Program Definition

Consumer Run Program
(In regards to the consumer run programs page)

Consumer Run Program indicates that although the board is not a majority consumers, the director and consumers are peers. These programs are usually attached (financially and legally) to a traditional provider, and are not independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations.

( “Peer Respite Programs for Mental Health Crises: Research and Practice Initiatives in the United States Peer Respite Programs for Mental Health Crises: Research and Practices Initiatives in the United States.” Laysha Ostrow, MPP, PHD candidate, November 26, 2013 presentation to the MHSOAC.

“Peer-Run Crisis Respites: A review of the model and opportunities for future developments in research and innovation.” Laysha Ostrow, MPP and Dan Fisher MD, PhD, 2011.)