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Program Information
Program Name: CHEEERS INC
Year the Program was Started: 1990
Public Contact Person: Mitchell Klein
Address: 1950 W. Heatherbrae Drive
Suite 5
Phoenix, AZ 85015
Telephone #: 602-246-7607
Email Address: WCalandra@cheeers.org
Website URL: www.cheeers.org
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education, Other
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 3-5
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: 20+
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: Program brochure
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: Please see below.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Additional Information: Celebrating our 15th year, Survivors United / CHEEERS is a not-for-profit consumer run, consumer driven recovery oriented behavioral health service agency. We are dedicated to providing strength based recovery principled services for persons diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder or behavioral challenges. Most of our funding comes from ValueOptions, the Regional Behavioral Health Authority of Maricopa County. We offer peer support, socialization, and recreation in a daily schedule of events that range from exercise to self help groups, hygiene and healthcare, job development and community integration. We also offer programs to strengthen the member�s support system of family and/or friends. Participation in scheduled or other planned activities is completely voluntary. We offer a positive, supportive, comfortable environment. Members may come and go as they please. We are dedicated to self-help, education, advocacy, and the fight against discrimination and stigma. Survivors United Inc. / CHEEERS stresses personal values of recovery and empowerment that lead to a sense of responsibility and self-worth. And, we like to have fun at Survivors United / CHEEERS! Individuals who have been challenged with a psychiatric or behavioral disorder operate Survivors United Inc. / CHEEERS. Their first hand experiences allow them to relate well with the members who frequent Survivors United / CHEEERS in a compassionate and empathetic way. The elected Board of Directors, most of whom are behavioral health consumers, assist in the agency�s matters and contribute to the agency�s progress and growth.

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