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Program Information
Program Name: Center for Career Freedom
Year the Program was Started: 1998
Public Contact Person: Don Fitch, MS
Address: 1 East Post Road
White Plains, NY 10601
Telephone #: (914) 288-9763
Email Address: donfitch@freecenter.org
Website URL: www.freecenter.org
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Technical Assistance, Other
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $200,000-$400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: 3-5
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? Usually
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: our mission is the recovery & rehabilitation of persons w/ severe & persistant mental illness leading to competitive employment. we are a 501(c)(3), a nys licensed business school/microsoft cert. trng ctr, ssa/en, vesid trngr,one stop trngr,etc and a drop-in ctr. we also do ms trng @ several community agencies off-site.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: we have served over 900 persons since opening in 1998-about 20% have achieved ms certification & returned to competitive employment. we have published a number of articles in mental health news(about 100k readers)
Program Mission Statement: see above

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