THE EMPOWERMENT ALLIANCE
This program reaches out to teach people with mental health disabilities how to achieve certain goals and live better in recovery. Based on consumer empowerment, consumer control, peer support and advocacy, consumers learn disability management techniques and develop support networks that aid in wellness and recovery. Consumers are encouraged to develop a “Wellness Recovery Plan,” a self-guided plan which gives them coping tools designed to manage their disabilities and avoid or alleviate crisis situations. Included in the program, are groups concentrating on arts and crafts, creative writing and poetry, computer skills, internet job searches, knitting, yoga, drawing, budgeting your dollars, singing, learn Government benefits, with more groups forming as the consumer base grows.