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Program Information
Program Name: Peer Bridger Program
Agency Name: UNM Psychiatric Center
Year the Program was Started: 1999
Public Contact Person: Patrick Loyd
Address: 2600 Marble NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Telephone #: 272-5935
Fax #: 272-3497
Email Address: None
Website URL: hospitals.unm.edu/UNMPC/PeerBridgers/PB_Index.shtml
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Adults
Program Setting:
General hospital or healthcare facility
Annual Program Budget: $10,000-$40,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
Volunteers: 10-20
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? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: Majority
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Training curricula, Individual training, Program brochure, Guides/Manuals, Website
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: 1. To teach consumers how to help themselves thru Recovery Education 2. To teach consumers how to help others thru Peer Specialty.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: We do an annual report every year in which we survey past clients for helpfulness of our program
Program Mission Statement: We are here to promote wellness and recovery concepts to all consumers and all staff.
Additional Information: The Peer Bridgers conduct inreaches to the inpatient wards, WRAP classes for the general public, and 1 to 1 bridging to community services to help consumers find their own path to recovery. We believe recovery is possible for all.

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