurring MR/DD, Trauma Survivors, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Persons who are Homeless, Veterans, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults, Other
Program Setting:
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: None
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: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? N/A
Program Goals: The goal of this program is to assist consumers to become self sufficient by empowering them to obtain supports not available through traditional mental health providers, in an effort to obtain their personal mental health recovery goals.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Additional Information: The brokerage customers are referred to us by case managers at county mental health facilities. Through a selective process the individual participants are awarded a $3000 grant to use over a one year period of time. Expenditure of these grant funds must pass an approval process established by the federal, state, and local governments providing the grant funding.

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