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Program Information
Program Name: DBSA Des Moines
Agency Name: DBSA
Year the Program was Started: 1993
Public Contact Person: Sue Ploeger
Address: 1120 e. 6th Street #7
Des Moines, IA 50316
Telephone #: 515/243-7995
Email Address:
Program Category: Advocacy, Peer Support, Support Group
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
General hospital or healthcare facility
Annual Program Budget: None
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: None
Paid Part-Time: None
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? Always
Number of administrators or board members who are consumers: All
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: Program brochure, Guides/Manuals
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: To improve the lives of people living with mood disorders.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Additional Information: Started in 1993, this group has been a source of help and support for hundreds of people living with depression or bipolar in the Greater Des Moines area.

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