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Program Name: Austin Area Mental Health Consumers, Inc. (AAMHC)
Agency Name: Texas Mental Health Consumers
Year the Program was Started: 1999
Public Contact Person: Shannon Carr
Address: 3205 South 1st Street
Austin, TX 78704
Telephone #: 512-442-3366
Fax #: 512-448-3366
Email Address: admin@austinmhc.org
Website URL: www.austinmhc.org
Program Category: Advocacy, Community Education, Peer Support
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: $40,000-$70,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: 3-5
Volunteers: 20+
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: Individual training, Program brochure, Other
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To assist people who are living with Mental Illness strive for RECOVERY and to provide policy makers and local authorities with living testimonies and hands-on experience regarding the lives people with mental illness are struggling to acheive.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To empower and promote self-esteem; act as a resource of information and services; and partner with community organizations through S.H.A.R.E.(Support-Hope-Advocacy-Responsibility-Education)
Additional Information: We invision that our membership will develop relationships with the community and the community will utilize our organization as a respectable resouce for mental health information and education.

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