Stand Together and Recover Centers, Inc. (S.T.A.R.)

Stand Together and Recover Centers, Inc. (S.T.A.R.) provides for the basic needs of adults diagnosed with a mental illness in Maricopa County, while improving their quality of life through non-clinical peer-run services.

Funding:  Stand Together and Recover Centers, Inc. (S.T.A.R.). 

Partners:  S.T.A.R. 

Program Description:  S.T.A.R. is a nonprofit community service agency certified by the Arizona Department of Health Services/Division of Behavioral Health, and contracted by the Regional Behavioral Health Authority in Maricopa County to provide peer-delivered support services to adults diagnosed with a mental illness. S.T.A.R. operates three recovery centers (S.T.A.R. East, S.T.A.R. Central, S.T.A.R. West) in the metropolitan Phoenix area, and serves approximately 500 clients annually. As a consumer-operated services program that employs individuals who have had, or who are currently receiving, behavioral health services (mental health and/or substance abuse), S.T.A.R. is a unique service provider in our community.  The peer support services provided by S.T.A.R. are designed to promote personal recovery through socialization, education, and self-advocacy.

CABHP’s Role:  CABHP has provided consultative services to Stand Together and Recover Centers, Inc. (S.T.A.R.) since 2010. CABHP conducted a literature review to assist the organization in identifying client measures to evaluate client satisfactions and outcomes related to services offered by peer-operated centers. CABHP revised two questionnaires to collect client-level information about S.T.A.R services and then piloted the questionnaires with a small group of S.T.A.R. clients. The data was processed by CABHP and summarized for S.T.A.R. management in quarterly and annual reports.

Principal Investigator:  Michael Shafer, Ph.D.

Project Manager: Michael Shafer, Ph.D.

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