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Program Name: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Western Massachusetts
Agency Name: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Year the Program was Started: 2004
Public Contact Person: Renee Champagne
Address: 27 Olea Street
Chicopee, MA 01020
Telephone #: (413) 626-7627
Email Address: DBSAofWM@hotmail.com
Website URL: www.DBSAofWM.org
Program Category: Support Group
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: Under $10,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
Volunteers: 5-10
Consumer involvement in the program
Number of staff members and volunteers who are consumers: Some
How often do consumer staff and volunteers participate in program decisions? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website, Other
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: 1. Provide support to people living with depression and bipolar disorder. 2. Provide education to people living with depression and bipolar disorder. 3. Develop recovery skills for people with depression and bipolar disorder.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To improve the lives of people living with depression and bipolar disorder.
Additional Information: Our progream was founded and led by a consumer living with bipolar disorder. Our organization provides support groups, workshops, trainings, education to family and providers and a speaker's series.

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