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Program Information
Program Name: Amazing Place
Agency Name: San Bernadino County Department of Behavioral Health
Year the Program was Started: 2003
Public Contact Person: David Miller
Address: 934 North Mountain Avenue
Suite C
Upland, CA 91786
Telephone #: (909) 579-8157
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Clubhouse
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Outpatient psychiatric treatment facility
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 3-5
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Majority
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, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: 1) Recovery 2) Re-entry into the community (schooling, jobs, etc.)
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: We talk to our members about their future and goals for the future. Four of our members have just been hired by the county under the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). Several other members have taken steps to become formal volunteers. We also have members who have been hired for jobs outside the county. Still other members have or will be returning to school. We also have a literacy group on site that teaches adults to read.
Program Mission Statement: Amazing Place is founded on the principle that, given the opportunity, members will take charge of their own recovery. As a community, we are here to encourage personal discovery in a dynamic atmosphere of support and mutual respect. This occurs in the form of a variety of educational and therapeutic classes, peer support, social activities, and a connection to the larger community. We honor each member's unique journey and, therefore, we continually strive to create a safe environment that promotes and nurtures personal growth and recovery.
Additional Information: The Amazing Place has many member-run groups and classes. These groups include, but are not limited to, diabetes support, discussion groups, spirituality, literacy, photography, womens', men's, creative writing mediation, and self-esteem, as well as sever craft and ceramics groups and many more. Members have a also been trained to run WRAP groups. The Amazing Place has grown in numbers so much that we are out-growing our facility.

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