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Program Name: Recovery International Group Meeting
Agency Name: Abraham Low Self-Help Systems
Year the Program was Started: Before 1965
Address: 105 W. Adams St
Ste. 2940
Chicago, IL 60610
Telephone #: 866-221-0302
Email Address:
Website URL:
Program Category: Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Co-occurring MR/DD, Trauma Survivors, Persons on Inpatient Units, Persons w/ Criminal Justice Issues, Veterans
Program Setting:
Borrowed Space (church, school, community center)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 5-10
Paid Part-Time: None
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: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? Sometimes
Program Goals: To educate in, alleviate the symptoms of, and provide support for individuals suffering from mental illness.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Studies conducted by the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Program Mission Statement: The mission of Recovery International is to use the cognitive-behavioral, peer-to-peer, self-help training system developed by Abraham Low, MD, to help individuals gain skills to lead more peaceful and productive lives.
Additional Information: The organization meets this mission by providing mental health self-help groups Recovery International community, telephone and online meetings, The Power to Change for Schools and The Power to Change for Corrections.

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