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Program Information
Program Name: The Peer Center
Agency Name: Grady Health System
Year the Program was Started: 2005
Public Contact Person: Walterine Jones
Address: 55 Coca Cola Pl
Hirsch Hall-Room 106
Atlanta, GA 30303
Telephone #: 404-616-2900
Fax #: 404-616-2854
Email Address: None
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, Support Group
Target Participants:
African American, Men, Women, Co-occurring substance abuse, Co-occurring HIV/AIDS, Persons who are Homeless, Young Adults, Adults
Program Setting:
Outpatient psychiatric treatment facility
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
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, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: 1-Provide peer support & educational groups designed to foster recovery, awaken individual hope, & promote self-help. 2-In an accepting community of individuals that regardless of illness or disability, maximizes one's full potential for recovery of quality of life. 3-Peer & natural supports utilized in a process that values the whole person, mind, body,& spirit 4-Structured,scheduled activities in a group format intended to enhance socialization, recovery, self-advocacy, empowerment,the development of natural supports & maintenance of community living skills. 5-
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: -Provide mental health education, training & advocacy for consumers, their family members, professionals, & the community at large. 2-Establish & nurture a variety of support & educational groups as determined by consumer and community needs. 3-Be the vehicle to reflect community mental health needs & communicate these needs to the appropriate agencies & organizations at local, regional & national levels. 4-Collaborate w/local, regional & national agencies & organizations to better mental health services
Additional Information: The Peer Center conducts groups in the following areas: Peer Support, Peer Mentoring, Wellness Education, Nutrition Education, Illness Education, Medication & Management Education, Arts & Crafts, Computer Resources, Community Re-integration, Double Trouble, Volunteerism/Community Involvement along with Family & consumer groups also Spirituality. Participation is on a volunteer basis for individuals who are 18 years and older who are residents of Fulton County or Dekalb County Georgia primarily diagnosed with a serious mental illness.

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