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Program Information
Program Name: On Our Own of Frederick County, Inc.
Year the Program was Started: 1998
Public Contact Person: Sarah Knuston
Address: 217 N. Market Street
P.O. Box 3744
Frederick, MD 21701
Telephone #: (301) 620-0555
Fax #: (301) 620-0555
Email Address:
Program Category: Drop-in Center
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $100,000-$200,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 5-10
Volunteers: 3-5
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
Cost for materials? No
Program Goals: 1. To assist members in their mental health recovery journey. 2. Provide mutual support, advocacy, and education. 3. To reduce stigma and discrimination towards persons with mental illness.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: The mission of On Our Own of Frederick County is to create, facilitate, and maintain a place of safety, support and learning for individuals whose mental illness has significantly impacted their lives.
Additional Information: Peer Support Center, WRAP classes, Recreation/Arts, Recovery Education, DBSA Support Group

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