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Program Information
Program Name: S.T.A.R. -- Stand Together and Recover
Agency Name: Survivors on Our Own
Year the Program was Started: 1987
Public Contact Person: Suzanne Legander
Address: 2144 East Roosevelt
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Telephone #: (602) 231-0071
Fax #: (602) 231-0334
Email Address: SuzanneL@thestarcenters.org
Website URL: www.thestarcenters.org
Program Category: Recovery Education
Target Participants:
Co-occurring substance abuse, Persons who are Homeless, Young Adults, Adults, Older Adults
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: Over $400,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 5-10
Paid Part-Time: 10-20
Volunteers: 3-5
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: Some
Program Training/ Technical Assistance Materials Available: None
Cost for materials? N/A
Program Goals: 1. To support and educate people living with mental illness. 2. To provide socialization and independent living skills training to members. 3. To reduce substance use and increase employability of our members.
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? No
Program Mission Statement: To provide for the basic needs of seriously mentally ill (SMI) adults in the Greater Phoenix area while improving their quality of life through recipient run non-clinical peer-to-peer programs.
Additional Information: We also provide breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday to members participating in groups. We have transportation to and from homes within 5 miles of our Mesa, Phoenix, and Avondale locations:

Phoenix Location
2144 East Rooselvelt Road
Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 685-1295

Avondale Location
605 North Central
Avondale, AZ 85323
(623) 882-8463

Mesa Location
1310 West University Drive
Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 649-3642


STAR offers GED training, and a food and clothing closet for our membership.

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