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Program Name: Friends Connection of Montgomery County, PA
Agency Name: Mental Health Association of SE Penna.
Year the Program was Started: 2001
Public Contact Person: Bill England
Address: 700 East Main Street
2nd Floor
Norristown, PA 19401
Telephone #: 610-292-9922
Fax #: 610-299-0388
Email Address: wengland@mhasp.org
Website URL: www.mhasp.org/friends
Program Category: Peer Support
Target Participants:
Men, Women, Co-occurring substance abuse, 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: 5-10
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: None
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: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available:
Cost for materials? Yes
Program Goals: Help program participant decrease their substance use. Help program participant decrease their substance use. Increase consumer satisfaction with services by providing a community based peer support program that integrates rehabilitation interventions for both mental health and substance disorders and to strengthen skills that can be applied to home, social or work relationships and recovery.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The mission of the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania's Friends Connection Projects is to provide social support and healthy community connections in a culturally competent manner for people with co-occurring disorders of mental illness and substance abuse who aspire to a fuller life in a supportive community environment that is free of drug and alcohol abuse.

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