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Program Information
Program Name: Granite State Monarchs
Year the Program was Started: 1995
Public Contact Person: Damien Licata
Address: 64 Beaver Street
Keene, NH 03431
Telephone #: 603-352-5093
Fax #: 603-352-5093
Email Address: dlicata@gsmonarchs.org
Website URL: granitestatemonarchs.org/
Program Category: Drop-in Center, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Persons on Inpatient Units
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: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: 5-10
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: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Website
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To promote recovery, wellness, personal growth,and empowerment through peer support.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: Our mission is to promote peer support by providing educational, vocational, interpersonal, social and spiritual opportunities for consumers of mental health services and by facilitating recovery through peer support, empowerment, and personal growth.
Additional Information: Granite State Monarchs Peer Support Center serves individuals with long term and/or severe mental illness. The Monarch's mission is to promote peer support as an effective means of learning alternative strategies to manage aspects of their individual circumstances. Peer Support encourages individuals to become more proactive in their recovery and thus more empowered. This is accomplished through educational, vocational, interpersonal, social and spiritual opportunities. Support is provided in an atmosphere free of judgment, stigma and medical model labeling, focusing instead on acceptance, validation, empowerment and personal growth.

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