Directory of Consumer Driven Services
Program Information
Program Name: Project Release
Year the Program was Started: 1980
Public Contact Person: Marcia Slutsky
Address: 125 East 24th Street
New York, NY 10010
Telephone #: (212) 505-9292
Email Address: None
Program Category: Support Group
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
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? Always
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available:
Program Goals: 1. Prevent people from entering the hospital again 2. Participate in solving participants problems
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To increase self-esteem and foster independent living of ex-patients and consumers.
Additional Information: Our program usually consists of from about 10 to 20 people. I myself was a philosphy major in college and have a BA and an MA. I was very inpressed by Alice Earl's book, "Psychiatric Survivor" and I think it has some guidelines that are very good on how we can help ourselves.

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