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Program Information
Program Name: Richard's Drop-In Center
Agency Name: Mental Health Association of New Mexico
Year the Program was Started: 2007
Public Contact Person: Shela Silverman
Address: 128 Bridge Street
Las Vegas, NV 87701
Telephone #: (505) 425-7031
Fax #: (505) 425-7031
Email Address:
Program Category: Drop-in Center
Target Participants:
Program Setting:
Program Owned or Leased Facility (leased store front, community residence)
Annual Program Budget: $70,000-$100,000
Number of staff: Paid Full-Time: 1-2
Paid Part-Time: 1-2
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? Yes
Program Goals: 1. Empowerment: advocacy skills 2. Wellness: through education 3. Recovery: increasing skills education
Have any outcomes for this program been assessed through internal or external research? Yes
If Yes, details: Evaluation is being done by a group from the local Universtiy; have developed instrument to be used during evluation of group at the Drop-In Center.
Program Mission Statement: To provide education to consumers, family members, professionals and the community at large; the organization may provide advocacy for consumers and those who are employed in the mental health field; establish and nurture various support groups as determined by the needs of the community, and to act as a vehicle to reflect the needs of the community pertaining to mental health issues and to make those needs known to the appropriate agencies and/or organizations.
Additional Information: We operate a Warm Line that is staffed by two person in recovery who are available to engage consumers five days a week; the specific grant that pays for this is one that targets folks with co-occurring issues. The state of New Mexico is presently working on some projects to involve consumers in peer speicalist training and employment.

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