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Program Information
Program Name: 9 Muses Art Center
Agency Name: Mental Health Association of Southeast Florida
Year the Program was Started: 1996
Public Contact Person: Anita Godfrey
Address: 7139 W. Oakland Park Blvd.
Lauderhill, FL 33313
Telephone #: 954-746-2055
Fax #: 954-746-6373
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Recreation/Arts
Target Participants:
Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
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? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: 1. To promote wellness through empowerment. 2. Teach and model self-advocacy. 3. Link participants to resources
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To work for mental health and victory over mental illness through education, prevention, advocacy and empowerment.
Additional Information: 9 Muses art gallery is a project designed to provide those with behavioral illness the opportunity for expression and recovery through the arts. Participants are free to choose from a broad array of visual and performing arts. Classes and personalized instruction along with individual studio time allow each artist to create according to his/her own personal "muse". 9 Muses is open to persons also engaging in stimulating activity without regard to labels. Artistic expression and community integration at 9 Muses promote understanding and acceptance both for those with illness and for those without. Together our members make a difference, challenging stigma, embracing expression and creating opportunity via the arts.

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